Ah, love. Albuquerque has some valentine gift ideas that will set you up for some sizzle and spark. Kick up your shoes and get rolling with these gift ideas, many of which are free. Enter to win a prize or get your hair done. Indulge your senses.
Updated for 2016.
01 of 07
Routes Rentals & Tours has a romantic Velo-tine bike tour designed for couples and singles. Try chocolates, taste wine and see some of Albuquerque's top venues: New Mexico Pinon Coffee, Los Poblanos Inn and Farm, Casa Rondena Winery and Rude Boy cookies.
02 of 07
The Isotopes mascot Orbit will hand deliver a Valentine's gift package to your sweetheart. The package includes a 1/2 pound box of chocolates from Buffett's Candies, a voucher for two seats to a non-restricted Isotopes home game (varying levels), a personalized Valentine's card, one red mini bat and a keepsake photo. The service is available on a first come first served basis. Delivery must be within 25 miles of the Isotopes stadium.
03 of 07
Give your loved one the gift of music. The package includes two love songs sung to your loved one by a barbershop quartet, a long stemmed rose, a box of chocolates and a personalized valentine. Best of all, everything will be delivered.
04 of 07
The Salsa Love Fest features dance classes with visiting instructors, and dancing Saturday night. Have a romantic dinner and go to the historic El Rey Theatre downtown. There will be chocolate fountains, desserts, drink and a cash bars as well as an enormous dance floor. This is an 18+ event. It happens February 13 at the El Rey Theatre.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
Dazzle with Jewelry
The beautiful and unique jewelry by local artist Lilly Barrack will make it difficult to choose one item. Three locations make the choosing easy.
Or try finding something special at Gertrude Zachary. The Native American contemporary styles are collaboratively made by Gertrude and the Native American silversmiths who craft the pieces.
Mati Jewelers has been a local favorite for decades, and no wonder. They design and craft each piece right in Albuquerque.
06 of 07
Cook with Cupid
Take a sweetheart cooking class, where you'll learn to make a multi-course meal for your special someone. Classes at JanCan, and take place February 13. A Valentine Boot Camp is February 6.
The Dessert Divas will also help you cook up something sweet for Valentine's day. The class is available for couples or singles.
07 of 07
Did you know you can get married in a hot air balloon and then lift off, both in marriage and in the balloon? Valentine’s Day is no exception, weather permitting, of course. Contact Sky Span Adventures for their exclusive flight, which provides a unique aerial view of the Rio Grande Valley and the chance to have the balloon to yourself. At the end of your flight, celebrate with a champagne toast, light continental breakfast and more.