Made in California: Four gift items, each for $50 or less
Think of it as the L.A. at Home craft fair: Throughout December, we'll point shoppers toward handmade gifts that are original, thoughtful and occasionally eccentric. We'll start with this assortment -- all $50 or less. Clockwise, starting with the largest photo:
Book: The hand-bound journal is made by Tyler Bender using vintage and recycled materials. It's $32.95 from the Tyler Bender Book Co.
Box: Los Angeles artist Mark Brunner decorates the lid of his handmade wooden box with a resin print of his original artwork. It's $50.
Scent: Textile artist Paula Smail makes her 4-inch-square sachets with fabric remnants stuffed with dried lavender. Each set of three sachets is $15 at Henry Road in Studio City.
Treasure: The small "Peace" box is by Pasadena artist Kim Elowe of Kafuffle Designs. It's $26.50 at Mindfulnest in Burbank.
-- Lisa Boone
Photo credits: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times