Valentine’s Day Gifts: 6 Overpriced & Overrated Presents that Are a Waste of Money, According to Investigation

Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest gift-giving holidays of the year, but carries with it the temptation to overspend when spoiling sweethearts. To help consumers avoid breaking their budgets, leading personal finance website investigated Valentine’s Day gift giving to find the items that consumers should avoid as the biggest rip-offs.

EL SEGUNDO, CA (February 14, 2013) – Valentine’s Day is often bemoaned as a holiday that focuses more on sales numbers than sentiment, and the numbers are hard to dispute. Valentine’s Day 2013 spending is projected to reach $18.6 billion nationwide, with the average person planning to spend $130.97 on Valentine’s Day gifts and goodies, according to a January 31, 2013 spending survey from the National Retail Federation.

The survey highlights candy, flowers, jewelry and apparel as the most popular types of Valentine’s Day gifts. But even within these categories there is a wide span of prices, ranging from cheap to truly luxurious, finds premier finance resource in its investigation of Valentine’s Day spending.

Some of the simplest-looking fruit or flower arrangements, down to the most ostentatious and just plain bizarre gift ideas, all carry premium price tags,” says Paul Sisolak, an expert contributor to “Take caution before buying or you and your wallet could be headed for Breakup City.” investigated trends in Valentine’s Day gifting to identify six items that don’t deliver the value that their high costs would suggest. Ranging from traditional to trendy, these are items consumers should pass on to keep their spending under budget – and their sweetheart happy. In the report, also provides alternatives to each gift ideas that will get the thoughtful sentiment across, without the high price tag.

To find out what six Valentine’s Day gifts aren’t worth the price tag, click here.

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