For a friend or family member—or even yourself—we’ve found the perfect gifts to bring joy this season.
By: Austin Hall, Photos by Shannon Aguiar
1. D.L. & Co. Candle
Starving for summer? Inhale the sweet, aromatic scents of a citrusy summer day, even if the weather is a little frightful, which by Southern California standards means below 75.
$36, David Orgell, 2659 Mission St., San Marino, 626-247-8000, davidorgellsanmarino.com
2. URB-E Electric Scooter
Cruise around town on one of URB-E’s cool electric scooters. $899, URB-E, 54 W. Green St., Pasadena, 626-460-8113, urb-e.com
3. Conway Electric Modern Extension Cord
These colored outlet boxes infuse a sense of chic new energy into the bland world of surge protectors. $70, Homage, 2 E. Holly St., Pasadena, 626-440-7244, homagepasadena.com
4. Mae West Eye Fringe Earrings
All eyes will be on the wearer of these delicate chain-fringe eyelashes that sparkle and twinkle. $485, Gold Bug, 34 E. Union St., Pasadena, 626-744-9963, goldbugpasadena.com
5. Lather Gift Set
This lavish gift set contains everything one needs to soothe the body, mind, and spirit.
$129.99, Lather, 17 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 626-396-9636, lather.com
6. “Lump of Coal” Soap Bar
For the soap aficionado in your family: The activated charcoal in this handmade soap cleanses the body of impurities while keeping skin moisturized and healthy. $18, The Soap Kitchen, 25 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, 626-396-9996, thesoapkitchen.com
7. Spinelli Kilcollin Polaris YG Ring
Individually made to order in Los Angeles, The Polaris YG is comprised of four linked rings of 18k yellow gold, two of which are set with micropavé, full-cut white diamonds. $6,600, Single Stone, 2527 Mission St., San Marino, 626-799-3109, shopsinglestone.com
8. Harper + Ari Rosé Sugar Cubes
These exfoliating sugar cubes smell almost good enough to eat. For the ultimate indulgence, drop a cube in the bath to exfoliate and nourish your body. $24, Old Pasadena Pharmacy, 155 S. De Lacey Ave., Ste. 1000, Pasadena, 626-844-5000
9. Hunter Original for Langham Pink Wellington Boots
Each pair of limited-edition Langham Pink Wellington boots is handcrafted in the signature Langham pink, recognized worldwide. Available in both children’s and adult sizes. $80-$150, The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, 626-568-3900, langhamhotels.com
10. Gunnar Intercept 24K
Gunnar’s new 24K collection is stylish and chic, with upgraded frame materials and bench-made gold accents including hinges and badging, plus a hand-applied gloss lacquer and polish for a jewel-quality luster. $79.99, Gunnar, gunnar.com