Valentine’s Day is a month away… which means if you haven’t come up with a gift for your love, soulmate, wife or husband you still have time to find that unique, one of a kind, outstanding thingy to surprise your Valentine with. We have all fallen back of the tried and true gifts like… flowers and candy are traditional, they’re also pretty predictable. To help Valentine’s Day gift givers find that unique something, a bunch of kind folks put together the infographic down below showing the most popular (and predictable) Valentine’s day gifts. If you’re looking to make Valentine’s Day something to remember, one that will stand the test of time… then don’t waste your time with the gifts mentioned on that infographic.
What outstanding Valentine’s Day gift are you thinking about?
Valentine’s Day Fun facts
Love and sharing is what Valentine’s day is all about. Stores have turned their displays to pink, with hearts, cupids and stuffed animals stocking their the shelves. Even our chocolate treats are either colored or wrapped in pinks, purples and reds. It’s impossible to overlook Valentine’s Day.
Its a special day to focus on those you love. Though most people see this as a romantic day, others choose to dedicate it to all types of love, sharing celebrations with friends and family members.
It is a great Chocolate Holiday!
Couples will be planning a romantic evening. There will tons of flowers, chocolate and jewelry rushing out the doors of local markets and online buying too. Some couples may even get engaged or choose to tie the knot on Valentine’s Day.
Here’s some interesting statistics from the United States Census Bureau on these establishments that supply some of the romance-induced gifts.
•1,185 establishments cater to making chocolate products.
•448 places are devoted to manufacturing non-chocolate confections.
•3,368 stores exist in the US that sell us, the consumers, these sweet treats.
•Estimated value of chocolate shipments in 2014: $14.9 billion.
•Estimated value of non-chocolate shipments in 2014: $9.3 billion.
Flowers •There are 14,161 flower shops across the US.
•$272,180,347 is the value of imports for flowers and buds for bouquets in 2014 (through October).
•The total value of roses (as of October 2014) was $381,757,889.
•As of 2013, the number of jewelry stores across the United States is 23,096.
•Current as of 2012, there are 399 dating establishments, including online sites, for those looking for love.
•Looks like there are no excuses when it comes to finding what you need for Valentine’s Day, right?
•Some couples may enjoy visiting cities with special love-related names. There’s twenty-five named by the Census Bureau, including Lovelock, Nevada, Romeo, Michigan, Valentine, Texas and Sacred Heart, Minnesota.
Less commercial ways to show your love may include writing love letters, helping with dinner (or making it all by yourself), reading a love story or romantic book together, going dancing or just spending the evening snuggled up by a fireplace.
Valentine’s Day with the family can include making heart-shaped sugar cookies… even take some to the neighbors, especially ones who may be alone. Helping to make Valentine’s day happen for a person alone is a great gift.
Regardless of how you decide to celebrate Valentine’s Day, remember it’s about love, sharing and kindness. Be sincere with your gifts. Make sure those who are important and loved by you know how much you feel about them… not just for one day, but each day of the year. Whether you’re celebrating with a spouse, friend, family or in some other way, the most important part of the day is spreading your love to others. Sharing comes back in the most wonderful ways.