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Galentine’s Day Gift Guide

My favorite holiday began as fiction. In a 2010 episode of Parks & Rec, Leslie Knope declared Galentine’s Day would occur every February 13 aka Valentine’s Day-eve and would celebrate the joys of friendship, female empowerment, and the platonic love that exists between ladyfriends. Of course on the show, Leslie and crew celebrates with a long boozy brunch (one of my personal favorite activities!), but given that Galentine’s Day is on an arbitrary Tuesday, looks like we may all have to settle for some after-work cocktails.

This year, I’ve pulled together some of my personal favorite Galentine’s Day gift ideas to show the ladies in your life just how special they are to you.

  1. Support Your Local Girl Gang Clutch ($38, Etsy) – I’m obsessed with the idea of girl gangs. I love the idea of a group of women supporting & empowering each other. There’s one here local to me that I’m planning on joining after some further investigation. A post on that later.
  2. Boss Babes Coloring Book ($7.18, Amazon)– One of my personal favorite coloring books that I own. An ode to strong women, Boss Babes is a coloring and activity book filled with fun facts and whimsical black-and-white line drawings celebrating female powerhouses from Beyonce to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Dolly Parton to Malala, Tina Fey to Serena Williams.
  3. At Your Lip Service ($80, Charlotte Tilbury) – Is your Galentine obsessed with The Crown? Love the Royal family? Then she’ll love this lipstick straight from London. There’s three different colors, so there’s a shade of all skin tones & all times of day.
  4. Caboodles Vintage Pretty Makeup Case ($10, Urban Outfitters) – I had one of these when I was little & was totally obsessed. I’m delighted that they still make them & I may or may not have impulse bought 3 while on my lunch break. These are perfect for your Galentine’s makeup or nail polish collections.

  5. Paper Source Adored Trinket Dish ($9, ModCloth) – Your Galentine can keep all her bff necklaces, enamel pins, and change safe in this adorable heart shaped trinket box from ModCloth.
  6. Ovaries Before Brovaries Sweatshirt ($24.99, Etsy) – In case celebrating Galentine’s Day wasn’t enough, this sweatshirt with one of Leslie Knope’s most famous catchphrases is perfect for any Parks & Rec fan.
  7. “Difficult Women” by Roxanne Gay ($9.79, Amazon) – “Bad Feminist” from Roxanne Gay is easily one of my favorite books & I’ve heard nothing but good things about this one. From Goodreads: “The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail….From a girls’ fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform, compete, and spy on each other, Gay delivers a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America reminiscent of Merritt Tierce, Jamie Quatro, and Miranda July.”
  8. Feminist Baseball Cap ($9, Tobi.com) – Statement baseball caps are quickly becoming a new favorite for me. I love the simplicity of this one, while it makes a bold feminist statement.

Most of all, though, Galentine’s Day insists that women are awesome, and that a good way of acknowledging that might be to meet up with one’s fellow women and remind them of that fact. So round up a few of your favorite girls and go do something awesome.

XOXO. Happy Galentine’s Day!

 

 

 

 

 

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