Don’t panic, there’s still time to shop for everyone on your gift list


The good news is, you still have time to shop for everyone on your holiday gift list. The bad news? The clock is ticking. If you’re looking for inspiration, we’re here to help. Here are a few ideas for the gardener and the design devotee who deserve something special — gifts that all have ties to Southern California, perfect if you’re looking to shop local. Need just a little more help? Go to for over 240 gift ideas for kids, pets, jet-setters, book lovers, techies, entertainment junkies and more.

Surfboard shower


Made from an 8-foot long surfboard, the Beach Blvd. surfboard shower from Strand Boards in Manhattan Beach is the ultimate gift for the beach lover in the family. The shower comes with plumbing installed inside the surfboard. $2,799. Surfboard coffee tables are also available, $1,350.

Garden orbs

Bauer Pottery, a company with a storied history, is one of the last ceramic manufacturers in Southern California and for some, a Bauer Garden Orb comes with a certain cachet as it adds a pop of whimsical color to your garden. The orbs come in 8, 12 and 15 inches. $95-$190. You can also check out the Bauer showroom for special deals at 3051 Rosslyn Street, Los Angeles, (818) 500-0666.

Indigo pillow covers

Los Angeles interior designer Kerry Joyce’s ikat-inspired Endra pillow collection for Restoration Hardware will hold up outdoors thanks to weather-resistant Sunbrella fabric. $99 to $139.


Wind chimes

Chino-based Monarch Rain Chains makes copper wind chimes, including a 42-by-24-inch chime that produces a lovely sound. (It also makes an attractive screen for a porch or patio.) A chime with cascading copper leaves is also available. $99.50.

Phi stool

Joshua Friedman of Base 10 Furniture used a series of golden rectangles as his inspiration for the Phi stool. Measuring 26.2 centimeters in length and 42.4 centimeters in height, or about 10.3 long by 16.7 inches high, the stool features hand-cut through-tenon joints. Available in white oak, ash and walnut. $300.