The season of Christmas, by all accounts, can also be identified as the season of giving. Established already by the western time and our ancestors from the past, gift giving has been a mandatory act to express love, gratitude and that warming holiday feeling to welcome a new year that holds promising optimism and sky high aspirations. As such, it has been, and will always be a wonderful time to ponder and contemplate around positivity. Whether it is for your friends and family, nothing beats that feeling of being in front of them while handing your wrapped presents that accumulates all the bonds and treasured memories with your loved ones.

Downtown Los Angeles is an enchanting place to spend the Christmas season. Known for possessing magnificent travel attractions and life features as one of the most notable cities in the United States, it has been an established hotspot for many who would like to spend the most wonderful time of the year.

Managed to stumble with your family around the City of Angels? Looking for ideal presents that you can hand on them? Check out some of the L.A. local shops that you may try to visit for your gift-giving ideas

Aldik Home

Perhaps the most notable Christmas shop in Los Angeles, Aldik Home has it all if you are looking for a must-go site for your holiday gift ideas and decorations. Looking for solid proof? Even the ever famous Kardashians are fond of their decors for the snowy season year by year!

Aldik Home | Image courtesy: Aldik Home

    Serving families and locals craving for their aspired stylish looks and decorations for Christmas, Aldik Home is truly a wonderful place to satisfy these intentions. In terms of design purposes, they are stuffed with high quality silk flowers, silk plants, silk foliage, floral arrangements, custom artificial trees, and house decorations. But above everything, their most magnificent design can be directed on their Christmas trees that are glowing in different variants – from simple or elegant, affordable or luxurious, and artificial or legitimate.

Christmas trees being sold in Aldik Home | Image courtesy: CBS Los Angeles

    Besides decorations, they have a plethora of gift-giving items that are handy and would truly fit the theme of the holiday times.

    Aldik Home has been operating and sole responsible for every L.A. house's Christmas style since 1951. For over 70 years of service, they truly made their mark as a magnet of Christmas consumers and designers.

Location: 7651 Sepulveda Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91405, United States

Soap Plant Wacko

Soap Plant Wacko | Image courtesy: California Through My Lens

Whatever time it is of the year, the top-rated Soap Plant Wacko in Hollywood Blvd. area can flash you various gift sets for different occasions.

Existing for already half a century, Wacko continues to breach through different timelines and has been there to hand L.A. natives and locals their desired personal gifts for themselves and their loved ones. It had humble beginnings as a small family shop ingrained in Los Feliz. Then, it slowly transitioned into a unique stop and became a hot one for famous clients, most notably Elton John and the New York Dolls who found their leather outfits amusing and well designed.

Gift-giving ideas within Soap Plant Wacko | Image courtesy: California Through My Lens

This holiday season, Soap Plant Wacko already made gigantic adjustments and extensions to their store hours in order to accommodate their dear clients and patrons. Boasting over 65,000 square feet of retail space in a 10,000 square foot building, you'll be overwhelmed by the amount of their gift ideas that can easily match your good desires.

Location: 4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, United States

Tesoro/Best Gift Store Ever

Tesoro/Best Gift Store Ever | Image courtesy: Tesoro Los Angeles / Best Gift Store Ever/Facebook

Naming your shop as the "Best Gift Store Ever" is way too daunting, but Tesoro has managed to live up to that subjective reputation since the start of their operations back in the 80s.

Located down in the Beverly Hills, Tesoro also has a wide range of gift-giving ideas that are suitable in all of occassions. Their shop design stands minimalistic and aesthetically pleasing in the eyes, while their items are categorized for kids, men, and women. They also have allocation for your babies and loved pets, too.

        Tesoro is an exquisitely brilliant and simple shop from the creations of Tara Ricebergs, wherein they also have hand-made crafts and out-of-the-box gift ideas for the receiver of your love. With that being said, they are also known for being a last-minute shopping store in the holiday season.

Location: 8384 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

The Original Farmer’s Market

         Want to be something unique about your Christmas gifts? Something healthy, nutritious and tasty for your loved ones?


The Original Farmer's Market | Image courtesy: Secret Los Angeles

      Siding out material gifts, you may consider picking to be practical for health and good for the tummy. The Original Farmer's Market is a topnotch choice for this intent, as this place stands as one of the most favorite food destinations of travelers since 1934.


        Housed by many restaurants and sellers, you may choose different kinds of dishes and foods. But in this category, you may opt to order a bundle of their fresh, hand-picked fruits and vegetables that can be served for the Christmas dinner.


        Patronizing the Original Farmers Market would really mean a lot on the holiday feelings of farmers and simple store owners – which we can truly make happen.

Location: 6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036



Written by Andrei de Guzman

Andrei de Guzman is a digital marketing intern for the Winter Season of PS Media Enterprise. He is currently a fourth-year Communication Research student from Polytechnic University of the Philippines Sta. Mesa

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