The Melrose Avenue Valentine Gift Guide: Spells, Sweets, And Other Love Treats

The Melrose Avenue Valentine Gift Guide: Spells, Sweets, And Other Love Treats

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.

GOLDEN APPLE COMICS

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
323.658.6047
goldenapplecomics.com

HEADLINE RECORDS

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.

HEADLINE RECORDS
7706 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90036
323.655.2125
headlinerecords.com

HOUSE OF INTUITION

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
213.413.8300
houseofintuitionla.com

JAPAN LA

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!

JAPANLA
7320 ½ Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.934.5201
japanla.com

LA CHOUQUETTE

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.

LA CHOUQUETTE
7350 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
424.362.4380
lachouquette.com

NEW PROFANITY

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!

NEW PROFANITY
7418 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.420.7779
newprofanity.com

ROYAL FLORIST

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.

ROYAL FLORIST
7201 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.957.9600
laroyalflorist.com

SPITFIRE GIRL

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.

SPITFIRE GIRL
7401 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.424.7340
spitfiregirl.com

STANDING’S BUTCHERY

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.

STANDING’S BUTCHERY
7016 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90038
323.413.2212
standingsbutchery.com

Deborah Brosseau

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.