I was surprised to learn that, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF), America’s spending on Valentine’s Day ranks second in competition with the winter holiday season.
NRF has projected that this year, discount stores will take the lead in highest Valentine’s Day sales with departments stores close behind. FYI--*NRF also projects that jewelry spending will be up 2% from last year AND that men will spend more than women* That sounds like good news for some of us! Concord Mills (which is full of discount stores!) is making the holiday easier on our wallets with a variety of gifts under $50.
Some of my favorite picks include...
For Her: Michael Kors cosmetic bag Colorful wristlets from Coach A variety of charms, rings and earrings all under $50 at Kay Jewelers
For Him: Boxers 4/$25 at Banana Republic or 40% off at Gap Cashmere scarves from OFF 5th Guess, Nautica and Timex watches up to 70% off, and under $50 at Time Watch Outlet
In addition to these gift ideas, a quick browse through TJMAXX and a few gift cards can complete gift buying for your list of loved ones.
NOW—let’s focus on you. Whether you have a romantic date or will be hanging out with friends on February 14th, you’ve got to greet the holiday in style!
My personal Valentine’s Day picks, also under $50: Sweater vest ($15) and pleated skirt with heart print ($5)-both from TJMAXX Strapless, ruched petal and fuchsia color block dress ($49.99 + additional 40% off)-Express
Happy Frugal Valentine’s, Yours Truly