8 L.A. Stores for Alternative Valentine's Day Gifts
Let's say your lover doesn't even seem to belong to this era. He/she prefers the time when life meant simply hunting for your food and relaxing in a cave dwelling. Time Travel Mart in Echo Park understands that. Head to the store to find gifts for all types of time travelers. For the traditional gift with a twist, spoil your lovebird with a collection of fragrances with names like Caveman, Dystopia and Silk Road. Turn the romance up a notch with Patron Saint of Time Travel Candles (featuring figures like Albert Enstein). No time travel machine required. 1714 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park.
Lovegame: World 8
Classic video games still hold a special place in some gamers' hearts. If you know someone with a nostalgia for the by-gone days of these games, you can find them an epic gift at World 8. The store offers plenty of classic gaming items but also novelty gifts like a chess game using Super Mario Brothers pieces and a Pac-Man Speaker. This small, local spot also holds tournaments, so you could give the gift of inspiration to your lover to dust off those video game consoles and get to gaming once more. Every Tron needs his Quorra. 1057 S. Vermont Ave., Pico-Union.
453 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA