What does the average high schooler spend on Valentine’s Day?

What does the average high schooler spend on Valentine’s Day?

A survey out of 101 Morton East Students, 50 out of the 101 students said that they will spend around $0-$50 on gifts for their Valentine, while 42 students said that they will waste more than $100 for their Valentine.

According to “Forbes”, “Significant others anticipated spending an average of $175.41 per person on Valentine’s Day gifts, which is up from $167.76 last year. Coupled up or not, more than half (53 percent) of U.S. consumers were planning to celebrate the holiday, and more than three-quarters (76 percent) believe it’s important to show some love on Valentine’s Day given the current times.” Many young teens that are in a relationship sometimes expect a gift from their significant other. However, the cost can be a question, it basically depends on how much someone wants to waste on them.

“Yes, I do have a partner,” said senior Desiree Saracoo, “I plan on getting them something close to $40.”

However, some people think that they want to spend more from their Valentine.

“Yes, $40 to $60,” said junior Giselle Espino.

According to “The National Retail Federation”, “In 2009, 72% of adults between 18 and 34 observed Valentine’s Day. As of 2017, a little more than half of those under 55 planned to celebrate. Many of these people felt that the holiday was overly commercialized. According to statistics, young people today are participating a bit differently: Though fewer individuals are observing the holiday with the same excitement as before, those who are opting in are spending more than ever before.”

“That’s subjective… it depends on the relationship you have with your significant other, or what you can afford,” Culinary teacher Chef Karl said.

Others will spend less depending on who and how many people they are buying for.

“I spent $25 on a stuffed cow for my sister,” said senior Jasmin Lopez.

“I have a mom and four sisters to buy for; my maximum will be $50,” said senior Marlon Guardado.

Still some, won’t spend anything.

“I’ll probably send some Valentine GIFs from my iPhone to all my family members,” said journalism teacher Mr. Frankfother. “It’s the thought that counts,” he added.