As if we didn’t have enough to thank Parks and Rec for (truly one of the most fabulous shows of all time), it started something that will go down in history as one of the greatest holidays ever: Galentine’s Day.
For those of you who don’t know what Galentine’s is, here’s a description from none other than Leslie Knope herself: “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.”
Clearly, holidays don’t come much better than Galentine’s Day — and if you’re wondering what to get your gal pals, look no further: we’ve got you covered.
#1: Pampering gift set
Price: $38 on Uncommongoods.com
Someone sent me a Lizush gift set for my birthday (the brand they use for this pampering set) and It. Was. INCREDIBLE. It comes with all kinds of goodies to help you destress, from a shower bomb to the most delightful smelling candle you can imagine. As Lizzie McGuire once sang, this gift truly is “what dreams are made of.”
#2: “You Can” enamel pin
Price: $10.73 on Etsy
Honestly, I think a caption for this little guy is basically unnecessary, because who wouldn’t want this adorable and encouraging enamel pin?! With its heart shape, it’s an especially perfect Valentine’s gift, but it remains appropriate (and again, ADORABLE) all year! Win/win.
#3: Cozy blanket
Price: $29.99 on Amazon.com
Everyone — and I do mean EVERYONE — loves a cozy blanket. If your friend is anything like me, they’ll want to snuggle up in this blanket immediately with a steaming mug of cocoa and a good book. (In case you’re not catching my subtle hint, I very much want us to be gal pals and for you to send me this blanket. Thank you in advance.)
#4: These gorgeous cat eye sunglasses
Price: $24 on Unique-Vintage.com
If you tell me these aren’t the most stunning sunglasses you’ve ever seen, well… I just don’t believe you. They’re classy, flirty, and everything a gal (pal) could want. I’ll take 30. (Okay, that’s excessive. I’ll take one. Two in case I accidentally sit on the first pair. FINE, three.)
#5: “Golden Girls” pencil set
Price: $22 on LonghandPencils.com
I clearly couldn’t be more obsessed with Longhand Pencils if I tried, but it’s for a good reason: their pencils are INCREDIBLE. And nothing says “you’re a pal and a confidante” quite like the pencil set surrounding the Golden Girls, a.k.a. the OG gal pals. Just don’t forget to attach a card saying “Thank you for being a friend.”
#6: Brightbox’s “Galentines” gift box
Price: $15 on Brighboxes.com
Face mask? Check. Bath salts? Check. Chocolate? Check. Honestly, this gift box has everything your ladyfriends might want, and it’s inexpensive to boot. Leslie would be so proud.
#7: Custom birthstone necklace
Price: Starts at $22.40 on Etsy.com
Okay, these are honestly making me wish that I somehow defied science and was born in every single month so I could have ALL of these. Truly, though, it makes the most beautiful Galentine’s gift and is something your friend will cherish forever. *Cue allllll the heart emojis.*
#8: These Jessica Simpson slippers
Price: Starts at $24.99 on Amazon.com
These slippers were gifted to me for my birthday and honestly, if I could marry them, I would. They are the comfiest thing I’ve ever owned, and I wear them CONSTANTLY. They keep my toes nice and toasty and my soul warm and happy. Trust me: your friends will love them.
What gifts are you planning to get your gal pals? Drop your ideas in the comments!