Gifting Hollywood Style
It’s the holiday season already, and this year, finding unique and unusual gifts is as simple as shopping online or scheduling a curbside pick-up. More than ever, it’s important to support your local businesses, right here in Hollywood. Check out this sampling of great places to look for all your seasonal gifting.
Oligarc Wine & Spirits 6095 Sunset Blvd., (818) 481-0909
From 8 a.m. to 1 a.m., you can find high-end liquors like Macallan aged Scotch or a wide variety of fine wines; perhaps someone on your holiday list will enjoy at Veuve Clique – a fine champagne is always a gift worth celebrating.
Pete’s Flowers 6260 Sunset Blvd., (323) 466-4060
At Pete’s Flowers, you can browse beautiful designer choices for just about anyone on your gift list in need of a little blooming beauty. They even have “masculine” choices for the special men in your life. For something special, go with a Designer’s Choice option, with prices ranging from $75 up.
Sandee Wellness Center 1123 Vine St. #6B, (323) 747-0987
Swedish or Thai massage might be just what’s needed for a healing and relaxing holiday gift. Contact the wellness center for gift certificates that will be sure to rub any recipient in just the right way.
Amoeba Music 6200 Hollywood Blvd., (323) 245-6400
For the best and most eclectic music, movies, and merch, there’s no place like Amoeba Music. Purchase big hits and unusual cutting-edge or classic finds online and support this iconic store. Amoeba is currently crowdsourcing via GoFundMe to keep on keeping on. Shoppers will find top-notch sounds from rock and alternative to jazz and rap. You’ll find CDs and vinyl in virtually every genre under the sun – all from the comfort of your computer. Not sure just what music spins your gift recipient’s turntable? Amoeba has gift certificates, too.
Bric’s Milano 6801 Hollywood Blvd. (Hollywood and Highland Center), Suite 121, Level 1, (323) 745-0352
Looking ahead to that wonderful time when we can all travel again, anyone on your gift list should appreciate a beautiful travel bag or luggage set to get there in style – wherever “there” might be. Bric’s specializes in luxury luggage from Italian designers such as Bric’s Milano, Tumi, and Rimowa. Free shipping nationwide.
The Coffee Breakers 6363 Hollywood Blvd.
Have a real player in your life? Then gift them with something any sports fanatic will love from The Coffee Breakers. Find boxes, slabs, and packs of sports cards for any sport, and any team.
Funko 6201 Hollywood Blvd., (213) 462-3600
Put the “Fun”-ko back in your holiday shopping – order online and you can pick up curbside or order for delivery. From NFL gifts to Sonic the Hedgehog, Star Wars, and Marvel, you’ll find toys, keepsakes, T-shirts, display cases, key chains, backpacks, and more. Call 323.645.7577 for ordering details
Larry Edmunds Bookshop 6644 Hollywood Blvd., (323) 463-3273
Movie posters, memorabilia and scads of Hollywood-themed books are bursting from the shelves at Larry Edmunds, another iconic Hollywood store that could use a little extra support this holiday season. Like Amoeba Music, Larry Edumunds is currently crowdsourcing via GoFundMe to stay open. Don’t miss the chance to support this store and your favorite Holllywood film-loving fans this holiday season. From books about Hollywood’s “forgotten stars” to the James Bond Encyclopedia, this store is every cinephile’s dream.
Memento Mori 1507 Wilcox Ave.
Open by appointment, this one-of-a-kind store offers curbside-pick-up and online shopping for items such as books, framed art, purses and totes, jewelry, scents, taxidermy items, and even vintage medical instruments. Gift bundles offer themes such as Tarot, magic, and astrology. Find apparel, keychains, keepsake boxes, and candles, too.
The Record Parlour 6408 Selma Ave., (323) 464-7757
Open for shopping and curbside pickup, or delivery via Postmates, The Record Parlour is another only-in-Hollywood find. This store is the place to find over 15,000 records, vintage audio gear, and music memorabilia. As Larry Edmunds Bookstore is to the film lover on your gift list, The Record Parlor is to the audio fan. Find everything from rare juke boxes to vintage radios and portable turntables.
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions 6522 Hollywood Blvd., (323) 957-1777
Support Los Angeles artists and original exhibition space at LACE with a gift from this galley and community center. You’ll find sculptures, posters, books, and clothing items from LA artists such as Jeffrey Vallance and Jim Issermann. Offer your giftee a cool LACE tote bag or poster, or find rich and rewarding texts on exhibitions such as Democracy When? Shop online and find free curbside-pick-up and even local delivery.
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