Published on February 7th, 2018 | by Michelle Roper-Shaw
Valentine Big Spenders
With Valentine’s Day just a week away, are you ready to treat your special someone? Would you be surprised to hear that men spend more than women on the most romantic day of the year?
A recent UK survey of 3,000 people reveals some interesting facts about our Valentine’s Day spending:
- Men spend more than women
- A card and a box of chocolates is the most common Valentine’s gift
- Most us spend less than £10 on our partner
- Under 30’s are the biggest spenders
- 35% of us do not celebrate Valentine’s Day
In terms of location, it is the people of Northern Ireland who are the big romantics. Nearly a quarter will spend over £50 on Valentine’s Day.
Whereas in the East Midlands, Cupid’s arrow appears to have veered off course. Over half of those surveyed in the region (58%) say they will spend less than £10.
However, it is the Millennials that are set to celebrate the most. A quarter aged under 30 plans to spend over £30 and 12% say they will spend in excess of £50 on their partner.
Is Your Pet Your Valentine?
If you are not spending money on your partner this Valentine’s Day, maybe you prefer to pamper your pet. Apparently, pet owners in the UK will be spending over £200 million this year. In fact, in a survey of 1,000 pet owners, 50% say they would rather spend money on their pet than their partner.
An astounding 44% will be spending between £10 to £30 on their four-legged friends. Top gift ideas for the millions of dog and cat owners include:
- A favourite snack
- A new toy
- A food bowl
- A jumper
- A special dinner treat such as steak or fish
A Card for My Valentine
Around 25 million Valentine cards will be sent in the UK this year. If you are preparing to send your Valentine’s card or gift, check out these two previous articles to ensure you attach the correct postage:
Did You Know?
The reason we send Valentine cards anonymously is due to a tradition started by the Victorians. They believed it was bad luck to sign the card.