How the World Celebrates Valentine's Day

Today Valentine’s Day is a widely celebrated commercial holiday, raking in 20 billion dollars in America last year alone. Men and women purchase and receive flowers, candies and gifts and share romantic outings across the globe. But did you know that some countries celebrate the holiday of love a little differently?


Gift Baskets for EVERY Valentine's Day Across the World

In Wales, the Welsh also celebrate their own special version of Valentine’s Day on January 25th. The special holiday is St. Dwynwen’s Day and honours the Welsh saint of love. Every year couples exchange cards, gifts and gift baskets just like Valentine’s Day. But another common and traditional gift given at this time is a Welsh lovespoon. The lovespoon is an ornate hand-carved spoon adorned with meaningful symbols, a classic Welsh token of love.

In Japan, it’s customary for women to be gift-givers on Valentine’s Day. Women across Japan purchase so much chocolate for the important men in their lives that half of all annual chocolate sales in Japan are made during the weeks that precede Valentine’s Day. You can see why chocolate gift baskets are in such high demand! 

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Men are then expected to return the favour on a special Japanese holiday named White Day on March 14th.

In the Philippines, they take Valentine's Day romance to the next level! Every year many cities and towns host mass Valentine’s Day weddings across the country. Tourists and locals alike come to participate by the thousands to be wed in massive group-wedding celebrations on Valentine’s Day.

What does that mean? You'll find that our gift baskets in Toronto are perfect for all Valentine traditions from various cultures.  


Make It a Special Day with Our Valentine's Day Gift Baskets in Toronto

Alexandria Gift Baskets would love to help you create your own romantic Valentine’s Day tradition. Browse our selection of Valentine’s Day gift baskets in Toronto and find what you need to compose your very own unique holiday of love this season!

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