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Gift ideas for the festive season

Nik Kacy Footwear



Sun Basket



Feel Good Foods


These are a few of Los Angeles Blade’s favorite things By SUSAN HORNIK

While Santa doesn’t need help choosing gifts for your friends and family, you do! Are you a eee bit flummoxed deciding what to buy? Read Los Angeles Blade’s massive gift guide and let us help you find just the right item!

For The Fashionista NiK Kacy Footwear is a brand inspired by the fashion needs of both its founder and the larger LGBTQ community. Kacy, who identifies as genderqueer and transmasculine, designed their first collection of gender-equal shoes in order to provide a solution for the on-going divide between shoe designs and the gender binary. Their first collection, named “Fortune,” consists of five classically masculine-influenced styles, now modernized with colorful contrasts and re-proportioned to fit everyone in and outside the gender spectrum. NiK’s desire for gender equality extends further by expanding their label to include the latest collection of androgynous

(gender-neutral) styles titled “Destiny,” and the upcoming “feminine of center” collection, featuring high-heel styled shoes in the same genderfree sizes ranging from 34-47 (US women’s 3.5 to men’s 14), as well as, an agender accessories line, including holster wallets, belts and bracelets. If you want to look organized and stylish, check out Be Brilliant Bags. They are perfect when you are on the go, traveling, heading to the gym or out in a night on the town.

For The Foodie Does your honey have a sweet tooth? Coolhaus is incredible ice cream, created by the uber successful, lesbian entrepreneur, Natasha Case. Ship a bundle of ice cream right to their door! ! Each delicious treat is handcrafted with hormone free, real California milk, cage free eggs, fair trade chocolate. If you are headed to Gelson’s, there are terrific foodie gift baskets there. These beautifully wrapped packages are worthy of any holiday party, filled with two handcurated bottles of wine – Kendall

Jackson Cabernet Sauvignon and La Crema Chardonnay – along with decadent Chocolove Bar Dark Chocolate Cherry/Almond, Guylian Masters Selection Mini Praline Chocolates, Walkers Shortbread Salted Caramel/Chocolate, J.Destrooper-Almond Thins, Carrs Crackers Entertainment Collection, Raincoast CrispsCranberry Hazelnut, Gelson’s Finest Mix Nut Deluxe R/S, Roasted Salted Pistachios, Bonne Maman Preserves Apricot, Columbus Salame Dry Chub, and Giuliano Martini Pimento Olives to make that perfect holiday martini. Foodies would love Sun Basket, a healthy meal kit company, mostly using organic ingredients. There are a lot of terrific food choices in their meal plans and everything is so delicious! It’s very convenient to get food directly to your door! Eating each dish is almost as much fun as preparing all the ingredients that get sent to you. I loved the chicken tom kai gai soup, a paleo version of a Thai take-out favorite, which can be made in just one pot. Their custom lemongrass paste adds an authentically punchy,

bright flavor to the broth. DiamoTech’s innovative nonstick, visually lovely cookware is sure to please any cooking connoisseur. Their four layer design enforces aluminum for uniform heat distribution, enabling home chefs to cook without oil, butter or grease. Seedlip is the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit. They have three unique & complex blends - Spice 94, Garden 108 & Grove 42 - served with tonic or mixed to create sophisticated non-alcoholic cocktails. Available nationwide online through their website, and Whole Foods. Feel Good Foods offers delicious gluten-free, soy-free, and vegan crave-worthy flavors that are ready to heat and eat within minutes and built to share. For a busy person who is short on time, these snacks are perfect when They are on the go! Try the veggie potstickers and egg rolls! As the leading plant-based meal delivery service, Veestro offers over 50+ a la carte chef-crafted meals that can be delivered directly to your door. Think

Herb Crusted Turk’y, Cauliflower Milanese, Pecan Pie and more. The perfect gift for busy people who want to eat healthier, but don’t have the time to shop, chop and cook meals from scratch.

For That Hunk Who Loves to Be Healthy

Kick off 2019 by gifting a new Fitbit! Your honey will be raring to go on long walks with you! Fitbit is dedicated to health and fitness by building products that help transform people’s lives, believing you’re more likely to reach your goals if you’re encouraged to have fun, smile, and feel empowered along the way. Celebrities love trying out the amazing, chemical free, nut butter and milk machine NutraMilk. Many use the gorgeous machine in their kitchen for all their homemade, tasty almond shakes. And it makes a great nutella! Check out US Cryotherapy Studio City, for a great service like Whole Body Cryotherapy - experience colder weather than Santa at the North Pole! Cold air therapy in the whole-body chamber will

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