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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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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]
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]

Wittmore

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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]

WACKO Soap Plant

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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]

Ten Thousand Villages

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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]

Merican Made Pop-Up: Milkmade

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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]

MUJI Hollywood

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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]

Ooga Booga

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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]

Spitfire Girl

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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]
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.

General Store

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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]

Burro

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]

Poketo

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]

Wittmore

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]

WACKO Soap Plant

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]

Ten Thousand Villages

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]

Merican Made Pop-Up: Milkmade

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]

MUJI Hollywood

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]

Ooga Booga

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]

Spitfire Girl

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]

Kitson

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.

General Store

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]