Average spending on Valentine’s Day up 24 percent from last year

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Valentine’s Day is getting closer!

Offers conducted a survey to find out just how much consumers are planning to spend, what they’re planning to buy and where they plan on celebrating.

The study even breaks down the top gifts by state. Oreos lead Colorado’s top gift list, followed by a bouquet, teddy bear, lingerie and chocolate truffles.

Designers at Flowerama in Colorado Springs arrange Valentine's Day bouquets. FOX21: Kurt Story
Designers at Flowerama in Colorado Springs arrange Valentine’s Day bouquets. / FOX21 File photo

>> See how Colorado compared to other states.

Engaged couples can expect to spend more than others – around $82, whereas those dating do about $65 worth of damage and those married will spend an average $53.

Do men spend more than women? On average, yes. Men spend around $60.78, whereas women spend $47.83.

Thirty-eight percent of those surveyed said they wouldn’t be spending any money this Valentine’s Day.

What’s at the top of the wish list this year? Roses, chocolate-covered strawberries and jewelry.

Lost Ring
(Jett Lowe/Las Cruces Sun-News via AP)

But what do men want? The survey said men most want a heartfelt card, whereas women most want jewelry.

Here were the questions asked:

How would you prefer your Valentine’s Day night to be celebrated?

At home (46.1 percent)
Dinner out (29.1 percent)
Night on the town (10.5 percent)
Recreational activity (bowling, mini-golf) (7.1 percent)
At the movies (6 percent)
Other (1.2 percent)

liquor booze alcohol bar bottles drinking

Which of the following would be your least favorite Valentine’s Day gift to receive?

Bottle of alcohol (26.1 percent)
Lingerie (23.3 percent)
Gift card (11.3 percent)
Flowers (11.2 percent)
Chocolate (10.3 percent)
Heartfelt card (9.1 percent)
Jewelry (8.8 percent)

Would you use a dating app to find a date on Valentine’s Day?

Yes (6.6 percent)
No (93.4 percent)

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Is it okay to go on a first date on Valentine’s Day?

Yes (55.9 percent)
No (44.1 percent)

Do you feel the pressure of being in a relationship on Valentine’s Day?

Yes (12.1 percent)
No (87.2 percent)

What is your favorite Valentine’s Day treat?

Chocolate-covered strawberries (27.6 percent)
Box of chocolates (27.6 percent)
Caramels (13.7 percent)
Candy Bar (10.2 percent)
Candy hearts (8.8 percent)
Cinnamon hearts (6.6 percent)
Other (5.4 percent)

FOX21 File Photo
FOX21 File Photo

What is your favorite Valentine’s Day flower?

Roses (48.3 percent)
Tulips (13.8 percent)
Sunflowers (8.4 percent)
Lilies (8.2 perncet)
Daisies (8 percent)
Orchids (7.9 percent)
Other (5.5 percent)

VALENTINE%20RECESSION1.jpg

 

>> Click here to see the full survey.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s