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Love is in the air: The best Seattle spots for Valentine's Day gifting

Lovers, spouses and secret admirers take note: Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, is just around the corner.

Don’t be that person who “forgets,” or worse, ducks out early that morning for a dented box of discounted chocolates. This is the one day a year you’re expected to offer a token to your sweetheart. Make it count.

Hoodline crunched the numbers, using both Yelp data and our own methodology to produce a ranked list of Seattle’s best spots to score Valentine's Day supplies.

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1. The Elliott Bay Book Company

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Topping the list is The Elliott Bay Book Company. Located at 1521 10th Ave. (between Pike and Pine streets) in Broadway, the bookstore, which offers cards, stationery and more, is the highest rated spot in Seattle of its kind, boasting 4.5 stars out of 554 reviews on Yelp.

2. Archie McPhee

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Next up is Wallingford's Archie McPhee, situated at 1300 N. 45th St. (between North Stone Way and North Interlake Avenue). With 4.5 stars out of 321 reviews on Yelp, the toy store and gift shop, which offers cards, stationery and more, has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Columbia City Bouquet

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Rainier Valley's Columbia City Bouquet, located at 4873 Rainier Ave. South (between Ferdinand and Edmunds streets), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the florist, which offers cards, stationery and more, 4.5 stars out of 55 reviews.

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1. City People's Garden Store

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Topping the list is City People's Garden Store. Located at 2939 E. Madison St. (between East 31st Avenue and East Lake Washington Boulevard) in Denny-Blaine, the plant nursery, which offers flowers, gifts and more, is the highest rated flowers and gift spot in Seattle, boasting 4.5 stars out of 107 reviews on Yelp.

2. Glassybaby Madrona

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Madrona's Glassybaby Madrona, located at 3406 E. Union St. (between 35th and 34th avenues), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the candle store, which offers flowers, gifts, home decor and more, four stars out of 56 reviews.

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1. Theo Chocolate

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Topping the list is Theo Chocolate. Located at 3400 Phinney Ave. North (between Canal and 35th streets) in Fremont, the chocolatier shop and candy store is the highest rated spot of its kind in Seattle, boasting 4.5 stars out of 884 reviews on Yelp.

2. Intrigue Chocolate

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Next up is Pioneer Square's Intrigue Chocolate, situated at 157 S. Jackson St. (between South Occidental and South Second avenues). With five stars out of 172 reviews on Yelp, the chocolatier and shop, which offers desserts and more, has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Chukar Cherries

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Pike Market's Chukar Cherries, located at 1529 Pike Place (at Post Alley), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the chocolatier shop and bakery 4.5 stars out of 177 reviews.