Valentine's Day: Women's Lingerie, Toys, Cakes and Wigs Top Purchase Charts - Shopping News

Valentine's Day

12/February/2021

Lagos, Nigeria — Barely forty-eight hours to the St. Valentine's Day, an increase in the purchase of adult-themed toys, lingerie (women's underwear), cakes, and wigs have been recorded, a survey by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reveals.

The survey was conducted in Lagos state, Nigeria at The Palms Mall Lekki and Novera Mall Sangotedo, on Friday.

St. Valentine's Day is celebrated annually on Feb. 14. According to Wikipedia, the day originated as a minor Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine.

However, it has become a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world.

A store owner, told NAN that about a 45 percent increase in the sale of adult themed toys had been recorded as compared with previous year.

The increase in sales was attributed to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on outings and social gatherings; a development which had limited the activities of couples to the confines of their homes.