Valentine’s Day by the numbers |

Valentine’s Day by the numbers

Valentine’s Day By the numbers

• 110 million roses, the majority red, will be sold and delivered within a three-day period

• 73 percent of people who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day are men, 27 percent are women

• 15 percent of women in the United States send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day

• 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year; one-third are accompanied by gifts

• 70 percent of those celebrating give a card, followed by a phone call (49 percent), gift (48 percent), special dinner (37 percent), candy (33 percent), restaurant meal (30 percent), flowers (19 percent).

• Teachers receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, then sweethearts.

• More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine’s Day

• 8 billion “Conversation Hearts” will be sold by Feb. 14

• 64 percent of men do not make plans in advance for a romantic Valentine’s Day

• Consumers will spend an average of $85 on gifts this year

• About 3 percent of pet owners will give gifts to their pets



Top 10 best gifts for your valentine

1. A personal gift (handmade card with the reason why you love your mate; write a poem)

2. Roses or other floral arrangement

3. Spending time together

4. Dinner – romantic, casual or fun

5. Chocolate

6. Jewelry – earrings, necklaces, pendants, bracelet

7. Fragrances – perfume for her; cologne for him

8. Gifts of relaxation – gift of comfort, peace and tranquility for stress-free time together

9. Weekend together – at a bed-and-breakfast or a romantic cruise or a surprise weekend

10. A singing telegram