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Best Last Minute Gift Ideas For Valentine’s Day In LA

February 12, 2016 10:31 AM

(credit: Malibu Wines)

(credit: Malibu Wines)

Still not sure what to get for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day, even though it’s late in this year’s game? Never fear, your answer is here. From buying the perfect consumables to booking the latest in beauty enhancements, we’ve unleashed a handful of spectacular ideas to spring on your honey on the day when Cupid comes out to play. Consider the following.

(credit: Drybar)

(credit: Drybar)

Drybar Los Angeles
8379 West 3rd. St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 734-5990
www.thedrybar.comTalk about the perfect way to pamper your favorite female. Book an appointment at this unique hair salon that doesn’t offer color treatments or haircuts. The only option on the menu is a blowout, but what a blowout that will be. Arguably the best in the city and perhaps the county, this refreshing enterprise will turn your head into a masterpiece. Don’t feel like your lady will want to go out and have her hair done? Then opt for the delivery service from Drybar where a stylist will travel to the person being gifted this special Valentine’s treatment treat.

(credit: Shelby Barone)

(credit: Shelby Barone)

Sprinkles Cupcakes
735 S Figueroa St., Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 228-2100
www.sprinkles.comOn Valentine’s Day, a dozen red roses are nice, but a dozen Sprinkles Cupcakes are even better. Buy a batch of these delectables to satisfy any sweet tooth by mixing and matching the scrumptious deserts that each come in their own personal packaging. Flavors to die for include chocolate marshmallow, banana peanut butter, lemon coconut and chai latte. Looking for gluten and/or sugar free? These kinds are also on tap and ready for boxing at this fine find for gifting in a way that Cupid would approve.

(credit: Malibu Wines)

(credit: Malibu Wines)

Malibu Wines
31740 Mulholland Highway
Malibu, CA 90265
(818) 865-0605
www.malibuwines.comWhy not pack some sunshine into your Valentine’s Day gift by inviting your beloved to share a tasting of regional wines at this outdoor venue high in the hills of beautiful Malibu. Picnic tables are set up for the sipping occasion and an adjoining store offers the varietal you liked best so you can taste some more once you get home. No doubt this liquid gift will sit just right for your sweetheart — and for you, too. Now that’s a big bonus right off the bat.

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(credit: Chuan Spa)

(credit: Chuan Spa)

Chuan Spa Pasadena
The Langham Huntington
1401 South Oak Knoll Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 585-6414
www.chuanspa.comThe ideal Valentine’s gift for a frazzled female on the run? A day at the spa. Make that a day at Chuan Spa, a superior place inside the Langham Huntington in Pasadena that specializes in soothing treatments to make even the edgiest person become totally tranquil in the time it takes to enjoy this special present infused with with pizzaz. All of the offerings here use private label blended oils with traditional Chinese massage techniques to bring back the best you you can possibly be.

(Credit: Todd Porter & Diane Cu-Porter )

(Credit: Todd Porter & Diane Cu-Porter )

Nic’s VODBOX
453 N Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 550-5705
www.nicsbeverlyhills.comDrop by Nic’s to party in the VODBOX, a chilly place with a warm heart that allows a special Valentine’s tasting that won’t soon be forgotten. For the experience, you’ll be escorted inside what is actually a super large refrigerator after getting all decked out on faux fur coats and hats for the chance to really learn what it takes to tell a good vodka from a great one. Both of you are sure to have fun, and may even want to nuzzle while experiencing this inventive gift that will have you enjoying and imbibing as you take in a lot of information about the tasty nuances that differentiate each sip you take.

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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 and always travels with her pillow. Check out her articles on Examiner.com.

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