Day 58: Small Business Saturday (Wherever you are!)

Happy holidays everyone! We hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Speaking of the holidays, it might just be our neighborhood but Christmas trees are already out for sale and twinkle lights are popping up everywhere! Which begs the question – are you on track to be “wrapped and done by December 1?” Well we sure aren’t! So, we’ve put together a handy guide of our favorite ‘retail therapists’ in honor of Small Business Saturday. Many of these shops have extended hours today, so give them a ring to find out how late they’ll be open!

Are we missing any of your favorites? Let us know in the comments!

West LA:

  • Sequin (Pico Blvd) | Women’s clothing and gifta
    • What we love:
      • You can come in to browse for a gift, and leave with a whole new outfit!
      • Great selection of Chan Luu jewelry, interesting bags and scarves
      • Brands like AG and Splendid

Mar Vista:

  • Soaptopia (Venice Blvd) | Small-batch, handcrafted soaps and bath products
    • What we love:
  • Peach Tree Pottery (Boise Ave) | Pottery studio and shop
    • What we love:
      • For a hands-on experience, gift a class (available for all ages)
      • Stop by their shop to find beautiful handmade bowls and vases

Culver City:

  • Wheel House Cheese Shop (Washington Blvd) | Cheese and meats, wine, beer
    • What we love:
      • Hosting a holiday party? Nab a Wheel House Board for well-curated plate to nibble on
      • Need a gift for that food-lover? Wheel House offers set-price boxes/baskets ranging from $35-80


  • The Golden State (Lincoln Blvd) | Boutique gift shop
    • What we love:
      • Local products and handcrafted items
  • Urbanic Paper Goods (Abbot Kinney Blvd)
    • What we love:
      • Perfect for the stationary-obsessed – find cheeky letterpress cards and more
      • Worth a visit to check out their window displays alone!
  • Burro Goods (Abbot Kinney Blvd) | Books, clothes, and home decor
    • What we love:
      • Interesting selection of books with local themes, great for browsing
      • Novelty stocking-stuffers like washi tape and inflatable unicorn horns for your cat
      • Shopping for small children? Head a few doors down to Baby Burro (which we affectionately renamed “Burrito”)
  • Modern Dog (Abbot Kinney Blvd) | “For pets and their people”
    • What we love:
      • A “dog house” with a great selection of quality pet products
      • Natural and holistic food and treats for your special pup
  • Bazar (Abbot Kinney Blvd) | Antique and vintage items
    • What we love:
      • Great for vintage clothing

Santa Monica:

  • Hennessey + Ingalls (Wilshire Blvd) | Art and architecture bookstore
    • What we love:
      • Amazing selection of coffee table books. Looking for a niche topic? They probably have it.
      • Stop by this location before they relocate to DTLA!
  • Palmetto (Montana Ave) | Curated home and bath products
    • What we love:
      • Amazing selection from brands like Barr & Co, Thymes (we love the Frasier Fir scent for the holidays), and k. hall
      • Great for stocking stuffers and hostess gifts


  • Diesel Bookstore (Brentwood Country Mart) | Everything from book signings to kids books
    • What we love:
      • Great selection of cookbooks
      • If you’re looking for something in particular and don’t find it on the shelves, they will order it for you (usually with a quick delivery time!)


  • Studio Mucci (DTLA)
    • What we love:
      • Amazing paper tassel garlands, balloons and ‘bespoke’ piñatas
      • Perfect for the little unicorn in your life, and owner Amina Mucciolo has an amazing story
  • Seoul Little (DTLA)

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