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These Are Illinois's Top Valentine's Day Gifts, Survey Says

Wondering what to get your significant other for Valentine's Day? According to a 1,000-person survey conducted across the country by and AskMen, consumers in Illinois are more traditional when it comes to their Valentine's Day gifts. Roses, chocolates, flower bouquets, diamond earrings, and a diamond bracelet were the top five gifts in your state this year.

However, keep alcohol and lingerie out of your shopping cart. : Illinois shoppers chose these items as their least favorite gifts for Valentine's Day.

While shopping early can help you snag the best deals, 22% of Illinois shoppers admitted that they wait until the week of Valentine's Day to buy their gifts.

To celebrate the holiday, 22% of consumers in Illinois said they will be heading to a romantic restaurant for dinner, while 17% plan to spend the night at home. When it comes to the top treats they hope to receive on February 14th, Illinois wants chocolate covered strawberries (34%) and a box of chocolates (28%).

Roses steal the show as the top Valentine's Day flower in Illinois (38%). If you want to give a more unique gift this year, consider tulips (17%) and orchids (16%).

The same survey also found that nine out of 10 Americans feel pressure if they're not in a relationship on Valentine's Day. However, they are not willing to go out of their way to find a date. Only 7% of respondents would use a dating app to find a date for V-Day.

Another interesting tidbit from the survey was that people are wishy-washy about first dates on Valentine's Day. Just 53% say a Valentine's first date is OK.

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