What is not to love about Galentine? It is a singles safe holiday away from all the Valentine festivities and a time to spend loving up on our girlfriends. A wise woman once said, “date your female friends” and she could not be anymore right. With Valentine’s Day being arguably one of the top annual holidays, what better time to appreciate and celebrate the women in your life than with a Galentine’s day celebration.
Galentine’s day is the only good ‘fake’ holiday on the calendar, in my opinion. Even though Valentine’s day has gotten a bad reputation over the years, a little Galentine gift giving never hurt. I have put together six affordable gift ideas I am sure you and your girlfriends are going to love for Galentine this year.
1. Indulge Your Girlfriends’ Senses With Aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy related gifts are amazing. There is something soothing about walking into your room after a long day and being greeted with the fresh, calming scents. Aromatherapy is used to promote relaxation and help relieve stress. You can gift your girlfriends with scented candles, room sprays, essential oils and reed diffusers. This is an excellent gift for your friend who you know has been going through it and needs some relaxation, or your friend with a furry pet, as they tend to carry their own scent. Aromatherapy is hands down a fun and affordable option.
2. Gifting Skincare is A Love Language!
If your friend is a shadowing skincare influencer or simply a skincare junkie like me, gifting her with skincare products for Galentine is sure to be highly appreciated. We all have that girlfriend who is yet to hop on to using sunscreen and I am sure receiving one as a gift will warm their heart. Sheet masks are also fun affordable gift options for your girlfriends because chances are, they may not already have one. If you have a little extra cash to splurge, you can curate a little beauty basket for them with a jade roller, bath bomb, body oil and a sheet mask or serum. Gifting skincare is a love language!
3. Books For The Avid Reader Among Your Girlfriends.
We all have the book worm in our circle of friends, or the friend whose new year resolution is to read more books. What better way to show your support than adding to their book collection for? There are so many great books out there you can gift your friends with, and you can get two copies and start a small book club with them. We all love a good book club!
4. Accessories for Our Icy Girls.
If your friend is an Icy girl or jewelry collector, then consider gifting her jewelry. Jewelry gives your outfit a certain vavavoom, and your girlfriends are sure to love it. Much like our jewelry collector girlfriends, we also have that one friend who is strangely addicted to bags. Why not gift them that bag they have been eyeing for a while now. Accessories are affordable gifts to give your girlfriends and are sure to have them grinning from ear to ear.
5. Stationery and Art Supplies for The Picassos In Your Circle.
This is a very acquired gift but getting your friend a lovely journal and planner for Galentine is truly a very thoughtful gift. In 2020 a lot of people picked up painting as a hobby, and chances are one of your girlfriends has a thing for the arts. Why not capitalize on it and gift them with paint supplies. You never know when they may paint the next Mona Lisa.
6. The Gift of Quality Time, The Best Gift of All.
I saved the best for last! Gifts are wonderful but nothing beats spending quality time with your loved ones. This is also a life saver if your budget cannot accommodate Galentine this year. All you need to do is opt for an at home movie night with your girlfriends. If you and your girls are all single, consider having a slumber party during Valentine weekend and binge your favorite romantic movies. Time spent with your girlfriends truly is time well spent!
The power of female friendships is one that unfortunately has been underrated. We tend to overlook the women in our lives, forgetting the important roles they play in building us up and offering us their support daily. It is important not to wait till Galentine each year to show them how much you love and appreciate them, but for the sake of festivities, this is a holiday we should all have inscribed in our calendars. The women in our lives should be celebrated every day, especially on Galentine’s day!