ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- Americans are set to spend a lot of money this Valentine's weekend with nationwide spending at $19.7 billion, an increase from last year.
As usual, men are set to spend significantly more than women on their spouses/significant others, according to Statistica . The average man will spend $133.61 on gifts this year compared to $62.14 for women. Folks will also spend an average of $26.24 on gifts for their four-legged friends.
Rockland florists are among those ready for the retail surge, with many offering extended hours, including staying open on Sunday, Feb. 14, a day they are normally closed.
At Stony Point Flowers , for example, Owner Joe Pehush expects to sell over 100 dozen roses. That number is the same for Perry DiMataris who owns Rockland Florist in Congers. Both said roses -- the red ones -- are the number one seller.
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