The wife & I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Personally, I think it’s a dumb “holiday” created by Hallmark to sell cards. I’d rather celebrate our anniversary than some random day in February that neither of us have any real attachment to.
But, if you’re planning on getting all romantic & spending some cash this year, don’t go too crazy.
According to some recent research, the average person is only spending $165 on Valentine’s Day this year….and just like many other things in the last 15 months, you can blame it on Covid.
Last year, the average person spent almost $200 on Valentine’s Day, mostly on cards, candy, and flowers.
Some other stats from this recent study on V-Day spending in 2021:
- Men will by far spend more than women. The average dude is going to shell out a whopping $231 this year, whereas the average woman is only spending $101.
- Obviously, our main concern is our spouse or significant other when it comes to getting that V-Day gift. But some of the other people we’re buying stuff for are other family members, our friends, the kids’ classmates & teachers, and our pets. Plus, about 1 in 7 people will buy themselves a gift.
Because if you don’t love yourself first, who the hell else is gonna love ya?
- The most popular gifts this year are candy, cards, flowers & an evening out. Even though we don’t technically celebrate this “holiday”, I wouldn’t be against a nice dinner somewhere with some good food and drinks.
- 41% of people are planning a special dinner or celebration at home instead of going out.
- 73% of people who are celebrating think it’s especially important to do something for V-Day this year with all the Covid shit we’ve dealt with.
- An annual study found the best cities for V-day are San Fran, Honolulu, Portland, Oregon, Seattle, and San Jose, California.
If you are going to celebrate and buy something special for the lady in your life, just make sure you don’t pull a “Homer”: