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Ten Local Shops for Valentine's Day Gift Shopping Success

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Though haters love to sweep it under the rug as a "Hallmark holiday" Valentine's Day is at very least a day we can set aside to show our loved ones what they mean to us, particularly since most of us are frequently too busy to even text actual words (emoijis sometimes have to suffice!). Plus, let's face it, we'll always take an excuse to exchange gifts.

That said, what do you even get your significant other/gal pal/occasional hookup buddy/pet sitter or whoever the hell you're trying to say "hey, you're rad" to? If you've already seen our unique gift suggestions and exhausted the floral shop sitch, we've mapped out the city's no-fail locales for finding cute, sexy, or even silly gifts to show someone your appreciation. Find them below (in no particular order) and get to shopping already.

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Alchemy Works

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If you're not too restricted on budget, consider the high-end goods at this impeccably edited shop, which include leather device cases by This Is Ground, modernist jewelry by Nimma, Warby Parker shades, super-gorge watches by The Horse. [Photo]

General Store

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Super-chic wares for the home, made-in-California apothecary items, and modern, minimal jewelry are just a few things you can always expect to find at this one-stop-gifting-shop in Venice. [Photo]

Individual Medley

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It's practically impossible to not find a cool gift at this Atwater Village boutique that stays stocked with handmade ceramics, cookbooks and culinary treats, incense, natural beauty products, and super stylish clothing and accessories. [Photo]

Soap Plant and WACKO

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For your funny Valentine, head to this cheeky novelty store and find items like Garbage Pail Kids, bobble head dolls, trading cards, and bedazzled altar candles, and even "risque" Valentine's heart candies—oh la la. [Photo]
This design-centric shop has been our go-to for a few years now when it comes to grabbing gifts like artsy books, funky paper goods, and slick accessories—often by local makers. If one of your valentines this year is a toddler or tyke, be sure to stop here for their supercool collection of kids' stuff. [Photo]

Hemingway And Pickett

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A wealth of man-friendly gifts to choose from at the Silver Lake shop, including Drifter and Herschel bags, leather goods, and engraved flasks. But don't worry girls, there's plenty of lady love, too, with cute sunnies and a slick jewelry selection. [Photo]

As of Now

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As you might expect from a boutique located inside an art and design museum, this shop is full of great gifts for art aficionados. Besides having tons of design-centric texts, you'll find sleek kitchen wares, decorative ceramics and stained glass pieces, and an eclectic assortment of bohemian baubles. [Photo]

Shout & About

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The unapologetically girlie shop in the heart of Echo Park will give you cute overload in every direction. From sweet stationary to on-trend enamel pins (the dancing girl emoji pin is a must, if you can find one) plus plants, art prints, gift wrap, and yeah—a bling-y taco necklace. [Photo]

Necromance

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For some, there's no better way to say "I love you" than a pinned butterfly, megalodon tooth, or pigeon skull. For those types, there's no better spot than this to shop strangely romantic oddities. [Photo]

Spitfire Girl

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Gift items that range from cutesy (a cat-shaped mug and spoon set) to WTF (a Day of the Dead Michael Jackson doll)—with plenty of modern mystic-friendly pressies in between (tarot cards, geode bookends), this shop has got you covered when you really aren't even sure where to start. [Photo]

Alchemy Works

If you're not too restricted on budget, consider the high-end goods at this impeccably edited shop, which include leather device cases by This Is Ground, modernist jewelry by Nimma, Warby Parker shades, super-gorge watches by The Horse. [Photo]

General Store

Super-chic wares for the home, made-in-California apothecary items, and modern, minimal jewelry are just a few things you can always expect to find at this one-stop-gifting-shop in Venice. [Photo]

Individual Medley

It's practically impossible to not find a cool gift at this Atwater Village boutique that stays stocked with handmade ceramics, cookbooks and culinary treats, incense, natural beauty products, and super stylish clothing and accessories. [Photo]

Soap Plant and WACKO

For your funny Valentine, head to this cheeky novelty store and find items like Garbage Pail Kids, bobble head dolls, trading cards, and bedazzled altar candles, and even "risque" Valentine's heart candies—oh la la. [Photo]

Poketo

This design-centric shop has been our go-to for a few years now when it comes to grabbing gifts like artsy books, funky paper goods, and slick accessories—often by local makers. If one of your valentines this year is a toddler or tyke, be sure to stop here for their supercool collection of kids' stuff. [Photo]

Hemingway And Pickett

A wealth of man-friendly gifts to choose from at the Silver Lake shop, including Drifter and Herschel bags, leather goods, and engraved flasks. But don't worry girls, there's plenty of lady love, too, with cute sunnies and a slick jewelry selection. [Photo]

As of Now

As you might expect from a boutique located inside an art and design museum, this shop is full of great gifts for art aficionados. Besides having tons of design-centric texts, you'll find sleek kitchen wares, decorative ceramics and stained glass pieces, and an eclectic assortment of bohemian baubles. [Photo]

Shout & About

The unapologetically girlie shop in the heart of Echo Park will give you cute overload in every direction. From sweet stationary to on-trend enamel pins (the dancing girl emoji pin is a must, if you can find one) plus plants, art prints, gift wrap, and yeah—a bling-y taco necklace. [Photo]

Necromance

For some, there's no better way to say "I love you" than a pinned butterfly, megalodon tooth, or pigeon skull. For those types, there's no better spot than this to shop strangely romantic oddities. [Photo]

Spitfire Girl

Gift items that range from cutesy (a cat-shaped mug and spoon set) to WTF (a Day of the Dead Michael Jackson doll)—with plenty of modern mystic-friendly pressies in between (tarot cards, geode bookends), this shop has got you covered when you really aren't even sure where to start. [Photo]