New analysis into the spending habits of Australians conducted by meal kit delivery company EveryPlate has found Valentine’s Day is becoming increasingly more expensive.
According to a survey conducted last year, Australians spent $415 million on Valentine’s Day, which could increase this year thanks to rising trends in household spending.
The results show that men are more likely to spend more than women, with men set to spend an average of $132 per person versus $73 for women) with an overall estimated total of $314 million versus $101 million for women.
Over a quarter (28 per cent) of Australians planned to spend money on food, chocolate or alcohol.
This was higher in NSW (40 per cent) and South Australia (43 per cent).
As Australians spend more money than ever on romantic gestures for the day, it’s clear that Aussies are feeling the pressure to make their loved one feel special.
To support romantics, EveryPlate has pulled together a list of budget-friendly and home cooked meals to spoil that special someone this Valentine’s Day.
Beef Rump & Potato Dauphinoise with Easy Chocolate Brownies
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a delicious dinner plus dessert!
Tender beef rump and creamy potatoes are the main event, with a rich chocolate brownie to finish off the meal.
Steak & Classic Potato Salad with Garden Salad
Valentine’s dinner doesn’t need to be complicated.
With a tender steak and garlicky potato salad plus a generous garden salad on the side, this is proof that some meals are simply timeless.
Jerk Pork & Coconut Sauce with Mash & Veggies
The delicious island-style spices cooled down with a creamy coconut milk make this succulent pork steak a Valentine’s Day dinner to remember.
Vietnamese-Style Ginger Fish with Nutty Rice & Garlicky Greens
Try preparing the classic Spanish trio of capsicum, onion and chorizo combined in this easy baked paella for a tasty and fuss-free Valentine’s Dinner. Finish it off with a dollop of garlic aioli and a peppery fetta and rocket salad.
Bursting with flavour this Vietnamese-style ginger fish will be a tasty addition to your dinner roster.
Finish it off with stir-fried garlicky greens and nutty jasmine rice.
Editor’s Note: You can now download our app on the Google Play Store or the Apple Store, or write your next best-selling novel with our sister app Toolis, available on the Apple Store and Google Play Store or purchase something from us at www.tapiroo.com, yayaezzy.com or at lazybumskincare.com.au.
We are happy to note that we are also now on Amazon Australia. Purchase our products as a show of support to us. They are Yaya, Ezzy, Tante June and Xeno backpacks or our beauty products such as LazyBum Skincare Facial Cleanser, LazyBum Skincare Toner and Moisturiser and Blitz Hair Oil Spray.
Also, check out our rate card and media kit here if you would like to advertise with us on this website. Thank you!
Like What You Read?
Howdy! Thanks for dropping by and reading our stuff. DailyStraits.com is an independent website that covers all things business and entrepreneurship related. If you like what you read, a little donation from your good self will go a long way in helping us run this site successfully. Thank you!
Welcome to dailystraits.com. Please send all interview requests and press releases to firstname.lastname@example.org.