For KidsA Faery Hunt is a great interactive show for kids in Beverly Hills, Granada Hills and other locations. Both girls and boys will enjoy the interactive hunt for faeries and elves incorporating life lessons.
For a bigger splurge, a day out at Disneyland or Knott's Berry Farm is a winner with the little ones.
And for the very young, tickets to the Bob Baker Marionette Theater near Downtown LA will enchant from toddlers on up.
Kart Racing at MB2 Raceway in Sylmar. - speed demons 48" and taller can test out their track skills at MB2 Raceway in Sylmar. Junior and adult karts available. Prices start at $20 Junior (48"+) 10 lap or $23 Adult (57"+) 14 lap race. Gift Certificates available.
Private Surfing Lessons for one or two in Santa Monica, Huntington Beach or Laguna Beach.
If you are from the region or a frequent visitor to Tinseltown, you can get an annual pass from Universal Studios Hollywood or Six Flags Magic Mountain for the price of a single day ticket.
For the LadiesA Spa treatment at any of hundreds of day spas, or Beauty Makeover and fashion photo shoot in Beverly Hills from Great American Days.
A deluxe meal, spa treatment or weekend getaway from Groupon LA.
For the Star Struck
Los Angeles Celebrity Homes Helicopter Flight - From $189 for a 35 minute tour of celebrity homes and LA landmarks. Get a view over the high shrubs and fences that you can't see from the tour buses.
On a lower budget, try the bus version of the Movie Stars Homes Tour, starting at $37.
For Theme Park Fans
The Southern California CityPass includes a 3-Day Disneyland and California Adventure Park Hopper ticket, and one day each at Universal Studios Hollywood, SeaWorld San Diego, and your choice of either the San Diego Zoo or San Diego Wild Animal Park.
Or the Go Los Angeles Card, which includes Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott's Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain and LEGOLAND, as well as dozens of other attractions.
For the Romantic Adventurer
A Los Angeles Romantic Sunset Helicopter Tour - Watch the sun set and the LA lights come on with a private flight for two over Los Angeles. OR
A Los Angeles Romantic Helicopter Night Flight to Dinner from $269 per person, including hotel pick up and dinner.
A Romantic Horse Back Picnic in Malibu, Zuma Canyon, or Paramount Ranch from $320 per couple plus food.
For the Hard Core Adventurer
Fighter Pilot Experience - $1395 will get your Top Gun into a Marchetti SF260 for some air to air combat. OR
A Gift Certificate to Great American Days, or Kijubi.com to choose an adventure of their choice.
For the Budget GourmetThe Cozmo Deck - Gives the bearer discounts at top LA Restaurants, but they do have to spend a significant amount of money to use them ($15 off $50) so it's only a good gift for people who already spend a lot of money eating out.
For the Theatre FanDiscount theatre tickets from Goldstar Events - you can get twice as much theatre for your money when the tickets are half price. They will be notified of your gift by email. Choose from dozens of theatre productions and other events, including, sporting events and spa treatments. Gift certificates are also available so they can choose their own.
The Entertainment Book - discounts on dining and entertainment all over LA.
Go Los Angeles Card - Cardholders get in free to most Southern California theme parks and a couple dozen LA area museums, tours and attractions.
Free L.A. - a guide book to hundreds of free family-friendly venues and activities in the LA area.
For ideas on what to buy once you're in Los Angeles, check out the Totally Los Angeles (Holday) Shopping Guide, for ideas of things you can shop for all year long.