Oh Valentine’s day… Once the bane of singletons everywhere, this holiday no longer excludes anyone not currently part of a dynamic duo, and people are taking the holiday back in a big way.
It’s been a while since I could consider myself any version of single, but for one reason or another my husband and I never wind up celebrating V Day together – usually due to the craziness that is NYFW. Without fail, I almost always end up spending the day rushing from show to show with my best fashion gal pals. And that is how, over the years, I’ve come to celebrate the beautiful magic known as Galentine’s day.
Whether you fancy your squad more Sex and the City or Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, we’ve got you covered with the best gifts to give those awesome ladies that make your life fuller, richer and just that much more crazy, because we are always stronger together. So, let’s celebrate the badass babes that are there for you at the end of each day, whether by WhatsApp or by happy hour.
For the Homebody
As much as I love fashion and beauty, I am a ride-or-die homebody. My apartment is my sanctuary, and all my nearest and dearest know that the best gift for me will have something to do with my home. If you’ve got a friend like me in your life, then they will be sure to love these home-centric gifts.
From the coziest robes for lounging around in style, to a candlegram, these gifts are the perfect way to say “We appreciate all the girls’ nights, dinner parties, and movie marathons you host, and please have another one soon.”
For the Beauty Guru
We all have this friend. The one who can give a product recommendation at the drop of a hat, watches nothing but YouTube makeup tutorials and probably has a lifetime supply of rewards points from Sephora. So, what better way to make her happy this holiday than by getting her some of the best new beauty products on the market, from the recently launched Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer (which actually sold out on its first day in stores, FYI), to the gorgeously colorful chocolate gold palette from Two Faced. And, who knows, she might even be inspired to give you a makeover with these gems on your next girls’ night out. It’s a win-win.
For the Fashion Enthusiast
This is obviously the category that fits into the largest portion of my friend group. You all know these ladies: the ones that love hitting up the shops after weekend brunching, the friend you will always have with you when you have to shop for the most important fashion moments of your life, i.e., your wedding, big job interview, first date. These gals are style savvy and love everything fashion-related. Why not get these lovely ladies some personalized jewelry or a fabulous fashion book to add to their probably already large collection? One more can never hurt, right?
For the Mindful Maven
We all need this friend in our lives. She’s the one that drags us to the latest and greatest yoga retreat, workout class, or meditation session. They make us healthier and, probably a lot happier than we would ever be without them. So why not return the favor by booking a mindfulness class for the two of you.
Or, perhaps get them an inspiration life journal, because while we can never find the time to fill them out, your friend will love it. And for those cheat days that we all need give this gal the most gorgeous sweets around that are seriously delicious as well from Stick With Me Sweets.