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Artisan Gift Guide For V-Day In LA

Jarone Ashkenazi
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Angelenos live active, chic, and trend-setting lives and need gifts that mirror those lifestyles. This list boasts locally made gems, artisan wares, and other products that express true LA lifestyle. Find the perfect gifts for your Angeleno lover this Valentine’s Day.


 

ABEO Halifax moccasin in tan for men Arden for women in red. Photo Credit: ABEO Footwear

ABEO Arden in tan for men, Halifax moccasin for women in red. Photo Credit: ABEO Footwear

 

B.I.O. system® Arden for men ($89) and B.I.O. system® Halifax moccasin for women ($79)by ABEO

Experience the coziness and revolutionary, 3D-fit comfort of these moccasins, featuring built-in orthotics that custom fit to the contours of your feet. ABEO is based in LA and these slippers can be purchased at a nearby Walking Company.

 

Cantel Ceramic Beaded Clutch. Photo Credit: Nicole Bakva from Alicia San Marcos

Cantel Ceramic Beaded Clutch. Photo Credit: Nicole Bakva from Alicia San Marcos

Cantel Ceramic Beaded Clutch by Alicia San Marcos

Each ceramic bead on the clutch is hand-rolled, hand-painted, and hand-sewn into each environmentally friendly design. Sales of this clutch help purchase school supplies for Guatemalan children in underserved communities; it is the perfect statement piece to elevate any outfit.

 

Monochromatic Red Pave. Photo Credit: Rose & Roses. Purple Leaves. Photo Credit: Design Shop

Monochromatic Red Pave. Photo Credit: Rose & Roses. Purple Leaves. Photo Credit: Design Shop

BloomNation, the Etsy for flowers!

BloomNation lets you connect with the best flower shops and independent floral designers of Los Angeles and over 3,000 other cities across the country — all in one place. It’s a one-stop shop for unique floral creations!

 

BuddhiBox's desire and monthly box. Photo Credit: BuddhiBox

BuddhiBox’s desire and monthly box. Photo Credit: BuddhiBox

Desire Box by BuddhiBox Yoga Lifestyle

At BuddhiBox, everything is based on the three principles of yoga: discovery, compassion, and union. Through the subscription box, users will discover mindful living essentials that enhance their yoga practice. All products are ethically sourced, cruelty-free, and created with intention. Plus, a portion of the proceeds are donated to a different charity every month.

 

California Scrub Co.'s coffee based body scrubs. Photo Credit: California Scrub Co

California Scrub Co.’s coffee based body scrubs. Photo Credit: California Scrub Co.

Coffee-based body scrubs by California Scrub Co.

Coffee isn’t only wonderful by the cup; it’s great for your skin, too! Using locally sourced, up-cycled coffee grounds — small-batched in Venice Beach — CaliScrubs organic coffee scrubs combine detoxifying, antioxidant-rich coffee grounds with essential oils like vetiver, cedarwood, and clove, plus cold-pressed almond and jojoba oils for an aromatherapy experience that’s sure to wake up your senses!

 

Case Logic's Checkpoint Friendly Rolling Laptop Case and LoDo Satchel. Photo Credit: Case Logic

Case Logic’s Checkpoint Friendly Rolling Laptop Case and LoDo Satchel. Photo Credit: Case Logic

The Checkpoint Friendly Rolling Laptop Case ($169.99) and LoDo Satchel ($89.99) by Case Logic

For the couple with a love for traveling the world, Case Logic has two great options for Valentine’s Day. The Checkpoint Friendly Rolling Laptop Case is great for couples that spend a lot of time in the air, as it fits 17-inch laptops, business accessories, and still has room for a change of clothes. The LoDo Satchel is great for couples that enjoy going on adventures, as it is a chic bag which provides easy access and visibility to all travel items.

 

Clicq’ Call

Veuve Clicquot’s Clicq’Call. Photo Credit: Veuve Clicquot

Clicq’Call ($69) by Veuve Clicquot

For a twist on the classic love letter, the Clicq’Call is a gift of Veuve Clicquot Non-Vintage Rosé in a special case that allows you to record a personalized voice message for the recipient. The exterior of the Clicquot Message box also features adhesive letters, which can be re-arranged into a message of your choosing.

 

Ditto's _______. Photo Credit: Simple Matters

Ditto. Photo Credit: Simple Matters

Ditto by Simple Matters

Based in Santa Monica, California, Ditto is a discreet, waterproof, wearable device that allows you to customize how you stay connected without constantly checking your smartphone. Ditto can be slipped into a jean pocket, clipped on a strap, or worn on a band, and it works for everyday life! The device will vibrate when all (or just the important) texts, calls, emails, and other notifications come through.

 

Dune Jewelry Heart of Sand Necklace and Inlet Cuff - Gold. Photo Credit: Dune Jewelry

Dune Jewelry Heart of Sand Necklace and Inlet Cuff – Gold. Photo Credit: Dune Jewelry

Custom Beach Sand Collection by Dune Jewelry

From Malibu to Cape Cod, you can now wear your favorite travel memories with custom, handmade accessories from Dune Jewelry — the Original Beach Sand Jewelry Company®. Dune’s Sandbank™ offers thousands of sands and locations worldwide. Visit dunejewelry.com for more information.​

 

Izola's Los Angeles Map Shower Curtain. Photo Credit: Izola

Izola’s Los Angeles Map Shower Curtain. Photo Credit: Izola

Los Angeles Map Shower Curtain by Izola

You’ll never confuse Silver Lake and Sherman Oaks again if you have our handy Los Angeles Map Shower Curtain! Learn the ins and outs (and most direct driving routes) of the City of Angels with this eco-friendly, 100% PEVA curtain.

 

Signature Boxes and Gift Towers by John Kelly Chocolates. Photo Credit: John Kelly Chocolates

Signature Boxes and Gift Towers by John Kelly Chocolates. Photo Credit: John Kelly Chocolates

Signature Boxes and Gift Towers by John Kelly Chocolates

With a chocolate factory in central LA and boutique stores in Santa Monica and Hollywood, John Kelly Chocolates offers a variety of gourmet collections perfect for Valentine’s Day gifting. Each box is beautifully packaged and carefully hand-crafted to provide the highest quality and most delicious taste (MSRP: $6.50-$109.50).

 

Swiftly Tech short sleeve and Metal Vent Tech short sleeve. Photo Credit: Lululemon

Swiftly Tech short sleeve and Metal Vent Tech short sleeve. Photo Credit: Lululemon

Swiftly Tech short sleeve for her ($58) and Metal Vent Tech short sleeve for him ($68) by Lululemon

Seamless construction and anti-stink technology make Metal Vent Tech short sleeve for him and Swiftly Tech short sleeve for her ideal for a run or training session. The lightweight fabric is sweat-wicking and four-way stretch, while Silverescent® technology, powered by X-STATIC®, inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria.

 

Annie Seaton's Early Morning Surfer and Surfers at Sunset. Photo Credit: Minted

Annie Seaton’s Early Morning Surfer and Surfers at Sunset. Photo Credit: Minted

Annie Seaton’s LA-themed art by Minted

Minted connects you with the best independent artists to bring you endlessly fresh, truly unique art, stationery, and home décor you won’t find anywhere else. Annie Seaton is a fine artist living in Sherman Oaks who specializes in mixed-media photography and acrylics. Her work, such as her surf art series on Minted, often features the beach and ocean.

 

NailSnaps' design and app. Photo Credit: NailSnaps

NailSnaps’ design and app. Photo Credit: NailSnaps

Custom nail art by NailSnaps

NailSnaps brings you the best way to create, share, and wear custom nail art. The FREE NailSnaps mobile app lets customers turn any photo into custom nail wraps that can be applied at-home in minutes, with no mess, no toxicity, and no dry time. Create personalized nail art featuring your favorite images.

 

Grain watch

Barrel in Zebrawood/Rosegold in Croco Leather, $159, and 6040 Zebrawood/Rosegold in Steel, $179. Photo Credit: Original Grain

Watches by Original Grain

Designed for the style-conscious, California-based Original Grain watches evoke the LA lifestyle. Featuring 100% exotic and sustainable hardwood coupled with state-of-the-art design and a Japanese Miyota Quartz Movement, Original Grain watches have been featured in Forbes and GQ. For Valentine’s Day, Original Grain launches the 60/40. For every watch sold, Original Grain will plant ten trees!

 

Related Garments matching boxer briefs/socks and James Kennedy from Vanderpump Rules with his new girlfriend Lala Kent. Photo Credit: Related Garments

Related Garments matching boxer briefs/socks and James Kennedy from Vanderpump Rules with his new girlfriend Lala Kent. Photo Credit: Related Garments

Matching socks and underwear by Related Garments

Related Garments is an LA-based apparel company creating the next wave of fashionable undergarments, starting with the essentials: socks and underwear. Founders and brothers David and Mike Appel have developed this concept to change the world from the inside out.

 

The Anchor Tote by Sea Bags Maine. Photo Credit: Sea Bags

The Anchor Tote by Sea Bags Maine. Photo Credit: Sea Bags

Navy Anchor Tote by Sea Bags Maine

A go-to gift for anyone with wanderlust, beloved for its durability, generous compartment, and bold graphic statement. Trendy, green, and great for every occasion, this eco-chic bag, handcrafted from recycled sails, will make for an unforgettable gift this Valentine’s Day. The Navy Anchor Tote is Sea Bags Maine’s most popular tote, but custom designs are also available.

 

Slyde action shot with Willy Cole & Daniel Carr. Photo Credit: Morgan Grosskreutz & Daniel Carr

Slyde action shot with Willy Cole & Daniel Carr. Photo Credit: Morgan Grosskreutz & Daniel Carr

Carbon Black Wedge Shape Handboard ($199 – Discount Code: ‘VeniceBeach’ for 10% off) by Slyde

A mini-surfboard that attaches to your hand, giving you extra speed and lift while riding a wave with your body, Slyde will help you body surf waves like a pro and give you a full-body workout. Slyde started out of a Venice Beach garage in 2010 and is now sold in over 40 different countries.

 

Wet Shaving Starter Kit by The Los Angeles Shaving Soap Company. Photo Credit: Evan Simpkins

Wet Shaving Starter Kit by The Los Angeles Shaving Soap Company. Photo Credit: Evan Simpkins

Wet Shaving Starter Kit by The Los Angeles Shaving Soap Company

Affordable and simple, The Los Angeles Shaving Soap Company Wet Shaving Starter Kit is a great gift for any wet shaving newbie. Fitted with vegan shaving soap, a basic but good safety razor, a shaving brush, and two sets of blades, this kit will get any man hooked on the daily routine. Go for Woody Lavender for a masculine scent with a hint of sensitivity or Bespoke #1 for a more rugged scent.

 

Unurth's Carved Planter in Coral and Carved Espresso Mug in Mint. Photo Credit: Jenn Lamb

Unurth’s Carved Planter in Coral and Carved Espresso Mug in Mint. Photo Credit: Jenn Lamb

Carved Planter in Coral and Carved Espresso Mug in Mint by Unurth

Colorful and evocative, Unurth’s beautifully textured ceramics give any home a cheerful color boost. Handcrafted in studio by Otis College graduate and LA native Jenn Lamb, these functional wares are inspired by the sea, sky, and landscapes of golden California. Snag the coral and turquoise Carved Planter and fill with a cactus and colored gravel for a bright modern look.