5 Gift Ideas to Celebrate Galentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is sweet with rose, chocolate, candle, romantic dinner, and a lover, but there’s something special to celebrate another kind of love, love to your best girlfriends on Galentine’s Day, February 13th. “In my friend, I find a second self.” She’s the hoes you put before bros, the uteruses before duderuses, the ovaries before brovaries.
You may ask “What is Galentine’s Day?” Well, it's like Valentine's Day, only instead of celebrating the love you have for your significant other, you spend it with your best girlfriends, who are your soul mates, and therefore deserve a holiday all to themselves, too. It started as a celebration of Leslie Knope’s ladyfriends in a 2010 episode of Parks and Recreation. And slowly it came from fiction to real life as a holiday to celebrate that most common and yet most unremarked-upon of things: female friendship. As Leslie explained it: “Every February 13, my ladyfriends 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.” Leslie chooses to observe the day of lady love with brunch (her other true love), but you can kick it back lady-style however you want.
Check out our 5 gift ideas to show your BFF how much she means to you on this Galentine’s day.
For the one your friendship is born at that moment when you say to her: 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one”, there’s no better fit for her than the Idea Cuff Bracelet. Yes, she is the one you’re finding all these years, the one understands you when you say nothing.
For the friend who always gives you hope and cheers you up when you’re upset or after you had a quarrel with your boyfriend, show your love and gratitude to her by gifting her the Hope Bangle Bracelet, as Emily Dickinson said, “Hope” is the thing with feathers/That perches in the soul -/And sings the tune without the words -/And never stops - at all -”.
For your friend who brings good luck to you, choose the Leather Clover Bracelet as a gift. Let her know that “A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have”. Remember to write this poem by Ella Higginson on the gift card,
“I know a place where the sun is like gold,
And the cherry blooms burst with snow,
And down underneath is the loveliest nook,
Where the four-leaf clovers grow.
One leaf is for hope, and one is for faith,
And one is for love, you know,
And God put another in for luck—
If you search, you will find where they grow.
For the friend who decides to travel around and explore the world: She’s already checked off a few destinations so far, but her travel bucket list is still pages long. The best gift for this adventurous spirit is the Butterfly Bangle — a reminder that wherever she flies off to next, there will always be friends back home who can’t wait to hear the details about her latest expedition.
For the friend who is far away from you: She’s the one you meet once or twice a year, but it feels like that you are never apart, and you have lots of things to share everyday. Every new place you go, every book you read, every shinning lipstick you buy, she is the first one you want to share. Send this Arrow Bracelet to her. Tell her you miss her.