GALENTINE'S DAY GIFTS FOR YOUR RIDE OR DIES
Galentine’s Day happens every year on February 13th, the day before Valentine’s Day. It’s a day to celebrate your lady friends, whether any of you are single or taken, and to celebrate female friendship. Whilst Valentine’s Day is about romantic love, Galentine’s Day is specifically for celebrating friendship and sisterhood.
It actually originated from a 2010 episode of Parks and Recreation (what?!) in which Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler, gathers her best babes for a waffle and love-filled brunch. Now, in the years that that episode first came out, Galentine’s Day has become ingrained in how we celebrate our platonic love for our gals, and we’re totally here for it.
We’re firm believers that Valentine’s isn’t just for couples, it’s for anyone in your life that you love & wanna spoil! So why not celebrate Galentine’s Day in style with these perfect Galentine’s Day gifts for that special bestie?
1. A beauty bundle
Getting your friend skincare products can always be quite risky, especially if you’re not sure on their exact skin type. In this case, why not opt for a bundle with a selection of goodies she can pick & choose from when she needs? That way you’ve covered your bases, and it’s always fun opening more than one thing for your Galentine’s Day gift, right?!
Some body butter never goes amiss because who DOESN’T love soft smooth skin 24/7? It’s guaranteed to leave your skin feeling super glowy, perfect for that much needed bestie pamper night! We’re loving a sunkissed glow for 2022, so make sure to include some facial tan for those days she just wants to be au natural!
Something handy you can include in your bundle is this Real Techniques Sponge Keeper! It’s great for keeping your blender bacteria free & handy for those in-a-rush mornings.
2. Gift cards
If you’re really stuck, you know a gift card is always a great option for a prezzie. Choose from £10, £20, £50 or £100 and treat your bestie to a new wardrobe filled with on point styles. This is a great Galentine’s Day gift, because you can redeem these against any clothing, accessories, or even homeware on the site.
The best part about it is it’s already gift wrapped, so all you have to do is add to bag & you’re good to go! Need it for tomorrow? Why don’t you add premier delivery in there just so you’re covered in the future for anything last minute!
3. Something for you & yours (bestie edition!)
Okay, alright, hear us out. Galentine’s Day gift idea: twin vibes. Are you the kinda friends that like to match? Do you crave serious coordination with your bestie so people think you’re practically sisters?! Look no further than these to give you that we-come-as-pair vibe, while still showing off your unique personalities.
We’re obsessed with these ruched grab bags in purple & light pink! Whether you’re hitting up a bottomless brunch together or a cocktail date, make it known that you’re for-lifers. The best part? You can deffo swap bags with each other for future nights out too. You know what they say about great things? They come in pairs.
You’re either a gold jewellery or a silver jewellery girl and we’re here for BOTH! Need some new bling? We’re obsessing with these padlock earrings - a necessity for happy hour & a meal for 2!
4. For the next night out...
If you haven’t got this in your friendship group yet, WHY NOT?! This is hands down the best gift to give your girlfriends, especially the ones who love a social party game! You’ll be crowned the queen of gifts with this one, and it definitely won’t go unused, we promise!
After the past 2 years we’ve had, you wanna make going out all the more special - and this definitely will! Pair this pressie nicely with some fancy drinkware & a bottle of prosecco to add that little bit of
✨ extra! ✨
You especially need this if your Galentine’s Day celebration is a night out. It’s not a girls night without a bit of cheekiness, wink wink. Shop Going Out to find the perfect outfit too!
5. Some home touches
Making a house a home is so important, so if your bestie’s all moved in or she needs some extra help with decorating - why not opt for some home touches that are bound to bring some personality! Plants are a necessity in every house and are proven to boost your mood as well as lowering stress and anxiety levels, so why wouldn’t you?!
As it’s still pretty cold outside, a fur duvet set is an absolute NEED for your bestie! Guaranteed she’ll be cosy & warm and she’ll really thank you for it!
Galentine’s Day can be a big night out with your besties or just a quiet night in with your closest gal pal. You don’t need to go big, you can just go home with some snacks, some candles, and a feel-good film with your best friend in tow. If your Galentine’s Day plans are more cosy than clubbing, these gifts are perfect to add to your evening in with your best gal.
Galentine’s Day is about celebrating your gals. Leave your boyfriends at home and celebrate female friendship with your group or with just your platonic partner in crime. It’s so important we say thank you to the ladies in our lives, because who is always on the end of the phone when we need them, who is always gonna be at your door with a bottle of wine when we get good news or waiting with a hug when we’re not feeling so great? That’s right, it’s our gals.
If your love language is gift giving, we have the perfect line-up of Galentine’s Day gifts for you to choose from. Spread some sisterly love with I Saw It First 🤍
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