If you stress out over holiday shopping, you’re likely going insane trying to figure out the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your S.O. Relax! We see you, we feel you, we got it handled for you. Is your honey a kid at heart? Maybe they’re a little sassy? Even if they have traditional tastes, the great gift shops on Melrose have just the right thing.
If your Valentine is a comic book fan (and partial to the webslinger) and/or a comic collector, Golden Apple has something special: a rare The Amazing Spider-Man “Renew Your Vows #1.” As you might imagine, this near-mint beauty is going to cost ya, so make sure your vows are solid.
GOLDEN APPLE COMICS
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90038
When you make a mixtape of love songs for your baby, do you include punk tracks? Oh, yeah, there are punk and hardcore love songs and they are some of the best! To include The Ramones’ “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend,” The Damned’s “See Her Tonight,” and so much of Descendents’ catalogue, head to Headline Records.
7706 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90036
House of Intuition is offering two limited edition gift boxes for Valentine’s Day: one for the single person and one for couples. For the single, there are all the makings for a potent self-love and love attraction ritual. Couples get a ritual for continued romance and devotion. All are made and blessed by the powerful HOI practitioners.
HOUSE OF INTUITION
7449 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
Very few people can withstand the cuteness of a stuffed creature from JapanLA. Give your snuggle bunny something plush and precious, like a Rilakkuma Honey Bee (look at that face!), a big-eyed Jiji cat from Studio Ghibli, or omg a rainbow Amuse Alpacasso. Better yet, create your own fantastic menagerie!
7320 ½ Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
Every dang day is Valentine’s Day, thanks to the delicious French love served by Elodie and Dan at La Chouquette. Their pastries are works of art that inspire the senses. Beautiful, fragrant from fresh fruity and floral additions, and both bold and delicate to the palette. A gift of éclairs won’t be forgotten.
7350 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
When Hallmark just doesn’t cut it, New Profanity will. Not for dainty sensibilities, the entire shop offer gifts from jewelry to badges to t-shirts that say exactly what you mean. Let your lady know she’s lit with statement earrings, or award your person for taking care of business in the sack. And don’t forget a card!
7418 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
There is nothing wrong with being a traditionalist: chocolate, a glittery love card, and a beautiful bouquet of flowers are perfectly lovely gifts for your Valentine. Whether you want a dozen red roses, a unique take on the red rose theme, or something entirely different (lilacs, orchids, a plant?), Royal Florist will create a fresh, gorgeous display.
7201 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
Perfume is a master seduction tool, and Spitfire Girl’s exclusive “Seduction” scent will have them falling all over you. Steeped in ancient Egyptian tradition, it’s made with the finest essential oils including mandarin, pink pepper, sweet patchouli, and agar wood. And when they fall, cushion the landing with a handmade SFG anatomical heart pillow.
7401 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
What if the love of your life is a furry, four-legged puppyface? Well, they deserve a Valentine’s Day treat, too. Standing’s Butchery has a most special raw dog food blend (healthy, housemade) that includes lean beef and lamb meat, ground poultry bones, ground kale, and organ parts including, of course, heart.
7016 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90038