Galentine’s Day may be a more recent pop culture invention, but we love it! What’s better than a day (February 13) to celebrate the women in your life?
We’ve selected a little something for all types of galentines, from those who like to keep things simple to the luxury-lover. Have a look and get inspired!
Perfect Galentine’s Day Gifts to Celebrate Female Friendships
Americanflat Black Collage Picture Frame for the long-time friend
A frame with photos of your most cherished memories together makes a fantastic Galentine’s Day gift! This sleek black wood frame with white matting holds four standard 4×6 photos and can be hung horizontally or vertically.
East 5th Ribbed Mule Womens Slip-On Slippers for the homebody
For your friend who prefers to stay in, a pair of slippers – like these plush and cozy mule slippers – is a great choice. Comes in eight colors, including Keepsake Pink.
OtterBox PopGrips for the friend who’s attached to their phone
If your friend is always on their phone and doesn’t yet have a phone grip, a PopGrip from OtterBox is it. Choose the right one for your galentine from different designs and colors for different phones.
Vera Bradley Medium Cosmetics Bag for the make-up enthusiast
This highly rated make-up bag comes in 11 different signature Vera Bradley designs, with quilted cotton on the outside and plastic lining on the inside. It’s easy to wash, cute to look at, and so, so practical – your galentine will love it!
Apollo Tools 39 Piece General Tool Kit in Orange for the DIY aficionado
There’s nothing more empowering than knowing how to do it yourself. A good set of tools is the perfect match for any gal who loves to take matters into her own hands. This 39-piece set comes organized in its own compact hard case and includes a measuring tape, hammer, pliers, small screwdrivers, scissors, and more.
Pandora Love You Best Friend Heart Charm for the BFF
This adorable heart-shaped charm says it all! It features a two-tone design with a larger, sterling silver heart that says “Best Friend” and 14K rose gold plating on the smaller heart that says “Love You.” (Note: Fits with the Pandora Moments line only.)
Fraas Plaid Cashmere Scarf for the luxury-loving friend
If your galentine lives where the weather’s chilly, and she also loves the finer things in life, treat her to this 100% cashmere scarf. This scarf from Fraas comes in different classic plaids. It’s an elegant accessory that pairs with all kinds of looks.
KitchenAid Cordless 5 Cup Food Chopper for the home cook
This compact food chopper will save your friend so much time on meal prep. Dice onions, whip up homemade hummus, and much more. The cordless design makes it easy to use anywhere in the kitchen, and it can chop up to 40 onions on a single charge.
Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket for the outdoorsy type
The signature Rumpl puffy blanket is super warm, water repellent, and weather resistant, making it the perfect blanket for the galentine who loves camping and other outdoor activities. The clever design comes with loops at the corner so it can be secured to the ground, plus a clip for hands-free wearing. Measures 52” x 75” and comes in multiple colors.
What Is Galentine’s Day?
Valentine’s Day is a day to focus on romantic relationships and life partners. Galentine’s Day is a day to celebrate the other great loves in life – friends.
Galentine’s Day was introduced to the world by Leslie Knope (played by Amy Poehler) in a February 11, 2010 episode of Parks and Recreation. The show’s co-creator, Michael Schur, gets credit for writing the episode.
Paraphrasing Leslie, Galentine’s Day is a day to leave romantic partners at home and let ladies celebrate ladies.
Fun fact: “Galentine’s Day” was added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in 2022.
When Is Galentine’s Day 2023?
Since it made its way into pop culture prominence, Galentine’s Day has always happened on February 13th, the day before Valentine’s Day. In 2023, February 13 falls on a Monday.
How to Celebrate Galentine’s Day
There’s no right or wrong way to celebrate Galentine’s Day. You can spend some time together with your gal pals on the day itself or the weekend leading up to it. Go out for a meal, see a movie, visit a spa, do an outdoor activity, or hang out at home and watch a movie – anything you enjoy doing together. Make it a one-on-one with your BFF or gather a big group, whichever you prefer. If you can’t spend time with your friends in person, talk on the phone or set up a Zoom call.
Whatever you decide, one thing’s certain – there’s never a bad time to celebrate the women in your life!