Want to know the price of Valentine’s Day? It’s more than you think!

Planning for Valentine’s Day? The price might be higher than you imagine.

Cantonment's Grandview Florist is gearing up for the upcoming Valentine's Day rush. The flower shop
Cantonment's Grandview Florist is gearing up for the upcoming Valentine's Day rush. The flower shop / Tony Giberson/tgiberson@pnj.com / USA
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Valentine’s Day is the day of love. It’s about celebrating and finding the perfect gift for the one you love or spending some quality time with them.

As with most holidays, there are certain expectations that come with that such as wanting flowers, chocolates, or a nice dinner. Sometimes, people want all three but that’s where Casino.org comes in.

In a study shared by the website, they broke down the different gift-giving trends around the US and honestly, the results are shocking. From the states that spend the most to some of the top picks, everyone is feeling the love.

Whether it’s your first Valentine’s Day or the 20th with your sweetheart, there are a lot of things to consider given the rising costs of small gifts these days so let’s get into the results.

See this study on Valentine's Day gift spending habits.

The one thing I found most unique about the study is that the average American spends around $51.32 on Valentine's Day gifts on average. Coupled with that, the top choice for Valentine's Day gifts this year is dinner. That is followed by receiving chocolates which who wouldn't love? Rounding out the list in the #3 spot is receiving jewelry which isn't a surprise.

As for the worst gifts to get on Valentine's Day, the first is underwear and I can see that but I do think that can be a solid gift. Then in the #2 spot is a household appliance which is honestly not sexy in the slightest. Last but not least are stuffed animals which can be hit-or-miss depending on the person.

Since we just talked about gifts, let's talk about the states where people are spending the most. The top state spending the most for Valentine's Day is Idaho. The average spent there is $84.38 and honestly, that's wild to think about. The next highest is Delaware with an average of $78.13 while the #3 spot goes to Oregon which is just under at $77.50. It really makes you think about what this Valentine's Day money is being spent on.

Keeping that in mind, I wanted to end by talking about gifts for men and women. There's one thing they can agree on and it's that dinner is the best option. That's the only place they were able to agree, though. Women chose jewelry as their #2 gift pick while men said chocolate. Then in 3rd place, men went with gift cards and women went with flowers.

Honestly, this was such a fun study to read and look through as the results did surprise me. Seeing how much people send per state was eye-opening. Of course, that's just the price of love. All in all, it's such a fun holiday that has been commercialized a lot so we'll see how this trend changes with the continued inflation of everything.

How much will you be spending this Valentine's Day? Share your favorite gift ideas with us!

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