Shopping for Gen Z? Gifts for the ‘youths’ on your list

Arit John, Los Angeles Times on

Published in Entertaining

Maybe the person you have in mind likes to make their own jewelry. This DIY flower resin kit — enough to make a pair of earrings and a necklace — could be perfect for a young, budding designer.

$55 | makersmess.com

Mayfair x Netflix Queue Black Crewneck

You can’t go wrong with a crewneck or sweatpants from the Mayfair Group, the online retailer known for sweats emblazoned with slogans like “Your emotions are valid.” We like the collaborations with Netflix — which reads “Skip Intro” on the front and “You are my favorite season” on the back — because it looks good and is a potential conversation starter. Example: “Did you finish ‘Squid Games’ yet?”

$98 | themayfairgroupllc.com

Fragrance 01, Taunt, from DedCool


Carina Chaz founded her unisex fragrance brand DedCool in Los Angeles in 2016. There’s an emphasis on sustainability — the fragrances are biodegradeable, plant-based and come in glass bottles — and using non-toxic ingredients. Taunt smells like bergamot, vanilla and amber, but there are nearly a dozen other scents. Individual samples cost $6.

$90 | dedcool.com

The Essentials Bag from Noto Botanics

Noto Botanics is a unisex skincare and beauty brand founded by former makeup artist Gloria Noto. Noto, a queer woman, has made a point of inclusive advertising that showcases different races and sexual and gender identities. The clean beauty brand also donates a portion of sales from its Agender Oil to organizations like Planned Parenthood, the LGBT Youth Center and the Okra Project. The Essentials Bag includes a body wash, a scrub and a serum, as well as an organic cotton tote bag.


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