The Cost of Celebrations

The Cost of Celebrations

Valentine’s Day

  • February 14th – A day for lovers all over the world.

Mother’s Day

  • A day to celebrate how amazing our mums are.

Easter

  • A religious holiday and a chocolate threat day too.

Father’s Day

  • A day to celebrate how brilliant our dads are.

Say it with… a card

  • 25 million cards sent on valentine’s day.
  • 30 million cards sent on mother’s day.
  • 7 million cards sent on father’s day.

How much is your love worth?

  • Up to £2.4 billion is spent on valentine’s day.
  • Mother’s day is worth over £1.5 billion.
  • Father’s day is worth of £1 billion.

Valentine’s Day

  • Up to £95 million will be spent on chocolate
  • Up to £467 million will be spent on jewellery
  • Up to £87 million will be spent on lingerie

Flowers

  • Over 7 milllion red roses are given on valentine’s day.
  • British people spend around £30 million on flowers each valentine’s day alone.
  • 90% of valentine’s day flowers are bought by men.
  • Mother’s day is the biggest event in the UK’s cut flower industry, increasing by 40%.
  • Flowers are the most popular mother’s day gift with 7 million bunches being sold.

Easter

  • 90 million chocolate eggs are sold in the UK each year.
  • In the UK each child receives an average 8.8 easter eggs each year.
  • Sales at Easter time make up 10% of UK chocolate spending for the whole year.

Mother’s Day

  • Up to £250 million spent on luxury food and drink hampers.
  • Up to 9 million mothers will receive health and beauty gift sets.
  • 2 million mothers will receive jewellery worth an estimated £90 million.
  • £60 million worth of chocolate will be purchased for mother’s day.

Father’s Day

  • Surprisingly, the most popular father’s day present is a tie!
  • Around £198 million will be spent on tools, appliances and DIY goods.
  • Around £184 million will be spent on CDS, DVDS and books.
  • Around £58 million will be spent in sporting goods.

Did you know?

  • 3% of pet owners give a valentine’s day gift to their pet.
  • The tallest chocolate Easter egg ever was made in Italy in 2011. It stood 10.39 metres high (taller than a giraffe and heavier than an elephant!) and weighted 7,200 kg.
  • Almost one in five kids (19%) say they’ve made themselves ill by eating too much chocolate over the Easter holidays.
  • Hallmark manufactures 1,300 different cards specifically for Valentine’s Day.
  • More than one billion valentine’s day cards are exchanged each year around the world.
  • On average men will spend £97.12, women will spend £91.89 on their partners on Valentine’s day.

The Cost of Celebrations

Infographic by Baines & Earnst

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