Love Is In The Air
“I refuse to be like ‘It was February sixth: eight days until Valentine’s Day. I was dateless, as usual, deep in the vice grip of unrequited love. It was bad enough not having a boyfriend for New Year’s Eve. Now I had to cope with Valentine datelessness, feeling consummate social pressure from every retailer in America who stuck hearts and cupids in their windows by January second to rub it in.'” ? Joan Bauer,
Will you be dateless this upcoming Valentine’s Day? Are you in a relationship but February 14, 2016 will be just another day for you and your significant other? The day of love kicks off the big spending on gifts each year. As an example, in 2015 consumers in the United States were slated to spend close to $18.9 billion with “the average person …[spending] $142.31 on typical Valentine’s Day gifts, such as candy, flowers, and jewelry, up from the $133.91.” (Source: Momentology)
According to the Globe and Mail, Canadians also do their fair bit of spending on “Lover’s Day.”As far back as 2012, it was reported that Canadians were an average of $126 apiece on gifts for their Valentine. Statistics Canada, reported then that “Canadians spent $1.6-billion on lingerie and other intimate items and $3-billion on jewellery and watches in 2010 – websites like Haruni (https://haruni.com/) will experience spikes in sales over the Valentines period as partners look to treat their loved ones and show them how much they are valued. They spent $5.8-billion on wine in 2009-2010 and $1.5-billion on chocolate in 2009. 3 That doesn’t taken into account the 12 million roses they purchased in 2010.” (Source: Globe And Mail)
Dressed For Love
Back in the day, we used to send a card to our special one but not anymore. Maybe with the slump in oil prices we might see a return to that practice? Cards are nice and all but many or most women will want to look her fantastic best as well on the day. We decided to showcase a selection of styles that you might want to get something from. With or without a date, this Valentine’s Day Collection is for every woman. Check them out. Additionally, if you would rather purchase a piece of jewellery for your significant other, then a friend of mine has told me that you must go to Jacobs The Jeweller. They have such a wide range of pieces that you are sure to find the perfect gift in no time at all. Whether you are looking for a necklace, a ring, or a watch, the choice is up to you. Good luck!
Mardene Carr is our Fashion Contributor, who owns and runs her own blog through which any of the clothing showcased can be purchased. Mardene’s “posts may contain affiliate links. Anything purchased when you click on these links will mean a small commission for her at no extra cost to you.”
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