Upgrade Your Valentine’s Day with These Unique Gifts by Stylish LA Makers

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Upgrade Your Valentine’s Day with These Unique Gifts by Stylish LA Makers
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For artisanal arrangements that'll top last year's cookie-cutter bouquet, turn to fashionable LA florist Birch & Bone. Swing by designer Amelia Posada's blooms boutique (6130 Wilshire Blvd.; check website for hours) in Carthay Circle to watch her craft a custom creation with out-of-this-world stems, or order cacti, terrariums, bouquets, and more for delivery through Postmates ($7.99 to $124.99).

Photo: Jesse Dockery/@birchandbone
Upgrade Your Valentine’s Day with These Unique Gifts by Stylish LA Makers
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Your thoughtful florals won't stay fresh forever — but this artful necklace will. LA transplant and jewelry designer Catherine Weitzman handpicked and pressed these dainty petals, which come in three pretty options and your choice of 18k gold vermeil or recycled sterling silver.

Catherine Weitzman Mini Mandala Necklace, $135
Upgrade Your Valentine’s Day with These Unique Gifts by Stylish LA Makers
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There's nothing wrong with sending a classic bouquet of blooms — but that basic vase they got delivered in has to go. LA glass artist Mark Pavlovits' minimalist-luxe piece will upgrade any floral arrangement.

Mark Pavlovits Grooved Vase with Edge, $350
Upgrade Your Valentine’s Day with These Unique Gifts by Stylish LA Makers
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It model-faved (and former model) Anine Bing knows how to design sexy, off-duty staples, like this lacy black bra that looks just as good over (à la Kendall Jenner) or under a tissue-thin tee.

Anine Bing Lace Bralette in Black, $99
Upgrade Your Valentine’s Day with These Unique Gifts by Stylish LA Makers
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Who says you can't treat yo' own damn self on V-Day? Fred + Far's petite pinky ring will inspire its wearer to stay true to themselves.

Fred + Far The Mini Self-Love Pinky Ring, $149
Upgrade Your Valentine’s Day with These Unique Gifts by Stylish LA Makers
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For the giftee who just can't with basic bubble baths, this artisanal beauty box by Simone Le Blanc will do. It's "infused with hints of woodsy floral touches, fine apothecary, and hand selected indulgences," like organic body soap and lotion and dark chocolate from Peru.

Simone Le Blanc Mini Midnight Beauty Gift Box, $50
Upgrade Your Valentine’s Day with These Unique Gifts by Stylish LA Makers
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It's 2017, which means you don't have to be a gent to stroll around in a sharp suit. Whether your Valentine is a galentine or not, let them wear their heart on their pocket with this personalized embroidered accessory by LA's O'Harrow Clothiers.

O'Harrow Clothiers White Pocket Square with Customized Heart Monogram Embroidery, $38 (plus get 25% off using code VDAY)
Upgrade Your Valentine’s Day with These Unique Gifts by Stylish LA Makers
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Your favorite cannabis enthusiasts will appreciate this smokable 1-oz bouquet of Purple Princess, a hybrid consciously grown using organic fertilizer and no synthetic pesticides. Accompanying munchies aren't included, but definitely recommended. (Note that your recipient must have a doctor's Rx, ya catch?)

Lowell Farms Cannabis Floral Bouquet, $400
Upgrade Your Valentine’s Day with These Unique Gifts by Stylish LA Makers
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If the way to someone's heart is through their stomach, then ordinary chocolates just won't do. Swing by LA chocolatier MILLA's boutique at ROW DTLA (777 Alameda St.), where it's extending its sweet stay through spring. Pick up gourmet bon bons alongside MILLA's award-winning hazelnut praline bar.

Photo: MILLA Chocolates
Upgrade Your Valentine’s Day with These Unique Gifts by Stylish LA Makers
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Declare your love for pretty much anything with globally-conscious brand Apolis' personalize-it-yourself tee.

Apolis Customized "I Heart" Standard Issue Organic Crew Neck T-Shirt, $44
Upgrade Your Valentine’s Day with These Unique Gifts by Stylish LA Makers
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Find a one-of-a-kind fragrance for stylish scent lovers at Orris Perfumery, which stocks its entire family of small-batch fragrances at its new Melrose Avenue flagship.

Musc et Madame Ambrette Rose fragrance, $110
Upgrade Your Valentine’s Day with These Unique Gifts by Stylish LA Makers
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Whether they're for romantic bedroom romps or girls' night slumber parties, these luxe linens by Parachute are a fancy upgrade to those parchment-like sheets. They're made by family-owned mills in Italy without harmful chemicals, so you can sleep soundly, too.

Parachute Satine Venice Sheet Set, $219 and up
Upgrade Your Valentine’s Day with These Unique Gifts by Stylish LA Makers
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Do like Leslie Knope and gather your girls (or guys) for an Instagram-worthy Galentine's Day, minus the rabid consumerism and that sort of thing. DTLA-based startup Joymode will let you borrow everything you need, so you don't have to go on a scavenger hunt for those cutesy paper straws or extra Instax film.

Joymode Galentine's Day experience, Free with membership signup, extra fee for add-ons

However you decide to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, Singles Awareness Day, or Self-Love Day, one thing is clear: we’ll take any excuse to treat our loved ones and ourselves. But if you’re gonna toast the commercial holiday, why settle for mass-produced chalk hearts and drugstore chocolate boxes when you can show some love to a local maker instead?

Whether you’re looking for LA-made Valentine’s Day gifts for your S.O. or seeking a stylish upgrade to traditionally romantic treats, we’ve rounded up a handful of non-boring ideas for the ones you appreciate the most. From fashionable florals and bouquets for your best buds to slumber party upgrades and more, check out a few creative gift ideas in the gallery above.

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