Looking for last minute Valentine's Day gifts? You're not alone! Not surprisingly, Yahoo and Google searches for Valentine's Day gifts have spiked dramatically in the last few days, particularly "Valentine's Day gifts for him", reported NY Daily News on Feb. 11, 2014.
"Yahoo searches for 'Valentine’s Day gifts for him' jumped 274 percent. That phrase was searched for twice as often as 'Valentine’s day gifts for her,'" according to Yahoo data obtained by the Daily News.
Valentine's Day is Friday, Feb. 14, but don't worry, it's not too late to buy a Valentine's Day gift for your best squeeze. Just be prepared to lay out some cash. Mass Live.com on Feb. 13 reported, The National Retail Federation expects the average American to spend about $134 on his or her sweetheart, or some $17.3 billion in all, with nearly half planning to buy candy and 19 percent buying jewelry. No wonder online searches for Valentine's Day gifts are through the roof today!
It's interesting that "Valentine's Day gift for him" isn't as popular as Valentine's Day gifts for her", although that could be because men traditionally buy Valentine's Day flowers and Valentine's chocolates for their female significant others, whereas women are looking for something more specific.
Yahoo claims that searches for "watches for men" spiked 202 percent the week before Valentine’s Day. "The most searched-for watch brands were Rolex, Invicta and Fossil," according to Yahoo. In comparison, "Valentine's Day gifts for her" were lower. However, "diamond earrings” climbed 370 percent, and inquiries about "chocolate diamonds" increased 207 percent. Seems the television commercials by Kay Jewelers are working!
If you're planning on asking her to marry you on Valentine's Day with chocolate diamonds—a ring or earrings—you better have your wallet ready! A 1/2 ct tw 14K heart-shaped chocolate diamond ring by Le Vian is selling for around $1,799.99, while a 1 3/8 ct tw 14K strawberry gold Le Vian engagement ring will set you back around $8,199.00. Speaking of rings, Yahoo also mentioned that searches for "vintage engagement rings" were also up 190 percent over the last week.
Valentine's Day Chocolates and Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Valentine's Day is also one of the most popular holiday for giving chocolates, in any way shape or form! So, it’s no surprise that searches for Nestle, Godiva and Hershey chocolates have gone crazy. "Chocolate chip cookies", "chocolate cake" and everyone's favorite, "chocolate covered strawberries" are HUGE right now! "Valentine's Day recipes" have jumped 555 percent. Other common Valentine's Day searches not related to jewelry or chocolates are
"Robert Frost poems" and "Valentine’s Day crafts for kids."
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Sources: Yahoo.com; International Business Times; NY Daily News
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