11 Fabulous Galentine’s Day Gift Ideas Your BFFs Will Love

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Galentine's Day Gift Ideas

Of the completely made up pop culture holidays – Friendsgiving and Festivus, I’m looking at you – Galentine’s Day is my favorite. What could be more fun than a day devoted to celebrating amazing female friendships? And waffles.

Still confused about Galentine’s Day? No worries. Like the other aforementioned pop culture holidays, Galentine’s Day started as the focus of a sitcom episode. Leslie Knope, Amy Poehler’s character on Parks and Recreation, explained the holiday on the show:
"Oh, it's only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It's like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas."
There’s a whole explainer over on Bustle, if you want more back-story. Otherwise, let’s move on to the fun part. Now that we’re clear that this is all about celebrating your lady friends, it’s time to talk gift ideas. Here are ten super fun presents that are perfect for gifting your besties on Galentine’s Day:

1. Losersink Mean Girls Boxed Pencil Set, $14.38
I’m of the opinion there is a perfect Mean Girls quote for just about every occasion. Gift this to the friend who feels the same and it will definitely be a hit.

2. Rebecca Minkoff Grl Pwr Graphic Sweatshirt, $88.00
This fresh sweatshirt pick is from the Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2018 collection and had a just-right combination of ‘70s throwback graphic appeal and modern power messaging.

3. Junebug and Darlin Smash the Patriarchy Cross Stitch Kit, $20.00
There’s something mildly subversive about pairing up a traditional female handcraft with a little “down with the patriarchy” attitude. Perfect for the feminist crafter.

4. Kocostar Rose Lip Mask, $38.00
Gift this Insta-worthy lip mask to help your bestie get her pout perfected for Valentine’s Day.

5. Sassy Gals Wisdom Best Friend Mug, $16.00
This could work as a gift to a friend, or as a group gift – grab one for every member of your personal girl gang!

6. Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook, $35.00
From the co-founders of Cherry Bombe magazine, this cookbook features recipes contributed by successful female chefs and celebs. You’ll find contributions from Chrissy Teigen and Karlie Kloss alongside Dirt Candy’s Amanda Cohen and Ovenly’s Agatha Kulaga, just to name a few.

7. Books With Style I Adulted Sticker Book, $15.00
Because nothing says “I’m all grown up now” like a notebook sticker proclaiming “I didn’t kill my plants.”

8. Darwin Designs Cards Galentine’s Day Card, $3.60
For your long-distance bestie who always has your back.

9. Wildfang Revolutionary Squad Crew, $60.00
A not-so-subtle reminder of some of the women who paved the way.

10. Slip Silk Pillowcase, $79.00
This is one of those beauty indulgences all women would love, but few would purchase for themselves. It comes in seven colors, so there’s something for any décor.

11. Kris Nations Engraved Ring, $45.00 - $50.00
Just a little something to remind your bestie that she’s the biggest badass you know. Available in sterling silver or sterling silver with 18k gold plate.

Have a happy Galentine’s Day everyone!