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The Sweetest Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: For Him & Her

One of our favorite ways to show love is gift giving! With Valentine’s Day coming up so soon, many are stuck wondering what to get the special humans in their lives. The LA Girl’s official Valentine’s Day Gift Guide will help minimize your shopping time and let you maximize your time together!

For Her

Need something sweet for the remarkable woman in your life? Can’t figure out how to show how much you love (or like) them? Here are the best gifts that any girlfriend, mom, or friend would want for Valentine’s Day!

1. Gold Hearts from gorjana

If you want to give your girl some new bling, we highly recommend stopping by gorjana. The popular and fast growing jewelry brand has several locations in LA with the spaces inspired by the iconic Laguna Beach coast line with wood finishes and crystal quartz chandeliers adorning the center of the stores. gorjana’s elevated, effortless (and affordable) jewelry designs include  layering sets, gold hoops & huggies, and simple but very luxe bracelets. Plus,  they offer complimentary engraving for some of their pieces. We’re in love with their just debuted Amour Collection full of heart shaped designs (some featuring a signature “red”)  and their assortment of Pavé hearts designs featuring 14k gold and diamond hearts. The collection ranges from $25 to $700, and worth every penny.


2. Miss Dior Eau de Parfum

Mmmm… Lilies, rose, and soft musk. Perfume is such a romantic gift for all women. Gift an elegant scent by Miss Dior Eau de Parfum to make your dream girl smell dreamy!

Miss Dior: the New Dior Eau de Parfum with a Couture Bow | DIOR


3. Luxury Accessory Subscription

If she is the type of woman who never knows what to wear and says “she has no clothes” with a closet full of unworn outfits and accessories, look no further. A luxury accessory subscription service may be the perfect gift for her! With Vivrelle, she can experience the luxury of borrowing designer accessories and handbags to help her get the right fit for each unique event! Use our referral code ErikaDeLaCruz to skip the waitlist and become a part of the exclusive Vivrelle club. Your outfits will scream LA Girl!

4. Love Letters Candle

The Love Letters Candle from Homesick is the best smelling candle… EVER! Candles are such a fantastic gift for Valentine’s Day because your special someone will be reminded of you every time they light it. This is such a perfect touch to elevate the romantic ambiance at your next at-home dinner date!

Love Letters Candle

5. An Experience- Romantic Wine Tasting

There is no better gift than an experience with your loved one. Whether you save this activity for your next date night or use it as your Valentine’s Day activity, this is a gift your *insert cheesy nickname* will never forget. Wine Tasting is such a romantic date idea, filled with rich wines and crafted charcuterie boards. Check out our 10 Amazing Spots to Go Wine Tasting In Los Angeles article to find the perfect spot to sip with your boo!

6. What I Love About You Fill-in-the-Book

Awww, this one makes us blush! If you are looking for the hands-down, most romantic and genuine gift, this is the ONE! A handwritten book filled with everything you love about that special woman in your life will make her absolutely smitten. She will be nonstop smiling the entire night after reading that first page! This gift costs just under $10, but watching the women you love read it will be priceless!

For Him

We always struggle to figure out the best gift to buy our guy, but men are more simple than we think. Follow along to find the sweetest gift that will show your MAN how much you love them!

1. Versace Eros Cologne

This cologne is one of our FAVS! It is such a sexy, spicy smell inside an artsy blue bottle. If you want to make sure your man smells perfect from head to toe, Versace Eros is the gift for him.

2. Personalized Whiskey Decanter Set

For your drink-loving man, a Personalized Whiskey Decanter Set will be a fun touch for your bar cart. This set can be personalized however you would like and is sure to make your man feel loved. Cheers!

3. Man Crates

They say a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Man Crates is a super cool gift to give your guy and they’ve got crates that tap into almost every hobby, like sports and gear, gadgets, grooming, food and drink. But here’s the added touch. Each set ships in an actual crate and creates a unique unboxing experience for your man. Gifts range from $30 and up. Their grill master crate is a best seller, but we’re loving the chicken and waffles crate. Because breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and if your man is making it, even better.

4. An Experience- Couples Cooking Class

Whether your man is your personal chef or needs a little extra help in the kitchen, a cooking class is a great experience for the two of you to bond over. Los Angeles has some of the most fun cooking classes for couples! is a great website to help navigate you to find the most fitting cooking class for the two of you. Learning how to make sushi, create pasta from scratch, or make your favorite Mexican meals… This Valentine’s Day gift is sure to keep your stomach and heart full!

A Person Making a Spaghetti Pasta

5. Men’s Grooming Kit

The All-in-One Men’s Grooming Kit by Manscaped is just what your man needs to help him get the perfect shave after a long week. This is something that men desperately need but most likely won’t purchase on their own. Help him find his confidence and look handsome as ever!

6. Men’s Robe by Polo Ralph Lauren

I know my man loves a few things in this world; Sports, food, and me (Duh!). This plush robe will allow your lover to be warm and cozy while he watches his favorite teams play on TV. Your man will be relaxed in his Polo Ralph Lauren robe; you may even get some peace and quiet during Sunday Football!

POLO RALPH LAUREN Microfiber Men's Robe, Main, color, POLO BLACK

Catch-All Gifts:

Don’t worry. We aren’t quite done! Let the gift ideas continue… If you are looking for a sweet gift for your friends, boss, loved ones, or even neighbors, this gift guide will be the one for you. Here are two gift ideas for anyone you know and love!

1. Custom Gift Boxes by Carnaby & Vine

We are so excited about this one! Carnaby & Vine has the cutest boutique gift boxes for anyone on your shopping list. They are a female-founded, Los Angeles-based company that has curated custom gift boxes filled with flowers, candles, skincare products, and more! They know that finding the “perfect” gift can feel impossible. Thus, they have pre-curated gifts online or the option to design your own based on the passions of your loved one. With Valentine’s Day sneaking up on us, visit Carnaby & Vine to eliminate the stressful “day before V-day” shopping trip.

2. Pure Dharma Ritual Sets

R & R (rest & relaxation) just got an upgrade by Pure Dharma, a luxurious and plant based skincare line founded by a California based husband and wife team. Their products blend nano CBD botanicals with cutting edge and sustainable ingredients. They’ve also curated gift sets to be super intentional and cover mind, body and soul. Some sets include candles, CBD Activated Healing Balm, and a Glow CBD skin serum and will also include a guide to the ritual to fully indulge into a self care moment. Let’s be honest we all need that!

3. John Kelly Chocolates

LA Based artisan chocolatier, John Kelly Chocolates, has the sweetest gift ideas for Valentine’s Day. Because you can never go wrong with chocolate on Valentine’s Day. Visit one of their 3 locations in Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica to pick up their e special heart shaped chocolates that are handcrafted in small batches and are packed with decadent flavors. you can also create a personalized chocolate box that’s beautifully wrapped in a pink bow, or create a hand made chocolate bar for your sweetheart at their Hollywood Factory. How thoughtful is that?

4. Benefit X Fresh Sends Roses

Give your cosmetics loving boo some extra love this year. Our fav makeup peeps –  Benefit – teamed up with Fresh Sends this Valentine’s Day for a limited-edition collaboration where customers can purchase a Roses with Benefit Cosmetics bouquet ($82, plus shipping). It comes with a timeless, gorgeous bouquet of roses plus a Benetint and all tied up with a satin pink bow. This will leave anyone with a smile on their face, a long-lasting flush and an extra perfect pout.  Order now  through 2/17 while supplies last.

5. Gift Card Bucks

Gift Cards are such a convenient yet thoughtful gift! There are so many different options for gifting bucks, giving you the ability to find the perfect one based on your special person’s interests. For the Disney lover in your life, any amount of Disney bucks can be spent in-store, at theme parks, and more applicable locations. For the film fanatic friend of yours, movie theater bucks are a must! (Don’t forget the popcorn!) Your shopanista sister would love a retail therapy gift card, and the list goes on… Wrap up your shopping trip a little quicker this year by picking out custom gift cards for the people you love.wrapped gift box


Just a reminder that no matter what gifts you give or receive on Valentine’s Day, it is the thought that counts the most! Your favorite gift will be the quality time you get to spend with your loved ones (These are all just a plus!).