Valentine’s Day is less than a month away. February 14th has become a 19.7 billion high pressure holiday of gift giving. Typical gifts include: jewelry, candy, flowers, food & beverage, clothing and more. But just how important is Valentine’s Day? According to MarketResearch.com, 53% of women say they would end their relationship if they didn’t get a gift on Valentine’s Day.
Cancel out the Valentine’s Day consumerism and noise and do something a little different this year. Gifts also come in the form of experiences:
- Be a tourist in your own home – Many days we are all so busy that we don’t get the chance to appreciate our local neighborhoods and cities. Spend Valentine’s Day experiencing something new at home.
- Get active. – Try something a little more laid back with a round of bowling or a game of golf.
- Enjoy the outdoors. – Take a ride to the beach or to the park and enjoy hot tea or a bottle of wine and watch the sunrise or sunset.
- Stay in. – Find a new recipe, grab a nice bottle of wine, pop a movie in or turn on some music and enjoy a relaxing night at home.
- Try something new. – Do something you’ve never done before; horseback riding, yoga, camping. You may just find your next hobby!
Who says Valentine’s Day is only for couples? Even if you are single, grab a group of friends and creative!
What will you be doing this Valentine’s Day? Start planning now!