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55+ Terrific Holiday Gift Ideas for Los Angeles Families

Updated for 2021

This article contains some affiliate links and some sponsored placements from our partners. Each are labeled. The rest are our editorial team’s picks.

It’s gifting season and that means it’s time for us to showcase some of our favorite gift ideas for Los Angeles kids and their families. Normally we would recommend a long list of Experience Gifts to share with your family, but this year there are not as many options.

Whether you’re hitting the Mall on Black Friday, shopping at a store in your community on Small Business Saturday, or grabbing an online deal on Cyber Monday, we’ve got a great list of ideas for you this year.

We’ve got gift ideas for Dads, Moms, older kids and younger ones, and gift ideas the whole family can enjoy together.

We’ve included some gifts from our partners (and we’ve labeled those), and there are also a few you can purchase via our affiliate links (also labeled). The rest are all ideas for gifts we’ve given or would like to receive (hint, hint!).

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Terrific Gifts for the Whole Family

Blue Apron

Let’s face it: getting dinner on the table every night can be a chore, but if you sign up with Blue Apron, they’ve done half the work for you! No meal prep or shopping – meals are delivered to your door. Just cook and enjoy! Use our link to get a deal right now and treat yourself (and your family).

About Blue Apron:
Blue Apron’s mission is to make incredible home cooking accessible to everyone. Launched in 2012, Blue Apron is reimagining the way that food is produced, distributed, and consumed, and as a result, building a better food system that benefits consumers, food producers, and the planet. The Company has developed an integrated ecosystem that enables the Company to work in a direct, coordinated manner with farmers and artisans to deliver high-quality products to customers nationwide at compelling values.

These are the best toys we can think of for kids this season. All links are to Amazon.

If you don’t already have an Amazon Prime Membership, you can get a FREE 30-day trial here and be sure those orders arrive in time for Xmas.

All these toys can be found in our Amazon Shop Toy list.

Games and Puzzles for the Whole Family

We love any gift that helps us spend time together, and games and puzzles are just super fun. Video games, boards games, easy and challenging puzzles – We’ve got a list of our favorites in our Amazon Shop, so click over then you get a chance.

Great Books for Kids

There are so many great books for kids that we couldn’t possibly list them all, but here are a few of our all-time favorites: Goodnight Moon, Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, the Captain Underpants series, the Lemonade War series, The Story of Ferdinand, and the list could go on forever! Check out our Amazon Shop to see a list of others we love HERE.

And if you’d prefer, you can get an Amazon Audible Membership here and listen to books.

Gifts Especially for Moms, Grandmas and Aunties

You can’t go wrong with flowers and we love the beautiful gift boxes and arrangements designed by Valley Brink Road or Farmgirl Flowers – they deliver almost anywhere and we promise you’ll score big points. Plus you can always find Kitchen Essentials, Clothes, and Beauty/Skincare picks in our Amazon Shop as well.

Gifts for Dads, Uncles and Guncles

Not sure why we really need to separate gifts by gender, but it’s a tradition, so here we go! Grooming kits are a big hit with Men these days, as are cooking gifts, tools and workout gear. Check out all our picks in our Amazon shop.

Food Gifts

Here in LA you can get some amazing gifts made locally. See’s Candy is one option, perfect for the Holidays, and it’s never a bad gift in our opinion. We also love the mole sauce made by Guelaguetza, named the “Best Oaxacan Restaurant in the country” by Jonathan Gold, may he rest in peace. Plus there are tons of food gifts you can order from our Amazon shop.


Maybe the person you’re buying for really would like to make their own food, or needs to find a way to feed their family healthy and delicious meals – or possibly they are cookbook addicts like some people we know… Check out the latest from our friend Catherine McCord: Smoothie Project. Or any of the terrific books by our friend Katie Chin, like Everyday Chinese Cooking. See all our fave cookbooks in our Amazon store.

Workout Gifts

After all the food gifts and cookbooks, and let’s face it, all the Holiday Parties, we’re all going to need to get busy! We recommend some fitness gear in our Amazon Store, but we also wanted to mention some super cute outfits by Athleta we’ve seen lately, and C9 Champion at Target is not only on trend, it’s on budget.

Pet Gifts

Our Furry family needs to get in on the gift action, too. Why not have something fun for Fido or Fluffy to open and enjoy? Dogs love a Kong toy and you can use it to hide treats, which add to their enrichment. Plus have they ever said No to frisbee catch? Cats always like a feather game, and catnip is a great treat. Check out all the ideas we have on our Pet Gifts list in our Amazon Shop.

Tech Gifts

Tech always makes a great gift because whatever you choose usually solves a problem for the recipient, and what’s better than that? We have Google Homes and Amazon Echos, we know lots of neighbors who have the Ring Doorbell, and of course we have computers and phones. They all need accessories, too. Check out our Tech Gift List on Amazon.

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This article contains some affiliate links and some sponsored placements from our partners. Each are labeled. The rest are our editorial team’s picks.

We visited our favorite shops in Los Angeles for our Made In LA Gift Guide. #LosAngeles #HolidayGifts #LosAngelesshopping #Giftsformom

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