Entries tagged with: Valentine's Day

Labor of Love

DIY among gift ideas for Valentine's Day By Sam Ujvary | Assistant Editor Ahhh, Valentine’s Day. A heart-warming day in the cold middle of winter to showcase your love to your significant other (or your favorite “galentines”) with chocolates, cards and everything heart-shaped. The National Retail Federation (NRF) has conducted a consumer spending survey for 14 years, and this year’s statistics prove a near-record spending number. “U.S. consumers are expected to spend an average of…  » Read more

Americans to spend nearly $20 billion on Valentine’s Day, led by jewelry, flowers, gift cards

U.S. consumers are expected to spend an average $143.56 on Valentine’s Day as 55 percent of the population celebrates this year, an increase from last year’s $136.57, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. Total spending is expected to reach $19.6 billion, up from $18.2 billion last year. The numbers are the second-highest in the survey’s 15-year history, topped only by the record $146.84 and…  » Read more

After string of increases, Valentine’s Day spending expected to dip this year

After a decade-long increase in Valentine’s Day spending is expected to finally see a market correction this year, according to the annual survey by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. U.S. consumers are expected to spend an average $136.57, down from last year’s record-high $146.84. Total spending is expected to reach $18.2 billion, down from $19.7 billion last year, which was also a record. “Valentine’s Day continues to be a popular gift-giving…  » Read more
Shooting Cupid’s Arrow

Shooting Cupid’s Arrow

Fall in love with the new and the old this Valentine’s Day According to a Prosper Insights and Analytics survey done by the National Retail Federation, adults were expected to spend more than $17 billion on Valentine’s Day in 2014 — that’s “billion” with a “b” — creating a huge retail opportunity for party stores. While 91 percent planned to spend on their significant other ($85.76), 59 percent of shoppers planned to show their appreciation…  » Read more

Handle Balloons with Care on Valentine’s Day

The Balloon Council offers tips on smart use of one of America’s favorite Valentine’s Day gifts   With America’s ongoing love affair with balloons, it is not surprising that the floating gifts are among the most popular ways to say “I love you” on Valentine’s Day.     As America celebrates Valentine’s Day it is a good time to remember a few tips to follow for smart balloon use. If you are giving balloons as…  » Read more
Significant Sweetheart Sales

Significant Sweetheart Sales

Valentine’s Day is a day to cash in on love of every kind   Whether dealing with a classroom or a couple, “it’s the thought that counts” is a phrase that’s truly applicable for Valentine’s Day. It’s a day to celebrate love and appreciation in all shapes and forms, and often that form involves spending. According to the National Retail Federations’s 2013 Valentine’s Day spending survey, the average person planned to spend $130.97 on candy,…  » Read more