"It’s not candy, it’s chocolate" is the proud mantra of this exclusive shop meant for true connoisseurs of the dark stuff. Chocolate Sophisticate believes that chocolate is as delicate and balanced as fine wine and should be revered as such.

The clever website features a chocolate menu and pairing suggestions for its pieces. A gift concierge is available to offer suggestions on types to purchase for every diverse palate and knowledge of the complexity of chocolates.

The fine chocolates offered come from Italy, France, Spain and Belgium and are packaged in the most elegant designs and placed in complimentary pairings for gift giving simplicity and class. It is the ultimate Valentine for the chocolate lover in your life.

For more information, call (800) 471-9590 or visit www.chocolatesophisticate.com.


6650 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles

From sexy toys to sultry scents, A Touch of Romance has something for every Valentine. The store offers fun games for couples-only along with silky lingerie and herbal aphrodisiacs. A quick trip here will give you endless gift ideas that range from fun and frisky to dreamy and romantic.

Putting together a custom-made gift basket with movies, toys and lingerie will add the often-missed personal touch. A Touch of Romance offers class and quality in all of its gifts and has infinite ideas available for your shopping pleasure!

For more information, call (323) 962-4776 or visit www.atouchofromance.com.


Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show creativity and forethought with the gift you select. If you want to skip the traditional gifts and show your Valentine how inventive you can be, then Book By You is the perfect fit.

A personalized full-length novel is sure to provide you and your lover with hours and hours of lusty entertainment. Book By You has many titles to choose from including Tropical Treasure, Vampire Kisses, Medieval Passion and Love’s Next Door. After you select the titillating title, just fill out a quick questionnaire and your sexy adventure begins!

Book By You promises thrills as you read about yourself, your friends, your family and even your pets. But most importantly, it brings to life a romantic fantasy for couples to treasure.

For more information, visit www.bookbyyou.com


331 N. Larchmont Boulevard, Los Angeles

There is no better gift than that of relaxation and balance. Taking your Valentine on a romantic spa day for two is the perfect way to shower them with attention and love. Le Petite Retreat Day Spa understands exactly what couples need to relax and unwind together and that is why they are a leading "couples spa" in Los Angeles.

The many couple’s packages at the spa are designed specifically for two and offer the best in privacy and seclusion. Calm your senses with champagne in the exclusive copper tub or outdoor garden bath. Or simply enjoy the moment with signature massages in an outdoor private cabana.

For more information, call (323) 466-1028 or visit www.lprdayspa.com.


Seduce your Valentine with the edible oils, creams, powders and many other sensual potions the Kama Sutra store has to offer. Focusing on the ancient Indian guide to love, Kama Sutra developed a line of romantic products for all lovers to enjoy.

Indulge in one of many kits that include items such as massage oils, scented honey dusts with a soft feather applicator, and spearmint pleasure balm. Perfectly pre-packaged gifts are attractively tied up in keepsake boxes and tins and all contain items that you and your Valentine are sure to enjoy long after the holiday is over.

For more information, visit www.kamasutra.com.


8920 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069

If you’re looking for something a little more erotic, look no further than Hustler Hollywood. The shop offers hundreds of games for two, like black light body painting and weekender kits.

Pick up a sassy calendar to hang up in the bedroom or a spicy book she would never buy for herself. Massage oils and lotions are always a safe bet and a good way to get into a romantic mood.

For more information, call (310) 860-9009 or visit www.hustlerhollywood.com.


6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Valentine’s is a day to get off the diet and eat chocolate – lots and lots of chocolate! So if you are looking to buy your loved one some of the sweet stuff, Rocky Mountain Chocolate has dozens of gift ideas that are much more than your average candy.

With creamy sauces, rich truffles and exotic toffees, you can’t possibly go wrong. Chocolate is known to be the most seductive aphrodisiac and the ultimate indulgence, which makes it the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

For more information, call (323) 464-2523 or visit www.rmcf.com.


468 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles

For the most inventive and gorgeous bouquets in Los Angeles, look no further than the prestigious Rita Flora. Located on trendy La Brea Avenue, Rita Flora is a well-known flower shop and restaurant and offers the most amazing configurations of flowers and plant life that can be conceived by the human mind.

If you’re thinking about picking up the same old dozen roses, Rita Flora will make you think again. With arrangements ranging from a few unique stems to complex designs with rare and beautiful flowers, you will make your Valentine feel exceptionally special on this special day.

For more information, call (323) 938-3900 or visit www.ritaflora.com.


1404 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Lush boasts fresh handmade cosmetics and bath products that they successfully sell all over the world. Their sexy Valentine’s Day soaps, bath bombs and massage bars are laden with aphrodisiac essential oils and provocative ingredients.

The dreamy little shop contains hundreds of flavors to savor and scents to inhale like the soft Coeur chocolate and honey massage bar and pink candy soap.

For more information, call (310) 255-0030 or visit www.lush.com.