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Valentine’s Day might look a bit different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate with the one you love! Check out our favorite local gifts this year and our tips on planning a romantic (and COVID-friendly) Valentine’s Day in Colorado Springs!

 

Colorado Springs Local Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show someone just how much you adore them, and what better way than through a thoughtful and unique gift sourced from one of their favorite local spots!

 

1. A custom floral arrangement from Kae Floral Co.

Photo Courtesy of Kae Floral Co. | Photo Credit: Clancey

Skip the one-size-fits-all flower delivery service this year and opt for a custom floral arrangement! Kae Floral Co. designs their custom bouquets with your partner’s favorite colors and seasonal flowers in mind.

 

2. A Valentine’s Gift Box from Rocky Mountain Soap Market

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Is your partner a sucker for a relaxing night in? Rocky Mountain Soap Market’s gift boxes are basically a spa in a box. These handcrafted gift sets come with a variety of their most beloved products, including lotion candles, bath bombs, body whips, and more.

 

3. Jewelry from The Local Honey Collective

Photo Courtesy of The Local Honey Collective

This one’s for the jewelry loving ladies out there — you can’t go wrong with a piece selected from one of Colorado Spring’s’ favorite boutiques, The Local Honey Collective! Choose from fun statement pieces like their handcrafted clay earrings or a more timeless option like one of their gold-filled necklaces.

 

4. Chocolate from Colorado Springs’ favorite local chocolatier

Photo Courtesy of Cacao Chemistry | Facebook

Is it really Valentine’s Day without a box of chocolates? Cacao Chemistry creates its confections using only the best ingredients and finest European chocolate. Not sure where to start? We recommend one of their assorted gift boxes, filled with a variety of their award-winning truffles.

 

Covid-Friendly Valentine’s Day Experiences

Thankfully, many restaurants will likely be open for business at a limited capacity this Valentine’s Day, so if you’re hankering for a night out on the town, you should have plenty of fun options! However, if you’re still looking to avoid the crowds, or you simply just want to mix it up this year, we’ve got you covered!

Here are our favorite COVID-friendly date ideas for Valentine’s Day this year!

 

1. Experience Valentine’s Day Italian-Style with Stellina Pizza Cafe

A date night in Italy? Why not! This at-home date night is for all you pasta lovers out there — with Stellina’s Valentine’s Day Pasta Kit, you and your loved one will be able to make an authentic Italian meal from the comfort of your own kitchen. Grab a glass of wine, turn up the “Italian Cooking Music” playlist on Spotify, and get cookin’!

Be sure to pre-order your kit here!

 

2. Skip the lines and taste the best food in the city on a food tour

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If you’re looking for an afternoon out without the fuss of reservations and decision-making, Rocky Mountain Food Tours has you covered! Treat your partner to a fun dine-and-dash adventure at several of downtown’s most loved restaurants. With the help of one of our incredible guides, you’ll catch a behind-the-scenes glimpse into our city’s bustling food scene, chat with chefs and restaurant owners, and learn unique facts about Colorado Springs’ history. Tours are available Friday, February 12; Saturday, February 13; and Sunday, February 14.

Availability is very limited, so click here to snag your tickets for one of our Valentine’s Day tours!

 

3. Grab one of Almagre’s Valentine’s Day Essentials kit for the perfect V-Day — from dawn ‘til dusk.

Photo Courtesy of Almagre

Celebrate Valentine’s Day from home with your pick from Almagre’s Valentine’s Day kits! Their “adults only” offerings include the makings of a perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast — Snowberry Bakehouse pop tarts and Hold Fast Coffee — and everything you need or a romantic evening in, including charcuterie and appetizer boards, your pick of a craft cocktail kit or wine duo, and candles to set the mood.

 

4. Invest in your Love with a Virtual Couples’ Strengths Session

Get to know your partner on a deeper level with a virtual, private Couples’ Strengths Session! Through a simple online assessment and the help of a certified CliftonStrengths coach, you’ll learn what makes the other person tick, feel loved, and so much more — making your relationship stronger than ever!

Click here for more information!

 

5. Take a Cooking Class at home with Gather Food Studio 

Photo Courtesy of Gather Food Studio

Learn new cooking techniques and bond over great food with Gather Food Studio’s Happy Ducking Valentine’s Online Cooking Class & Plate Date! This special Valentine’s Day offering comes with a prepared recipe kit and pre-recorded video from Gather’s amazing chefs so that you and your sweetie can cook a gourmet meal at your own pace. You’ll be guided as you cook a 3-course, European inspired menu, including mini Spanish chorizo and cheese tortillas, duck a l’orange with duck fat potatoes and seasonal vegetable, Italian flourless chocolate torte with marsala berries, a freshly baked baguette with local butter, and a surprise valentine treat.

Click here to reserve your spot!

 

6. Skate Hand-in-Hand at Castle Rock’s Rink at the Rock

Photo Courtesy of Downtown Castle Rock | Facebook

Is there anything more romantic than ice skating under the stars? Just 45 minutes north of downtown Colorado Springs, Castle Rock’s Rink at the Rock ice rink makes for the perfect little Valentine’s Day adventure! Get cozy, grab some hot cocoa, and lace up your skates for this favorite winter activity’s final weekend of the year!

Click here for info on hours and pricing! Get your tickets soon as the rink shuts down for the season on February 15, 2021.

 

Whether you’re staying in or headed out for a night on the town, we hope this Valentine’s Day is one for the books!

Cheers! Your Rocky Mountain Food Tours Team

(So, what’s a food tour, anyway…?)

 

 

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