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Giving yourself the gift of high blood pressure during the final stretch of holiday shopping? If you find delight in last-minute scavenger hunts (there's still time to consult our stress-reducing shopping guides!), we've rounded up LA's best boutiques for picking up presents priced at $40 and under.

Although you've already missed out on Hannukah, there's still time to shop for Seinfeld-backed Festivus (December 23rd), Christmas (four days left!), Kwanzaa (from December 26th to January 1st), the Pastafarian Holiday (all month long), or whatever other festive celebration floats your boat.

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1. Burro

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1409 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 450-6288
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If you're already grabbing treasures for your stylish mama pals, head over to Baby Burro's parent shop a few doors over for more cool gifts for grown-ups, like avocado soaps, dainty beaded bracelets and evil eye rings, unframed art prints, and more (yup, they're all $40 and under, too). The Cali-cool retailer's also got locations at the Malibu Country Mart (pictured) and Westlake Village. [Photo]

2. Poketo

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820 E 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 537-0751
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There's a reason why this charming Arts District boutique is a mainstay on our essential and indie shopping lists (and why Westfield boxed up its wares in a holiday vending machine). The colorful store's inventory of inventive accessories, home goods, and more make it a cinch to find quick gifts for the art star in your life, like geometric drink rocks for $38, cute iPhone cases for $40, and modern perfumes for $38, among others. [Photo]

3. Wittmore

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8236 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 782-9791
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For the cool dude in your life, head to Wittmore's modern menswear meccas in DTLA (pictured) and West Third Street. There, find grooming products by Ursa Major; Frausto & Co.'s trivia-like card decks for coffee, beer, and wine; luxe leather coasters; and even Lego cufflinks. [Photo]

4. WACKO Soap Plant

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4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 663-0122
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This lowbrow art haven bills itself as " the second happiest place on Earth," and with good reason—it's filled with a mix of useless collectibles and gag gifts (farting keychains, novelty action figures, etc.) alongside a selection of useful (and budget-friendly) items, like its in-house line of bath products, stationery, cool coffee table books, retro carryalls, and more items for your kitschiest friend or family member. Bonus: they're open now through Wednesday from 10am to midnight and Thursday from 10am to 8pm. [Photo]

5. Ten Thousand Villages

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567 S Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
Socially-conscious stocking stuffers are abound at this fair trade boutique, which offers furniture, tableware, textiles, art, jewelry, and accessories made by of artisans hailing from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Under-$40 gift picks include cloth-bound journals from Bangladesh, recycled paper coasters from the Philippines, stylish baskets from Nicaragua, charming colored pencils from Chile (pictured), and more. [Photo]

6. Merican Made Pop-Up: Milkmade

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1413 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 581-8890
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Running through December 27th (we're looking at you, late gift-givers), the USA-focused pop-up shop at Abbot Kinney boutique Milkmade offers Stateside-made, under-$40 giftables by an array of lifestyle brands, including stationery from Graphic Anthology, geometric air plant hangers and pots by Kelso Doesn't Dance (pictured), and men's undies by Mr. + Muse. [Photo]

7. MUJI Hollywood

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7021 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 785-2013
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Minimalist, hyper-obsessed folks will love unwrapping a gift from Japanese lifestyle shop MUJI, which offers everything from fresh home scents and sleek socks to notebooks and acrylic jewelry organizers and many other items priced at $40 and under at its Hollywood and SaMo locations. [Photo]

8. Ooga Booga

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943 N Broadway Ste 203
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 617-1105
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Tucked away in Chinatown, this small art shop/bookstore/clothing boutique is sticked with unique ephemera, 'zines, jewelry, apparel, and accessories perfect for Rookie enthusiasts and riot grrrls (and boys) for $40 or less. Don't forget to swing by their Boyle Heights shop for even more artsy goods. [Photo]

9. Spitfire Girl

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7401 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 343-7340
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Spitfire Girl's shops on Melrose (pictured) and Hillhurst are filled with quirky gifts for curiosities collectors, like adorable bunny mugs, wax figurines, wooden serving sets, cute rainbow-adorned charm necklaces, and more. [Photo]

10. Kitson

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8590 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 855-9635
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Lest you forget, legendary LA retailer Kitson is sadly closing its doors—which also means everything in store is on sale for up to 50% off, including half-off all stationery, 40% off jewelry and sale items, and 30% off all novelty gifts, books, beauty and apothecary products, and accessories. Be sure to pick up a Kitson laptop case or coin purse for nostalgia's sake; check out our recap of the blowout here for a taste of giftables to expect.

11. General Store

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1801 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 751-6393
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If you've already cleaned out Otherwild and still seeking merch for the other mystic hippies in your life, head over to boho-modern General Store in Venice. Sleek pottery, design-driven wall calendars, and Earth Tu Face body products are just a few under-$40 finds. [Photo]

1. Burro

1409 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
If you're already grabbing treasures for your stylish mama pals, head over to Baby Burro's parent shop a few doors over for more cool gifts for grown-ups, like avocado soaps, dainty beaded bracelets and evil eye rings, unframed art prints, and more (yup, they're all $40 and under, too). The Cali-cool retailer's also got locations at the Malibu Country Mart (pictured) and Westlake Village. [Photo]
1409 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

2. Poketo

820 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
There's a reason why this charming Arts District boutique is a mainstay on our essential and indie shopping lists (and why Westfield boxed up its wares in a holiday vending machine). The colorful store's inventory of inventive accessories, home goods, and more make it a cinch to find quick gifts for the art star in your life, like geometric drink rocks for $38, cute iPhone cases for $40, and modern perfumes for $38, among others. [Photo]
820 E 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

3. Wittmore

8236 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
For the cool dude in your life, head to Wittmore's modern menswear meccas in DTLA (pictured) and West Third Street. There, find grooming products by Ursa Major; Frausto & Co.'s trivia-like card decks for coffee, beer, and wine; luxe leather coasters; and even Lego cufflinks. [Photo]
8236 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

4. WACKO Soap Plant

4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
This lowbrow art haven bills itself as " the second happiest place on Earth," and with good reason—it's filled with a mix of useless collectibles and gag gifts (farting keychains, novelty action figures, etc.) alongside a selection of useful (and budget-friendly) items, like its in-house line of bath products, stationery, cool coffee table books, retro carryalls, and more items for your kitschiest friend or family member. Bonus: they're open now through Wednesday from 10am to midnight and Thursday from 10am to 8pm. [Photo]
4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

5. Ten Thousand Villages

567 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
Socially-conscious stocking stuffers are abound at this fair trade boutique, which offers furniture, tableware, textiles, art, jewelry, and accessories made by of artisans hailing from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Under-$40 gift picks include cloth-bound journals from Bangladesh, recycled paper coasters from the Philippines, stylish baskets from Nicaragua, charming colored pencils from Chile (pictured), and more. [Photo]
567 S Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

6. Merican Made Pop-Up: Milkmade

1413 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Running through December 27th (we're looking at you, late gift-givers), the USA-focused pop-up shop at Abbot Kinney boutique Milkmade offers Stateside-made, under-$40 giftables by an array of lifestyle brands, including stationery from Graphic Anthology, geometric air plant hangers and pots by Kelso Doesn't Dance (pictured), and men's undies by Mr. + Muse. [Photo]
1413 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

7. MUJI Hollywood

7021 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Minimalist, hyper-obsessed folks will love unwrapping a gift from Japanese lifestyle shop MUJI, which offers everything from fresh home scents and sleek socks to notebooks and acrylic jewelry organizers and many other items priced at $40 and under at its Hollywood and SaMo locations. [Photo]
7021 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

8. Ooga Booga

943 N Broadway Ste 203, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tucked away in Chinatown, this small art shop/bookstore/clothing boutique is sticked with unique ephemera, 'zines, jewelry, apparel, and accessories perfect for Rookie enthusiasts and riot grrrls (and boys) for $40 or less. Don't forget to swing by their Boyle Heights shop for even more artsy goods. [Photo]
943 N Broadway Ste 203
Los Angeles, CA 90012

9. Spitfire Girl

7401 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Spitfire Girl's shops on Melrose (pictured) and Hillhurst are filled with quirky gifts for curiosities collectors, like adorable bunny mugs, wax figurines, wooden serving sets, cute rainbow-adorned charm necklaces, and more. [Photo]
7401 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

10. Kitson

8590 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Lest you forget, legendary LA retailer Kitson is sadly closing its doors—which also means everything in store is on sale for up to 50% off, including half-off all stationery, 40% off jewelry and sale items, and 30% off all novelty gifts, books, beauty and apothecary products, and accessories. Be sure to pick up a Kitson laptop case or coin purse for nostalgia's sake; check out our recap of the blowout here for a taste of giftables to expect.
8590 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

11. General Store

1801 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
If you've already cleaned out Otherwild and still seeking merch for the other mystic hippies in your life, head over to boho-modern General Store in Venice. Sleek pottery, design-driven wall calendars, and Earth Tu Face body products are just a few under-$40 finds. [Photo]
1801 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291