Whether you're toasting a certain romance-minded holiday, Galentine's Day, or just a regular Sunday in mid-February, there's always that unnecessary pressure to impress your loved ones with a thoughtful V-Day gift. If you're strict about adhering to the calendar and prefer to shop locally, we're stepping up for you and rounding up some of the best last-minute Valentine's Day gifts to shop in Los Angeles.
From celeb facialist-approved skincare kits and goodies for cannabis connoisseurs to a budget-busting L.A. date night at West Hollywood Edition (it's just a cool $15,000), keep reading for gift ideas that you can get in time for Feb. 14 (whether you're shipping in a rush or picking up IRL).
Still stumped? Check out this week's best L.A. events (including plenty of V-Day pop-ups and markets) and cool L.A. shops that are always stocked with giftable finds.
Fred Segal Sleepwear
Nothing says "I love you" quite like an entire night of good…sleep (right?) Gift your very L.A. person with a cozy pair of PJs from iconic retailer Fred Segal, which recently launched its first line of women's and men's sleepwear. The collection includes boxers, short-sleeved button-down shirts, bottoms, and robes in City of Angels-inspired prints ranging from classic stripes and charming florals to star maps and coyotes. Shop them online or at Fred Segal's West Hollywood outpost (8500 Sunset Blvd.), which also offers curbside pickup.
Shop: Fred Segal women's and men's sleepwear, $82 to $360
AndSons x Abel Macias Hearts & Hills Chocolates
Why settle for a basic box of chocolate when you can gift socially-conscious sweetheart this L.A.-inspired collection of ganaches and pralines? Family-run chocolatier AndSons teamed with L.A. artist Abel Macias on this colorful container of treats, which benefits nonprofit organization Know Your Rights Camp. It includes 11 delectable flavors (and 36 pieces total), including Madagascar dark chocolate, milk chocolate, pecan coffee, honey and lime ganache, pistachio praline & raspberry, peanut praline, and more. The box is available for in-store pickup at AndSons' Beverly Hills location (9548 Brighton Way), too.
Shop: AndSons x Abel Macias Hearts & Hills 36-pc. chocolate box, $99
Béis x Shani Darden The Wander Kit
Even if you can't gift them a whirlwind getaway (yet), at least you can prepare your skincare-obsessed loved one with this travel-ready kit from celebrity facialist Shani Darden and Béis (founded by entrepreneurial star Shay Mitchell). The duo teamed on an exclusive collection that includes four flight-ready
Shop: Béis x Shani Darden Wander & Glow Kit, $128
ALTYR Couples Cacao Ceremony
If you're looking to treat your sweet-toothed S.O. to more than just a box of chocolates, book a social distancing-friendly, cacao-powered couples ceremony with L.A.-based holistic wellness platform, ALTYR. (Oh, and no safe word needed). Inspired by indigenous cultures' use of cacao as a medicinal tool, your ALTYR guide will "create a safe space for you to connect to your hearts, your inner selves, and each other." The session will end with sound and meditation, and couples will leave with a renewed sense of connection to themselves and their partner. In-person appointments are $225 and virtual sessions are $175 plus shipping (you'll get all of the supplies needed and instructions); book online here and use code LOVE15 for 15% off.
Prefer to celebrate solo? ALTYR is also offering a Valentine's Day Celebration of Self group class for $30; get more details and book here.
Kiva Love Sauce
On the topic of dessert, California-based Kiva is also treating lovers to an edible way to spice up — nay, sweeten their romance. The brand's cannabis-infused body chocolate contains 10mg of THC per package, so you know you'll be in for a good time. It's available in SoCal and shoppable at Kiva's new online delivery platform, which has plenty more edibles to enjoy on V-Day and beyond. Shop: Kiva Love Sauce, $5
West Hollywood Edition Date Night Package
If you're really looking to go big or go home, stylish staycation spot West Hollywood Edition will hand over the keys to its entire state-of-the-art screening room and penthouse as part of its Date Night package. You and your honey will be picked up from your own home or the airport; upon arrival, you'll be greeted with a bottle of Dom Perignon and a floral arrangement. You'll also enjoy a three-course dinner, breakfast in bed, late checkout, and custom Le Labo bath and body products, and you can choose your favorite film to enjoy along with truffle popcorn and bubbly. Guests will be sent home with a selection of goodies from the hotel's luxe spa. It'll all cost you $15,000 and availability is limited to Friday, Feb. 12, Saturday, Feb. 13, or Sunday, Feb. 14; book your R&R soirée and email [email protected] or call (310) 953-9899.
Sparitual Custom Self-Care Kit
To inspire beauty buffs to indulge in at-home pampering, L.A.-based clean nail care brand Sparitual is treating beauty buffs (and gift shoppers) to 40% off its custom self-care kits. Pick three body care products (choose from hand serums, body scrubs, hydrating mists, and more) and three nourishing nail colors (there are over 50 to choose from).
Shop: Sparitual Custom Self-Care Kit, $77+
Tartine Bakery DIY Pizza Kit
Treat your favorite foodie to a slice of Tartine (no dinner RSVP needed) with the San Francisco-born bakery's DIY pizza kit. The $45 package includes two balls of sourdough, red and green sauce, three types of cheese, and all of the fresh toppings you need to whip up a delicious pie. Place an online order for pick up at Silver Lake outpost (3921 Sunset Blvd.) right here.
Nuud Botanica x Capsule Parfumerie V-Day Special
The cool L.A. perfumerie is teaming with Nuud Botanica on an exclusive V-day bouquet available at its Melrose Avenue boutique. Pricing starts at $75 and you'll also score 15% off your Capsule Parfumerie purchase when you pick up this Friday to Sunday between 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Place your order online here.
Bev Canned Wine
Venice-based canned vino label Bev is offering 15% off its sips (use code BEWINE), so stock up on its California rosé, pinot grigio, sauvignon blanc, and limited-editions sparkling white wine — no need to leave your couch. Online orders in L.A. get free two-hour delivery, so you can enjoy your wine responsibly. Shop: Bev canned wine (8-pack), $49
Ranavat The Jewel Box Discovery Edit
We're already fans of L.A.-based clean skincare brand Ranavat's South Asian-inspired line, and its Discovery Edit box contains everything your R&R-seeking recipient needs for their indulgent self-care ritual at home. This giftable kit is packed with botanical-powered products including the Radiant Rani saffron brightening serum, Mighty Majesty fortifying hair serum, Luminous Ceremony cream cleanser, Imperial Glow facial polish, Royal Tonique hydrating Jasmine mist, and the brand's newest Eternal Reign Renewing Bakuchi Creme.
Shop: Ranavat The Jewel Box: The Discovery Edit, $65
Little House Confections x Maude x The Kit Bundle
Instagram-famous bakery Little House Confections has teamed with self-care brand Maude and accessories label The Kit on the very V-Day "Let's Get Cozy" package. Your giftee can indulge in LHC's pink powdered sugar-topped olive oil cake, soak in a bath, slather on some body oil, then slip on a cozy pair of socks with this sweet delivery. It's available for pre-order online or pickup at the confection creators' West 3rd Street location. Shop: LHC x The Kit x Maude "Let's Get Cozy" V-Day Bundle, $136
Serra x Hemson The Chill Box
For your cannabis-loving sweetie, Serra's chic storage box with design house Hemson offers a discreet way to stow away their MJ essentials. It's available at the cannabis brand's L.A. boutique (8151 West 3rd St.) and online.
Shop: Serra x Hemson The Chill Box, $80
Drew Martin Rose Petal & Peppermint Pre-Rolls
Restock your recipient's stash with L.A.-based herbalist Drew Martin's new botanical cannabis brand, which Galore recently dubbed "boujie AF." Available for local delivery through Emjay, these sativa hybrid pre-rolls are infused with rose petals and peppermint for a "sweet and perfumed" hit with a slightly bitter finish.
Shop: Drew Martin Rose Petal & Peppermint Pre-Rolls (4-pack), $28 at Emjay
Foria The Quickie Kit
For a titillating time (whether solo or partnered), swing by Foria's Venice window (417 Rose Ave.) and pick up the L.A. wellness brand's newest Quickie Kit. It's stocked with deluxe mini sizes of the brand's best-selling CBD-infused Awaken arousal oil, Intimacy lubricant, and two intimacy suppositories, so you can get down and dirty with clean, plant-based ingredients. Shop: Foria The Quickie Kit, $44
Curating a care package for a stressed-out caffeine connoisseur? Throw in L.A.-based brand Renude's plant-based Chagaccino mix, a wellness coffee substitute (or add-on!) concocted wild-foraged chaga mushrooms, organic Peruvian cacao, organic Ceylon cinnamon, and monk fruit. A recent study found that the medicinal (sorry, not psychoactive) 'shrooms were proven to have antiviral benefits — so while it won't prevent certain viruses, it can help cut down on the jitters, relieve stress, and boost immunity. If you prefer to shop IRL, the brand's powder packets are available at a handful of DTLA coffee shops including Two Guns, Cafe Persona, and Title Coffee Bar, to name a few. Shop: Renude Chagaccino (10-pack), $30
Lunya Washable Silk Set
Back to the idea of shut-eye — if that's more of your gifting goal for V-Day, look to L.A.-based Lunya's washable silk set to upgrade your loved one's WFH uniform. This chic tank and shorts duo pairs well with a blazer (so it's Zoom meeting-ready from the waist up), and it also scores points for being low-maintenance (it's washing maching-friendly). Shop: Lunya Washable Silk Set, $178
Lahgo Washable Silk Set
Who says the guys can't enjoy super-soft washable silk underpinnings, too? Lunya's men-focused label, Lahgo, offers equally comfy loungewear that's as effortless to care for as it is to wear. Shop: Lahgo Washable Silk Set, $258
Still Life Ceramics Rosé & Clay Kit
Maybe you're looking to recreate that infamous Ghost scene (but minus the doomed S.O.), or you just want to get creative with some vino — whatever the case, Still Life Ceramics' Rosé & Clay kit will keep your idle hands occupied. The L.A. pottery studio has teamed with its Row DTLA neighbor, Flask & Field, for a DIY date night pairing that includes a ball of clay, all the tools needed, and a free Zoom class if you need some guidance. When you're done, you can drop off your creation to get fired at Still Life's Downtown or Santa Monica studios. Just note that your canned rosé will be a separate purchase; both are available for pickup at their DTLA storefronts. Shop: Still Life Ceramics Rosé & Clay kit, $45; and Flask & Field Una Lou Canned Rosé, $9