Whether you live in Los Angeles or know someone who will be visiting in the next year, a gift of a special experience that shows you know the tastes of the recipient is a great way to make someone's holiday. Whether your friend or loved one would appreciate a surfing lesson, a luxury spa treatment or a discount coupon book will depend on who they are.
You already know which ones have what kind of taste, so you know which frugal friend will appreciate the constant savings of a 2013 Entertainment Book (on sale now 2/$35 so you can keep one for yourself) and which one will be impressed by spa treatment gift certificate or just really deserves a little pampering. Even your frugal friend may appreciate a massage if they know you got a discount and didn't pay full price (you don't have to tell your diva friend that part). For your more intellectual acquaintances, a Go Los Angeles Card with pre-paid museum admission to a selection of LA's most high-brow museums like the Huntington Library, MOCA, Museum of Tolerance, Autry National Center, to name a few, might do the trick. (Groupon LA also currently has some great deals on museum admissions, among other things). For the extreme adventurer who has done everything, a live fighter pilot experience might still get the adrenaline pumping.
Here are some more LA Experiences You Can Give for all ages.