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What’s Your Sign, Valentine?

Posted By Tara Finnegan Coates On February 12, 2014 @ 1:30 pm In Money & Savings,Relationships | Comments Disabled

Gifts for Valentine's Day [1]Stumped for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetie? Maybe the answer is in the stars.

A recent survey by the website Ebates.com [2] suggests that a person’s astrological sign might give some guidance for what gift might make your honey swoon.

For example, if you are buying for a Capricorn, Taurus or Virgo, consider the classic Valentine’s Day gifts like flowers and jewelry [3]. If you are shopping for an Aries, Leo or Sagittarius, you could be a hit with either a pair of shoes or a fancy new tablet or mobile device. Cancers, Pisces or Scorpios prefer gift cards while Libra, Aquarius and Gemini birthdays like chocolates or clothes.

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Some of these gifts also fit the price range many folks have budgeted for this Valentine’s Day.  RetailMeNot.com [5] says 60 percent of those surveyed plan to spend less than $50 on their sweetheart this year.

Confused on what to give? One safe bet  is a gift card [6], which takes the burden of shopping off you.  Among those polled by Ebates.com, 24 percent of men and women age 45 and older prefer a gift card.

If you still could use a little help with making Valentine’s special, here’s a few suggestions:

 

 

Photo: Liliboas [10]/iStock

 

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[2] Ebates.com: http://www.ebates.com

[3] jewelry: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/01/11/3-pieces-of-jewelry-that-make-you-look-younger/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[4] >> Sign up for the AARP Money newsletter: http://www.aarp.org/online-community/people/subscribeFromEmail.action?id=29636&intcmp=ILC-EMAIL-SUB-MONY

[5] RetailMeNot.com: http://retailmenot.mediaroom.com/2014-02-07-RetailMeNot-Shoppers-Trend-Report-Sex-for-Men-and-Gifts-for-Women-This-Valentines-Day

[6] gift card: http://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-12-2010/scam_alert_gift_cards.html?intcmp=AE-BLIL-DOTORG

[7] Try These Cheap Date Tips: http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-09-2010/savings_challenge_cheap_date_tips.html

[8] Thinking of a Romantic Getaway?: http://www.aarp.org/travel/destinations/info-02-2013/8-romantic-getaways.html#slide1

[9] Cook a Romantic Dinner: http://www.aarp.org/food/entertaining/info-02-2013/romantic-dinner-recipes-barefoot-contessa.html

[10] Liliboas: http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-11423634-chocolates-and-candles.php

[11] 15 Unique, Inexpensive Ways to Show Your Love on Valentine’s Day: http://www.aarp.org/relationships/love-sex/info-01-2011/15_unique_valentine_ideas_naked_truth.html?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL

[12] DC’s National Mall and Other Top Free Things to Do in America: http://www.aarp.org/travel/destinations/info-12-2012/free-things-to-do-in-america.html#slide1?intcmp=AE-ENDART2-BL-BOS

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