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The Holidays are nearly upon us, which means it’s time to shop for the coolest gifts for everyone but yourself. From candles to coffee table books– even the most common gift items can become great surprises when done right. Get wrapped up in The Agency’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide.

Mercedes SLS Two Seater Electric Ride-On Car for Kids

Mercedes Benz produces some of the finest autos on the planet. The Magic Cars® 2 seater electric ride on Mercedes SL65 is made for kids to cruise the neighborhood in style. The car holds up to 85 pounds and fits 2 children. Want more? This ride on car gives you the option of remote controlling it with the included wireless transmitter.  $359

Cuyana Passport Case

Treat the jetsetter on your list with an all-leather passport case. Its slim profile will help de-clutter any travel bag.Handmade in Argentina, add monogrammed initials in gold for an extra touch. Cuyana encourages us to buy fewer, better things. We happen to agree  $55 & $85

vita-fede-double-cubo-earrings-profileVita Fede Double Cubo Earrings

One of our favorite local LA designers, Cynthia Sakai of Vita Fede, does it again with the Reversible Vita Fede earrings. Glamorous and minimal, tiny Swarovski crystals shine from the small and large gold cube earrings. These gorgeous delicate treats are handmade in Italy.  $750

 

Acqua di Parma Collezione Barbiere Deluxe Shaving Stand with Brush and Razor

Designed to suit the shaving needs of the modern gentleman, the style and luxury of Italian craftsmanship are embodied in the Collezione Barbiere Deluxe Shaving Stand with Brush and Razor. Exclusively handcrafted in Italy, the high quality badger bristle brush, wenge-wood razor handle and brass stand bring a touch of elegance to the daily ritual of shaving. $670

Executive Portable USB Turntable

Give him the ability to rediscover the velvety tones of vinyl, and the opportunity to recapture the magic of finding music the old-fashioned way: perusing vintage record stores for hidden gems. The best part, with Crosley’s Executive Portable Turntable, you can digitize any record, so the music can follow your life on the go. $109

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What do you get the girl who has everything? How about the bust of  Marie-Antoinette in the form of a candle? As one of the most famous and controversial women in French History, Marie-Antoinette was the object of many artistic representations. Many valuable pieces disappeared during the French Revolution. Fortunately, this candle replica survived the upheavals of time. $125

Monique Lhuillier Blush Coupe

Monique Lhuillier Waterford introduces the Pink Collection to support the fight against breast cancer and raise awareness with a collection of unique signature gifts. $250

Gray Malin Print

Another local artist, Gary Malin sees the world from a different perspective. He travels the world taking aerial shots with quirky props like beach balls in Antartica and balloons on Llamas in the Peruvian desert. His art can also be found on surfboards, wallpaper, pillows and more. Our favorite? His MARFA PRADA series. Starting at $249

barkbox11Bark Box

For your Pooch: We love Bark Box, a monthly subsciption of carefully selected products and presents for your dog – everything from toys, bones and all-natural treats to hygiene products and innovative new gadgets! Plus, 10% of profits go to help local shelters and rescue organizations. Staring at $29/month

Petrossian Ultimate Caviar Collection

Two magnificent once-in-a-lifetime caviar collections filled with two 500 gram tins of their finest varieties. These unique tins are of limited edition and extremely limited quantities! Starting at $7850

The Rolling Stones Coffee Table Book

Due out this month, this signed book charts the Stones’ remarkable history and rockstar lifestyle through photographs and illustrations, many of which are previously unseen. Unprecedented access to the Rolling Stones’ own archives in New York and London adds an equally extraordinary, more private side to their story. For Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie this is their official photographic record. $5,000 (only 1,150 limited deluxe editions)

Dinner in an Architectural Marvel

Host a private dinner for 10 in the elegant surroundings of the iconic Philip Johnson Glass House. This iconic piece of architecture in the Connecticut countryside was home to the influential architect Philip Johnson. Gaze out on the scenic landscape, surrounded by glass, as you and your guests dine at Philip’s table. The day will also include a behind-the-scenes tour including the Studio Library and world-class art collection. A truly one-of-a-kind setting for an unforgettable evening. Starting at $25,000

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MadPax are 3D inspired backpacks and power pack acessories that are the perfect fusion of fashion and functionality. The dynamic packs have all the pouches, pockets and zippered capacity that makes no concession to utility. For kids of all ages, it is time to express yourself with one of the many styles of MadPax. Starting at $48

South African Golf Getaway

One of the most unique destinations for golf lovers is a five-night South African golf package for two with luxury accommodations. The getaway includes a round of golf on two of the best courses in the country; both ranked amongst the world’s best, Leopard Creek Country Club and Durban Country Club. When you take a break from golf, experience South Africa’s natural beauty with amazing African wildlife encounters at Kruger National Wildlife Park, one of the world’s top wildlife parks. Also enjoy a seven-course tasting menu dinner at 9th Avenue Bistro, an American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award winning restaurant. $3,667.48

Screen-Shot-2013-12-31-at-3.22.23-PM-490x288Hope Basket 

Give a basket of hope to those in need. Basket includes a gift of rabbits and a starter flock of chickens, providing eggs and protein for nourishment, income, and the ability to pass on the gift to others. Families also receive training and education in the animals’ care to make sure their hope becomes a reality. $50