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…


Mermaid tails are guaranteed to be popular on many wish lists this holiday season. The brain-child of LA parents, Tristy and Mark Viniello, Enchantails offer an original twist on the sought-after sleepover accessory. These slumber sacks are beautifully-made, and each one is crafted to match a fictional mermaid character that is featured in a series of Enchantails Chapter Books. Your mini mermaids will fall in love with the undersea tales, as they snuggle up inside their cozy tails.

Where To Buy: Enchantails are available at Toys R’ Us, and Bed, Bath and Beyond or online.


photo: Enchantails

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

—Shahrzad Warkentin