12 Best Gifts for People Who Love L.A.
3. Canvassing LA
After graphic designer Brandon Roosa and his family moved to L.A., they launched a Kickstarter project called Canvassing LA. These retro-inspired cloth bags are meant to reflect the city's myriad neighborhoods, from Malibu to Burbank and (almost) everywhere in between. Pledge $15 for a tote bag, or pledge a higher amount for even more swag on Kickstarter.
2. Rabbit Air
Obviously, UCLA and UC Berkeley aren't the only universities in California, but they're two of the best. For anyone lucky and/or intelligent enough to attend one of the most competitive public schools in the entire state, the achievement itself redefines what it means to have "bragging rights." But all that boasting can make an overachiever winded -- not a good thing, given the often dismal quality of the air on campus. Rabbit Air is a Pasadena-based company that understands how smart people like to mix form and function, especially people living in L.A. What's more, their sleek, sexy and slim air purifiers don't just come in university editions, in case hard-partying high-school days got in the way of a college career. There's also the Paul Frank edition, the Peanuts edition, and the Artists Series -- all of which make breathing fresh air just as easy on the eyes as it is on the lungs. Various prices, RabbitAir.com.
California Porcelain Company
1. Branch Pipe
In L.A., nothing is what it seems, and neither is this pipe. It might look like wood, but it's actually an expertly crafted piece of ceramic art from the California Porcelain Company. And since "weed (er... medication)" is the number-one reason why Los Angeles is the best Effing City in America, it only makes sense that this clever little example of trompe l'oeil should be number one on this list, too. $90, TheGoldenStateStore.com and CaliforniaPorcelainCompany.bigcartel.com.