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Finding the perfect Valentine's Day gift

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The hardest part of it all is figuring out what makes the perfect gift for that special someone. The hardest part of it all is figuring out what makes the perfect gift for that special someone.

Valentine's Day is a multi-billion dollar holiday, with Americans expected to spend some serious dough on things like candy, flowers, and jewelry this year. The hardest part of it all is figuring out what makes the perfect gift for that special someone.

On flowers alone, Americans are expected to spend $2 billion dollars. According to Doug Johnson, owner of Don Johnson's Florist and Bridal, the go-to flower for Valentine's Day is the red rose. For those unfamiliar with the flower fame, that is not necessarily the only romantic choice out there. Sometimes getting the flowers in a favorite color of that special person can add an extra personalized touch.

"We have our cooler and we'll have that all full," says Johnson. "We'll have probably about a dozen choices of things already made up in there that they can just walk up, look at, it's priced. To be honest, we sell an awful lot of red roses but I personally like colored roses, mixed roses."

Consumers will also be hitting up jewelry stores and spending a predicted $4.7 billion dollars on bling. Just as with red roses, Don Jenkins Jewelers owner Scott Koenig agrees that while the classics will always be classics, there is more out there for people to consider.

"Just recently we sold a diamond heart pendant, that actually is a perfect Valentine's gift," says Koenig. "We also sold a lot of gold jewelry this year, the yellow gold jewelry. Seems like it's coming back a little bit more."

But the most important thing when it comes to gift giving this Valentine's Day? The thought.

"It's crazy how many times I hear ladies go 'he's never sent me flowers'," says Johnson.

Taking time in looking at options is another thing that will make the gift better.

"They put time into it," says Koenig. "They usually don't just come in here and say 'I want that.' They kind of look through and think 'oh, I think she'll like this better' or 'I like this better' and put some time into it." 
 

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