Once considered a symbol of the West, Valentine's Day is becoming big business in China.
This Valentine's Day, Shanghai banker Richard Fan will be buying his wife a 40,000 yuan (US$5,100) Cartier wrist watch.
"I think it's a better gift than some 10,000 or 20,000 yuan meal," said Fan, 37.
"A gift you can use daily looks much more concrete," he added.
The watch's price tag is 12 times more than the average Chinese farmer earns in a year.
Among Valentine's Day gift ideas on offer in Shanghai is a $1,000wine-and-dinepackage that includes limousine transfers, personal butlers and candle-lit dinners.
"People who earn more in Shanghai require something different for their special days," said Joan Pan, a manager at the JW Marriott Hotel, situated on the city's fashionable Nanjing Road.
This year for Valentine's Day, the hotel is offering a 28,888 yuan package, including an overnight stay in either its Chairman's Suite or the Presidential Suite.
Expensive? Not nearly as much as one hotel which last year offered a Valentine package for a staggering 188,888 yuan ($24,000). The night included a romantic cruise on a luxury yacht along the waters of the Huangpu River.
Even some in the industry were shocked by that extravagance.
"It attracted attention for sure, but I'm not sure it gave people a positive impression," said one Shanghai-based hotel manager.