It's that time of year again - cold temperatures, depression, anxiety and most importantly, gift giving! With the holidays fast approaching we are pleased to present THE BRVTAL LIST Holiday Gift Guide 2016. Last year's LIST saw some great contributors from all over the world and this year we invited a few of our closest friends and favorite artists from here in Los Angeles to give us some of their holiday gift ideas. Without further ado...
Fragrance. Byredo is my go to fragrance house. Their scents are unisex so their fragrances or candles will make great gifts for anyone. https://byredo.com/
Fleet Ilya Leather Goods. Beautifully crafted leather accessories handmade in London and one of all time favorite fashion brands. If you are new to Fleet Ilya, something small, like a choker or belt is a great first addition. http://www.fleetilya.com/
Art books. You can never go wrong art or photography books as a gift. You can find some rare and hard to find items from instagram accounts such as "Idea books" or on amazon's bookstore. For a more in store experience the folks at These Days LA and Mount Analog in L.A. have a very well curated section of books that are updated regularly. http://www.ideanow.online/home
August Uncommon Tea. I'm usually a coffee person but once a friend had me try a cup of August Uncommon Tea, I was hooked. You can tell a lot of hard work goes into creating the different blends and I found I get a similar "alert" feeling similar to drinking a good cup of coffee. I recommend the Silenco to start with. https://august.la/
Wallpaper Housewares. There are so many beautiful and unique pieces from Store Wallpaper LA that I've had my eye on for a while but their sculptural cocktail glass collection would make a great gift on any occasion. http://store.wallpaper.com/
Erik Adrian. Erik Adrian is a designer and another LA based brand I don't have enough good things to speak about. His designs are functional and unique and the bags themselves are handmade from durable and high quality leather. His structured duffle bag is on my wishlist. Highly recommend checking out his pieces. https://erikadrianstudio.com/
Fine Lingerie. Gift certificate to Panty Raid. http://pantyraidshop.com
Classic Steel Flipper Knife. For all occasions. http://www.knifeart.com/
Sensory Deprivation Tank. Gift an hour to relieve stress. www.justfloat.com
Handcuffs Ring. http://www.titanium-buzz.com/
Shikama Ring. You can't go wrong with a NOH ring. http://www.sarahshikama.com/shop/noh-ring-2
Thanks to Corinne and Aly for these great selections. Tune in tomorrow for more!