11/23/2012 01:20 pm ET Updated Nov 26, 2012

Small Business Saturday Los Angeles: Our Favorite Gift Shops (PHOTOS)

After you're done stampeding the big box stores for Black Friday, consider showing some love to LA's mom-and-pops on Small Business Saturday -- American Express' push for folks to "shop small" and support local businesses during the holiday season.

In support of Small Business Saturday (and your gift list), we're highlighting our favorite boutiques around town. These stores cover everyone from on-trend fashionistas to gourmands to globetrotters, so finish eating those leftovers and pound the pavement in search of the perfect present!