12 Awesome Gifts for the Angeleno on Your List!


‘Tis the season for finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list, from gearheads to hair dos, fitness lovers to moviegoers, even a luxury staycation, downtown Los Angeles is where you can find something for everyone this season. Make your gifts as unique and fashion-forward as you are and don’t forget to get a little something for yourself. Want that holiday magic while you shop? Experience 16 million hues of lights synced to festive tunes with interactive holiday displays sure to bring that perfect photo op moment!



With the weather in Los Angeles almost never being cooler than mid 70’s, there is no excuse for a bad hair day! Gift your bestie a blow dryer unlike any other – the famous yellow blow dryer from DryBar! “Buttercup” is the ultimate blow-drying tool, with the Ionic Technology that provides the shiniest, frizz-free blowouts. The fun doesn’t stop there, Drybar has an array of hot tools for hair that are essential to the perfect do. Make it a whole package with the best-selling “3-Day Bender” digital curling iron and or heated straightening “Brush Crush” hairbrush!



With all that holiday travel be everyone’s favorite gifter with gadgets from Brandswalk, where technology meets fashion. Snag a pair of Marshall Bluetooth headphones, chic matte UrbanEars that bling or Sennheiser wireless headphones and earbuds. Don’t forget to charge! Brandswalk also has sleek juice packs, portable batteries and wireless chargers.

Nordstrom Local


Nordstrom Local has the best deal in town this holiday season. Purchase your gifts on Nordstrom.com, select Local DTLA for complimentary shipping and receive FREE gift wrapping! Not only can you pick up your online orders from Nordstrom.com within 24hrs of ordering, every Friday Local DTLA will be giving away hot cocoa! Not sure what to get that Angeleno in your life, the stylists at Local can help you shop while you relax and sip on holiday treats.This location has a drop-in barber, Goodwill drop off, Rent-The Runway drop-off/pick-up, onsite alterations and convenient crub-side pickup.



Trendy yet classic, UNIQLO takes clothing to the LifeWear level. Evolving outerwear is just what every Angeleno needs for the not-so-freezing but still achieving that Winter look weather. Keep moving in the latest lightweight Hybrid Down Parka, a Fluffy Yarn Fleece, Flannel Long-Sleeves, knit pullovers and pants that wow! Their DTLA location is a two story flagship where you are sure to get lost in the trendy printed t-shirts that add a pop of personality under all those “Winter” layers this holiday season.

LA Fitness


Don’t let the holiday indulgences distract from your wellness routine. LA Fitness has you and your ambitious pals covered at their convenient downtown location offering a discounted annual membership for the holidays. Beyond the impressive facility, LA Fitness offers attentive and patient personal trainers to keep you on top of your goals, share nutritional advice and provide motivational support.

Jewelry Pavilion

Providing high-quality jewelry at an affordable price since 1989, you can count on Jewelry Pavilion for your things that sparkle and shine. Perfect for the woman or man in your life that loves a pop of bling or a sophisticated accent to an already polished ensemble. Gift your special someone a timeless Hermes quartz watch with wrap-around band or stainless steel Seiko timepieces with dual-curved sapphire crystal. Jewelry Pavillion’s knowledgeable and polite staff can also help you weigh your options!


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The Apple 5 Watch is here and there’s no better place to pick one up for you and your friends than T-Mobile in DTLA! Stay even more active and connected thanks to the new design featuring the biggest display yet, new heart and workout monitor, activity tracker and of course, built-in cellular. With a network reaching farther than ever before, T-Mobile has unlimited data on all plans, works in Canada and Mexico and now delivers a 5G experience with faster speeds. *some restrictions may apply. See store for details.

Paper Source

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“Happy New Year” is just around the corner, take charge of it with 2020 planners and calendars that not only suit your personality, but also your organizational style. Whether you’re structured daily, academic or monthly, Paper Source offers everything from classy and clean to loud and proud. One of The Bloc’s newest additions, Paper Source is an inspiration wheelhouse for every crafter who loves to scrapbook, make homemade gifts and decorate. With everything from holiday gift wrap to the perfect stocking stuffer, they even offer workshops for event decorations, wedding invitations and more.


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As America’s largest department store Macy’s has been a one-stop-shop to grab gifts for your friends and family (and a little something for you, too) since 1858. Offering first-class selections of everyone’s favorite brands like Calvin Klein, Levis, Estee Lauder, Louis Vuitton and Dior, Macy’s also has a variety of housewares and furniture! Want to be the #1 gifter to your favorite coffee lover? Snag the #1 coffee maker on the market right at Macy’s – the Calphalon Special Brew currently on sale! It’s extremely affordable and an excellent drip brewer. Control the brew-strength with the easy LED display and brew enough for everyone in the 10-cup glass carafe. Holiday party planning made easy.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema


Transforming the movie-going experience, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is revolutionizing the classic movie date. Enjoy the luxury of supremely comfortable seating and a wide selection of food and drink served directly to your seat with the touch of a button while you indulge in their array of carefully curated programming or simply the latest movie releases. The perfect gift for the movie-lover gets better with Alamo Drafhouse’s VIP program, a Snack Pass with your holiday gift card purchase and exclusive merch only available at this downtown location. With known screening crashers like Joaquin Phoenix and Aaron Paul, it’s more than just movies for the movie-lover, it’s a memory that will stand the test of time.

Sheraton Grand DTLA

Looking for a sophisticated and fabulous staycation this Winter? Look no further than The Sheraton Grand Los Angeles and maximize your shopping and dining experience by staying at the hub of it all. Featuring modern and sleek interior design, a 3rd floor open-air deck with cabanas and fireplace, glass-encased top floor Club Lounge and beautiful downtown views, it’s the perfect destination for city-centric relaxation with your special someone or the whole family.

Eyes on The Bloc


Here in LA we’ve got over 300 days of sun and it certainly keeps shining for the holidays! Get the latest in stylish sunglasses at Eyes On The Bloc from Tom Ford, Ray Ban, Oliver Peoples and more. Add polarizing lenses for those on your list that favor activities outdoors or transition lenses that can sense levels of sunlight and adapt accordingly! Gift the perfect pair by visiting the downtown location or calling their team at 213-623-5196 to check which luxury brands are still on the shelves this holiday season.