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Show Your Galentine Some Love With These Lady-Made Gift Ideas

Show Your Galentine Some Love With These Lady-Made Gift Ideas

Lead image via @hoorayallday

Okay we admit: the name alone is a bit cringe-y, and it’s probably just as much of a consumer-driven holiday as its more romantic counterpart, but Galentine’s Day — at least in theory — has a message we can really get behind. The idea of taking a day to celebrate our best female relationships was first introduced by Amy Poehler’s Parks and Recreation character Leslie Knope more than a decade ago. And in the midst of a season where so much pressure is put on defining, creating, or validating your current dating situation, we have to confess it’s refreshing to instead focus on the lady pals in your life who never let you down.

If you’re looking to let your go-to gals know how much you appreciate them with a gift, why not double down on the lady-love and shop something by a women-run brand? Whether you want to find something she can pamper herself with, something she can use to set mindful intentions, or something “just because” that will make her smile every time she sees it, finding her something that also supports female-owned businesses is just another way to spread the Galentine’s Day spirit. Below, find a handful of sweet gift ideas from companies where women are running the show.

Something Mindful

Emily & Meritt ‘‘Affirmation’ desk-size planner in Ditzy Heart,  $30

Emily & Meritt ‘‘Affirmation’ desk-size planner in Ditzy Heart, $30

You gal pal can scribble down her dreams, ideas, daily affirmations, and other plans in this super cute journal.

Something Cozy

Richer Poorer ‘Femme’ boxer in Plum,  $24  (photo via  @thevicstyles )

Richer Poorer ‘Femme’ boxer in Plum, $24 (photo via @thevicstyles)

Fancy lingerie is cool and all, but a true friend knows that cozy is where it’s really at. She’ll want to spend all of her stay-at-home days in these comfy feminine-cut boxers built for lounging.

Something Sweet

Claggie 75% Dark Chocolate Bar,  $10

Claggie 75% Dark Chocolate Bar, $10

Valentine’s Day isn’t the only excuse you have to eat (and give) sweets. Gift your Galentine with an upscale treat, like this small batch dark chocolate bar that’s nutty and buttery with just a hint of tropical acidity.

Something Sip-Worthy

Say When Wine ‘Rasi’ 2017 Pinot Noir,  $45

Say When Wine ‘Rasi’ 2017 Pinot Noir, $45

Wine. Need we say more? This light, fruity, and super-versatile Pinot Noir by LA-based female winemaker Rachel Silkowski is even better when enjoyed with a group of lady friends over dinner (gossip optional).

Something Magical

J Southern Studio ‘Success & Power Ritual Kit,’  $26

J Southern Studio ‘Success & Power Ritual Kit,’ $26

She can cast a spell for success with this ritual kit that includes a mini dried clover bouquet, palo santo, a candle, white sage, petrified wood, and crystals — all of which are intended for healing, spirituality, business progress, grounding, luck, fortune, and more. Perfect for the lady boss in your life.

Something Body Positive

Monogram ‘Silhouette’ Tee with art by Alexa Coe,  $65

Monogram ‘Silhouette’ Tee with art by Alexa Coe, $65

Monogram offers a ton of cheeky, cute, and clever tees, but this one — made in collaboration with artist Alexa Coe, features a beautifully rendered woman’s silhouette. What a beautiful way to celebrate the female form, while feeling super fashionable.

Something Cheeky

Cold Picnic ‘Torso’ bathmat in Brown,  $60

Cold Picnic ‘Torso’ bathmat in Brown, $60

Speaking of the female form, we can’t help but obsess over all of Cold Picnic’s products, from their boob-print pillow to this lady torso bathmat. And we have a feeling your Galentine would love them, too.

Something Pampering

French Girl Organics rose sea soak calming bath salts,  $22

French Girl Organics rose sea soak calming bath salts, $22

Some women are just too busy to prioritize a little pampering time. So help her out a little an grab something she can use for a soothing bath. The gift of these rose-scented sea salts will remind her to take a little quality solo time to unwind and reset.

Something Just Because

Lux Eros ‘Sabor’ mug in White,  $45

Lux Eros ‘Sabor’ mug in White, $45

Sometimes just a simple, beautiful object makes a perfect gift — often because they tend to be things we wouldn’t think to buy ourselves. Enter this leopard-print mug that will let your bestie feel just a little savage — if only while sipping her morning cup of coffee.

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