8 Stores with Gifts for Everyone on Your List
Bring home presents they’ll love from these 6 specialty shops
What we often love and cherish most about our friends and family are their differences. Everyone you love brings something new to the table. If you’re thinking hard about what to gift them—be it for the holidays, a birthday, or just because—we are here to help. West Hollywood has the ultimate shops for everyone on your list.
V Wine Room
It’s good to give, and it’s good to get, too. This stunning-yet-cozy wine bar is a wonderful stop for your day of shopping. You can sit for a glass and light bites of cheese and smoked meats, then purchase a few unique bottles to-go as gifts. The room features beautiful details, from concrete-colored walls, arched shelves, and thick drapes to white marble counters and a live olive tree growing up through the center of the space. The owner has incredible personal connections in the wine world and as such, you’ll find moderately priced bottles with cool backstories. The staff is gregarious and happy to highlight labels that make thoughtful gifts for friends.
903 WESTBOURNE DRIVE, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA90069
For the ultimate fashionista or your favorite art collector, this super eclectic collective is owned by Tommy Perse, the father of famed fashion designer James Perse. It’s not likely you’ll find visual cheer approaching this dark, gray stone building on Melrose, but what’s within is perpetually remarkable. Elite names in fashion and one-of-a-kind and/or vintage pieces abound in a number of categories, from vintage Rolexes to new bags by Valentino and even an illustrated book by Andy Warhol.
8825 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 274-8800, MAXFIELDLA.COM
Fred Segal Sunset
This 13,000-square-foot retail concept, with its series of inter-connected boutiques will answer many gifting needs. A florist and multiple restaurants invite you to pick up baked goods, a pretty arrangement, or even a gift card for friends who live in the city. There’s the architecture and interior design-focused bookshop, Hennessey & Ingalls. Plus, you’ll find dozens of options in fashion, bags, shoes, health, and beauty here.
8500 SUNSET BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
Loved by locals and tourists alike since 1975, this is a stalwart for a great spine-chiller, coffee table book, or a rather serious indulgence, from Dickens to Faulkner. There are more than 60,000 titles inside, as well as a great selection of magazines, comics, and international newspapers. For the book worm in your life, give them something from Soup.
8818 SUNSET BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
It might seem odd to pick up a gift at a consignment store, but The RealReal specializes exclusively in luxury goods, including designer handbags, clothing, watches, art, and home goods. In-house professionals ensure that every item has been authentic and is in excellent condition, making this the ideal shop to find a unique and incredible gift for someone special. The shop also has a cafe with free Wi-Fi if you need to take a break.
8500 MELROSE AVENUE, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA, 90069
Gallery MOE offers a selection of clothing, accessories, home goods, and art made by Japanese artists. It is the second Gallery MOE in the world; according to WeHo Times, Yoko Araki founded the first in Kumamoto, Japan over 20 years prior. Located on the second floor, it’s worth a visit just to browse the current art exhibit and one-of-a-kind wares. And if you don’t find a gift here, you’re already in the West Hollywood Design District, home to over 200 shops, galleries, and showrooms all within walking distance.
636 N. ROBERTSON BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
Soolip is a luxury stationery shop that imports paper from all over the world. Also stocked are cards, journals, pens, wax seals, and other office goods, each one sure to elevate your gift recipient’s work station. If you really feel like splurging, you can also ask Soolip to beautifully wrap your gift.
555 NORWICH DRIVE, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA, 90048
A nice candle is a time-tested staple among gifts. Candle Delirium has a huge selection in all manner of scents, colors, and sizes in addition to oils, room sprays, soaps, and more. Feel free to let your nose do the browsing at this aromatic shop.
7980 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90046
Updated from the original article written by Jenny Adams