Last Minute Gift Guide
The holidays seem to approach faster and faster every year. As boutique owners, we gear up for them with a gusto unrivaled in any other season. While we’ve gone to market and shopped for the merchandise we’ll carry months in advance, we still have store decorating, our holiday party, sip and shop events, and longer hours of operation that make for a hectic couple of months. So often, our own holiday gift shopping doesn’t start until much later than we hope. There’s a rush to get everyone on our lists special gifts that suit their unique personalities.
This month we’ve created a Last Minute Gift Guide with a list of great gifts from The Store and The Local that should help busy moms, husbands, and procrastinators alike. We hope you like it.
Evan and Ronnie
Your sister-in-law, the jewelry lover: Gorgeous pieces from local designers Amy Nordstrom and Caitlin Greene or Los Angeles-based Jemma Sands are both unique and eye-catching.
Your niece, who lives to be cozy: A pair of flannel pajamas by PJ Salvage will keep her warm and toasty all winter long or a knit cap is sure to help her make a colorful statement.
Your nephew attending college on the East Coast: A warm hoodie with the California bear will remind him of home.
The friend who travels everywhere with her “service dog”: This needlepoint pillow depicting a black lab enjoying a summer boat ride will make any dog lover happy.
Your godson lives at the beach and maybe enjoys a cold beverage occasionally: Our Shine trucker hat will keep the sun out of his eyes, and the coordinating bottle opener ensures he stays hydrated. Or opt for a knit cap and a cool camo cooler to hold the all-important hydration.
For the fashion-minded person on your list who likes to make a statement: This “modern prep” pink and green vegan leather crossbody bag is one hot item. And the adorable little travel cases, made in San Francisco, are perfect for holding makeup, toiletries, or your keys and wallet.
Your girlfriend who loves luxury: Cashmere sweaters in the season’s bright hues by Brodie are perfect. Or a more intimate gift for that someone special is a matching set of lace lingerie from Cosa Bella. A package of three colorful lace thong undies by Hanky Panky make a fun stocking stuffer.
The fragrance fanatic: Kai has been a staple at The Store since we opened. The body and home products will instantly transport you to the tropics with the scent of exotic white flowers. And the beautiful Beach House scented candle by Serra is perfect in it’s reusable coconut shell container.