Joyful Giving: Ideas

Galentine’s Day!


Back in college my girlfriends and I decided we needed people to buy all of the pink, red and sparkly things that come out for Valentine’s Day for.  Since boys don’t really seem to care for them, we decided to buy them for each other. Thanks to Leslie Knope and one of my favorite episodes of Parks and Recreation, this tradition has been named Galentine’s Day and now even has the official date of February 12!

During my college years, we used our sorority house mailboxes to leave each other colorful cards and small gifts like framed pictures, valentine themed socks or chocolates.  It reminded me of elementary school days of trading valentines, and it was my favorite mail day of the year!

For the past few years, my girlfriends and I have started a panty exchange.  We get together and watch one of our favorite Romantic Comedies while enjoying wine and sweet treats!  We each also bring a fun pair of underwear wrapped and then have a white elephant style exchange.  Who doesn’t enjoy a new cute pair of panties?

Valentine’s Day is meant to celebrate love in your life and whether you’re in a couple or single a lot of that love comes from your girlfriends. Take the opportunity to celebrate each other!

I have put together a few of my favorite Galentine’s Day gift ideas for your favorite ladies near and far.

Minimergency Kits– These are SO adorable and come in all different styles. Inside you’ll find everything from hair spray to asprin to bandaids. They are perfect for throwing in your car, gym bag or suitcase.  Don’t let your friends be caught without the essentials!

Drybar Dry Shampoo and Mudslide Hair Mask– No girl can live without dry shampoo, so that one is a given. And after all of the styling and messy buns our hair endures throughout the week it deserves the mudslide hair mask! This pairs perfectly with an at home spa night or bubble bath.

Divided USB Cable– I’m constantly looking for a USB cord to charge my phone or play music in my car.  This one is pink and so cute! It may have to be my Ganetine’s Gift to myself.

Washi Tape Dispenser– Washi tape is so fun and adds the perfect amount of sparkly pizazz to anything you stick it to.  Not only does this flamingo dispenser keep my washi tape easily accessible, but it makes my desk that much cuter! FYI: They also make a unicorn version.

Fresh’s Sugar Lip Balm– I was completely hooked after my first time using one of these.  They moisturize your lips, add the perfect amount of color and have SPF-they are the complete package! This light pink Tulip shade is perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Voluspa Macaron Candle– Candles are always such a great gift, but the light, sweet sent of this macaron candle paired with the delicate pink color make it perfect for all of your Galentine’s!

Talking As Fast As I Can-Haven’t we all always wished Lauren Graham was our best friend? Reading this book is like sitting down for coffee with the Gilmore Girl herself! She dishes about her time on the show as well as funny anecdotes from her life. If it is even possible, I love her more after reading it!

Wine!-No Galentine’s Day list could be complete without our trusty favorite, wine.  Wine is always a great and easy gift.  Jazz it up by buying a decorative bag, like the one pictured, or one of these super cute wine bottle outfits!

I hope y’all have the BEST Galentine’s Day!

With Love, From Me To You


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