Valentine’s Day can be a stressful time for many couples. According to research, romantic relationships tend to end around or on February 14, compared to other times of the year. It is likely billions will be spent over the next couple of days in the UK on cards, chocolates, and jewelry.
Most of these items are bought as genuine expressions of love or, for those who prefer to be more economical, as proof of their investment in the relationship. The fact that Valentine’s Day has become so commercialized is also a turn-off. While some people view it as a day of romance and bliss, others find it repulsive.
If you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day, choosing the perfect gift for your loved one can be confusing. What does a chocolate box mean? How many roses are needed to reflect a level of love truly?
Tradition and expectations may make people feel obligated to spend money rather than want to purchase something beautiful for someone they love.
According to research, for many men in particular, a subsequent coping method is a style of shopping dubbed ” grab-and-go.” It is when someone enters a shop, grabs an item, and pays within 30 seconds.
Cheesy is the way to go. Shutterstock/4 PM production
Women, particularly those in their 20s, are said to have increasing expectations about the Valentine’s Day gift they would like.
Some couples who have been together for a long time expected that the abundance would increase each year. It is not unusual for heterosexual men to think that it’s the woman’s job to create and plan the perfect wedding.
Flowers are a big money maker on Valentine’s Day, and in 2019, a href=”https://www.statista.com/statistics/803395/valentine-s-day-expenditure by category – united kingdom uk/”>PS261 million/a> was spent on bouquets in the UK. In the UK, bouquets cost PS261,000,000 in 2019. research shows the likelihood of receiving flowers depends on the way the recipient views their relationship.
If you feel loved and satisfied, then it is more likely that you will buy flowers. You’re more likely to give flowers along with other gifts if you feel strongly about someone. The least likely to purchase flowers for their partner were those who were “satisfied with their romantic relationship.”
Can’t Buy Me Love
It is worth thinking about a low-key, personal approach to ease the pressure. This will be something the person you love will truly appreciate. Giving branded goods can be seen as more of a commercial message than an expression of love.
When you want to be safe, choose a general gift card. According to research, tokens that are specific to a shop or product tend not to be appreciated as much and end up being unused.
Of course, expressing love and affection does not have to be expensive. In a study of 3,000 couples, those who spend the most money on weddings and engagement rings are the ones that break up the fastest.
A different approach is to accept the research that suggests that real happiness comes from spending quality time with those you love and sharing experiences. Spending money on gifts is not the way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Instead, focus on spending time together. Do something that will create a lasting memory, not just a bunch of wilting flowers.