This year when the holiday rush hits, bypass the big box and shop local for some unique gifts created and made in LA. Scope out our LA holiday gift guide to check everyone off your list, from kids to grandparents to teachers. We’ve even got a few things you’ll want to add to your own wish list…

Monroe Workshop Toys

If you’re looking to avoid the battery-operated madness on Christmas morning, then look no further than LA-based Monroe Workshop’s lovingly crafted wooden toys. Their new, expanding toy line features whimsical robot animals, including a ride-on Robot Monkey Rocking Horse, to inspire your little one’s imaginations at playtime.

Where To Buy: The full line of toys is available through the online store.


photo: Nicki Sebastian/ Monroe Workshop Toys

Where’s your favorite spot to shop local for the holiday season? Share any awesome places we missed in the comments!

—Shahrzad Warkentin