Think Valentine’s Day is for the hopelessly romantic? Think again. It’s officially for shopaholics and the men who love them. In 2013, the National Retail Federation reported that Americans spent an estimated $18.6 billion expressing their love.
The average shopper – mostly men – spent about $131. South Florida PR firm Durée & Company can help you figure out how to spend it.
For the fashionista: If your beloved is always perfectly accessorized, then browse the selection of ForeverGolden.com. Forever Golden, one of our newest clients, offers an array of necklaces, pendants, rings and earrings in the price range of $50 to $5,000. Does your sweetheart love sunglasses? Check out the Oberti Collection for luxurious, custom eyewear designed for the most upscale lifestyle. The exquisite pieces range in price from $300 to $15,000.
For the foodie: If your best date nights are spent creating in the kitchen, try out a nearby BRIO Tuscan Grille or BRAVO! Cucina Italiana for a change of pace. These are great places for your romantic Saturday Valentine’s Day brunch. We assure you that the chefs will serve you and yours an Italian entrée that may inspire a trip to Florence or Rome next year.
For the social butterfly: Can’t remember the last time you stayed home for a cozy night in? Then your sweetie would appreciate an evening of theatre, art appreciation and more at the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District. Spend the evening enjoying Fort Lauderdale’s culture and surrounding hot spots. Broward County residents can receive two Orchestra Level Tickets to Florida Grand Opera’s presentation of Così fan tutte at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, $50 off a meal at Grille 401 on Las Olas Boulevard, and a free dessert for just $150! Tickets must be purchased now through Friday, February 13.
For the eternally young: Some people just don’t age, and it’s not all about good genes. If you stare into gorgeous eyes with no crinkly wrinkles, stop by Dr. Jacob Steiger’s offices for a discreet gift certificate that promises the continuation of smooth skin, full lips and long lashes. We won’t tell.
For the car lover: Your valentine’s heart will skip a beat with a shiny, clean car. Visit our friends at Rising Tide Car Wash, and purchase a gift card for a wash for that special someone. The social enterprise which employees 35 plus persons with autism will not only leave you with a clean car, but with that do-good feeling!
For those who love family fun: Don’t forget to spoil the kids! Check out these adorable heart-shaped sunglasses from Optiwow, an online eyewear retailer dedicated to kids and teens. Or, channel your inner science enthusiast with a family trip to the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, featuring award-winning educational programs, family-focused exhibits, a historic planetarium, and rehabilitative Wildlife Center and Clinic. Perhaps you can bring out your inner artist with the family at Coral Springs Museum of Art, while viewing present-day, nationally recognized and Florida artists who create traditional, modern, postmodern and digital art.