20 Great Facts You Didn't Know About Valentine's Day

It’s that time of the year again when couples everywhere slowly start to panic about how to display their affection for each other on Valentine’s Day. For those readers with partners, if you still haven’t decided what to get your loved one for the special day, Carvaka have put together, The Top 10 Most Sought After Valentine's Day Gifts! You'll be pleased to hear, the Number 1 Valentine's gift is accessible, and affordable. On the other hand, if Valentine's Day makes you feel a little sickly, or if you're a Valentine's cynic, take a look at the startling numbers behind the love. In 2015 we spent £1.9 billion on Valentine's Day! That is a lot of flowers.

To see the entire infographic click here.

When it comes to dining in or out, dining in wins, with the majority of people preferring a home cooked meal (21.10% of people). There's definitely something romantic about being treated to a dinner at home, even if it's an M&S meal for two. Don't be alarmed by this - the 9th most wanted Valentine's gift is, wait for it... a takeaway. Who said romance was dead?

There is, however, a small % of people that are willing to spend up to £100 on Valentine's gifts and surprises. Suddenly that Valentine's card you've bought and sealed doesn't seem to quite cut the mustard. But alas, at least it makes the Top 10 most wanted list. 

There's no getting away from the fact that Valentine's Day has become a money making machine on our highstreets, but we say it's a good thing for relationships. With our busy lives, the holiday of love can come as a welcome moment to show how much you appreciate someone, because in day to day life this can sometimes be overlooked.

Take a look at the insightful & slightly crazy, Valentine's Day Infographic, put together by Carvaka.

Have a Happy Valentines!