Wednesday, February 13, 2013
CBS News takes a look at the upcoming holiday by the numbers, including how much the average consumer is expected to spend and what people are expected to buy.
Wednesday, February 13
A CBS News report says 60 percent people plan to celebrate Valentine's Day this year. That number comes from the National Retail Federation, which says the average consumer will spend $130, with 51 percent gifting candy, 36.6 percent buying flowers and 19.7 percent springing for jewelry — about $4.4 billion worth. The National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association that represents retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries abroad, estimates total Valentine's Day spending on cards and gifts this year at $18.6 billion — with consumers spending $10.5 billion on a significant other, almost $3.8 billion on gifts for other family members and even $815 million on pets. Are you part of the 60 percent who…
If you're looking for great Valentine's Day ideas without having to travel too far, check out this list of romantic gifts below.
If Godiva chocolate and a weekend stay at a resort are out of your price range, here are some ideas for a nice, budget-friendly Valentine’s Day with your date. Cook your own dinner with ingredients from Wegmans or Super Stop & Shop Have dinner at La Cipollina in Freehold and enjoy a meal from their three different prix fixe menus. Enjoy a musical night out at a Valentine's Dinner Dance at the Battleground Country Club on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. There will be a 4 course meal, a 4 hour open bar, and a DJ playing music for dancing for only $75. Head on over to Knob Hill Country Lanes to bowl for two hours, including shoes, for only $14! A printed coupon, which can be found here, must be presented to get the deal and it is only valid …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Here's a guide to great Valentine's Day gifts to purchase in Manalapan and Englishtown.
To help you think outside the (chocolate) box for Valentine’s Day gifts for your sweetie, here’s a list of places to go shopping, wine, dine, and be merry in Manalapan and Englishtown! Enjoy the Romeo and Juliet Champagne and Rose Couples Massage at Avanti Day Resort for 50 minutes of relaxation, a spa lunch, and a champagne toast for $341.50. Help your valentine complete their special outfit by getting them a gift certificate for a manicure at one of Manalapan's best nail salons. If you're sweetie wants something sweet, consider picking up some baked goods at La Dolce Bakery, Salomon's Bakery, and Bake Cupcakery, a bakery within Coal Fired Pizza. Looking for chocolate instead? Head on over to David Bradley Chocolatier or Robyn's Sweet …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Why not use any day to express your feelings toward a loved one?
- On Patch
Thursday, January 17
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Today is the holiday of love - so do you love it or hate it?
Of all the holidays I think Valentine's Day gets the most mixed reviews. Some say the holiday is romantic and a significant holiday in a relationship, while other people say that Valentine's Day is well-marketed by the greeting card companies to make saps spend money on chocolate and single people feel bad about being alone. So, where do you stand? Do you think Valentine's Day is a cheesy, trivial holiday, or do you think it is wonderful to have one day set aside to tell the significant people in your life just how much you love them? TELL US IN OUR POLL! And lest we think that only single people hate the holiday of love, if you are in a relationship and still refuse to celebrate with your significant other because you think today is not a…