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Sweets, Treats, Flowers, and Surprises Downtown for Valentine’s Day

January 26, 2021 by Jeslyn Stiles

From classic red roses to fair trade jewelry to heart-shaped pizzas and beyond — you can find everything you need for a unforgettable Valentine’s Day downtown. Order ahead and use curbside pickup or delivery for a safely distanced celebration! Check out some thought-starters below and explore our shop online guide and downtown business directory for even more inspiration.

Bella Gelato & Pastries

Whether you’ll be spending this Valentine’s Day with just your other half or want to bring home sweet surprises for the whole family, Bella Gelato & Pastries is here for you! They’re offering a Valentine’s Day variety box full of seasonal treats and Bella favorites. Pick three for $28 or five for $45 — plus, add a pint of any flavor gelato for just $5!
Choose from:
-Double Choc Drizzle Brownies (x2)
-Choc Dipped Raspberry Linzers (x2)
-Berry Cheesecake Macarons (x2)
-Irish Cream Crème Brûlée (x1)
-Red Velvet/Cream Cheese Cupcakes (x2)
-Heart-shaped Strawberry Choc Eclairs (x2)
-Quadruple Choc Drizzled Pretzels (x4)

Call 540-217-5657, email, or come in the shop to place an order. Deadline for orders is February 11th (or until they sell out!)

Bittersweet Bakery

Bittersweet Bakery has a selection of Valentine’s (and anti-Valentine’s!) treats available to make this the sweetest February 14th yet. Place your preorders online for pickup on 2/12 or 2/13! They will also be open for walk-ups for any last-minute Valentine’s Day needs. See the menu and place preorders here.


“Want to go shopping? Today only, there’s a special deal: 30% off on my heart.”

Bluetique will be celebrating Galentine’s and Valentine’s Day weekend (2/13-2/14) with a special sale! Draw a discount when you come in for up to 30% off your purchase. Bluetique is the perfect place to find fun and flirty looks for Valentine’s Day or any day! Visit them online at

Chestnut Ridge Coffee Roasters and Three Notch’d Valley Collab House

Stop by Three Notch’d on Valentine’s Day Sunday from 12-4 for a beer release event featuring Chestnut Ridge roasted coffee! The beer is called Chestnut Ridge Irish Coffee Stout and uses their very popular El Salvador Roast. Chestnut Ridge will also be set up with a booth where they will be doing coffee tastings and selling their whole bean and cold brew coffee. Coffee and beer — no better way to kick off your Valentine’s Day!

clothes from dart resale and trade

Dart Resale & Trade

“You’re a work of art in that outfit from Dart!”

If your beau is the fashion-forward type, treat them to a one-of-a-kind outfit from Dart Resale and Trade! Featuring modern and vintage secondhand clothing, Dart is an affordable and sustainable option for on-trend looks from in-demand brands. Shop in store or select items for purchase through Instagram at @dart_resale — direct message to order online and pick-up in store!

El Paisano Bakery

Get some treats as sweet as your beloved at El Paisano Bakery! You can call ahead and place your order for pickup at (540) 209-8892 and the bakery will have extra goodies ready-to-go in the case for the big day. They’ll be open 6am-8pm on Valentine’s Day Sunday! Visit El Paisano on Facebook here.

Finnigan’s Cove

Enjoy one their seafood or ribeye steak specials for dinner and end your meal with a Chocolate Covered Strawberry Shooter for dessert! Specials run from Friday the 12th through Sunday the 14th. Visit Finnigan’s Cove online at .

Friendly City Inn

Have a romantic bed & breakfast getaway without leaving town at the Friendly City Inn! They have quiet, clean rooms, several romantic packages and add-ons to choose from, and are happy to take special requests to make your Valentine’s Day weekend magical!
Book online at or give them a call at 540-433-8233.

Green Hummingbird

“I’m all a-flutter when you’re around; you make my heart Humm!”

Shop Green Hummingbird for fun and fabulous fair-trade finds! Treat your boo to this winter’s hottest accessories — cozy scarves and hand-made masks. They’re beautiful, practical, and ethically produced! Visit Green Hummingbird online at

Horizon Gifts

“My love for you is CRYSTAL clear!”

Horizon Gifts is your one-stop shop for unique and unforgettable gifts. What says “my love for you is beautiful and eternal” better than a gorgeous crystal? If your beloved isn’t a rockhound, maybe board games, incense, jewelry, or art and decor is more their speed. Visit them on Facebook here!

Hotel Madison

“Have you ever worked in a hotel? Then why are you checking me out?”

Set aside time for a romantic Valentine’s Weekend package at Hotel Madison that includes a chocolate-themed fruit and snack board, a bottle of Mulderbosch Rosé, 2 Reidel wine glasses, complimentary parking, late checkout, and use of the fitness center and saltwater pool. Add the night before and/or after for an even better deal! The Valentine’s Package starts at $125 — book now at

Hugo Kohl

“Rubies are red, Sapphires are blue, Diamonds are brilliant, and so are you.”

Hugo Kohl will be running a sale for Valentine’s day starting February 11-13th. The sale features 30% off of everything in their boutique as well as 30% off everything on their website and Facebook store with code “2021valentine” (this sale excludes chains, repairs, and special orders and cannot be combined with any other offer). Visit Hugo Kohl online at

Magpie Diner

Since you can’t jet off to Paris for a romantic Valentine’s Day this year, join Magpie instead for a deliciously-fun, Parisian-inspired brunch weekend on the 13th and 14th! Menu and details coming soon! Visit Magpie online at


“Are you from Korea? Because you look like my Seoul-mate.”

Mashita will be closed on Valentine’s Day Sunday but do not despair — they are offering Valentine’s Day Meal Kits for a fun evening at home with Mashita. The kits cost $28 per person and include everything you need to make an appetizer, main course, and dessert. Vegan and gluten-free options are available! See the full menu and ordering instructions here and visit them online at!

Montpelier Restaurant

Montpelier Restaurant and Chef Beau Floyd are here to make your Valentine’s Day delicious! Pick up a ready-to-serve heart-shaped pizza or enjoy a special Valentine’s weekend menu for dine-in or curbside pickup from Friday 2/12 – Sunday 2/14. For reservations, please call 540-214-2280 and leave a voicemail with your name, number of guests, preferred time for the reservation, and the best call back number.

Plus, show that special Duke in your life that you’re thinking of them on Valentine’s Day with a Duke Doggo’Gram! This special gift includes a large plush bulldog, purple and gold gourmet chocolates, and a Duke Dog Valentine card. See all the Valentine’s weekend at Montpelier menus and details here.

OASIS Fine Art & Craft

“I must be at OASIS, because you are truly a work of art.”

Bring home a gift as beautiful and unique as your beloved with the help of OASIS Fine Art & Craft! From paintings to photography to pottery to jewelry to baskets to wood pieces and beyond — OASIS truly has something for everyone. Visit them online at

Pale Fire Brewing

“Roses are Red
Molly is, too.
A Pale Fire beer
Says “I Love You!””

It’s true — the fastest way to your beloved’s heart is through their stomach, and nothing hits the spot like a delicious Harrisonburg-made beer. Bring home a six-pack or crowler to make Valentine’s Day dinner even more special. Visit Pale Fire online at

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rocktown kitchen interior

Rocktown Kitchen

Join Rocktown Kitchen for Valentine’s Day dinner on Sunday, February 14th — specials include tempura fried shrimp, seared Chilean sea bass, surf & turf, and chocolate sin cake. Reservations required! Give them a call at 540-217-2425 or visit them online at Valentine’s Day dinner will also be available for carryout.

Sage Bird Ciderworks

Sage Bird Ciderworks will be releasing a new apple brandy-barrel aged cherry cider called Brandied Cherry on Valentines day. This cider is part of a collaboration with Restless Moons Brewing for their anniversary, and also the perfect Valentine’s Day treat!

Sage Bird will also be running a special of 10% off To-Go orders on Saturday, February 13 and Sunday February 14 and a special of 20% off To-Go orders with the purchase of a glass of cider on Sunday February 14.

Additionally, they will be selling a Lovebirds package that includes a bottle or Traveler of cider to-go, two Sage Bird branded glasses, and a chocolate bar. These will be for sale Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, February 12. 13. and 14.

Visit Sage Bird online at

Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn

The only thing sweeter than your beloved is this Valentine’s Day special from Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn! Just $25 gets you two bags of their famous popcorn in decadently delicious Valentine’s flavors, gift-wrapped in a classic black box and topped off with a deep red ribbon — creating an impressive presentation while also eliminating all of the work! Roses not included… you’re on your own when it comes to the flowers. 🙂 Shop now at!

Sparrow’s Flowers

Nothing says “love” like flowers and sweets — they’re a classic for a reason! Sparrow’s Flowers has all your bases covered, with a variety of arrangements from red roses to green dish gardens as well as locally-made Apalache Chocolate bars and sweets from Heritage Bakery. Order online for in-store pickup or local delivery! Shop now at

Ten Thousand Villages

“How do I love thee, let me count the 10,000 ways.” 
Looking for unique fair-trade jewelry? Ten Thousand Villages has beautiful options for every style and budget! In addition to jewelry, you can find accessories, home decor, kitchen and outdoor goods, wellness products, and more in both the in-store and online aisles of Ten Thousand Villages. For Valentine’s Day they will be having a Buy One Get One 50% off Storewide Sale from Feb 11-14! Not valid with other offers or discounts, purchases of gift cards, consumables and rugs. Visit them at!

Walkabout Outfitter

Stop by Walkabout Outfitter for a sweet chance to win! Guess the number of candies in the water bottle between 2/10 and 2/14 and you could score a $25 gift certificate. Visit Walkabout Outfitter online at

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