For the 11 percent of people who truly wait until the last minute and hope to find a gift on Valentine’s Day itself, the network of 1,800 local FedEx Office locations offers many options for creating thoughtful photo gifts, most of which can be done in 24 hours or less – including canvas prints and custom Valentine’s Day photo cards, as seen on the Out of Office blog. Those on a budget and in search of a personalized gift idea can save 50 percent on canvas prints by visiting fedex.com/office to download a coupon for use in-store only at participating FedEx Office locations.According to the survey, more than half of procrastinators (52%) are willing to spend more money when buying at the last minute – a significant jump over the 27 percent of non-procrastinators who are willing to do the same. However, when it comes down to it, procrastinators spend on average $18 less on Valentine’s Day gifts than non-procrastinators ($79 vs. $97, respectively). The survey also found some interesting differences between men and women on Valentine’s Day gifting:
- When it comes to procrastination, men tend to wait longer than women to purchase a Valentine’s Day gift. About one in three men (35%) wait until February 13 or later to buy something for their valentines, compared to one in four women (24%).
- Women are eager to receive a little more than what most men plan to give this Valentine’s Day. More women tend to want jewelry (22%), gift cards (13%) and home-made gifts (12%), than men plan to give (13%, 8% and 6%, respectively).
- However, men don’t skimp on spending for Valentine’s Day. On average they spend nearly twice as much as women ($114 vs. $63).
Survey MethodologyFedEx, working with Ketchum Global Research & Analytics and Opinion Research Corporation, conducted a telephone survey among two national probability samples, which, when combined, consists of 1,018 adults, 509 men and 509 women 18 years of age and older, living in the continental United States. Interviewing for this CARAVAN® Survey was completed on February 1-4, 2013. A total of 665 interviews were from the landline sample and 353 interviews from the cell phone sample. About FedEx Corp. FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $43 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.