Valentine’s Day gifts for her
No pressure or anything. But it’s That Time of the Year, and whether she’s said it or not, she’s hoping for something special.
Americans spend $18.9 billion on Valentine’s Day every year, according to business2community.com. The most popular gifts, in order of the amount of money spent on them: flowers, jewelry, apparel, specialty gifts, movies, restaurants and salons and spas.
You don’t have to spend $18.9 billion — or even your individual fair share of that amount — to make an impact this V-Day. Here are some ways to save money on the three most popular gifts for her, so she’ll be happy and you won’t have to scramble to make her smile.
Whether it’s a classic bouquet of a dozen long-stemmed red roses, a vase of cheerful tulips, a cuddly teddy bear with a rose or a creative and practical fruit and flower basket, you can find a wide selection of gifts online at 800florals.com.
As a bonus or maybe some foreshadowing, you can also send free virtual flowers and online cards to anyone with an email address.
The company 800florals.com offers same-day flower delivery and is currently running a special, a whopping 13 percent Cash Back from ShopAtHome.com. One Dozen Long-Stemmed Red Roses in a vase, $89.95 (plus Cash Back), 800florals.com
Jewelry is such a personal gift and the style truly depends on the wearer, but if you’re looking for V-Day inspiration, a Betsey Johnson heart pendant necklace at Macys.com recently caught our eye. It’s romantic, without being cheesy — enough so that it could be worn year-round. Betsey always knows how to make accessories quirky.
Get 6 percent Cash Back and 50 ShopGold points when you shop at Macys.com via ShopAtHome.com. Betsey Johnson Gold-Tone Hand-and-Heart Pendant Necklace, $35 (plus Cash Back), Macys.com
For a gift that’s practical and a little less intimate than jewelry, check the apparel shelves. A scarf is an easy win, like this flowy red and white heart-pattern scarf at Kohls.com.
It’s on sale for $15.99, plus get 3 percent Cash Back and 50 ShopGold points from ShopAtHome.com.
For a more playful gift idea, these heart-shaped sunglasses at Kohls.com are totally groovy. Pick rose-colored lenses with silver frames or rose frames with tinted lenses. They’re on sale right now, too. Women’s SO Heart-Shaped Sunglasses, on sale $14.99 (plus Cash Back), Kohls.com