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I’m so excited to share this list of Galentine’s Day gift ideas today because I’m pretty new to the entire concept of Galentine’s Day. Mostly because I’ve only just watched Parks and Rec in the last year, a grievous lapse in my television education that my Leslie Knope-obsessed coworkers helped me amend.
And I’m talking majorly obsessed. In an I’ve-been-invited-to-three-different-Parks-and-Rec-trivia-nights-in-the-last-six-months kind of way. Planning-to-get-tattoos-of-Ron-Swanson-on-their-bodies obsessed. Lit’rally-use-lit’rally-all-the-time fans.
But now that I’m aware of all the wonders of Pawnee, I am totally on board with the idea of Galentine’s Day. (And treat yo self. We’ll have to have another blog post completely dedicated to the treat yo self mentality.) I just started reading Text Me When You Get Home, a beautiful ode to female friendship, and it makes me long to wrap all my girl friends in bone-crushing hugs and shower them with affection.
If you have some boss babes who keep you smiling when work is long and boys are dumb and it feels like you just might explode from all the feelings, here are some Galentine’s Day gift ideas for you to surprise them with on February 13th!
$10 and Under
Target has a few different lines of mugs that would be fantastic Galentine’s Day gifts. They’re all super affordable (this one is $6!), and nothing says “go forth and win the day” like a cute mug for your Galentine’s morning coffee.
Whether you buy this set of fun “compliments” cards to give out as individual Galentines or gift the entire set to your friend who’s on top of the handwritten notes game, you can’t go wrong!
Bath bombs are great, but wouldn’t it be extra luxurious to give your friend a soap flower? These decorative flowers are beautiful and can also be used a petal at a time for hand washing.
$20 and Under
Wake. Hustle. Sleep. Repeat. Words the boss babes in your life can certainly live by! With scents of bergamot, cardamom, and cologne, your Galentine will tackle all her goals and take over the world with this candle burning on her desk.
Gift your Galentine with a little feminist inspiration to keep her going when the patriarchy gets her down! These gorgeous silhouette posters come with your favorite quotes from Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, and even Amy Poehler.
Who doesn’t love Rifle Paper Co.? Their stationery sets have a perpetual spot on my Christmas list, and I also own a pair of shoes from their collaboration with Keds. These monogrammed stationery sets are a beautiful, thoughtful gift for all your Type A Galentines.
Could I really do a list of Galentine’s Day gift ideas without including some kind of Parks and Rec merchandise? This lapel pin is the perfect way for the poetic, noble, land mermaids in your life to let their Knope flag fly!
This set of three ball point pens will remind your Galentine that a little hustle can make her dreams come true with every note she writes and to-do she checks off her list.
$40 and Under
Does anyone not have that friend who can recite entire episodes of Gilmore Girls? I adore these sweatshirts from Brave Girl Club (and basically all the rest of their merchandise, who am I kidding?), and it’s pretty much the nicest sentiment imaginable for a true fan of the show.
Plus if you use the code HEROINE2019, you can get 10% off your order (and I’ll receive a kickback to help keep the lights on here on the blog)!
I recently gave this shirt to a Galentine of mine because 1. I’m obsessed with Jordandené and their dumbly soft, subtly nerdy shirts, and 2. she’s the best kind of feminist who walks her talk (and now wears it, too). All this is to say that everyone needs this shirt, and Galentine’s Day is the perfect time to spread the love!
The very best thing money can buy for that one girl in your office who is always cold! I’m so close to buying one for myself because who didn’t dream of being Ariel at least once in her young life?
Give your bookish Galentine a gift she will cherish with a personalized message tucked inside its pages! Might I suggest her favorite feminist quote or maybe one of Leslie Knope’s ridiculous descriptions of her best friend Anne?
And finally, this brilliant piece will be your feminist, Harry Potter-loving Galentine’s new favorite decoration! I’m a big fan of little details, and the Deathly Hallows symbol within those beautifully embroidered flowers is a truly genius addition.
Which Galentine’s Day gift ideas would your bestie appreciate the most? Do you plan to celebrate with your girls this year?
P.S. Your Galentines might also be interested in some of my best self care tips for the new year!