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When people say, “It’s the thought that counts,” they usually mean the gift wasn’t quite as nice or costly as they expected. And when it comes to Valentine’s Day, spouses and significant others may have especially high expectations.
Spending for this annual celebration of all things romantic amounts to almost $18.2 billion in 2017, according to the National Retail Federation.
The average celebrant spends an average $136.57 on gifts. Candy, restaurant meals, tickets to special events, jewelry, clothing, flowers and greeting cards are examples of traditional gifts. But those categories aren’t the only options.
While these five ideas might not be, strictly speaking, the most expensive ever sold, they’re certainly pricey enough to get plenty of romantic attention from your special someone.