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Average Valentine's Day spend is $119

AUSSIES are a generous bunch when it comes to Valentine's Day with the average spend hitting $119, according to a new survey released in the lead-up to the big day, by one of Australia's biggest comparison sites finder.com.au.
 
Those lovebirds who have been together for 6-10 years have hit the sweet spot when it comes to gift giving this Valentine's Day, spending a whopping $145 on their special someone.
 
The finder.com.au Valentine's Day Survey shows that couples who have been together for over five years, give and receive the most expensive presents, but it sharply declines for those who stay together longer than ten years.

February 10, 2016, Sydney, Australia - Australians are a generous bunch when it comes to Valentine's Day with the average spend hitting $119, according to a new survey released in the lead-up to the big day, by one of Australia's biggest comparison sites finder.com.au.
 
Those lovebirds who have been together for 6-10 years have hit the sweet spot when it comes to gift giving this Valentine's Day, spending a whopping $145 on their special someone.
 
The finder.com.au Valentine's Day Survey shows that couples who have been together for over five years, give and receive the most expensive presents, but it sharply declines for those who stay together longer than ten years.

And while a coveted dinner reservation was still the most popular way to woo a loved one, one third of Aussies now prefer a romantic night in.
 
"Modern day intimacy is less about stressing about what to wear for the perfect date and more about what take-away to order while snuggled up on the couch with your other half," she says.

"This low-key way to celebrate the occasion was more popular with younger Australians, with 28% of Gen Y (those aged 18-34) and 25 per cent of Gen X (aged 35-54) preferring a night in, compared to only 14 per cent of Baby Boomers (aged 55-74)," she says.
 
Husbands spend 19 percent more on Valentine's gifts than boyfriends do. Girlfriends are the biggest spenders, forking out $123 on presents for a beloved.
 
"Valentine's Day is a prime opportunity to show your partner that they are special to you - a small gesture can go a long way to make someone feel appreciated."
 
How to choose the best Valentine's Day gifts

  • For couples that have just started dating… Contemplate your partner's personal likes and interests; it's the simplest (and safest) way to do present buying.
  • For those who've passed the honeymoon period… Consider what you two enjoy doing together or have put on that bucket list and make it happen on Valentine's Day.
  • For long-term lovers… Think out of the box;  think carefully about moments you've shared, items you've promised them (even jokingly) or a quirk you adore about them and buy a gift that represents this.
     

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