What to Gift the Girl(s) in Your Life

Sparkly cocktail dresses, celestial calendars, and more

elemental mixology!

Your diet? Strictly locavore. Your vacation spot? Malibu. Your favorite tune? Randy Newman’s “I Love L.A.” For gifters who think locally, we’ve devised this lady-centric holiday wish list that keeps it close to home.

Oh, and roger that, Randy.

Schoolhouse Rock
Eatz teaches would-be chefs to master cuisines from around the globe. If your buddy prefers a liquid diet, she can mix and muddle her way through an Elemental Mixology course. For the DIYer, there’s Unincorporated Education, with classes that range from sewing to build-your-own terrarium.

chay acrylic bookends!Design Within Reach
A Mt. Washington Pottery stone-wear bell strikes a sweet note with crafty types, and Chay’s geometric neon bookends (available in-store) are always a bright idea. Stumped on what to get astrology-obsessed buds? Send them over the moon with Jeremy Rendina’s lunar phase calendar.

Nature Calls
An artsy John Wesley surfboard looks just as rad hanging in a beach bungalow as it does catching waves; a surf-inspired Hess skateboard from Mollusk works for pals who prefer cruising on dry land.

valerie confections!A Moveable Feast
An Apolis + Farmshop Gift Bundle samples the greatest artisanal hits (Sqirl seasonal preserves, Lamill coffee, Olive Ranch California olive oil). Sign, seal, and deliver Valerie Confections’s Petite Prix Fixe six-month subscription to unrepentant sugar fiends. Proper lasses will take a shine to Broome Street General’s Bellocq tea blends and handsome, double-walled Bredemeijer pot.

Go Out with a Bang
All eyes at the holiday party will be on a sequin frock by Clover Canyon (“This old thing?!”). For festive attire that’s both chic and comfy, a L’Agence kimono dress leaves enough room for another round of hors d’oeuvres.

gifts for girls!Get a leg up on the gifting competition and hop through a host of other gifts that are sure to please her.

Photos: Biz Urban Photography for DailyCandy; Courtesy of Chay; Courtesy of Valerie Confections