V-Day Spending Tilts Back To Romance 

V-Day Spending Tilts Back To Romance 

In the latest sign that consumers’ financial fears are fading, the National Retail Federation predicts a record $14.2 billion on significant others this Valentine’s Day. It forecasts total spending for the holiday, once you factor in other family members, galantines and classmates, to reach $25.8 billion, on par with 2023. That is the third-highest amount in the survey’s history.