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Posted by suzanne.rolfe | 13 February

On Valentine’s Day, expensive gifts, flowers, chocolates, cheesy romance movies, and four course dinners are purchased to express how much couples love one another throughout Australia.  

Valentine’s Day Fun Facts

  • 180 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually
  • 196 million roses are produced for Valentine’s Day
  • 85% of Valentines Day cards are bought by women
  • 73% of flowers are bought by men
  • 14% of women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day
  • 53% of women would end their relationship if they did not get something for Valentine’s Day

The purchases being made by consumers on Valentine’s Day means big sales for companies that thrive from cupid’s arrow on February 14th. 

Therefore, about how much are Australians really spending to woo? 

In 2014, consumers were expected to spend around $791.4 million on activities and special gifts alone.

Also restaurants were predicted to bring in $42.3 million, jewelry stores $37.1million, and romantic getaways $437.7 million.

These predictions reveal that Australians are embracing the holiday of love with their pocket books in order to impress. 

However, impressing your partner is easier said than done on Valentine’s Day.  

If you are feeling the heat of the holiday quickly approaching this Saturday, and a sheen of sweat is beginning to form on your forehead, stop your worrying. 

The following list of Sydney events and gifts to impress should have you covered just in time for the weekend!  

Where to take your hot date? 

  • Moonlight Cinemas is play Breakfast at Tiffany’s and serving a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival 
  • Watsons Bay Hotel is getting into the mood, and hosting Fifty Shades of Bay.  The restaurant will be serving up a “racy Valentine’s Day menu” for their guest
  • Photoh is hosting a two hour photography course, where an experience portrait snapper will instruct couples on the ins and outs of capturing the best pictures of love birds
  • Looking for an old school date night? Luna Park is hosting a Valentine’s Day filled with rides, fairy floss, carnival games, and souvenir photo on the Scenic Railway roller coaster
  • Sydney Cooking School has a special Valentine’s Day Cooking Class.  The class entails cooking a three course meal, a glass of bubbly upon arrival, and beer or wine served with dinner 

 

For him?

  • The Man Box
  • Assortment of BBQ sauces and seasonings 
  • Beer of the month club 
  • Leather bound journal for the writer
  • Beats Headphones 
  • Messenger Bag 
  • Tickets to his favorite sporting event 
  • Shaving set 
  • Baked goods and sweets he loves 

For her?

Valentine’s Day is a lovely holiday to show someone how much they mean to you through elaborate events and expensive gifts; however, remember that showing your special someone how much you care on a daily basis is most important.  

Happy Valentine’s Day to all from the team at TLC