Must Have Melrose Gifts For The New Year

Must Have Melrose Gifts For The New Year

What will make your New Year the best ever? Well, set your intentions, and make your resolution for great gifts, for yourself or others, from Melrose Ave.— perfect for celebrating the new year.


Isn’t it time that you had a “hand” with your New Year’s resolutions? At Consort, you can find beautiful brass hands cast with different symbols that will offer just the right assistance in your home. “They’re cast with different symbols such as love, and some have their fingers crossed,” explains store staff member Cole. Also popular New Year’s finds: crystal bud vases and ashtrays great for holding your keys, earrings, or candies, to add a sense of elegance to start 2019 right.

6918 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90038


Speaking of crystals, go for an energy enhancing, healing, and spiritual boost for the new year with the wide selection of spiritual gifts and goods available here. Rose quartz may just bring you love, while amethyst can help you break bad habits. Don’t miss the candles either: perfect to light on New Year’s Eve or to start the year fresh, the shop’s special candles are made with ground crystals, herbs, and stones.

House of Intuition
7449 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046


Get cozy for the new year with Sanrio character line blankets that double as capes – Hello Kitty to you, too. Or get in the glow with Sanrio line lamps and diffusers. Stationary is also a popular buy, and perfect for writing all those thank you notes for holiday gifts. “We also have iPhone cases and stainless steel thermoses,” sales associate Michelle relates. Whether you’re dressing up your old phone or protecting a new holiday gift, those phone cases are a must for your 2019 phone gear.”

Japan LA
7320 1/2 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 934-5201


New phone, new desktop, new laptop? What could be a better start to a new year? And the place to buy these Apple necessities-of-life is Melrose Mac, one of the only Apple Premier Partners in the United States, and a well-known provider of the entire Mac line.

Melrose Mac
6614 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90038


According to store staff member, Jackie, among the most popular gifts this season are framed, vintage, taxidermied butterflies in glass frames. “We also have alligator heads that are very popular.” What better way to get your New Year’s guests talking than these unusual décor touches.

7220 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 934-8684


Head into the new year with vision – that is your own, improved vision. When it comes to eyecare and eyewear, Dr. Ryan Stybel offers both; and his cool new variety of frames even includes a selection of super trendy Celine sunglasses or the Vinylize line, crafted from your favorite albums. Get ready for a new look – and a better way to see in 2019.

Positive Eye Ons
7629 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 651-5646


Light a flame for the new year with candles from Spitfire Girl. According to store rep, Melissa Concepcion, “We make our candles ourselves and they’re a huge best seller. We have a numbered, scented line, and we also offer Egyptian candles, based on Egyptian potions we researched.” The Egyptian candles include still available ingredients and desirable scents that date from the period of the pyramids. “We have magic intention candles for love abundance, and energy clearing,” she notes. Sounds like the perfect gift for the new year.

Spitfire Girl
7401 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046

About Genie Davis

GENIE DAVIS is a multi-published novelist and journalist, and produced screen and television writer living in Los Angeles. Her novels range from suspense to romance, mystery, and literary fiction, with titles including mystery thriller Marathon, the noir Gun to the Head, and the romantic suspense of Executive Impulse, Between the Sheets and Animal Attraction. In film, her screen work also spans a variety of genres from supernatural thriller to romantic drama, family, teen, and comedy, has written on staff for ABC-TV’s Port Charles; written, produced, and directed reality programming and wrote and co-produced the independent film, Losing Hope. As a journalist, you can see her work in many publications including her own