Who says Valentine’s Day is only for couples? Whether or not you’re in a relationship, the holiday is the perfect time to show some love to the ladies in your life.
We all have different types of helpful girlfriends, so why not celebrate your bond with a thoughtful Galentine’s Day gift? First celebrated on the TV show Parks and Recreation, Galentine’s Day is about commemorating our best girlfriends with thoughtful gifts. As empowered women today, we should take the time to thank each other for the advice, support, and community we share.
Since giving birth to my second child on New Year’s Eve, my life has been shaken up in a way that only another female would understand. I’m learning that when it comes to building a family, it really does take a village, and I’m so grateful for all the support from my girlfriends. They help not only emotionally, but also mentally and at times physically when I need another set of eyes or arms. Raising kids is tough stuff!
Not that my other half isn’t supportive. But when it comes to girlfriends, it’s a different kind of help—an unspoken sisterhood of support. My lady friends help get me through the day. From best friends, to sisters, to your mom-friends and coworkers, Galentine’s Day is my way to give back to all the supportive women in my life with a girly gift fit for a queen.
If you’re celebrating Galentine’s Day, here are a few ideas for some great gifts:
For Your Bookworm Bestie
She’s the friend who never leaves home without a book stashed in her handbag. When you need a book recommendation, she’s the one you call, and she often hosts book club meetings in her cosy living room.
What to give her: Chances are your literary ladyfriend has overflowing bookshelves, so think outside the book and give her something that will make her cherished reading time more comfy. Consider a toss pillow personalized with a quote from her favourite author, a soft throw for those chilly nights, or a custom blend of loose teas.
For the Mompreneur Maven
This lady means business. Despite having a full plate, she manages to make time for her own creative business ventures. She’s the friend whose hard-earned success inspires you to follow your dreams when you’re having a tough day.
What to give her: Organisational tools that make work-life balance a little easier are perfect gifts for this savvy entrepreneur. Think day planners, cute calendars, personalized address stamps, or fun stationery.
For Your Fashionista Friend
Whether it’s a Monday morning at the playground or Saturday double-date night, she always looks like she just stepped out of a magazine. You can always count on her for fashion advice, and she’s as up-to-date on current trends as she is in tune with her own personal style.
What to give her: Skip the clothes, which can be too complicated to buy for someone else, and reach for accessories that remind you of her. A colourful vintage scarf, textured clutch, or some fun new shades of nail polish are all good bets.
For the Gorgeous Gourmand
This is the friend who always has the scoop on the hottest new restaurant in town, and she’s constantly cooking up something delicious in her kitchen at home. She reads food magazines and blogs religiously, and her favourite channel is the Food Network.
What to give her: Your friend’s favourite place is her kitchen, so give her something that she can use there. Search for gourmet products that she may not have in her arsenal, like infused cooking oils, gourmet finishing salts, or fancy candies.
For the Party Animal
When you need a girl’s night out, you can always count on her to drop everything and meet you at your favourite wine bar for a glass or two.
What to give her: Get the party started with a wine-tasting kit complete with best friend wine glasses. DIY coasters will complement this gift as will wine glass tags or a fun drinking game.
Celebrate your female friendships in style this year, and as an extra sentiment, use sites like TinyPrints.com to customize the décor you gift. Be creative, and let’s hear it for the gals!
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