Holiday Gifts in Downtown LA
Shop ‘Til You Drop Sweepstakes
Enter to win a shopping staycation in Downtown LA valued at $800+ that includes gift cards from The Shop at the Standard, Downtown LA, Bark Avenue’s Pet Project, Bottega Louie, California Pizza Kitchen, Pussy and Pooch, Brigade LA, the LA Opera, and Raw Materials, and overnight accommodations at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza.
Designer Gift Show Supporting American Businessesclose
The largest made-in-America shopping event in the country, attendees get the rare chance to meet and shop directly from over 350 hand-selected designers and artists. The exciting two-day shopping event makes it easy for you to buy local and support LA’s economy and discover great design and deals. Tickets are $10 at the door and available online; children 12 and under are free.
Hours: Sat, Dec 7 and Sun, Dec 8 11am-6pm
Address: 110 E. 9th St., Los Angeles 90079
Go Metro: Bus stops at the corners of S. Main St & W. 9th St, and S. Broadway St. and W. 9th St.
Parking: Underground parking garage; $6 during Unique LA
FIDM Museum Shop
Inspiring Gifts for Creativesclose
Located at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM,) this gift shop is a gem in Downtown LA. You'll find accessories, home wares, books, and much more by FIDM alumni and local artisans. Mention DowntownLA.com and receive 15% off. Experience the FIDM Museum & Galleries (FREE) while you are there. They also offer an online store.
The Shop at the Standard
L.A.-centric Fashion Boutiqueclose
The Shop procures unique finds from Retrosuperfuture, Kid Robot, Urban Ears, Clare Vivier, A Peace Treaty, Bumble & Bumble, Kristen Elspeth, RGB, Timothy Ringsmuth, Ugly Doll, Yellow Owl, and Toms, as well as Standard collaborations with artists and designers like Quiksilver, KAWS and José Parlá. They also offer an online store.
The Library Store at the L.A. Central Library
LA-inspired gifts, Children’s books, Cards
Unique Books and Collectibles in an LA Landmarkclose
Located at the Central Library, The Library Store offers a collection of unique items and gifts for readers, writers, friends, and family including autographed books, stationery, greeting cards, journals, children’s toys, and more.
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 10am-5:30pm; Tues, Thurs 10am-7pm
Address: 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles 90071
Phone: (213) 228-7550
Go Metro: 2 blocks from the Pershing Square Station (5th St.)
Parking: Central Library Parking rates vary, $1 validation available for library members
Professional Kitchen Cutlery and Moreclose
Find an extensive collection of rare and collectible knives at this Downtown LA staple. The shop also sells everything from medieval swords and lances to Swiss Army knives and antique razors, so you’ll be sure to find something special!
The Last Bookstore
A Bookstore to Experienceclose
Visiting the Last Bookstore is an inspiring experience as permanent artistic creations greet you throughout the store. Check out the cooking section with over 2,000 volumes from new cuisine to antique. Whether it’s Italian, Chef-of-the-Moment, or homebrewing tips you’re after, you can find it and more at The Last Bookstore.
Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 10am-6pm
Address: 435 S. Spring St., Los Angeles 90013
Phone: (213) 617-0308
Go Metro: 2 blocks from the Pershing Square Station (4th Street)
Parking: Pershing Square Garage rates vary
Delicious Sweets from Bottega Louieclose
Indulge in an exclusive line of holiday gift boxes for the season from the ever-popular Bottega Louie restaurant. Each gift box contains handmade fine macarons, assorted caramels, assorted truffles, handcrafted chocolate bars, and more. Boxes may be purchased at Bottega Louie; orders requiring shipping or large quantities may call (213) 802-1487 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hours: Mon-Thurs 6:30am-11pm, Fri 6:30am-12am, Sat 8am-12am, Sun 8am-11pm
Address: 700 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90014
Phone: (213) 802-1487
Go Metro: 2 blocks from the 7th Street Station
Parking: Surface lots
Holiday Décor, Apparel and Moreclose
Downtown’s CityTarget has everything you need to enjoy the season – from patterned apparel to cozy blankets, to the perfect gift wrap. And, you can tackle your groceries and regular errands there too!
Women’s and men’s apparel
7th Street Styleclose
This sleek boutique offers a stunning selection of contemporary (Iro, Theory and DVF) high end casual and evening wear, edgy accessories, jewelry, and a shoe department that is hard to resist! Now available – menswear from Diesel, Vince, and Barbor.
The Go-To Holiday Shopclose
Macy’s is your one-stop-shop for all your holiday shopping needs. From men’s and women’s fashion and designer accessories, to party table-top decor, be sure to visit the department store that is known to be one of the nation’s premier retailers.
Unique, Alternative Clothing at Skingraftclose
Come to Skingraft on 4th Street in Downtown LA if you are looking for something unique and trendy to gift this season. Skingraft is a Los Angeles-based design house that features performance art-inspired fashion and full ready-to-wear collections for men and women along with ornate one-of-a-kind pieces for the runway and stage.
Personalized Women’s Fashionclose
Enter Samira’s Closet, a unique women’s clothing boutique that takes shopping to a whole new level by introducing a personal shopper aspect intertwined with the business. The owner of Samira’s Closet, Samira Sohayegh, specializes in hand-picking outfits for her customers and those on their lists, making sure that every customer is fully satisfied with their selection.
Stylish Apparel for Men and Women
The Gift of Styleclose
Express is the must-have sophisticated fashion brand for going out in style this holiday season. Give the gift of what’s new and what’s now for the young fashion-forward women and men on your list.
For the Cigar Aficionadosclose
Serving Downtown for 16 years, Diplomat Cigars is a unique store that offers a wide variety of cigars, a large walk-in humidor, free Wi-Fi, newspapers and sports magazines, and public and private lounge spaces. Ask owner and cigar expert Sam Morovati for his suggestions this holiday season.
Gifts to impress
Fine Jewelry at the St. Vincent Jewelry Centerclose
Here you’ll discover fantastic deals on a huge variety of fine jewelry including loose stones, precious gems, sterling silver, gold, pearls, diamonds, and watches. For those looking to take the plunge, find the perfect engagement ring here as well!
Bark Avenue’s Pet Project and Foundation
Gifts for Pet Loversclose
Bark Avenue’s Pet Project is a fun, loving shop where dogs, cats and bunnies insist on coming in and sampling treats. Pick up the perfect chew toy, pack of greenies, and more for your pets. Considering a new addition to your family? The holidays are the perfect time to welcome a new pet into your home. Bark Avenue Foundation can help connect you with adoption centers and organizations.
Etchea Bakery and Cafe
The Hospitality of the French Countrysideclose
If you are looking for the perfect hostess gift for a holiday party or treats for co-workers or friends, head to Etchea, a casual French Basque-inspired café and bakery. Find delicious gifts for the holidays including packaged cookies and baked goods, teas, coffee, and more.
Grand Central Market
Gifts for Home Cooksclose
Grand Central Market opened in 1917 and has been in continuous operation since. The market celebrates the cuisines and cultures of Los Angeles. Find gifts for the home cook at this historic Downtown landmark, from dried chilies and spices, to market gift bags. Check their website for pop-ups and shopping events.
Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-6pm
Address: 317 S. Broadway, Los Angeles 90013
Phone: (213) 624-2378
Go Metro: 1 block from the Pershing Square Metro Station (Hill St.)
Parking: Grand Central Market garage 1 hour free parking
Gifts for the Artistclose
The MOCA Store at their flagship location on Bunker Hill features art catalogues, books, bags, prints, street banners, and more. Make sure to check out the galleries while you are there, or shop online.
Hours: Mon 11am-5pm, Thurs 11am-8pm, Fri 11am-5pm, Sat-Sun 11am-6pm
Address: 250 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 621-1710
Go Metro: 3 blocks from the Pershing Square Metro Station (Hill St.)
Parking: $9 flat rate at Walt Disney Concert Hall ($20 deposit upon entry)
Pussy and Pooch
Gifts for the Fashion-Forward Petclose
Located in the historic core of Downtown LA, pet lifestyle retailer Pussy & Pooch has a one-of-a-kind concept with an in-store pet café, boutique, grooming salon, and monthly social events. Shop their selection of holiday sweaters, toys, and treats to make your pet’s holiday extra special, including their Holiday Gift Guide favorites. Check out the 7th annual '12 Days of Twinkle' for a festive calendar of pet events and exclusive in-store deals.
Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-6pm
Address: 564 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: (213) 438-0900
Go Metro: 3 blocks from the Pershing Square Metro Station
Parking: Surface lots and street parking
More than Fashionclose
The Well is a Los Angeles-based company established in 2010 to unite music, design and fashion communities together under one collective umbrella. The store/salon/studio in the heart of Downtown Los operates out of a converted turn-of-the-century warehouse and offers men’s and women’s designer fashion, one-of-a-kind gifts, and much more.
LA Phil Store
Gifts for the Musicianclose
L.A Phil store offers distinct merchandise that reflects the synergy of sight and sound that exemplifies the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. From a children’s section to jewelry to books, the store is a one-of-a-kind place where you can get lost in the music and art.
Teas & Herbs
Give the gift of rejuvenation! Create Your Health Teas, Healing Herbs & Spices offers herbal blends that promote healing through the traditional qualities offered by teas, herbs, and spices. Create your own Healing Blend, design a "Bucket of Tea" gift basket, grab some delicious salts, sugars, local honey, or homemade jams, and explore 150+ herbal items on their interactive "Sniffing Wall." CYH Teas also hosts holistic healers in weekly workshops.
Jennifer Main Gallery
This art gallery offers great holiday gifts including a vibrant 2014 calendar ($20) and small prints ($20.) Artist Jennifer Main specializes in whimsical figurative abstract paintings. Working in all mediums, she is known for her whimsy and fearless use of color.
Hours: Mon-Wed 12-6pm, Thurs-Fri 12-8pm, Sat 12-6pm
Address: 617 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (702) 227-6723
Go Metro: 3 blocks from the 7th Street Station
Parking: Surface lots and street parking
Caravan Book Store
Discover Rare Booksclose
The book store, open since 1954, is often described as a place that transports you into another world. The store is a getaway for those who love literature, and offers a selection of rare and out of print books as well as vintage postcards.
Thoughtful and Timeless Traditionsclose
When Henry Sands Brooks founded Brooks Brothers, the first ready-to-wear fashion emporium in the United States, he helped shaped the American style of dress. Although small, the Downtown LA store in the Jonathan Club offers a selection of classic men’s and women’s apparel.
Gift the Gift of Experiencing an Operaclose
Give the gift of opera to your loved ones this holiday season. LA Opera now offers gift certificates that make the perfect gift for the ones in your life who enjoy music, theater, or a night on the town. Gift certificates are available in any amount and can be redeemed for single tickets, packages, and subscriptions. Available online or at the box office.
Art Supplies, Framing and Artistic Giftsclose
Celebrating five years in Downtown LA, this art store offers popular brands of artist’s paints, brushes, markers, pens, papers, canvas, and other tools. Order your framing and digital printing for the holidays by December 16. Check holiday gift recommendations by the store’s dog, Wonton, on their website.
Tuesday Farmers’ Market at Grand Park
Farmers’ Market for the Holidaysclose
Grand Park’s Tuesday farmers’ market brings holiday cheers with carolers, gift vendors, and complimentary gift wrapping. Get your holiday shopping done while grabbing lunch and fresh produce.
Hours: Tuesdays Dec 3, 10 & 17 10am-2pm
Address: 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone: (213) 972-4332
Go Metro: Civic Center/Grand Park Station
Parking: Underground parking in Lot 10 (between First and Temple Streets) rates vary, or street parking
California Pizza Kitchen
Gift Cards for Foodiesclose
Do you love CPK’s famous BBQ chicken pizza or their new quinoa and arugula salad? You can give the gift of dining this holiday season, and get rewarded too! Purchase $100 in gift cards and receive a bonus $20 promotional gift card. And, if you are a pizza dough rewards member, you will get an additional $5. That’s why they say “Give. Get. Repeat.”
Mr. G’s Toys & Expressions
Playful Gifts for Children
or Children at Heart
Toys, Collectibles, and Wacky Findsclose
Mr. G’s is the perfect place to find playful gifts. The store offers a large selection of children’s toys including puzzles, stuffed animals, action figures, and Playmobils. For adults, you will find board games, humorous travel mugs, house wares, and décor. They also sell festive gift wrap.
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Holiday Events Every Day
- Downtown On Ice Holiday Skating Rink at Pershing Square
11/14/2013 - 1/20/2014 • Pershing Square
- King's Holiday Ice
11/29/2013 - 12/31/2013 • Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE
- Holiday Lunches at Patina Restaurant
12/5/2013 - 12/20/2013 • Patina Restaurant
- The Girl In The Enchanted Forest: A Holiday Show!
12/6/2013 - 12/22/2013 • Company of Angels at The Alexandria
- Go Tell It on the Mountain: The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show
12/10/2013 • Walt Disney Concert Hall