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Valentine's Day Facts
updated: Feb 14, 2014, 9:00 AM

By the Dedicated Staff of edhat.com

Valentine's Day is a huge commercial holiday where millions of people celebrate with flowers, candy, cards and romance. With all of this purchasing going on, Ed was curious about some of these Valentine's Day statistics.

Valentine's Day Statistics

  • Average annual Valentine's Day spending: $13.19 Billion

  • Number of Valentine's Day cards exchanged annually : 180 Million

  • Average number of roses produced for Valentine's Day: 196 million

  • 85% of Valentine's Day cards are bought by women compared to 73% by men.

  • 14% of women who send themselves flowers on Valentine's Day

  • The average consumer spends $116.21 on Valentine's Day

  • 53% of women would end their relationship if they didn't get something for Valentines day

  • Gifts Most Often Given on Valentines Day:
    Candy 47.5 %
    Flowers 34.3 %
    Cards 52.1 %
    Jewelry 17.3 %
    Dining / Eating Out 34.6 %
    Clothing 14.4 %
    Gift Cards 12.6 %
    Other Gifts 11.2 %

    (Source: Statistic Brain)


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