Thursday, May 19, 2022

Your Ultimate Guide To The Perfect Galentines Day: Everything You Need To Know

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It doesn’t matter whether you’re single, in a relationship or somewhere in between, galentines day gives you the opportunity to recognise some of the most important relationships in our lives.

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What is Galentines day?

Thanks to Parks and Recreations Leslie Knope, we now celebrate one of the most cherished things – female friendship.

In a 2010 episode on 13th February (the day before valentines day), Leslie said:

“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.”

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Galentines day is the opportunity to remind our girlfriends how thankful we are for holding our hair on a night out or making us laugh till we cry.

Galentines day can be celebrated in various ways, but if you have long-distance friendships or aren’t able to see them, you can jump right to the gift section.

7 Galentines day activities

If you have the date blocked out in your calenders and you have the luxury of spending it with your favourite girls but you don’t know where to start, here’s 7 galentines day ideas:

1 Brunch

In true Leslie Knope style, book your favourite restaurant for some brunch and mimosas.

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2 Spa day

What better reason to wear a face mask and relax.

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3 Cooking night

Host an evening where you and all your friends make a platter of your favourite cuisines.

4 Powerpoint night

The only good thing to come out of quarantine is a powerpoint presentation party. Poor some glasses of wine and laugh till you cry with this one.

5 Drinks night

Similar to cooking, have you and all your friends make your favourite cocktails.

6 Hike

Are you and your friends hikers? Head out for the day with a picnic and enjoy a walk.

7 Paint night

Find a paint class or host your own – just make sure you choose an easy paint subject unless you’re more advanced artists!

Galentines day gifts

Lelsie Knope doesn’t just organise brunch, she also gifts hand-made presents to all her girlfriends.

You don’t need to craft your own gifts, you can just purchase something that’s already made if you aren’t the most creative!

Here’s a list of 8 galentines gift ideas:

1 Jewellery

Sterling Silver Friendship Knot Bracelet – Not On The High Street £32.95

2 Hampers

The Piccadilly Hamper – Fortnum & Mason £100.00

3 Candles

Complete Bliss & Feel Good Vibes Duo – £69 £96

4 Slippers

Scuffette II Slipper £80

5 Matching t’s

6 Dried flowers

Natural Pampas Bouquet £22.49

7 Makeup

Pat McGrath Labs, Mothership V Eyeshadow Palette Bronze Seduction £115

8 Chocolate Gift

Hotel Chocolat The Classic Cabinet £60

Galentines day cards

You might not be receiving and giving a valentines card this year, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give or receive a galentines card.

1

Thortful – £3.39

2

Etsy – £2.50+

3

Funky Pigeon – £3.29

4

Amazon – £3.95

5

Etsy – £3.50

Final thoughts

It’s important to cherish our friendships all year round, but galentines day gives us the opportunity to highlight those precious relationships.

How will you be spending galentines day? Let me know in the comments.

13 COMMENTS

  1. I never heard of Galentines Day, but I think it’s a great idea to celebrate female friendships. It sparks a lot of ideas in me of things to do for this holiday. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

  2. These are great activities and gift ideas to do for Galentines Day. I preferred to have a cooking night or spa day for my friends to celebrate this day.

  3. These are such fun ideas! I’ve always wanted to do a Galentine’s get together but haven’t yet. I totally need to plan one!

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