Sweet Ways to Treat Your Someone Special

Valentine’s Day 2021 in Rancho Mirage may be different from others you’ve shared in the past, but that doesn’t mean it has to be any less meaningful. Here are some ideas for wooing your beloved this year.

So sweet

Get two spoons and one big dish of a Sweetheart Sundae at Ben & Jerry’s. Select two of your favorite scoops topped with hot fudge or caramel, whip cream, and two chocolate hearts. Plus, you’ll receive a tasty Ring Pop on the side. Or dig into a special Valentine’s Day ice cream cake (order 48  hours in advance). Available through Feb. 14.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory offers up a number of Valentine’s Day Family Fun Totes filled with chocolate- or caramel-covered apples. Choose from 19 different flavors. Pre-order before Feb. 8 and schedule a pickup Feb. 12-14. Love a chocolate covered strawberry? The deal is sweeter when you order by Feb. 8 (in store or via Facebook) and get 15% off your purchase.

Prefer a pastry? Pastry Swan Bakery has a variety of items, including cupcakes, heart-shaped cookies, truffles or chocolate-covered strawberries.

Gifts galore

Whether you’re looking for roses or another arrangement, Rancho Mirage Florist has the perfect bouquet for your Valentine. Seeking a romantic gift? Check out one of the many stores in Rancho Mirage or El Paseo Shopping District.  

Visiting small shops not only shows you’ve put some thought into a unique item, but helps the community, too. Pick up a gift certificate for services at Agapé Salon & Spa, a craftsman-created gift at Rancho Relaxo, or a box of premium cigars at Mirage Cigar Lounge (get 20% off for a limited time).

Tables for two

The patios are again open at local restaurants. Among the dining experiences are these offerings:

Wally’s Desert Turtle presents a special Valentine’s Day menu for patio diners and also for those who want to enjoy a to-go order at home. 

The Steakhouse at Agua Caliente Casinos has a three-course Valentine’s Day special for $95/person on Feb. 14 only (5-11 p.m.).

Si Bon Belgian Bistro has a number of special dishes on their Valentine’s Day menu, including duck paté du chef; veal medallion “Oscar” with Dungeness crab; filet mignon and Maine lobster tail; and Belgian chocolate mousse.

Remember to make your reservations early to save your space and enjoy a special night out together. Patio seating is limited and will fill up quickly this holiday.