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Have It All at Marina Marketplace
Find the perfect gift to fill out your holiday shopping list at Marina Marketplace. At this destination retail and entertainment center, holiday shoppers can grab a tasty bite, catch a movie and even find the fixings for a special holiday meal. The gift or gift card you’ve been looking for is waiting for you here.
Marina Marketplace
13450 Maxella Ave., Ste. 240, Marina del Rey
(310) 827-1740 |


Get in Shape with a Champion
Ken Yasuda is a trainers’ trainer who can help you get in shape and take charge of your health forever. Ordinary people and professional athletes alike turn to Yasuda, a pro training coach and body builder, for specialized services that include customized workout and meal plans. Sign up to see serious results.
Ken Yasuda | |

A World of Scent, Sight, Touch & Home — Baby, Too!
Petals ‘N’ Wax has established a niche as the Westside’s premier candle headquarters and a destination for fun gifts for all ages — including unique baby gifts. Find everything you’re looking for, even greeting cards, under one roof. Purchases over $100 earn a free small Petals ‘N’ Wax soy candle.
Petals ‘N’ Wax
Marina Marketplace | 13432 Maxella Ave., Marina del Rey
(310) 305-8883


C&O Restaurants Gift Card
C&O restaurants serve unforgettable Italian cuisine in gargantuan portions, at affordable prices, and in a unique and festive setting. Both C&O Trattoria and C&O Cucina are open daily for lunch and dinner, and C&O Trattoria’s heated outdoor patio is a weekend breakfast hotspot. The Killer Garlic rolls, nightly sing-alongs, and honor wine bars have people buzzing.
C&O Trattoria    C&O Cucina
31 Washington Blvd.,     3106 Washington Blvd.,
Marina del Rey | (310) 823-9491    Marina del Rey | (310) 301-7278


Mani/Pedi and Massage at Jet Nails & Spa
Pamper yourself this season with a visit to the Westside’s top full-service nail salon. Then spread the love. A mani/pedi, facial, waxing or massage is fantastic and thoughtful gift for that special person on your list. Stop by and pick up a gift card today.
Jet Nails & Spa
4019 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey | (424) 835-4032


Ride in Style with a Vespa
Head to PCH Powersports for unique holiday deals on the one-and-only Vespa. All models, all colors, all options. No replicas, no knock offs, no fakes. Beat traffic, easy parking, cheap on gas, and stunning Italian style! Now is the time
for your dream ride … Vespa.
PCH Powersports
4110 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey | (310) 823-3300 |


The Duchess Yacht Charters
The elegance of The Duchess Yacht is yours to give this holiday season! Charter this luxurious 63-foot motor yacht stocked with kayaks, paddleboards, snorkels and fishing gear for a gift to be remembered forever. Special holiday rates start as low as $800, with food and beverage service available.
The Duchess Yacht Charters
14120 Tahiti Way, Marina del Rey
(310) 570-8902 |


Custom Art & Framing by Sherman Gallery
Give a gift from the heart this season with a photo of a precious memory or an inspiring work of art in just the right frame to make it pop. Known for creative customer service, Sherman Gallery offers the fastest and most affordable custom picture framing in Southern California. Gift cards available.
Sherman Gallery
4039 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey | (310) 305-1001


Tamales 101: An Authentic Culinary Adventure
Alice Guadalupe Tapp started making tamales when she was just 7 years old. Now co-owner of Tamara’s Tamales, she demystifies the art of preparing this comforting holiday treat in “Tamales 101.” The book takes beginners through every step, from making masa dough to folding and steaming to specialty flavors like chicken tomatillo and vegetable curry.
Tamara’s Tamales
13352 W. Washington Blvd., Mar Vista | (310) 305-7714 |


Make Your Own Jewelry at Beadahs
Escape into an exotic world of beads and jewelry without leaving Santa Monica. At Beadahs you can create your very own adornment to match that special outfit or a gift that’s truly unique. This is an activity store: Browse a wide selection of rare beads, grab some tools and start creating right on the spot!
203 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica | (310) 395-0033 |


Set Your Holiday Table at Bob’s Market
Santa Monica’s friendliest neighborhood market is a one-stop shop for all the ingredients of a holiday meal your guests will rave about all year long. Bob’s Market specializes in fine meats and fresh produce, and there’s even a resident wine connoisseur to help you find the perfect bottle. Bob’s has delivery service, too!
Bob’s Market
1650 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica | (310) 452-2493 |


Bluff Cove Olive Oil Zing Boxes
Give the gift of flavor this season with Bluff Cove’s themed Zing Boxes. Each box contains four 100ml bottles of premium infused extra virgin olive oils and balsamics. Only $26 each, Zing Boxes come with serving suggestions and can be tailored for personal and corporate giving.
Bluff Cove Olive Oil
4012 Tilden Ave., Culver City | (310) 916-9883
25414 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance | (310) 257-4931


A Cigar Lover’s Dream
Whether you’re a cigar aficionado or just shopping for one, Hollywood Smoke offers a wide variety of unique specialty cigars and accessories to please any smoker. From the tantalizing tastes of the rare Liga Privada to the consummate craftsmanship of Brizard & Co cigar cases (pictured), you’ll find the finest cigars and accessories to fit any budget.
Hollywood Smoke Cigar Lounge
3110 Main St., Ste. 106, Santa Monica
(310) 396-1661 |


Top-Quality Electric Bicycles from Electrobike
Get around town in style and class with an all-new electric bike from the experts at Electrobike. Visit a store between now and Nov. 30 to receive an extra $200 off any bike. Bring in this listing for a free half-hour rental. So many styles to choose from!
2665 Main St., Ste. B, Santa Monica
15301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks
(844) 743-3353 |


Beautiful Playa del Rey Condo
Nothing says love like home sweet home. This stunningly remodeled 2BR/2BA penthouse condo less than a mile from the beach in Playa del Rey is listed for just $650,000. The 8601 Falmouth Ave. unit features vaulted ceilings, a large patio with expansive southwest exposures, fireplace, wood floors and plenty of sunshine coming through the skylights — all in the amenities-packed Villas Del Rey complex.
Brian Maser
(310) 314-7700 |


Give the Gift of Sight & Style
Eyes of the Marina Optometry has the best selection of eyeglasses and sunglasses in town. Choose from the latest styles of Celine, Saint Laurent, Givenchy and other exclusive brands. Surprise someone this holiday season with the gift of luxury. Talented opticians are standing by to help you pick
the perfect frame for your loved one. Gift certificates available.
Eyes of The Marina Optometry
13455 Maxella Ave., Ste. 135, Marina del Rey| (310) 306-2020


Endangered Species Plush Toys
Take your pick from an assortment of adorable plush snugglies that also raise awareness about endangered species, including the Eastern lowland gorilla, polar bear and leatherback turtle. Designed right here in Marina del Rey, these plushies are made in the USA from sustainable fabrics and stuffed with recycled plastic bottles.
Indy Plush
Fisherman’s Village, 13763 Fiji Way E-10/11, Marina del Rey
(310) 902-1651 |


Luxury Handmade Crafts for a Cause
Made by DWC’s handcrafted scented candles and soaps are sumptuous holiday gifts that also give hope, vocational training and confidence to homeless women living on Skid Row. The craft apprentices of the Downtown Women’s Center also create unique stationary and journals. All sales proceeds fund the center’s job-training program.
Made by DWC
Downtown Women’s Center | (213) 213-2881 |


Handmade Small-Batch Soaps
Made right in the store’s kitchen on Venice Boulevard, Soaptopia soaps come in dozens of delightfully fragrant varieties — citrus, floral, earthy, spicy, you name it — and are cruelty free and do not contain synthetic ingredients. There’s also a wide selection of natural body lotions, scrubs, oils and perfumes.
12228 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista | (310) 398-8333 |