2013 L.A. Girls’ Holiday Gift Guide

Your friends are characters

Boyfriends come and go, but besties are forever. It’s time to thank the Girls. 

She’s Jessa Johansson 
She lights up your world with her unsmotable zeal. Return the favor by gifting her posh Astier de Villatte incense, made in Japan using scents developed by the Koh-shis fragrance experts. Bolster her bohemian tendencies with Almond Milk L.A.’s DIY kit. Each comes with ingredients for a single nutrient-packed batch of honey- or cacao-flavored milk.

matthew kenney!

She’s Hannah Horvath
On the road to self-discovery, food breaks are a must. Students travel from all over to take part in Matthew Kenney Culinary Academy‘s monthlong raw food intensives. Three-hour workshops on plant-based sushi, pies, and tarts are ideal for those who crave a smaller commitment. Give the voice of your generation a rest by letting her hands do the talking with a Japanese watercolor set, made by a company that’s been around since 1917.

hex nails!

She’s Shoshanna Shapiro
Nothing complements a complex side bun like tricked-out digits. Elevate her mani with charms (serpents, unicorns, and bows top our list) from sisters-run Hex Nail Jewelry. But, like, don’t stop there. Extend the festivities to her feet with pony hair espadrilles from Elyse Walker’s freshly launched shoe line (she’ll love, love, love them).

rachel carven!

She’s Marnie Michaels
Whether your pal’s hosting dinner parties or slinging lattes, Rachel Craven’s hand-sewn linen apron — the leather details will really speak to the wild streak — will keep her threads as pristine as that trademark coif. And though she’s set on reinvention, she’s always a lady to you: Dazzle her with Lauren Knudsen’s edgy alternative to the classic diamond studs she sported through college.

Photos: Carla Choy / Courtesy of Good Eggs; Courtesy of Matthew Kenney Cuisine; Courtesy of Elyse Walker; Courtesy of Rachel Craven

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