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Buying a Valentine’s Day gift can turn into a delicate operation made easier if you know what you’re looking for and if you know what the most deserving outlet is to make your special purchase. From buying the perfect bunch of flowers to buying the perfect vacation and everything in between, these romantic presents helped along by cupid can be found in the following five places. Consider each one to gift your loved one in a heartfelt way on February 14.
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(credit: Madewell)


Madewell
The Grove
189 The Grove Dr
Grove, Los Angeles, CA
(323) 938-9317
www.madewell.com

If your girlfriend, wife or special someone likes jewelry, then you’re in luck. Madewell, the J.Crew sister store, offers a myriad of great jewelry items at affordable prices that will bring a big smile on their face. Choose from very affordable chic options including necklaces, bracelet sets, rings, earrings, bangle’s and much more. Even better – you can get some of their items engraved!

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(credit: Seed Floral)


Seed Floral
1069 N Fairfax Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 848-8481
www.seedfloral.com

You’ve decided to give your beloved her favorite flowers, but that’s just the first step. How these special floral stalks are presented as well as what the blooms are presented in helps bring the whole display new meaning, one that says you are celebrating Valentine’s Day in a big way. Go to Seed Floral to address these needs. You will be beyond thrilled and so will she once you make your offering with cupid’s help.

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(credit: Leo M./Yelp)


Edible Arrangements
720 W. Burbank Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 841-4900
www.ediblearrangements.com

Chocolates and flowers are the mainstay as far as classic Valentine’s presents are concerned, so why not offer both to your sweetheart? This famous place’s Burbank outpost is one friendly place where fruits are dipped in the dark stuff and then added to sticks that are placed in receptacles resembling those used for fancy floral arrangements. What more can anyone in love ask for besides maybe some alone time to share this dynamic gift.

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(credit: Thinkstock)


Excel Worldwide Travel & Tours
4383 Tujunga Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604
(800) 339-7889
www.excelworldwidetravel.com

Excel has been a Valley favorite for assisting with trips for frequent flyers as well as those who don’t get the opportunity to travel as much as they would like. Now is the time to plan a romantic getaway. Just ask for Mike, tell him what kind of conditions, time and budget you have in your arsenal and he’ll come up with the best Valentine’s gift ever to give to the woman you love. Some sensuous ideas include a week’s trip to marvelous Maui or a long weekend to positively perfect Puerto Vallarta. Either destination is ripe for romance.

Related: Best Romantic Getaways Close to Los Angeles

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(credit: Tad Motoyama/Los Angeles Zoo)


Adopt An Animal
Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-4200
www.lazoo.org

For those animal lovers, a perfect gift is spending a minimum of $35 and a maximum of $1000 to personally help the LA Zoo wildlife conservation efforts. All animals are actually able to be adopted as well, and depending on the amount paid, you’ll get everything from a personalized adoption certificate to a color photo of your adopted animal and LA Zoo passes. The biggest gift of all though is your helping animals in need.

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(Credit: Saddle Peak Lodge)


Saddle Peak Lodge
419 Cold Canyon Rd.
Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 222-3888
www.saddlepeaklodge.com

Dinner at this romantic venue where many weddings have been held is an ideal gift to give your honey. She will have fun getting ready by getting all gussied up in order to eat all kinds of goodies while staring into each other’s starry eyes. On tap on the seasonal menu are such delicacies as elk tenderloin from New Zealand and big eye tuna from Hawaii. You’ll eat your way around the world at this storied eatery, putting dessert on the agenda for that special evening that only comes one time a year. Chocolate buckwheat brownies, anyone?

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XIV Karats
310 N. Rodeo Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 271-8554
www.harrywinston.com

Who wouldn’t love to get some bling from a top jeweler in Beverly Hills. Valentine’s Day is a popular time to ask for your love’s hand in marriage, meaning you’ll need that special ring for the occasion. Or, if you’re not at that point in your life with your partner, simply spend some money on something that catches their eye at this great jeweler. She’ll dazzle with happiness when she opens this sparkling gift. The great thing about XIV Karats is that while it is in Beverly Hills, the prices here are very competitive and you’ll be sure to get a great product at competitive prices.

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Los Angeles freelance travel writer Jane Lasky, contributes to publications such as Travel + Leisure, Vogue and Esquire. Her weekly sojourning column ran in 40 newspapers for 20 years. Jane is anything but an accidental tourist. Check out her articles on Examiner.com.

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