If you still haven’t bought your loved one something for Valentine’s Day, you’re probably scrambling about now. But remember something: most of us would rather get a great gift later than a sub-par one on the actual day. Also, with the holiday landing the day after the Super Bowl, we’ll probably all be a bit fatigued, especially in L.A. So this year, if you can’t find anything special by Monday, we suggest buying/ordering one of the terrific items from this Valentine’s Gift Guide, then taking a screen shot and texting it with a love note. Anticipation can be one of the best parts about gift-giving and all of these mostly-local brands and goodies are definitely worth waiting for.

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ONCH MOVEMENT – Known for colorful pop-culture driven wearable art pieces for celebrities and funky fashionistas, Onch’s latest drop (exclusively available on the NTWRK shopping app) offers a Black Ice Cream Cone Necklace (cast from the exact necklace Nicki Minaj wore to receive her first VMAs), a red skateboard deck featuring the black cone, a “Sealed with Love” wax seal piece and a dripping pretzel. “To me the colors of love are red and black,” says Onch. “Red represents lust, desire and passion, while black symbolizes drama, heart aches and the anxiety that comes with love. That’s why they were chosen to be the dominant colors for my Valentines collection.”

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TOO FACED – The Cali-based cosmetics company has lots of beauty-minded gift items for makeup lovers, like the sultry Lady Bold collection of super pigmented lip shades and adorable themed kits, like their Better Than Sex branded fragrance and mascara.

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INCREDIBLES – Who needs traditional chocolates when there’s THC and CBD infused treats like the tart cherry and dark chocolate bars from this popular edibles brand? See more weed-related gifts in our Cannabis Section HERE.

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STRANGE CVLT – The fun and freaky L.A. footwear company touts shoes for the “weirdos in the world,” with a decidedly horror-minded flair. We’re loving their new Frankenstein, Ghost and Jason flip flops for monster fans.

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FUNKO – It’s an idea whose time has come: Funko’s iconic Pop Figures for everyone! Customizable “Pop People” kiosks are now at the Flagship Hollywood Blvd. emporium (see top photo) and if you haven’t been there yet this is your excuse. The store is filled with their popular plastic figs repping everything from Star Wars to Marvel heroes (check out the new pink and red figs for February; shown here), but getting to make one in your loved one’s likeness is the coolest. Choose from an array of hair colors and styles, outfits and props.

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SOUL – The gift of great sound can’t miss. Known for high quality audio, noise cancelling, and wireless headphones using the latest technology, this Northern California company’s line of ear buds and audio goodies are mighty stylish too.

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DOLL’S KILL – The trendy clothing brand has a slew of vampy Valentines-y outfits, shoes, lingerie, accessories and a funky new home collection too. Get the trendy goods at the flagship store on Fairfax or online.

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GLOSSIER – Minimalist beauty company Glossier opened its new permanent flagship store in West Hollywood a few months ago and it’s an epic walk-thru you must check out. Pop by for V-Day and pick up their yummy salves and cosmetics and top ’em with their L.A. exclusive collectable– a mini flip phone keychain that donates $5 to New Economics for Women’s (NEW) Women’s Business Center (WBC).

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MARROW FINE – Jewelry designer Jillian Sassone (worn by the likes of Margot Robbie and Hilary Duff) has some sweet pieces if you wanna splurge on your bae. Her “re-imagined fine jewelry” (which has a flagship in San Diego and a new boutique in Newport Beach) features delicate designs with bold style, like their charming Chunky Heart Locket (shown) complete with engraving options.

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NAKED CASHMERE –  The L.A. company’s LOVE collection, featuring sleep masks, socks, beanies and blankets benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) make for dreamy gifts guys and gals alike can feel good about. For every item sold up to $50 will be donated to find a cure.

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LE BRUME  JARDIN– The new jewelry line by L.A. designer Jenny Phillips (Sirens & Sailors) emerges with sustainable style inspired by love and nature. Her wearable art blossomed out of creating with her family, using materials from her garden, and other natural molds and findings.

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QUIM – If you’re a fan of lube, you’ll love Quim– sexual serums sans glycerin (which attracts bacteria and can lead to UTIs), and infused with THC and CBD. For Valentine’s Day (Sunday, February 13th through Monday, February 14th) they’re offering 30% off orders of our bestselling latex-safe oil called Smooth Operator (with code SOSEXY). See more weed-related gifts in our Cannabis Section HERE.

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WHIP SHOTSWhipped cream just got sexier with Cardi B”s brand new vodka-infused non-dairy topping. The brand aims to fancy up cocktails, desserts, and body parts just in time for Valentine’s Day. With 10% Alc./Vol, the new sweet treat comes in Vanilla, Caramel, and Mocha and should be available at your local liquor mart. See more edible gifts in our Food Section HERE.

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DYLANS CANDY BAR – Dylan’s new Valentine’s Day collection features lots of colorful goodies, from candy assortment tackle boxes to chocolate rose bouquets to yummy oreo “palettes” wrapped in vibrant metallic foils. See more edible gifts in our Food Section HERE.

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SOURPUSS – The punk/retro/pinup-flaired brand always has something cute to covet and for V-Day we love their new rose garden collection, which should last way longer than a dozen long stems.

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LUX DE VILLE – Since 2003, L.A.-based Lux de Ville has been crafting gorgeous handbags, wallets, and accessories with a decidedly vintage feel. From sparkly vinyl clutches to  heart shaped totes everything on their site is perfect for a love-themed gift. We like the this campy Taco Tuesday clutch (it’s on sale now) with detachable cross body strap, black on black leopard lining and hot sauce coin purse companion.

(Courtesy Jeeter x Highsman)

JEETER  x HIGHSMANJust in time for the Super Bowl, Highsman, the cannabis brand from NFL running back and weed proponent Ricky Williams, unveils a limited edition cannabis and apparel “Sticky Ricky” collaboration with Jeeter, perfect for the toker in your life. 100% of the proceeds from sales from the collaboration will benefit Athletes for CARE, a nonprofit advocating health, safety and well being for sports competitors. See more weed-related gifts in our Cannabis Section HERE.

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MOSI – Touted as “the world’s first multi-brew infuser,” Mosi tea’s products offer a no-mess way to make and enjoy iced tea, cold brew coffee and more, saving time and money for your sweetie.

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HAUTE MESS – The European-inspired market, bakery and cafe has an array of delectable meats, cheeses, and wines to create a romantic picnic for two. They also offer gourmet gift baskets to leave on your loved one’s doorstep or boudoir.  See more edible gifts in our Food Section HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LA Weekly