Ladies celebrating ladies! Galentine's gifts for the 'best day of the year'
'It's like Lilith Fair, minus the angst'
Leslie Knope, of "Parks and Recreation" fame, said it best: Uteruses before duderuses. Ovaries before brovaries.
It's Galentine's Day! You know, "It’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style," according to Knope.
Best bath and body products
These handmade soaps are the perfect Galentine's Day treat for your gals. They feature all the adorable sayings you remember from the candy version, like "Cutie Pie" and "You Rock." Plus, they're vegan and cruelty-free, made with plant-based ingredients that are gentle on skin. Each jar contains 18 mini hearts in an assortment of pastel colors.
These aromatherapy shower steamers are the perfect gift for the gal in your life who needs some relaxation. This tube comes with six steamers made with eucalyptus and mint, citrus, lavender, jasmine, bergamot spring and chamomile essential oils.
Best skin care and self-care gifts
The Dewy Look duo from Glossier features two bestsellers: Futuredew, an oil serum hybrid with a blend of four nourishing oils for a perfectly dewy glow, and Cloud Paint, a buildable gel cheek color.
This travel set from Sol de Janeiro comes with travel-friendly sizes of their bestselling Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel and Cheirosa 62 Perfume Mist — all in a handy, see-through carrying case so all your gal pal has to do is toss it in her carry-on and catch her next flight.
This sheet mask multi-pack includes 14 hydrating, tightening and brightening masks made with collagen, tea tree oil, eucalyptus, lotus flower and other luxury ingredients. The result is a two-week, intensive skin care routine to address all kinds of concerns. And at the end, your bestie will have glowing, dewy skin.
Cryo Glow Globes are made from handblown glass and use cold temperatures to constrict blood vessels in the face. That promotes circulation and oxygenation, which is scientific speak for reducing redness, soothing irritation and all kinds of other benefits. It's like the jade roller you had in college, but after a serious glow up.
Best women’s sleepwear
Cotidié's new sleepwear collection is soft, stretchy and endlessly comfy for some of the best sleep your friends will have all year. The scalloped hem adds a playful touch to these high-waisted sleep pants. Oh, and did we mention they have pockets?
Obviously you can't just get your gal pal pajama bottoms and call it a day. She needs the matching top so she has this adorable matching set from Cotidié. The sleeveless top has scalloped detailing on the shoulder to match the bottoms, plus fabric-covered buttons to make it comfy for stomach sleepers. Plus, it's made from the same soft, stretchy fabric so your gal pal will sleep soundly all year long.
Best women’s bags
This Galentine's Day tote bag not only proclaims to the world that she's someone's gal pal — it can also be personalized with each of your lady friends' names for an extra-special Galentines Day gift. It's fully customizable, with two sizes and a ton of text colors to choose from.
The Glossier Beauty Bag is the perfect home for her skin care and makeup faves — it's made to fit a ton of essentials, while still being grabbable enough to slip into a day bag or a suitcase for a weekend getaway (or even a longer trip). Its sturdy contruction means it stands up on its own (no products spilling out here), and side pockets help her keep everything organized.
This fun bag is the perfect gift for a gal pal who has everything — and who likes to be a little mysterious. Is it makeup? Is it snacks? Is it something else altogether? Only she knows.
Best home decor
Not only is this heart-shaped, hot-pink, faux-fur throw pillow absolute adorable (and made for Galentine's Day), it's also super soft, fluffy and huggable. If you have a lady friend who's going through it right now (or just loves hugs), this is the gift for her. It's available in two sizes and multiple colors, though if you ask us, get the big, hot pink one. It's Galentine's Day, after all.
Remind your gal pal that she really does run the world with this stunning, 18- by 24-inch art print from Croatian artist Maja Tomljanovic. It showcases the diversity of the women who really do run the world — all on high-quality, gallery-wrapped canvas with a gold frame and metal sawtooth hangers already attached for easy hanging.
If you're looking for a sentimental gift for your best friend this Galentine's Day, this resusable glass might be just the thing. It's screen-printed with "Bestie" and the definition of the word (plus "See also: partner in crime, soulmate, BFF, secret keeper"). This will be relatable to any gal who has that special friend in her life, and this lovely gift will show her how much she means to you.
These Saludi wine glasses aren't just beautiful and stylish — they're also suited for any type of wine. Each one can fit a generous 16.5-ounce pour (or 18 ounces when filled to full capacity). The set includes six handblown, lead-free, jewel-toned glasses. Cheers!
Best gifts for foodies and sweet tooths
Leslie Knope said it best: "We need to remember what's important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn't matter, but work is third." This mini waffle maker makes tiny, heart-shaped waffles so we can all remember the two most important things: waffles and friends.
If you have a gal pal who loves sweet treats, this celebratory champagne bottle filled with strawberry champagne gummy bears is the perfect way to show her how much you love and appreciate her this Galentine's Day. These bestselling bears are made with Dom Pérignon Vintage Champagne for an extra-special touch.
When you need a gift this time of year, you really just can't go wrong with an assortment of good-quality chocolates. This 30-pack of Godivas features a ton of flavors that your bestie will love to savor this Galentine's Day.
Best gifts for plant lovers
For plant-loving friends, a succulent always makes a great gift. But this one also comes with a touching message: "Life would succ without you," because it would without the great women we surround ourselves with.
If your friend has a green thumb, she's sure to appreciate this gift: a propagation station where she can turn cuttings from her existing plants into new ones. Made of wood and glass beakers, it also looks great, like a stylish piece of art where she can display her growing new plant babies.
Best book gifts
Is there any gift better than confidence and self-improvement? Jen Sincero's book has been on The New York Times "Best Sellers" list and has sold more than 5 million copies, and now it can help your friends with its sage wisdom and inspirational advice this Galentine's Day.
Journalist Rebecca Traister’s book has also been on The New York Times "Best Sellers" list — and for good reason. In "Good and Mad," she explores the revolutionary power of women's collective anger under a patriarchal society. And if that isn't what Galentine's Day is all about, we don't know what it is.
Help your friends have fun and relax this Galentine's Day with an adult coloring book filled with both simple and intricate botanical designs including roses, magnolias, hydrangeas, lilies, dahlias, orchids and many more.
More of the best Galentine’s Day gifts
Leslie Knope is the queen of Galentine's Day, so let her send your Galentine's wishes to your gal pals with this card featuring one of her best quotes. Sure, she said it for Ann. But you can repurpose it for your BFF. Leslie wouldn't mind.
Rose quartz is a natural stone that's supposed to promote love and friendship, making it the perfect choice for these heart-shaped coasters for Galentine's Day. Each one has a gold rim and all the natural features of the stone it was cut from, making it a unique, one-of-a-kind gift for your friends.
Not only is this candle in a stunning glass jar in trendy cobalt blue, it also burns for up to 85 hours with aromatherapy scent notes of tropical fruits, sugared oranges, lemons, limes and mountain greens — a scent that will transport your bestie to a tropical getaway every time she lights this candle.
This witchy starter kit has everything a girl needs for energy and spiritual healing. The 17-piece kit includes seven tumbled chakra stones, five raw crystals, a journal, a divination pendulum, a sage smudge stick, a selenite wand and a meditation candle — all in a premium wooden box for safe shipping and storage.
For the girl who has everything but loves a good gag gift, there's the Positive Potato: a crocheted mini potato holding a sign with some encouragement for your bestie. We can almost guarantee she doesn't already have one of these!
This year is all about "Mean Girls," with the movie adaptation of the musical based on the 2004 cult classic film now in theaters. If your bestie is a Plastic at heart, she'll love this Burn Book tumbler, made from vacuum-insulated stainless steel and able to hold up to 24 ounces at a time.
Bring springtime indoors with this refreshing lilac candle. The lilac scent is accompanied by notes of vanilla, rose, honey and jasmine. This 13-ounce candle provides about 70 hours of clean burning, and you can reuse the glass jar when the candle is gone.
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