By Katie Little, CNBC.com
Gifts for Every Type of Valentine
Love may be blind - but it's not free. In fact, Americans are planning to spend big bucks this Valentine's Day to show their significant others that they care, according to a new report.
The National Retail Federation forecasts that love-struck consumers will spend 8.5 percent more on Valentine's Day this year, bringing the average spending to $126.03 per person, or a total of $17.6 billion.
Men will once again be the big spenders, shelling out almost twice as much for women in the elusive hunt for the ideal gift, the NRF said.
But once Cupid has helped you snag your true love, where do you buy the present that will make your other half swoon. To help you out, we've found a variety of "his" and "hers" gifts - for whatever type of sweetie is in your life.
See the slideshow: His and Hers Valentine's Gifts
For the Jewelry LoverThe Jewelry Lover
For Her: Gold Octet Key Pendant Price: $700 for Key, $175 for Chain
Jewelry spending is expected to rise to $4.1 billion, up from $3.5 billion last year, according to the NRF. If your significant other is a jewelry lover, a Tiffany key could be just the gilded splurge to display your affection.
If your Valentine is not a gold enthusiast, the company's keys also come in several other metals, including platinum and sterling silver.
For Him: Silver WiFi Hotspot and USB Cufflinks Price: $250 per pair
With 2GB of storage capacity and their own WiFi hotspot, these polished silver cufflinks are both functional and fashionable. Perfect for the on-the-go business traveler, this gift is compatible with Windows machines and can be engraved.
For the FoodieThe Foodie
For Her: Cast Iron Fondue Set Price: $39.95
Consumers are forecasted to spend an estimated $3.6 billion on gifts for an evening out, the NRF said. For those couples who would rather celebrate at home, this foodie gift from Crate & Barrel is perfect for whipping up a Valentine's Day staple - fondue. With eight forks, this dishwasher-safe set will enable you to enjoy a fondue with chocolate or cheese to your heart's content. It's even sturdy enough to withstand the higher temperatures needed for a fondue with meat or seafood in oil.
For Him: Monogrammed Stainless-Steel Beverage Bucket Price: $249
Temperatures can rise pretty quickly if your true love burns eternal. Help your Valentine keep things cool with this beverage bucket from Williams-Sonoma. Made in Italy, this stainless-steel bucket can hold eight bottles and four to six pounds of ice. It can also be engraved with a single- or triple-initial monogram.
For the AthleteThe Athlete
For Her: Lululemon Deep Breath Tank Price: $58
Is your Valentine lacking some Zen this time of year? This yoga tank could be the key to getting rid of her stress and showing her that you care. Breathable and moisture-wicking, this top is available in a variety of colors and patterns, and will have your honey chanting "Om" in no time.
For Him: Garmin Approach G6 Price: $299.99
If your beloved's other true love is hitting the links, the Approach G6 could be just the gift to wow him. Its digital scorecard can keep track of as many as four golfers' strokes, and it tracks your Valentine's average distance hit with each club.
For the TravelerThe Traveler
For Her: Tory Burch passport holder Price: $125
Consumers are expected to spend an estimated $2.3 billion this holiday on romantic getaways, according to IBISWorld. If your trip to lovers' lane requires more traveling than going to the local bed-and-breakfast, this passport holder from Tory Burch could be the ideal gift.
For Him: Spark Tablet Case & Charger Price: $299
Looking for a more environmentally friendly way to charge your tablet? The case charges iPads, most other tablets, phone and professional digital cameras. After roughly 10 hours in direct sunlight, this gift will be able to fully charge an iPad. But fret not if your Valentine spends his 9-to-5 indoors - the case can also recharge using a USB port.
See the full list: His and Hers Valentine's Gifts
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By Katie Little, CNBC.com