"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy local
and that's kind of the same thing."The National Retail Federation reports that Americans will spend $18.9 billion on Valentine’s Day this year with the average person spending $142.31 on candy, flowers, apparel and more! Make an effort to spend your money locally this year - putting your money where your heart is! Shopping your local businesses is a great way to show your community that you care, plus you can find some really unique gifts for your loved ones. If you’re planning to show your local businesses a little lovin’ this Valentine’s Day, here’s a list of some retailers and restaurants: Women’s Clothing Stores Men’s Clothing Stores Jewelry Stores Gift, Novelty & Souvenir Stores Florists Bakeries Restaurants Read more of the National Retail Federation's Valentine's Day predictions here.