Every holiday season there's that certain someone who challenges your gift-selecting muscle. When a generic scarf, coaster set or best-selling paperback just won't do, where can you go to find more creative and unique options? Here's a list of some of our favorite indie shops that take the hassle out of gift hunting. Not only will you have plenty of one-of-a-kind items to choose from, but you'll support some deserving local business owners while you're at it.
Tweak: The Original Giftery: From quirky coffee table books to L.A. freeway shot glasses to giant adhesive popsicle wall art, Tweak has something for everyone. A big perk about shopping here is that behind each displayed item are a bunch of pre-wrapped ones—perfect for those who dislike the whole tape and ribbon part of gift giving. 8384 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles 90048. (Photo by Chelsee Lowe/LAist)