Valentine’s Day has a bit of a reputation. Some adore the holiday -- stale Sweetheart Candies and all --while for other, it’s just another day.
No matter which side of Cupid’s Arrow you may fall on, many people will spend a pretty penny on their sweetheart(s) while celebrating the holiday of love. In fact, the average American will spend just over $130 on their Valentine.*
Valentine’s Day is so much more than a holiday meant for two. It’s a day of love, and really, what’s better than that? So whomever you are celebrating with on February 14th, “Keep Love Local” this year with one of these of local Valentine’s Day gift ideas.
When you “Keep Love Local” you boost our economy, and commit to our community. For every $100 spent on a Valentine’s Day gift in a locally owned business, $55.40 stays in our Utah economy!** That’s four times more than if that same money was spent at nationally owned retailer.
Tonight is probably the biggest date night of the year. Reservations have been made, tables will be set, candles are soon to be lit, and lots of love will be in the air at restaurants across the country on Valentine’s Day.
While you and your honey are clinking glasses, rest assured that if you’re dining in a locally owned restaurant, you’re showing your love to more than just your date across the table. The Utah Study Series shows that for every $100 dollars spent in a Utah owned eatery, $69.10 will stay in our local economy. So, whether your date tonight is your mom, your roommate or the love of your life, make sure you’re dining in a locally owned, independent restaurant.
Valentine’s Day has a bit of a reputation. While some adore the holiday -- stale Sweetheart Candies and all -- others scorn it, deriding its commercialization of love.
No matter which side of Cupid’s Arrow you may fall on, many people will spend a pretty penny on their sweetheart(s) on the holiday of love. In fact, the average American will spend just over $130 their Valentine this February 14th.*
So, whether shopping for your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend, the kiddos in your clan or even man’s best friend, remember to “keep. love. local” this Valentine’s Day. On average, for every $100 spent at a locally owned retailer, $55.30 stays in our Utah economy.** When you buy your Valentine’s Day gifts from local, independent retailers, you show your sweetie not only how much you care for them, but how much you care for the community and economy of the place you live.
* “Valentine’s Day, By the Numbers” from CNN.com