Stats: Travel Twice as Popular as Flowers for Valentine’s Day Gift

Looking for a last-minute gift for Valentine’s Day? According to a new study by Princess Cruises, buying a trip for that special someone is a good bet. The cruise line partnered with Wakefield Research to survey 1,000 U.S. adults on their ideal Valentine’s Day gifts and activities, and found that a vacation (26%) was twice as popular as receiving flowers (13%).

The next-most-popular item was jewelry (11%) followed by chocolate (10%) and other gifts. When asked what their ultimate romantic vacation would be, the majority of respondents (55%) chose a cruise to the Caribbean. Another interesting result: nearly half (43%) of women surveyed would give up sex over chocolate for a week, while only 24% of men would do the same.

Additional survey findings included:

  • The celebrity couple that most respondents would want to double date with is former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama (30%), followed closely by “The Voice” judges and music powerhouse couple Blake Shelton and his girlfriend, singer Gwen Stefani (23%)
  • The majority of those surveyed (51%) would opt to renew their vows between 10 and 25 years of marriage

Princess Cruises is offering a number of gifts cards for Valentine’s Day. The gift cards may be purchased in several standard denominations ($50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 and $2,000), or any amount above a minimum value of $25 up to a maximum value of $2,000 per card. Buyers can choose from more than 50 digital card designs including destination and holiday themes and can personalize them with an audio message or photo. Princess Cruises gift cards do not expire, do not lose value, and can be purchased by U.S. residents and be shipped anywhere in the U.S.  To purchase a Princess Cruises gift card, visit

Additionally, Princess Cruises now allows friends and family to purchase gifts online for loved ones onboard. Whether it’s a bottle of Champagne waiting in their room, a candlelight dinner for two in one of the specialty restaurants, or a relaxing spa treatment, these surprise gifts will ensure a romantic celebration. For more information about Princess online gifting, visit

Source: Princess Cruises

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