When thinking of where to find an excellent birthday for my dad his birthday tomorrow, I remembered this fantastic shop in Los Feliz with all sorts of quirky, unique gifts.
Soap Plant/Wacko is filled with interesting action figures, ceramic items, bags, fancy soaps, one-of-a-kind cards, bead curtains, weird books, crazy see-through pregnant belly keychains, and prints for you walls. La Luz de Jesus gallery is in the store if you want to peruse some art to take home.
Prices here range from the very cheap to the moderately expensive, and go from very small goofy gifts to a bit nicer things (but not much). Even if you're not looking for things to buy, this is a great place to peruse just to see the weird stuff.
Wacko or Soap Plant is located at 4633 Hollywood Blvd.
-- Lauren Williams