12/07/2012 01:52 pm ET | Updated Dec 09, 2012

LA Gift Guide 2012: Our Favorite Local Stores Give Us Their Top Picks (PHOTOS)

At HuffPost LA, our favorite part of the holiday season is when we curate our Best of LA gift guide. We choose the stores. The owners choose the gifts.

For 2012, we have selected our favorite 11 stores and they're scattered all over this city -- from Silverlake to Venice Beach and everywhere in between. There are gifts for the jetsetter, the home decorator, the manly man and the creature of comfort, just to name few. There's jewelry, food, art, gadgets and gizmos, and prices range from $13 to $500. We've got it all.

Here's what's best: all of these stores are local and fresh LA. So without further ado, get shopping!

Best Of LA Holiday Shopping Guide