The L.A. Times 2021 holiday gift guide

The Los Angeles Times presents: The Gift Guide

Congratulations! If you’re reading this, it means you’ve made it to the 2021 holiday gift-giving season, which is no small gift given the last 11 months. If you’re like most of the people we know, your shopping list is at best in shambles and, at worst, nonexistent. But we’ve got you.

In consideration of the two big Cs (those would be convenience and COVID-19), most of the gifts on our lists can be ordered online and dispatched anywhere in the U.S. And, in recognition of the fact that the world around us is open for business, we’ve added a few lists that are focused less on the material and more on the experiential. We’ve covered SoCal museum memberships, tours and activities and outdoor gear, and we’ve also included a navigable list of the city’s best brick-and-mortar boutiques so you can do the last-minute secret Santa thing IRL, should the spirit move you.


Project editors: Amy King, Marques Harper, Rene Lynch, Ian Blair, Adam Tschorn, Anne Harnagel, Alice Short, Boris Kachka, Craig Nakano, Dawn Burkes, Iliana Limón Romero, Christian Stone, Ben Muessig, Jeff Bercovici and Steven Banks
Lead art direction and design: An Amlotte
Additional art direction and design: Jamie Sholberg and Bakr Muhammad
Project manager: Jarondakie Patrick
Copy editors: Blake Hennon, Alison Dingeldein, Wendy Fawthrop, Gillian Glover, Lisa Horowitz, Marina Levario, Daryl Miller and Laura Schinagle
Photo editors: Kate Kuo, Calvin B. Alagot and Taylor Arthur
Digital production: Denise Florez and Jessica Martinez
Digital imaging specialists: Joseph R. Binoya, Jeff Amlotte and Jason Neubert
Fact checking: Michael Darling
Audience engagement: Leslie Cory and Louisa Frahm
Editors’ note: Prices and availability of items in the Gift Guide and on are subject to change.