Not that we believe in getting stressed about the mad consumerism of the holiday season, but since we are only a few days away from the first night of Hanukkah and Christmas, here are a few more gift ideas going into the Hollywood Hippy Conscious Gift Guide series. Rest assured, all of these store locations are clear of malls and major shopping areas.
And still staying true to our ‘Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is’ mantra, these brands are not the business as usual types: They value a thriving global community and planet just like we do.
Local and Lejos
This is truly distinctive home decor, including dishes and kitchenware to gorgeous rugs and blankets. The best part? The pop up store is currently open in DTLA. We love Local and Lejos because they partner with artisans from locales like Africa, India, Cambodia and Latin America to create contemporary designs that empower artisans to grow a sustainable business and preserve cultural traditions. The full story behind the Ankole Cowhorn collection from Uganda is a must-read.
Location: At The Row DTLA, 777 S. Alameda St., L.A. 90021; Closed Mondays.
Ankole Cowhorn Tumbler set ($85).
With a new store location in downtown L.A., Heidi Merrick is a local designer with a collection of women’s wear and home decor that reflects a chic, modern California style. We love that the brand’s collection is produced responsibly and locally, in line with the designer’s concern for production transparency and brand responsibility.
Location: 115 W. 9th Street, L.A. 90015.
As envisioned by co-founder Russell Simmons, the Tantris Center is a posh and peaceful center for all things hot yoga, and located in Soho House West Hollywood. You can snatch a 5-Class or 10-Class Pass for a special someone on your gift list. Yogi peoples, trust me on this: You probably also want to treat yourself to a few classes because, well, next-level amenities! The eco-friendly studio is gorgeous, the locker rooms are on point; there’s also a lovely lounge, juice bar and flagship retail store—with stylish gear and accessories that meet fair trade and ethical standards.
Location: At Soho House, 9200 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069.
10-Class Pass ($250.)
Mae Mae Jewelry is an L.A.-based handmade line of accessories designed to boost your love vibration. So, you know when you love somebody to the moon and back but still find it so hard to get them the gift that feels right and meaningful? Our friends at MaeMae might have the right bracelet, chain ring or necklace.
Holiday Shopping Event: December 17 from 3pm-8pm.
Location: 3125 Glendale Blvd., Atwater Village, 90039; Closed Mondays.
These handcrafted soaps, creams and toners are made with much amorrr by a small business based in Southern California. We love Honey Belle not only for the great natural skin care products, but also for their ‘donate a soap product for every product sold’ business practice.
If you are shopping for a fashionista or a sweetheart, you’ll want to peep the holiday gift sets. The order deadline to receive shipments by the holiday is Monday, Dec. 19, according to their website.
Holiday gift sets ($30-$35).