Basket Stuffers And Funny Bunnies: Where To Find Unusual Easter Treats On Melrose Avenue

Basket Stuffers And Funny Bunnies: Where To Find Unusual Easter Treats On Melrose Avenue

While Easter is certainly a most reverent holiday, it has (as many holidays have) over the years become a day for anyone to celebrate its secular themes: rejuvenation, rebirth, the promises of spring.

The shops on Melrose Avenue have their own unique, crazy, and beautiful offerings for any way you choose to celebrate on Sunday. Check out our picks for Easter treats!

ROYAL FLORIST

While Melrose isn’t necessarily known for traditional shopping, that doesn’t mean you can’t get the basics. But rest assured, they’ll be the basics with flair. If you want to bring vibrant spring colors home with you, or want to give a stunning holiday gift, check out the gorgeous floral arrangements at Royal Florist. You can get classic white seasonal lilies, or a stunning rainbow of pink, purple, and orange.

ROYAL FLORIST
7201 Melrose, Los Angeles 90046
800.611.0006
laroyalflorist.com

JAPAN L.A.

If you’re putting together Easter baskets for the kids, you’ll be needing some sweet little stuffers. Japan L.A. pop culture gift shop is the perfect stop. Hello Kitty, Sailor Moon, Johnny Cupcakes, and many other delightful character brands are well-represented by stickers, figurines, socks, pens with lip gloss, charms, and stuffed animals. It’s all there for boys and girls of all ages (so yes, bring extra cash for yourself).

JAPAN L.A.
7320 Melrose, Los Angeles 90046
323.934.5201
japanla.com

SPITFIRE GIRL

Spitfire Girl, as always, has a gift selection that will have you questioning who would enjoy it more, you or your kid? There are little gift bags that would be great for Easter baskets themed for boys, girls, jokesters, pirates, and pet lovers. The vintage rabbit statues are good any time of year. And bunny ears. When there are bunny ears, always get bunny ears.

SPITFIRE GIRL
7401 Melrose, Los Angeles 90046
213.896.9282
spitfiregirl.com

ORANGE BONE

We never forget the animals on Melrose. Boost your IG feed with pictures of your puppy in a bunny costume, or a fancy Easter dress. PLEASE! You’ll find the cutest canine fashion (and treats for their baskets) at Orange Bone.

ORANGE BONE
7574 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.852.1258
orangebone.com

HOUSE OF INTUITION

If this time of year is spiritual for you, and you’re looking for a ritual that cleanses and recharges, head to House of Intuition. Their expert staff can recommend the tools that will best support your intention. The oil and crystal-dressed Rebirth candle is for release of old patterns, mind-body-spirit balance, and reinvigorated energy. Or pick up any of the powerful smudge sticks (like the South American Palo Santo) for a cleansing ceremony.

HOUSE OF INTUITION
7449 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
213.413.8300
houseofintuitionla.com

GENERATION8 TATTOO

Tattooing is a centuries-old form of spiritual expression. From traditional crosses and Celtic knots to scripture quotes and angels, commitment to a faith via body art is a bold lifelong decision. In the hands of the artists at Generation8 Tattoo, your message will be unique and beautiful. Portraits are especially expert (owner Dave Hatton inked Jesus), but even the common lotus will find a personal, detailed take (as Joshua Koester demonstrated).

GENERATION8 TATTOO
7216 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.591.0808
generation8tattoo.com

 

NECROMANCE

It’s Melrose, so there will ALWAYS be a left-of-center take on seasonal celebrations and gift-giving. You can give the gift of rabbit (well, a bit of rabbit) with a visit to Necromance. Did you carry a lucky rabbit’s foot when you were a kid? Get another from a selection of natural and colored feets. Or gift a classic vintage lover with a 1940s rabbit foot necklace. For style or function, the dapper might love a rabbit head walking stick.

NECROMANCE
7222 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.934.8684
necromance.com

 

About Deborah Brosseau

Deborah Brosseau provides audience development services to arts & entertainment, lifestyle, and non-profit clients. She is a freelance writer, providing anything from local listicles to corporate profiles for various online publications. Having first experienced Melrose in the '80s, she enjoys writing about the old school creatives as well as the progressive new ones.