5 unique gift shops for this holiday season

by Sofia Pacheco

Shopping for gifts can be challenging at any time of year, especially during the holidays. Even with so many products available, finding the right thing can seem like an impossible task. You can still find items when browsing the usual spots, but sometimes new and niche shops can guide you to gifts that will be truly appreciated. Luckily, finding those places doesn’t need to be so hard. We’ve gathered five unique shops worth visiting this holiday season!

1. Amoeba Music

Address: 6200 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Hours: 11 a.m. — 8 p.m. (weekdays), 11 a.m. — 9 p.m. (weekends)

Amoeba, a premier destination for music lovers, has an extensive collection of new and used CDs, vinyls, posters, turntables and other music-themed merchandise. The store also hosts signings and performances by indie and mainstream artists if gifting tickets is more your thing!

2. The Last Bookstore

Address: 453 S Spring St. Ground Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Hours: 11 a.m. — 8 p.m. (daily)

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, The Last Bookstore is known for holding over 250,000 books, including an assortment of records, comics and book-themed accessories. You’ll also find galleries and LA’s famous “tunnel of books” here, making it as much a destination as a gift shop.

3. Highland Shop

Address: 7374 1/2 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Hours: 12 p.m. — 6 p.m. (Fridays to Saturdays), 12 p.m. — 5 p.m. (Sundays)

This boutique shop features typical gift items with a trendy twist and designs influenced by pop culture. Their products cover all sorts of themes, from Los Angeles to cats to gardening, zodiacs and more. Highland Shop is a great choice for lighthearted yet thoughtful gifts.

4. In-N-Out Company Store

Address: 13800 Francisquito Ave, Baldwin Park, CA 91706
Hours: 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. (Mondays to Saturdays)

At In-N-Out’s Company Store, find new and vintage designs featured on clothes, bags, stationery, beach items and even dog supplies. It’s perfect for California, In-N-Out lovers, burger enthusiasts or simply those who love tongue-in-cheek gear!

5. Milkfarm

Address: 2106 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
Hours: 11 a.m. — 7 p.m. (Mondays to Saturdays), 11 a.m. — 5 p.m. (Sundays)

If shopping for a foodie, Milkfarm is a great place to find artisanal snacks from around the world, like cheeses, meats and jams. They also have a collection of food-themed gifts, such as this cheese hat.

Featured Photo by Jose Hernandez/BruinLife.

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