Poll: What Do You Really Want For Valentine's Day?

National Retail Federation Reports that 2012 Valentine's Day gift spending will be the highest in a decade.

If you aren't interested in the typical box of chocolates in heart shaped boxes, red roses and cards for Valentine's Day, now might be the time to speak up.

The recession is over when it comes to love or at least Valentine's Day. The average person expects to spend more than $126 on the holiday, the highest in the National Retail Federation survey's 10-year history.

The average man expects to spend more than $160 on clothing, jewelry and greeting cards. But women will spend about half that, according to the survey.

About 50 percent of people will buy candy, about 36 percent will buy flowers and another 35 percent will spend the evening out. And most plan to spend about $5 on their pets. Just 13 percent plan on purchasing jewelry.

Oddee.com offered a few atypical gift ideas including “Say I Love You” couple pillow cases, T-Shirts with hearts that light up as significant other's near one another and a heart shaped pillow that sounds like a heart beat, when someone hugs it.

But what do you really want for Valentine's Day?

Annette Hudgins February 10, 2012 at 07:02 AM
I think it's a silly holiday that shouldn't get this much attention. I'd prefer date night Thursday as a holiday instead. :)


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