Some look at Galentine’s Day as a way to rebel against the traditional conventions associated with Valentine’s Day. Others view the holiday made famous by Parks and Rec as a way to celebrate friendship. No matter where you stand, here’s a bit more about how Galentine’s Day came to be plus the best Galentine’s Day gift ideas for your girlfriends!
Best Gifts for Galentine’s Day
- Girl’s Trip for Galentine’s Day : Stay at the Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort
- Galentine’s Gift for the Self-Care Sister : Truly Beauty 3-Step Boob Firming Set
- Galentine’s Gift for the Homebody : Women’s London Sheepskin Slippers
- Galentine’s Gift for the Gal on the Go : Calista GoGo Mini Round Brush
- Galentine’s Gift for the Beauty Fanatic : Solawave 4-in-1 Radiant Renewal Skincare Wand with Red Light Therapy
- Galentine’s Gift for the Home Fragrance Fan : Pura Blush Rose Home Fragrance Diffuser Oil
- Galentine’s Gift for the Jewelry Lover : Magnetic Heart Necklace in Gold
- Galentine’s Gift for the ‘Real Housewives’ Fan : Rinna Beauty Lip Kits
- Galentine’s Gift for the Vintage Vamp : Red Heart-Shaped Bag
- Galentine’s Gift for the Sentimental Sweetheart : Carver Mat Digital Frame
What is Galentine’s Day?
Galentine’s Day’s origins began with the sitcom Parks and Rec. Amy Poehler’s character Leslie Knope invented the holiday as a tribute to her close girlfriends. I
n Parks and Recreation Season 2, Episode 16, “Galentine’s Day”, Leslie and company celebrate the holiday with brunch and a gift exchange at a diner. Since then, the fictional holiday has been embraced by fans around the world who celebrate with gift-giving and Galentine’s Day parties of their own. Even Hallmark recognizes the Galentine’s Day holiday.
When is Galentine’s Day?
Every year, Galentine’s Day falls the day before Valentine’s Day — February 13. The day holiday is a celebration of female friendships, hence the name, which is a hybrid of “Valentine’s Day” and “gal.”
Galentine’s Day Gifts
If you’re planning to give gifts to your best girlfriends this Galentine’s Day, below are some of our favorite ideas!
Say aloha to the ultimate “Girls Trip” getaway set in the stunning “Garden Isle” of the Hawaiian islands. The Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort nestled along the beautiful Coconut Coast and boasts stunning backdrops of palm trees, neighboring mountains and waterfalls, and unforgettable oceanfront views. Take a helicopter ride and get a bird’s eye view of the island or soak up the sun and relax in the resort’s zero-edge infinity pool with a cocktail in hand (or the free shaved ice available on-site, if that’s more your thing). At the end of the day, couples can wind down and enjoy the resort’s intimate Luau Ka Hikina complete with beautiful Hawaiian music and hula performances, immersing guests into the culture and rich traditions of the island.
Enriched with elasticity restoring retinol and brightening antioxidants, this boob tightening trio smooths textured cleavage, banishes boob breakouts, and firms sagging skin for your perkiest pair. Gift this set to the friend looking to get a perkier bosom.
- Acai Your Boobies Polish
- Acai Your Boobies Serum
- Acai Your Boobies Butter
Give your friends the gift of luxury with these 100% Australian Merino sheepskin slippers that provide warmth, comfort, and support. They’re soft and cozy but functional with a high-quality polyethylene foam midsole and rubber traction patches to make walking anywhere a breeze. They’re the perfect gift for the friend who loves nothing more than canceled plans!
Sheepskin Slipper Specs
- 100% Australian Merino sheepskin upper, insole and collar
- Polyethylene foam midsole
- 2 rubber patches outsole
- Includes a padded foam midsole for luxurious comfort and durability
Calista, the haircare brand founded by stylist and salon owner, Maria McCool, is the perfect one-stop shop for all hair products and tools like this mini round brush, perfect for travel or on-the-go touch-ups. Gift this to your girlfriend who is always on the go!
Travel Heated Round Brush Specs
- Heats to 365°F — the power of a full-sized styling tool
- Only 7″ long, perfect for carry-on bags and purses
- Ionic Technology that adds shine and body, eliminates frizz, reduces static, and keeps hair soft and hydrated
For the friend who always has an appointment with their esthetician, this red-light therapy wand helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles, blemishes, and dark spots. Capable of de-puffing and energizing the skin in as little as 3 minutes per day, your skincare-loving girlfriends will adore this beauty tool!
How It Works
- Red light delivered via LED deeply rejuvenates the skin
- Galvanic current is a safe, non-invasive form of energy that can help boost absorption of serums & creams, so your skincare products can work more effectively
- Low-vibration provides a gentle massage, helping to decrease the appearance of puffiness and boost the skin’s natural radiance
- Warming the skin can help temporarily de-puff the skin
Instead of flowers that’ll last a few days, give the gift of home fragrance from Pura that’ll last up to 120 hours! Blush Rose is a celebration of roses and florals with notes of rhubarb, sandalwood scent, and musk that’s the perfect gift for the candle lover or home fragrance fan in your life. Don’t forget the Pura diffuser to complete this gift!
What better way to tell your friend you love them this Galentine’s Day than a heart necklace? This magnetic heart necklace from Flaire & Co. is affordable, adorable, and appropriate whether you’ve been friends for 20 days or 20 years.
- 18K Gold Plated Stainless Steel
- Water Safe
- Rust Free
- Length: 40+5cm
Available in an array of colors, gift your friends with a lip kit from RHOBH star Lisa Rinna. Each kit includes a lip liner, lipstick, and lip gloss that’ll leave your girlfriends’ lips looking juicy and plump!
Inspired by the clutches of years past, this playful purse features a faux pearl open top and a magnetic closure to keep your essentials secure. With a detachable chain cross body strap, this piece is versatile, functional, and fun.
Heart Purse Specs
- Height – 8.5″
- Length – 8.5″
If you have a girlfriend who is always taking pictures whether it’s of travel or family, this digital frame is a great way to display all of those memories! It comes in Gravel or Clay with a white mat to make all of your friend’s photos look polished.
Digital Frame Specs
- 10.1″ landscape frame, 1280 x 800 HD display
- Add photos and videos with the free Aura app
- Shows portrait photos side-by-side
- Adjust slideshow speed or swipe touchbar to change photos
Happy Galentine’s Day! Want more Galentine’s and Valentine’s Day ideas? Keep reading!