Love or hate Valentine’s Day, it’s hard for us to argue with Galentine’s Day, a day dedicated to showering your incredible, amazing female friends with cards, gifts, and attention, so they remember just how badass they are. Because it’s 2019, traditional holidays are overdone, and it’s cool to show love, kindness, and warmth to your fellow person, regardless of whether you’re in a relationship or not. (And, let’s be clear, you’re probably not—because have you seen the trash on Bumble lately? Le sigh.)
Plus, 2018 was dumpster fire, and, while 2019 is sending all the good vibes, we’re still licking our wounds and in need of some positivity—and what better way to spread love than Valentine’s notes, sweet treats, and surprises for your best gals.
So bring on the rosé, conversation hearts, and other pretty pink nonsense. We’re not scared to admit it: we love it.
Here are the gifts we’re giving our favorite females.
For the sweets lover
Sugarfina Milk Chocolate Champagne Bears Bar, $24
Your gal pal’s sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied with these indulgent milk chocolate bars sprinkled with Sugarfina’s signature Champagne Bears.
For the fierce female
Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World, $19.99
The future is ours. Empower the fierce females in your life with this inspiring coffee table book. The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed.
For the beauty junkie
Bite Beauty Mini Lip Care Set, $12
We like this because you get a generous sized sample of all the BITE Beauty staples. The agave lip mask kept our lips moisturized for days, even in this horrendously cold, dry weather.
YSL Heart and Arrow Rouge Volupte Lipstick, $38
A limited-edition collector’s lipstick inspired by Monsieur Saint Laurent’s famous Love Notes. What’s not to love?
Herbivore Rose Quartz Illuminating Body Oil, $48
We’re suckers for a good skincare regimen, particularly if it’s free of conventional toxins found in makeup. With its commitment to clean beauty and chic packaging, Herbivore is our go-to for gifting. The pale pink body oil will keep skin moisturized through winter and matches the Mt. Lai rose quartz facial roller perfectly.
Mount Lai Depuffing Facial Roller, $38
We swear by the facial rollers to depuff after too many mimosas. Plus, it’s a great gift set with the body oil.
For the homebody
Voluspa Candle Gift Set, $50
The homebody in your life will appreciate a gorgeous candle set from Voluspa — we love the sultry Baltic amber the most.
For the party girl
Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S Instant Camera (with 10-pack film), $59
Capture your favorite moments together and enjoy them in an instant. Take fab photos of your friends and fun times you want to remember for a lifetime with this pink and pocket-sized camera.
For the cocktail lover
Rabbit ® Freezable Cocktail Maker, $40
Have a gal pal who loves craft cocktails? This chic carafe can make your favorite frozen cocktails including frosé for your girl squad—and is a fun to-go glass when picnic season comes around.
Republic Restoratives Tool Kit,$49.99
The first female owned distillery in the District of Columbia has concocted some of the best spirits in the Northeast. Their Tradition kit includes the best of their vodka and bourbon as well as a glass embossed with their logo.
For the rosé lover
Usual wines rosé, $96 for a 12-pack
This direct-to-consumer wine company wants to make it easy for you to have a great glass of wine—without opening a whole bottle. Usual wines ships a 12-pack of personal-sized bottles of California wine straight to your door. The wines are all natural, free of added sugar and added sulfites. Finally, a premium wine by the glass option. And, the bottles are chic as hell.
Sparkling Rosé Wine Making Kit, $70
DIY rosé? Don’t have to tell us twice.
For the aspiring chef
Skip the Hershey’s kisses and up your game with this kit. Or, buy it as a fun girls’ night activity to do together.
Stay healthy and well-thy all February with a DIY kombucha it.
For the health nut
Reveri Ice Cream, 6 pack for $9.99 per pint
Who doesn’t love a guilt-free indulgence? This V-day eat that whole pint of ice cream, no one is around to judge you. We love it because this ice cream is 100 percent plant-based; truly a dessert that loves you back.
For the social media guru
Casetify XO Phone Case, $40
There’s plenty of playful personality in this adorable xo phone case. Wear your heart on your sleeve, or, at least, at your fingertips.
AQUA Heart Applique Leather Tech Gloves, $88
She’ll remember she’s loved — and be grateful for the tech-friendly fingers — when using her phone on-the-go this winter with these leather heart gloves from Bloomingdale’s.