Valentine's Day spending expected to total $19 billion - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Valentine's Day spending expected to total $19 billion

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Let's hope Cupid is armed with deep pockets this Valentine's Day.

The average sweetheart is expected to fork over about $142 for gifts and Valentine's Day merchandise.

That's up more than $10 compared to last year.

Overall holiday spending is expected to total nearly $19 billion.

More than half surveyed say they'll buy candy for their sweeties.

Traditional favorites like flowers and jewelry, round out the list.

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