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‘Tis the season of holiday festivities, family feasts and spreading cheer. Fresh holiday décor such as mistletoe and Christmas trees make your home warm and inviting, but the true symbol of the holiday spirit is in the signature poinsettia plant. Los Angeles is gearing up for the holiday rush with florists featuring the season’s poinsettia picks, so beat the pack and find the best at these area florists’ shops.

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George’s Flowers
4252 Whittier Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90023
(323) 261-5707
Price: from $39.95

Known as the Christmas Star, the poinsettia is a symbol of good wishes and merriment. George’s Flowers is an expert in white poinsettias, which, in addition to best wishes for the holiday season, represent new beginnings. The floral shop’s winter white flower is a must have for your home or can be a festive holiday hostess gift. Beautifully displayed in a natural-colored wicker basket, George’s Flowers’ white poinsettia plant flaunts a green ribbon to accentuate the pure color. To make all of your holiday planning easy, George’s Flowers will do same-day delivery so your poinsettia arrives crisp and fresh to last the entire season.

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Westwood Flower Garden
1091 Gayley
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208-4000
Price: $39.95 to $59.95

Each season, the holiday color palette unveils rich reds, deep greens, and sparkly golds and silvers. Finding the dazzling touch that will complete your home’s holiday picture is simple when you shop at Westwood Flower Garden. The florist exquisitely highlights the deep red poinsettia plant in a basket with a red velvet ribbon. Once you order the poinsettias, whether for you or a loved one, Westwood Flower Garden will deliver throughout Los Angeles including West Hollywood, the UCLA area, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Brentwood and Santa Monica.

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Claire’s Flowers
27019 Santa Clarita Road
Valencia, CA 91350
(661) 286-1284
Price: $40 to $60

West Los Angeles isn’t the only area that offers flawless holiday floral designs. Local Santa Clarita florist, Claire’s Flowers brings avant-garde décor to your holiday gathering. With an eye for couture-inspired details, the experts at Claire’s Flowers apply skilled craftsmanship and fashionable flair to their red poinsettia plant bouquets. In addition, the flower shop will create centerpieces to bring your festive table together. Choose from the Yuletide Glow centerpiece or the Christmas by Candlelight centerpiece.

Related: How to Spruce Up Your Holiday Table Top

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Edelweiss Flower Boutique
1722 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 452-1377
Price: $49.96 to $75.95

Living by the beach shouldn’t deter you from boasting a traditional Christmas décor with red or white poinsettias. Edelweiss Flower Boutique blends winter flowers with beach-resistant care to create a full-bloom basket. Combining tropical plants including diffenbachia and rich green fern and ivy sets your poinsettia plant on a pedestal. For a more festive look, Edelweiss Flower Boutique will accentuate the poinsettia with pinecones and ribbons. Your holiday flowers are ready for delivery six days a week in Santa Monica or the Los Angeles area.

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LA International Florist
8635 Truxton Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 641-1003
Price: $40 to $60

Explore LA International Florist’s blooming poinsettias in a variety of colors and sizes. Floral shoppers can customize their poinsettia plants by choosing to create a centerpiece, using one of the shop’s winter vases or displaying Christmas florals in a decorative basket. Servicing all of the Los Angeles area, LA International Florist also provides a wide selection of Christmas trees, holiday cards and gift items. Holiday customers can order through the LA International Florist website or by visiting the shop, and items will arrive by Christmas.

Jennifer Geisman is a freelance writer and faithful beauty junkie living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.