We've all been there. After several mind-numbing hours of trolling the Internet for last-minute holiday presents, you find the perfect gift — except, it's from some far-away country. So, you end up paying more for express shipping than for the gift itself, just to ensure it arrives in time.
Well, here's hoping things play out differently next year. Or, you could just shop locally. Aside from it being a great way to support neighborhood brands and artisans, L.A.'s got a crazy amount of talent producing incredible stuff right now. To make it a little easier for you, we've rounded up 36 amazing presents — all made by companies and designers based here. And, of course, you can still make your purchases online.