Twitter and Facebook Poll: What Valentine's Day Purchases Are You Planning?

Posted on 02/09/2012

Retailers are feeling the love this Valentine’s Day season. According to the National Retail Federation, consumers plan to spend 8.5% more this year than last. In fact, it’s the highest Valentine’s Day average in the survey’s 10-year history with the average person spending $126.03. The largest chunk will go towards jewelry, followed by an evening out and candy. That made us wonder, what Valentine’s purchases are you planning? Here’s what you told us through Facebook and Twitter.

Facebook Kim Martin Newell: Nothing. We spend Valentine's Day preparing a special dinner together... then eating in the dining room with candles, music, etc.

Rob Towler: New camper!

Gail Everett: NOT a card. I really don't like cards, but my hubby ALWAYS buys me one. He's finally learned to play it safe with a humorous one because he knows it's hard for me to frown when I'm laughing. (For him, it's his favorite home cooked dinner. I'll buy shrimp and make a heart-shaped cake topped with cherries and surrounded by whipped cream. He loves it.)

Brenda Covert: Candy all the way! I am my daughter's valentine, and she is mine. And she always gets me chocolates and a card and expects me to return the favor. ;-)

@JasonSBurton: Taking my wife out to Nantucket Seafood! I find is a good way to search for availability on popular holidays.

@A_J_Windsor: Tiffany jewelry or a spa package.

@LovelyOnTheGo: I'm getting my husband a giftcard to a tool shop so he can get things for his woodshop!

@PoweredbyHummus: William and I will cook a fancy meal paired with nice wine & fresh flowers. Not sure we'll do gifts--paying off student loans!

@Redplummomsaver: I’m typing out “I love you because” notes and filling a bowl of them for my husband. Gifts from the heart mean the most!

@98c: This one is sentimental for us. For our 1st Valentine’s as a married couple I'm taking her ice skating then out for a nice meal.

By Alison Storm

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