By Diana Bonilla and Natalie Arroyo Camacho
The best thing we’ve learned this year is to invest our dollars in our community. There are so many creative, talented, and intelligent individuals in the Valley â€” so many of us pursuing our passions, building businesses, and purchasing homes here (to keep the gentrifiers out, of course).
Valley Gems creator Diana Bonilla collaborated with Viva the Valley to encourage us to put our money where it pays for our neighbors’ groceries and not for a millionaire’s third vacation home.
Shop these Valley businesses for all your holiday needs, and remember: You can always buy gift cards!
In this article:
Apparel and accessories
You know you want Valley-inspired merch by inspired Valley kids.
You know, in case you don’t want to make a cake or pie or bake at all.
Get a cut or gift card for the person in your life who consistently has a fresh line-up.
24. Valley’s Finest Barber Lounge
Who ever turned down a spa or spa-like treatment?
32. San Fernando Brewing Company
Candles, plants, mugs, boutiques, and other aesthetic things…
38. NoHo Candle Co. and Studio
From record stores to book stores and comic books to sneakers…
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