$115 | notobotanics.com
30 minute Astrology Transit Reading from House of Intuition
According to House of Intuition, the reading will cover everything from your personality and emotional needs to what signs you’re compatible with, allowing you to “walk away with a better understanding of yourself and natural strengths you can utilize in your career.” They’ll need the recipient’s birth date, time and location.
$100 | houseofintuitionla.com
Halo Halo pin from Giant Robot
Giant Robot started off as an alternative bimonthly magazine focused on Asian pop culture that published from 1994-2011. Over the years founder Erik Nakamura has expanded and modified the brand — today, Giant Robot exists as a retail shop and a gallery, both in the Sawtelle neighborhood. The Halo Halo pin recommended here is a nod to Los Angeles’ large Filipino community (the largest of any metro area in America) and Giant Robot’s collection of food-themed pins — ramen, sushi, taiyaki, kimchi, spam masubi — with specific appeal to different parts of the Asian diaspora.
$7 | giantrobot.com
Stick & Poke Practice Tattoo Kit
While some people were baking sourdough or becoming plant parents, other young people spent quarantine learning to give themselves simple stick and poke tattoos using a handheld needle (instead of a tattoo gun). Yes, 2021 is almost over, but it’s never too late to pick up a new hobby, and Oakland-based Stick & Poke Tattoo Kit is here to help. We recommend you give the practice kit first (with professional tattoo ink and latex practice skin); you can buy a real kit for a little bit more.
$34-$60 | stickandpoketattookit.com