Look, don’t come for me, Valentine’s Day is cute and all if you’ve got a partner. But us single girlies are all about celebrating Galentine’s Day, binches (coined by our one and only true president, Leslie Knope, from Parks & Recreation).
Technically speaking, Galentine’s Day is a celebration of all the leading ladies in your life (because who needs a relationship when you’ve got your gal pals, right?!). While it’s typically held on 13 February, you can totally hold your Galentine’s Day on V-Day if you’re looking to avoid being alone on the Hallmark holiday.
Now, I know you don’t have to buy each other shit. But hey — it’s nice to shower your nearest and dearest with a few pressies once in a while!
I have literally never had a partner, let alone a casual razz around for Valentine’s Day, so Galentine’s Day is the shit in my books. Because of that, I’ve rounded up some adorable gifts I’ll be gifting my sweet angel babies this year.
Valentine’s Day gift ideas for friends
Dyson’s 35mm Vented Barrel Brush
If your bestie loves a blowout, gifting them a damn good brush, like Dyson’s 35mm Vented Barrel Brush to achieve salon-worthy styles is an excellent gift idea.
It’s probably also worth mentioning, that Dyson has a Valentine’s Day deal running at the moment where if you buy one of its cult-famous hot tools (read: the Airwrap, Corrale and Supersonic), you can also choose a bonus gift valued at up to $197 — you know, just in case you’re getting yourself a little V-Day treat.
Black Blaze Column Pillar Candle
Put your hand up if you’ve been personally victimised by a pastel candle? *Every Pinterest user in an 8km radius puts their hand up*. The moral of the story is you can’t go wrong with a quirky coffee table candle. Did I also mention that they smell delish as fuck?!
Mr Consistent Essential Party Gift Box
Saturday sippers for the girls, and the girls only. Happy Galentine’s Day, besties!
Patchology Serve Chilled Rosé Sheet Mask
Okay, but how cute are these sheet masks from Patchology? I’d be serving them up with a glass or two if I were you.
A Big-D Donut
If your mate reckons it sucks balls to not have a Valentine, remind her that’s not the energy we’re after with this big bad boy. You can even get it filled with custard — if you’re catching what I’m throwing.
Cute Lingerie That Double as Tops
Erm, you absolutely can buy your platonic mate’s sexy lingerie. One — we’re all wearing ’em as fashion anyway, so you’re basically just adding to their wardrobe. Two — yay for sex! Love when my friends GET. IT. All my pals are babes and would look amazing in this lil’ hot pink number. A little Galentine’s Day treat.
A Bouquet of Flowers
Alexa, play “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus. LVLY is doing some really cute Valentine’s Day flower jars in collaboration with local artist Luke John Matthew Arnold. The jars read ‘I Just F*cking Love You’ and ‘You’re Cute As’.
A Star Sign Necklace
This is basically the non-tacky twenty-first-century version of those iconic Diva bestie lockets you’d buy in primary school. My bestie got me one of these for our G-Day last year, and every time I wear it, I think of her.
Reparation for all the times your bestie’s ex thought the skin between her thigh and labia was her clit…
A Personalised Robe
Um, excuse me, wot? A plush personalised robe? So you n’ the gals can swan around the house like some washed-up Hollywood actresses who are onto their fifth husbands and drink scotch on the rocks for breakfast? I think yes.
A Mug n’ Saucer Set
Baddies drink coffee in pretty cup n’ saucer sets. Just sayin’.
A Gratitude Journal
Get ’em a gratitude journal, so they can write about why you’re a total blessing in their life.
Happy Galentine’s Day, besties!