Holiday Gift Guides 2021: Gifts That Give Back

As holiday shopping reaches a fever pitch, these are presents that come with positive repercussions

In December, our collective consumerism can reach a fever pitch and prompt some very real self-reflection regarding our approach to the festive season. With this in mind, we encourage readers to donate time or money—if possible—to local mutual aid initiatives or larger organizations like The Loveland Foundation, The Trevor Project, Last Prisoner Project, Everytown, Kiva, RAICES, Know Your Rights and the ACLU. Sometimes, though, you …

Holiday Gift Guides 2021: Art Nerds

Ideas for those who like to create, admire or surround themselves with things of beauty

Whether wandering through museums, discovering new galleries, attending art fairs, visiting studio spaces or finding enchanting surprises within everyday moments, art and design enthusiasts can spot beauty everywhere. It’s also a gift to have art in your home—be it an original painting, one of multiple prints, limited edition risographs, lithographs or even artful museum merchandise. Books about different genres, artists, designers, buildings, styles and photographers are another …

Hand-Painted Sign Tote

Celebrating the humble but glorious hand-painted sign, this Los Angeles County Museum of Art tote features artwork by Ben Klevay’s She Chimp. The full address and phone number for the museum appears on one side and their LACMA acronym is on the other. Made from 100% cotton that is fabricated and printed in Southern California, this bag is a sturdy and comfortable option for carrying …