The LA2050 Gift Guide features some of our favorite local products from organizations that make an impact. When you shop - you do good: The organizations behind these products provide work for those transitioning out of homelessness and gang involvement, encourage creativity in young students, promote nature conservation and education, and fight against food insecurity. Happy shopping!
The Giving Keys is an LA-based social enterprise that provides living-wage jobs for individuals transitioning out of homelessness.
NHM's Wild LA book ($24.95)
Equal parts nature guide and trip planner, the Natural History Museum's Wild LA unveils the hidden nature in every park and canyon—and even your own neighborhood.
Membership to the LA Zoo ($60)
Founded in 1966, The Los Angeles Zoo is home to more than 1,400 mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles representing more than 270 different species and even 58 species that are endangered.
Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need and inspiring others to do the same.
CicLAvia catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation and good health through car-free street events.
The Two Bit Circus Foundation is a nonprofit educational organization designed to cultivate the next generation of inventors, advance environmental stewardship, and spur community engagement.
Homeboy Industries has provided hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and recently incarcerated men and women. All proceeds from its social enterprises, including Homegirl Cafe, benefit the nonprofit's comprehensive wraparound programming.
826LA Author Mug ($14.99)
826LA sells unique products in its Time Travel Mart to support its work encouraging students ages six to 18 to develop their creative and expository writing skills.
MADE by DWC is a social enterprise operated by the Downtown Women's Center that provides job training and employment for women transitioning out of homelessness.
LA Original, a pilot program of the Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles and the Mayor's Office of Economic Development, was developed to celebrate LA as the creative capital of the world.
SEE-LA operates local farmers' markets, encourages sustainable food systems, and promotes activities that both benefit low-to-moderate individuals and support small businesses.
First published by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1965, the sixth edition of An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles now contains ninety-six sections organized in thirteen geographic chapters, boasting over 200 new additions to its thousands of entries.
Griffith Observatory Planetarium Tickets ($3-7)
Griffith Observatory is a regional landmark and global leader in public astronomy. Since it opened in 1935, more people have looked through Griffith Observatory's telescope than any other telescope on Earth.