It's unbelievable how much Americans spend on Valentine's Day every year!
The outrageous amount spent on Valentine's Day by Americans last year is $13.7 billion!! This figure comes from The National Retail Federation and puts each person's spending amount at $100.89.
It's really sad how materialistic this special day has become for some. It is, however, completely mind-boggling and utterly jaw-dropping the amount of money that is spent by some uber-wealthy people!
How about a $48 million jet? Alrighty then. That speaks of love, don't you think?
What about a wedding dress covered in diamonds that costs $12 million - that literally makes me queasy. How could one dress be worth t
hat much, and how could anyone, in their right mind, spend that much on one dress? But, you know what, if you can afford a $12 million dress, and you want to buy it, I guess this silly hippie has no say in the matter.
I was reading BELISI on Valentine's, and along with all of these extremely what-I-see-as-ridiculous gifts, he has some lovely, more rational suggestions.
One of my favorites is the King Bed for pets - it is so cool! Although, I'm sure it's not made for 100lb beasts! ;)
And there are many other sweet suggestions in his article that won't put you in debt for life and will show your sweetheart that you care.