We have great Galentine’s gift ideas and cocktails for Galentine’s day or any celebration with girlfriends.
Whether you’re in a relationship or are single, having a special day to spend with your girlfriends can make this holiday season even better.
Galentine’s day is meant to inspire friends to celebrate with gifts, events, or cocktails to get into the spirit. Here I’ve created a culmination of all of these– with the goal of appreciating female friendship through a lighthearted holiday.
You might not have heard of the relatively new holiday, so here’s a bit of its background.
Where did Galentine’s day come from and what is galentine’s meaning?
Galentine’s has become increasingly common in the past few years, mainly because of the insanely popular comedy show, Parks and Recreation.
I am a bit biased, as this is one of my favorite shows of all time, and the Galentine’s episode is one of my favorites.
Basically, it centers around the main character, Leslie Knope played by Amy Poehler, creating this holiday.
In her words, Galentine’s happens “Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and boyfriends at home and just come and kick it breakfast style, ladies celebrate ladies.”
It’s a day to spend time with your best girlfriends and celebrate a twist on Valentine’s day without the pressure of the holiday for significant others.
Restaurants, events, card companies have hopped on the Galentine’s day trend with specials available all over for the event.
Female friendships have always had their stereotypes, whether it’s drama, or catty people. But this holiday and the female empowerment movement has hoped to change that.
It’s a day to celebrate and empower female friendships and how important they are. That’s the galentine’s meaning.
Galentine’s day gift ideas
Unlike its’ show origin, you might not want to create a personalized 5,000 word essay on why your friends are awesome, even though they definitely are.
There are countless other options for gifts for your girlfriends on this holiday. Here are some great galentine gift ideas.
Galentines Day Gift Exchange
Especially if you are getting together with a larger group of friends, buying or making a gift for everyone might not be the most financially feasible.
With any of these Galentine’s Day gift ideas, a gift exchange would be the perfect opportunity to share the Galentine’s gifts around without breaking the bank.
Put all your names on paper(or an online generator) and pair each of your friends up with each other. I love gift exchanges because they show the creativity in the gifts, and allow for more effort to be put in.
Galentines Day Gift Baskets
Who doesn’t love gift baskets? I always thought they were an easy way out of a gift, but as I got older I learned how wrong I was. They are a thoughtful gift whether you buy them premade, or you make a personalized basket yourself.
Homemade: A great place to find cute, but inexpensive baskets and items to include in your basket in person is a place like TJ Maxx, Homegoods or Target if you want to shop in person, or tried and true Amazon.
Find a nice basket, add some filler with gift paper or confetti, grab some themed candies or your friends favorite as a base and assemble your type of basket. These places are great for finding inexpensive but attractive looking gifts to add into the basket.
Skincare or fragrances are always a good option, as well well as food baskets. No matter what you put in, or how many things you get, they always look so put together and like you put a lot of effort in them and make for a fantastic galentine gift idea.
Premade Galentines Day Gift Baskets:
Not everyone has time to buy a bunch of products and assemble them for your friends, here are some awesome premade baskets I’ve found that would be PERFECT for your Galentine.
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All around cute box:
For your sweets loving galentine:
Here is a fabulous self care basket and even more self care options!
Other Galentines Gifts & Decorations:
Galentine’s ideas for decorations and gifts. Some of my favorites are the koozies(can sleeves), the fuzzy socks, candles, and galentine’s wine labels to attach to their favorite bottle of wine.
There are also some awesome party favors and decorations that you can find on the link as well!
If you are hosting a Galentine’s Day celebration, finding decorations to set the scene are ABSOLUTELY necessary. Get some banners, props for photos, balloons or sunglasses and you’re set.
If you just want some general ideas for gifts here are some of those too 🙂
- Nail Polish
- Clothing(especially fuzzy)
- Picture Frames
Galentines Day Cocktails
Every Galentines day celebration should include cocktails or mocktails.
We created our own Galentine’s day cocktail sets and flavors, all you have to do is add the alcohol or nonalcoholic beverage! Below are the details of the flavors in our sets.
Valentines Day Infusion Set– Rose Petal Cocktail, Chocolate Strawberry & Cherries, Sparkling Hibiscus & Orange, Chocolate Espresso with cocktail strainer and sparkling water.$59.00
16 oz Jars New Valentines/Galentines Day Flavors- Rose Petal Cocktail, Chocolate Strawberry & Cherries. $25
Rose Petal Cocktail
Angostura bitters infused sugar, lemons, honey, hibiscus, roses, petals & edible glitter
Infuse with vodka, gin, rum, wine, water, tea
Mix or top with lemonade, champagne or sparkling water
Chocolate Strawberry & Cherries
Bittersweet chocolate,strawberries,cherries, vanilla sugar, honey.
Infuse with vodka,rum,water
Mix with cream, milk,coffee,over ice cream, whipped cream
Sparkling Hibiscus & Orange
Hibiscus, dried oranges, honey, elderflower sugar,edible glitter
Infuse with vodka tequila rum gin white or rose wine or water
Mix with sparkling water, orange juice, pomegranate juice, champagne, sparkling white or rose
Bittersweet Chocolate sticks, coffee beans, espresso powder, vanilla infused organic sugar, artisan honey bars
Infuse with rum, vodka, tequila, bourbon, whiskey. This flavor works best with a hot or warm infusion. Heat the alcohol approx.16oz (not too boiling.) Add to the jar and shake occasionally. This infusion can be used within an hour when the chocolate and honey is melted or after infusing for 2-3 days.
Mix with coffee, seltzer, milk, ice cream
Enjoy these Galentines day quotes and toasts at your next girls gathering, Cheers!