Sound the alarm, everyone! Galentine’s Day is almost here. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s a special annual event where we, in the words of Dame Leslie Knope, “Leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we come and kick it breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus, frittatas.” If there’s any underrated fictional holiday that we women should be getting paid time off work for, it’s Galentine’s Day.
Leslie gifts her girl gang with hand-crocheted flower pens, a personalized 5,000-word essay on why each woman is amazing and a mosaic portrait made from the crushed bottles of their favorite diet sodas. That DIY spirit game is strong. If you don’t have time to handcraft something for your #1 Boo Boo, we’ve got you covered.
We know she’s the Gayle to your Oprah for a million different reasons, but a 5,000 word essay might be a tad difficult to complete in time. Why not scribble a love note or even a haiku on one of these cute typewriter cards?
A heart-shaped bath bomb makes me actually want to take a bath. Don’t side-eye me, I’m a shower-type of girl! Make your bestie a sweet bath package filled with their Love Butter, Love Scrub, and Love Soap. You know what would be the cherry on top of this relaxing gift? A mixed CD of your favorite soothing jams. “Careless Whisper,” anyone? Then prank her by putting “Day-O” as a secret track at the end.
For only ten bucks, the Breakups To Makeup Bestie Bundle comes with this sassy compact, a sticker and a handwritten note. If you want to throw in something extra, their lipstick makeup clutch would be a nice addition.
Momiji is a cool company that works with up-and-coming designers from around the world to make adorable little dolls. Each one contains a tiny card hidden inside for you to write a message on. Their new “Valentina” doll would be a perfect desk companion at your BFF’s office job.
Cyndi Lauper released “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” in 1983, but to this day is one of the best and funnest feminist anthems ever. I want it on my wall!
I don’t know about you, but I’ve gotten to that point in my life where I am serious about a good scented candle, but obviously something more sophisticated than a Yankee. (Those are children’s games.) These hand-poured soy candles do the trick. “Dirty Deeds” has a candy-type scent, while “Light My Fire” is more floral. Of course, if you think the Thelma to your Louise would prefer something more rugged, they’ve also got cool-looking candles in Leather, Motor Oil and Campfire scents.
I’m a big fan of the cartoon-y colorful hearts Brooklyn-based artist Chris Uphues has been putting up on various walls in New York and Chicago the past few years. Now he’s teamed p with LOFT to bring this limited edition t-shirt. It also comes in this sleepy-eyed version.
I am in LOVE with this purple heart-shaped ring! Buy one for yourself and for your Galentine so you can match and be sparkle sisters.
I have a few amigas who LOVE them some tea so they are getting this. The rose print on this tin is so pretty.
Your bestie is a strong independent woman who refuses take crap from nobody. When she takes this tote shopping, even her groceries won’t dare show her any disrespect.