So that time of the year is upon us, where we have to think of what to buy for others -- and maybe ourselves -- for the holidays and where better than this weekend's Unique Los Angeles Independent Design + Gift Show. Many Southern California merchants will be bringing their A-game with unique, homemade gifts from handbags to houseware, pet items, stationary, and, my favorite, ceramics.
Down side: There is a cover charge, but upon entry gift buyers receive a free drink (choosing from IZZE, Honest Tea, PABST, and O.N.E. drinks), a free tote, and access to crafting classes.
With more than 300 local designers and artists, the 2nd annual gift show almost assures you will be able to fine something for everyone this holiday.
Dec. 5 & 6, 11-6 p.m.
California Market Center: 110 East 9th Street, Los Angeles, 90079
-- Lauren Williams
Photo credit: Unique Los Angeles displays stuffed owls from Rock Scissor Paper