What Gift Will You Give This Valentine’s Day?
With January almost at an end, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. So, it’s time to start thinking (if you haven’t already) about what you’re going to get your partner this year.
Of course, you don’t need to shower them with gifts, but it’s nice to get them a token of your affection.
AOL Money revealed that the average Brit spends just over £45 on Valentine’s Day, according to figures from Worldpay.
The website also pointed out that some of the more traditional gift options – like flowers – might not be the best choice this year.
When it comes to a beautiful bunch of flowers, they always seem to get more expensive in February. This is due to increased supply chain costs at this time of year, but with the pound weak after Brexit, imported flowers are likely to be even more costly than usual.
AOL also cautioned that many restaurants bump up their prices by around ten per cent on February 14th, so anyone looking to save money might want to arrange a dinner date later in the month, or wow their partner with their home cooking.
If you are going to go all out with a gift, try to make it something thoughtful. For instance, if your partner has a favourite piece of jewellery that has lost its shine, you could use a gold plating service to bring it back to its former glory.
Gold jewellery certainly seems to be in fashion this year, with several items on the Telegraph’s alternative Valentine’s gift guide made of the precious metal. The newspaper picked out a ring, earrings and bracelet all in gold among its suggestions.