It's that time of year—when we're getting cozy in fuzzy socks, sippin' some red, wine, and chilling with our bff gal pal. What time are we referring to? GALENTINE'S DAY! For those of you who might be new to this magical holiday, Galentine's day is traditionally celebrated by ladies the worldwide (o.k., just Parks & Rec show enthusiasts) on February 13 every year. That's right... the eve of Valentine's day. So come along and discover the 16 best gifts for Galentine's day 2023 with us!
(pssst... if you're also looking for Valentine's Day ideas, check this post).
A brief history of Galentine's Day
Galentine's day was first invented by Leslie Knope, the beloved character from NBC's "Parks and Rec." On February 13th, 2010 of every year, Leslie Knope gathers her lady squad for waffles, champagne, and a general celebration of having awesome friends at J.J.'s Diner. Social media soon took over, making Galentine's day a popular holiday around the world.
On Galentine's Day, it's all about celebrating the strong bond between women. Women around the world come together to show appreciation and gratitude for their amazing female friends. Whether it's organizing a brunch with mimosas and yummy pancakes, gathering around for an outdoor picnic with a side of champagne, or even attending a festive party, there's always something for you and your BFF to do on this special day. And if gift-giving is involved, let's just say we've got you covered.
Show your best gal pals how much you care about them this Galentine's Day! Here are some of the best galentine's day gifts for celebrating the day:
1. A chic cropped sweatshirt, "Better Together"
You and your galentine are truly better as a pair. Well, it's time to make it official! Get her the "Better Together" Cropped Sweatshirt in red or black. Next girls' night is bound to be better with this thoughtful and unique gift.
2. Chic Handmade Earrings
Are you looking for the perfect statement piece to show your girl love? Handmade earrings are always a great choice. These handcrafted beauties will make her feel special with vibrant green stone and gold trim. They're bound to make your galentine's day special.
3. An indulgent bubble bath bomb set
If your BFF loves bathtime, we've got a bath bomb set she'll love. These large bath bombs are made with rich, moisturizing clays and oils and are overflowing with natural ingredients like lavender, sea kelp, turmeric, and sage. Not every gal gets thoughtful galentine's day gifts, but yours does!
4. A pair of custom wine glasses
Who doesn't love a personalized gift? And one that holds wine? EVEN BETTER. Let her curl up with a good book and a glass of rosé with these custom wine glasses made just for her. Bonus: Throw in her favorite bottle of wine. It's the perfect gift for wine nights in.
5. A Hydrating Face Mask with Applicator Spatula
Spoil your galentine with this luxuriously hydrating face mask. The perfect combination of clay and nourishing oils will leave her skin feeling soft and refreshed, even in the cold winter months. Plus, it comes with an applicator spatula for easy, mess-free application!
6. A Skincare Subscription Box
Encourage your gal pal to indulge in some self-care with the Essentials Club box. You can give her monthly skincare curated by her, allowing her to pamper herself from the comfort of home. She gets exactly what her skin needs and you save 55% off retail prices.
7. A stylish bathrobe for lounging around the house
We all know someone who loves to lounge around in a robe. If your gal pal is the loungewear queen, get her this stylish bathrobe for those lazy days spent at home. With its playful pattern and luxuriously soft fabric, she'll never want to leave the house! Step aside, Valentine's day. Galentine's just up did you.
8. Plan a fun girls night at an air bnb
Take your Galentine's Day celebration to the next level with a girls' night in. Book an air bnb and treat your best friend to a weekend getaway complete with cozy bedrooms, hot tubs, fire pits and more. She can relax and enjoy some quality time with her favorite people — you! Now that's how you do Galentine's Day. Female friendship is so special 💕
9. An Eco-friendly, hand-poured scented candle
Although candles rank high on the list of favorite Valentine's Day gifts, galentine's love these little beauties too! Best friends deserve a bit of TLC from the gentle, healing influence of a hand-poured candle. Choose from a variety of scents like lavender, jasmine, and rose to create the perfect atmosphere for an evening spent with your bestie.
10. A fun game to play together
Looking for a gift AND a great galentine's party activity? We've got ya! Grab a fast and fun game to play as a group. Try Sushi Go for a fun, fast, and oh-so-cute card game to play with 2-6 players. (It's the pudding for us! She's SO CUTE! 😍) Feeling ambitious, try the beautiful and elaborate board game Isle of Cats. Filled with beautiful and exotic illustrations, this new game gives Tetris, Catan, and Pokemon a run for their money.
11. A Lip Scrub Gift Set
Everyone gets cracked lips from time to time and it's no peachy thing. Give your BFF a one-of-a-kind lip scrub. It's filled with nourishing essential oils and organic sugar to perfectly buff away flaky, dry lips. Choose from delicious flavors like Mint, Vanilla, or Berry.
12. A stylish pair of slippers
Give her the gift of cozy feet and fashion with a stylish pair of slippers. Pick up some furry mules, ballet flats, or velvet slides to keep her toes warm while she lounges around the house. She'll love your thoughtfulness this Galentine's Day!
13. A cozy scarf or winter hat
Help her keep warm in the winter months with a cozy scarf or hat. Choose from infinity scarves, blanket scarves, fur hats, and more. She'll love the extra warmth AND style you pick for her! It's great for the fashionable friend as well as the lady just tryin' to stay warm. We love these vegan banana scarves. It's always a winner on our list of best galentine's day gifts!
14. An indulgent set of vegan marshmallows
One of our favorite galentine's day gift ideas? Luxury vegan marshmallows. O.k., o.k., we know what you're thinking. . . But really these babies are delicious enough to satiate any gal's sweet tooth. Try peppermint-flavored vegan marshmallows for an extra splash of special.
15. A pair of fun socks for her to kick back in
Socks don't have to just be practical, they can also be a fun token of your friendship this Galentine's Day. Find her a pair of fun, soft socks that she can kick back in while watching movies with you. Nothing like curling up on the couch and laughing away! 🤗
16. A set of makeup brushes
Does your gal pal love to play with makeup? Give her a lovely set of makeup brushes this Galentine's Day. We like Eco Tools for their vegan, cruelty-free, yet oh-so-soft brushes. With these soft bristles and smooth handles, she'll be able to create a perfect look every time! Best part? They're cruelty-free! 🐰
Find the Perfect Galentine's Day Gift
This Galentine's Day, show your best friend how much you care with one of these thoughtful gifts. Whether it’s a cozy scarf or hat to keep her warm in the winter months, a set of makeup brushes for those perfect looks, or an indulgent vegan marshmallow treat, there is something for everyone on this list. With these great gift ideas and more, make sure your BFF knows that she is loved and appreciated! But remember, the most important gift you can give is your friendship. So whether you're grabbing a cup of tea, sitting back and streaming golden girls, or taking your fur baby, spending quality time together is always a great way to show you care. Celebrate female friendship this year by showing your gal pal just how special she really is.
Hugs and waffles,