More Love This Valentine's Day

2012Valentine

Last year was a good year for Valentine's but this year is even better! According to the National Retail Federation spending is up 8.5% over last year. Yep, sweethearts are going all out this year to show the love. "The average person celebrating the holiday will shell out $126.03...the highest in the survey’s 10-year history. Total spending is expected to reach $17.6 billion!"

"Total spending on jewelry is expected to reach $4.1 billion, up from $3.5 billion last year. Second to jewelry, those with a case of the love bug will spend more than $3.5 billion on a special evening out. Consumers will also spend $1.8 billion on flowers, $1.5 billion on candy, $1.4 billion on clothing and $1.1 billion on gift cards."

This year, "more than half of all tablet owners (53.8%) will use their device to research products, compare prices, redeem coupons, look up retailer information or purchase products. Four in 10 (40.4%) smartphone owners will use their mobile device to do the same." I've seen a lot of commercials for those same tablets and phones on sale for Valentines, so maybe you'll be lucky and get some new tech from your favorite techie.

Valentine Gifts for 2012