By Jeff Somogyi, DealNews Marketing Communications Manager
Valentine's Day is just so expensive. Flowers, chocolates, fancy dinners, jewelry, and a greeting card?! It's too much! Fret not, as we've come up with ways to save money on Valentine's Day effluvia and what-nots. And only some of them are illegal!
Few calendar days carry the pressure associated with Valentine's Day. To help you steer clear of any Valentine's Day mishaps, we've created a list of 11 Valentine's Day gifts you should avoid at all costs.
Love-sick lads and lasses who are tired of shopping for chocolates and flowers will be inspired by ~!our selection of adorable alternatives to the more typical heart-filled and sweet-smelling Valentine's Day options. The spoils include a bouquet of unicorns (oh yes) and a pair of mittens that's been sickeningly crafted for two.
Sure, we all think we have to splurge on Valentine's Day, but as it turns out, quite a few of you aren't going to buy anything for your significant other this year. Where do you stand? We've got some cold hard data on V-Day spending, expectations, and preparations to help you cut through the anxiety and uncertainty of this romantic occasion.
With sales that started a full week earlier than usual, consumers can expect to see an abundance of Valentine's Day deals this year. To maximize your dollar, we recommend you forget the overpriced box of chocolates and instead turn to some not-so-traditional items.
While money can't buy you love, it can certainly buy a very romantic night out. Valentine's Day spending is expected to only modestly increase this year, but that still amounts to a staggering $18.6 billion total. Here's how Valentine's Day breaks down by the numbers.
While it's crucial to figure out what style of engagement ring your girlfriend will love this Valentine's Day, it's just as important to know what characteristics to look for in the quality. We've put together this handy diamond glossary to help you make sense of the terms used by gemologists and diamond merchants, so that you can wow her with one of the world's most precious stones.
If you're a savvy shopper who wants to find the perfect V-Day gift for your sweetie, you've got just three weeks to make it happen. Start shopping now and you can even do it on a dime! Here's an idea of what kind of discounts on Valentine's Day gifts you can expect in the coming weeks.
Don't feel bad if a few of those New Year's resolutions have already bitten the dust. It's hard to get excited about running 45 minutes on a treadmill, and pinching pennies isn't enjoyable. But shopping to spruce up the home? Now there's a self-improvement regimen that's actually fun to keep. We've found five great deals on decorating and sprucing up both your bath and boudoir.