With the onset of February comes the realization that Valentine’s Day is near! In the Philippines, a majority of people celebrate the month of love, whether single or not. While those in a relationship celebrate the romantic holiday with their significant other, this time of the year is particularly advantageous to those riding solo, too.
What are those perks, you might ask? Let’s consider the practical side. According to a 2019 survey by Picodi, Filipinos spend an average of P1,759 on Valentine’s Day buying gifts for their family, friends, co-workers, or significant other. That amount isn’t cheap, and there are probably a lot of different things you can think of putting that money into. Then, again, you can just save that money, too.
Plus, if there’s a holiday, there’s got to be huge discounts and treats, some of which you can enjoy with your best friends or even indulge in yourself. Curious to see how much more you can save during Valentine’s? Here are some date ideas couples usually do and how much they spend on each activity on average.
The Traditional Dinner Date
There’s almost no better example than the quintessential dinner date at a fancy restaurant. There’s a lot of things that go into this. If you’re a guy, you may surprise your partner with flowers or a quirky bouquet of their interests, write up a sweet note on a fancy card, maybe even a box of chocolates, and that’s on top of dinner. Here’s what the breakdown would look like.