December 22nd, 2015

Holiday Gift Ideas: 5 Great Last Minute Gifts to Buy in Marina del Rey

Image Source: Flickr

Image Source: Flickr

The holidays are upon us, and while most of us have the bases pretty much covered for an amazing holiday season— there’s always a few details we overlook as the eve grows near. Sure, we have the major stuff done like decorating and buying the big box gifts — but there’s almost always that one moment when we realize we forgot someone on our gift list, and boom — the mad scramble begins.

What can we possibly buy at the last minute that won’t LOOK like we bought it at the last minute? A Starbucks gift card? Some lotto tickets? An IOU for a better present next year? Never fear, because we just happen to have five ideas that you can fulfill super easily, right here in Marina del Rey — and your recipients will think you’re the best gift giver ever.

1. Gift See’s, Not Reese’s.
See’s Candies at Marina Waterside Shopping Center — 4734 Admiralty Way

If you have a candy lover in your midst, don’t stop at Ralph’s for Reeses and Snickers — show some California pride! See’s up at Marina Waterside has the most scrumptious little items that will more than satisfy those holiday taste buds, like Scotchmallow Trees, Egg Nog Truffles and individual Bordeaux Treats. And instead of the candy cane? They have Cinnamon Lollypops. Yum!


2. Give the Gift of Great Hair
Dry Bar at Marina Waterside Mall — 4712 1/2 Admiralty Way

A gift card for a free blow out at the Dry Bar? Yes, please! Who doesn’t love the convenience of plopping into this spot at Waterside Mall, enjoying a Mimosa, and having a master blow-out stylist coif your hair for a night on the town.


3. Add Healthy Love to Your Furry Kids’ Holidays
Healthy Spot Pet Store — 4718 Lincoln Blvd.

Not that you could ever forget to buy your furry loves a gift — but in case you got distracted, make it up to them by foregoing the run-of-the-mill chain store pet toys and hitting up the  Healthy Spot Pet Store! This great Marina shop only sell high-quality, eco-friendly treats and toys that will definitely their holiday tails wagging.


 4. Yoga Up Your Gift
Yoga Salt — 11955 Washington Blvd. (New location is just a couple miles away from the Marina!)

For the yogi in your life, a Yoga Salt gift card could absolutely be the ticket to holiday fulfillment. There’s an array of gift options you can choose from to get their downward facing dog in motion, ranging from a “Drop-In” card for just $18 to a 20-Class Pack for $240.


5. Gift a CinemaSuites® Movie Night for the Grown-Ups
AMC Dine-In Theaters — 13455 Maxella Ave. Suite 280

Yes, another gift card option — but as we all know, small gift cards come with big rewards, especially when it grants you entry into the AMC Dine-In Marina 6. Choose any denomination between $5 and $100— although if you want to go all out for the full CinemaSuites experience (aka: plush recliners, upscale dining and cocktails, swivel tables and eight-foot spaces between rows), you might want to splurge on the $75 or $100 card.


Are you ready for the holidays? Let us know what your favorite small gifts will be this holiday season!