Show your Valentine some love.
Nearly two in three Americans (both singles and those in relationships) will celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, according to a newly-released survey carried out by consumer website Ebates. Of those, nearly half (48%) will go out to dinner, while 28% will celebrate at home.
Whatever you do, it’s important to get the gift right. One in three (34%) consider a night out together to be the ideal gift, followed by chocolates (32%), flowers and a thoughtful card (26%), and ultimately, a gift card (23%). On the opposite end of the spectrum, the least-desired gifts were a gym membership (24%), sporting equipment (19%), kitchen appliances (16%), and a stuffed animal (15%).
Sometimes the V-Day gifts are even worse than that, as lovers confessed to Moneyish. Take Tina, 37, of Toronto, who requested that Moneyish withhold her last name. Tina recounted when a “guy who had a crush on me gave me the worst Valentine’s gift: An open box of cupcakes and only two were in there (instead of six). It turns out they were leftover cupcakes from what his sister had received from another guy.”