In an online survey of over 300 respondents, only a third (36%) of Filipinos are really happy with their Valentine?s Day gifts. Less than half (46%) said that they were satisfied while 3% expressed absolute dissatisfaction.
The survey, conducted by online shopping site Lazada, explored the processes and reasons for the lack of contentment over Valentine?s Day gifts.
Almost one in four respondents (23%) expressed that chocolates and couple?s shirts are clich?, but the most clich? gifts are picture frames with over 40% of people agreeing they are pass?.
On the other hand, over 30% of respondents agree that flowers are a must have, beating out chocolates (19%), stuffed toys (9.6%). Surprisingly, more and more people (15%) see gadgets as an essential gift for the month of romance.
It seems surprise gifts are falling out of fashion as an overwhelming 86% of respondents prefer to express to their partners what they want.
This transparency between couples extends to finding deals. Sixty five of respondents said they don?t mind sharing that they got their gifts on sale. The implicit learning is that if you get your partner the gift they want, it doesn?t matter if you got it on discount.
The survey also explored love in the digital space. Overtly expressing affection over social media or ?Online PDA? seems acceptable with 52% of respondents saying they practice social media PDA themselves.
However, when it comes to meeting love interests online, half of the respondents had hesitations with online dating.