Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? And do you expect a gift from your significant other? Well, if you do, you are not the only one. This popular holiday is one of the most celebrated holiday of the year as well as one of the most marketable and profitable.
Valentine’s Day by the numbers
According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Survey carried out by Prosper Insights and Analytics, this year is expected to be a great year for retailers in the United States. As stated, the total expenses are expected to reach $18.9 billion, that’s $142.31 per person compared to $133.91 last year.
Over half of the U.S. population (54.9%) will celebrate the holiday this year, with men spending more than women for gifts, meal, etc.; that’s $190.53 for men compared to $96.58 for women. This difference can be attributed to the simple fact that men usually have a much higher salary than women.
Furthermore, adults in the 25-34 age group will spend the most this year. They will spend $213.04 while the people in the 35-44 age group are expected to spend $176.21. The adults in the 18-24 age group are the ones expected to spend the least with $168.95.
The crazy yet interesting Valentine’s Day facts
Valentine’s Day isn’t only for celebrating the love two humans have for each other, it can also mean celebrating the love a human has for their furry friends. Did you know that 3% of pet owners give gifts to their pets for Valentine’s Day? And if nobody sends you flowers, do it yourself! Yes, it seems that 14% of women send flowers to themselves on V-Day!
One that really stunned me is that 53% of women will break up with their boyfriends if they didn’t buy them a gift on February 14th. Those facts are only a few of the crazy yet interesting facts about Valentine’s Day. On the infographic below, created by Melbourne Paul’s Removals, you will find many more of those crazy facts and I am sure you will be as surprised as I was.
Over to you
Were you as stunned as me to learn about those crazy Valentine’s Day facts? Or did you know some of them? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below and have a great Valentine’s Day!