Show Your Gal's How Much They Mean To You
Galentine’s Day. Whether you’re familiar with the term or not, it could well be your favourite new holiday to start celebrating in 2021. We all know what Valentines day is, and whether you’re sick of the mushy tradition, your partner refuses to celebrate, or you’re single and not wanting to mingle – Galentine’s day is the perfect gift giving holiday for you.
Created by Leslie Knope (a fictional character from the US show Parks & Recreation – and also the best female role model ever to live) Galentine’s day is celebrated on the 13th February. It is all about celebrating the love you have for your gal pals – and lets face it, this past year has been a tough one and if you’re like me and your besties are scattered across the country, its been difficult catching up over voice notes and zooms rather than boogieing down on the dance floor like we usually would be. So while waffle breakfast parties, bottomless brunches and cosy catch ups on the sofa are off the table, I wanted to give you some great ways to show your closest pals how much they mean to you.
I have curated a gift guide of FEMALE OWNED businesses so you can show your love for your sister from another mister while supporting another sister who’s running their own indie business.
Let me know in the comments who you’re shopping for this Galentine’s day, and why they are so important to you!
My favourite find is the Self-Care Bestie Box, a positive package for your best pals. The letterbox package contains affirmation cards, positive tea, essential oil roller and empowering stickers. The beautiful designs will put a smile on anyone’s face!
Another amazing idea, Flaiir have a Galentine’s experience pack, for a girl’s night in during lockdown (absolute genius). They have put together a Dirty Dancing themed gift box for you to enjoy with friends, even in lockdown!
For your gal who may be struggling to sleep, the Avocado Sleep Set from Head and Hands is the perfect gift. The eye mask is hand dyed with avocado stones & skins to create a dust peachy pink colour; the whole process is 100 % chemical and toxic free. The lavender sachet is perfect to pop under a pillow for a more rested sleep.
For a gal who loves a bath time ritual, the Deep Cleanse box from Alice & Peg is the perfect treat. Carefully put together with natural, sustainable products it is designed to help you feel cleansed, uplifted and rejuvenated and you have the option to include a gift note so it can be sent directly to them through their postbox!
Is your gal into crystals? Flow and Fancy will definitely have something for her! The Rose Quartz pendant stimulates not only compassionate and unconditional love, but serving as a great reminder to love ourselves. What a perfect gift for one of your favourite people!
If you prefer a more personal touch, and want to build your own hamper for your bestie, take a look at our Palm Leaf baskets and trays. You can curate exactly what goes inside, from everything they will need for a pamper night, to their favourite nail colours and chocolate - the choice is yours!
Simply Noir is an amazing curated marketplace and community for black-owned UK businesses, making black and ethnic products more accessible to everyone. Their collections range from gifting, homeware and health and beauty to bath, food and books, the Cocoa Skincare caught my eye, fragrance free Shea body butter nourishes and retains moisture. . Enhanced with antioxidant-rich plant oils, our body butter uses the healing power of Tamanu & Rosehip to help repair scarred and damaged skin, improve the appearance of stretch marks, and soothe dry skin conditions.
Making a statement couldn’t be easier with Lemon Drops Designs Jellies Heart Hoops. These drops feature a heart shaped drop, hung from a gold coloured, stainless steel hoop. The earrings are made using hypoallergenic stainless steel fixings, suitable for sensitive ears too!
Eleanor Hartley Designs has just launched her business, and she has the most fabulous prints. Her positive bright artwork is so eye catching, it will bring brightness even on the darkest of days, my favourite is below
Add some celestial magic to your best pals life with our Stellar Crescent Moon Mirror. The brass frame is hammered by talented metal workers – each piece is unique. It's the perfect new addition to brighten up their home, if they love home decor.
Looking for a cute bundle for your best vegan pal? Check out the below from Persephone Beauty. Featuring their two bestselling products, you can enjoy the Neighbourhood Botanicals Dear Diary Lip Balm and an UpCircle Candle in Coffee Grounds for £25. Both products are natural, vegan and plastic-free.
Julia at Tatty Moo blows my mind with her efforts to create zero waste products that are one of a kind and kind to the planet. If you’re shopping for your eco-warrior bestie check out the effortlessly cool clothing she makes here. £5 for every top sold is donated to a charity too!
If you’re just looking to send a sweet card with some beautifully written words to let you know your mate just how much they mean to you, there are countless on Etsy, our favourite is below from LaLa Stationary