The holidays can be a particularly stressful time for
Scrooges those who aren't present-picking pros — and if that sounds like an all-too-familiar situation, why not leave the seasonal scavenger hunt to the gifting gurus? Whether you're considering subscription boxes that bring special deliveries all year-round or personalized packages for your coolest friends and fam, we've rounded up some options that won't make you break out into a crowded store-induced sweat.
From bohemian-cool boxes to text-based shopping, keep reading below for L.A. brands and services that'll take care of all of the Chrismukkah prezzies for you.
For the Hygge-Obsessed Homebody
L.A. floral and home decor boutique Wild Flora's Sweater Weather gift box filled with sweets, sips, and blooms will help anyone create hygge vibes at their cozy home.
For the Coolest Kids
Clueless as to what tiny humans really want? (Hint: It's not an itchy sweater.) Allow the children's gifting gurus at L.A.-based Little Lamma to do all of the work for you, then watch as your tiny giftees bestow you with the title of favorite auntie, uncle, parent, honorary godparent (you get the idea).
For the Aficionado of All Things Artisanal
El Segundo-based startup Boxfox makes it impossible to screw up gifting with its expertly-curated boxes — all of which come topped with a handwritten note for that extra personal touch. You'll find something for every aficionado of artisanal goods, like gourmet sweets and silver- and gold-inspired pampering kits; you can also build your own bespoke delivery.
For the Glamour Girl or Guy
Curated by L.A. designer/celeb-stylist and The Zoe Report founder Rachel Zoe, the quarterly Box of Style is packed with $400 worth of fashion, jewelry, skincare, and home goods for treating luxury lovers. (Pssst, use the code WINTER25 and you'll score $25 off your first order).
For the Stylish Sampler
Your Kris Kringle pick will get a little bit of fashion, fitness, beauty, and wellness (think brands like Kate Somerville, R+Co, Summer & Rose, and Beauty Bakery, to name a few) with L.A.-based Fabfitfun's subscription box.
For the Modern Mom
The ultimate gift for happy (and exhausted) new mamas and papas? R&R in the form of a much-needed soak, complete with a sheet mask, chocolate granola, and — for the breastfeeding moms — nourishing honey and milk-boosting tea. Bonus: They delivery locally in L.A., too.
For the Caffeine Connoisseur
L.A. Coffee Club's monthly subscription means your third-wave bean devotee's grinder will never be empty. They'll get a bag of espresso or single-origin coffee from the City of Angels' best small-batch roasters, so it's like L.A.'s artisanal coffee houses are coming directly to them.
For the Fashionable Floral Fanatics
Marina Del Rey-based online florist The Bouqs' festive blooms — all sourced from independent growers — are sure to make your favorite flower fanatic's day. They've got plenty of holiday-ready options, like this winter-inspired delivery that includes sweets from Sugarfina.
For the Do-Gooder
L.A.-based Causebox's ethical collection of accessories, beauty, home decor, and more do-gooder goods check off all of the boxes for vegans, socially-conscious shoppers, and mindful give-backers on your Nice List. Just note that they don't offer gift subscriptions or one-time orders, so you'll have to sign up for a new membership for your giftee (get more details here).
For The 'Gram-Obsessed BFF
Shopping via text? That's the idea behind just-launched L.A. concierge Whym. In addition to handling your own mid-holiday retail therapy, you can get everything from sweets and skincare to flowers and stationery from an array of Instagram-beloved brands delivered to your loved ones' doors with just a few taps on your smartphone. (You can even shop categories like handmade, eco-friendly, anti-Amazon, locally-made, and more.) Just shoot a message to 95479 to get started.
For the Bohemian-Cool Babe
In addition to making eco-cool clothing, the designers behind L.A. label Whimsy + Row are also gifting experts. Their hand-picked package includes a piece from their mindfully-made line as well as pampering and home decor products from like-minded conscious brands.