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Galentine’s Day: 10 Ideas for a Magical Day with Friends

February: the month of L.O.V.E. But while we often associate this time of year with traditional romantic love, it’s also a period to celebrate the women who truly mean the world to you. Aside from sending Galentine's Day Cards, the 13th of February marks an opportunity for all women to show their love and appreciation for one another. Use our Galentine's ideas below and celebrate the special bond that you have with your closest gal pals.


What Is Galentine’s Day?

Founded in 2010, Galentine’s Day is the creation of an enthusiastic Leslie Knope (played by Amy Poehler) from US sitcom, Parks and Recreation. The mantra behind the day is simple: unconditional love between gals. Whether it’s your mum, your best friend, your sister or your housemate, pay tribute to the ladies in your life, and show them just how much they mean to you.


Things To Do On Galentine’s Day

To inspire you with a heartful of Galentines joy, we’ve put together a selection of lovely activities to help you make the most of this season of sisterhood.


1. Write your feelings down and send a card

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. A stalwart of traditional Valentine’s Day celebrations, a thoughtful card goes a long way in showing someone how much they mean to you.

It’s rare for us to honestly tell our friends how we feel about them and how special they are, so treat Galentine’s Day as an excuse to let your closest girlfriends know you love them.


2. Enjoy a pampering session together

Spoil yourself with a self-care day of soul-soothing pampering this Galentine’s Day. Gather a group of your closest girlfriends and let the magic of masks, scented candles and a good facial help reinvigorate your soul. Wash away the stresses and strains of 2020 and celebrate a new year with clearer skin and a calmer mind with your best friends by your side – divine!


3. Share a meal

Preparing food is a tried and tested way of expressing your care for another person. So why not arrange an extravagant evening of fine dining, fine wine and finer conversation and really spend time connecting with your closest girlfriends?

Don’t fancy yourself as a Michelin-star chef? Support your local restaurants and choose a delectable takeaway to take the pressure off hosting and sit back and relax.


4. Shake it out

Add some mixological magic to your Galentine’s day and get creative with a classy evening of cocktail making. Recreate your usual tipple of choice or throw caution to the wind and invent a new concoction of your very own making. Who says that whisky, kiwi and a good helping of salt can’t be a match made in heaven?

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5. Head out into nature

Reconnect with the earth and find your inner peace and serenity. What better way to celebrate the ones you love than by appreciating all of nature’s wonders together on a long walk in the woods? Wrap up warm, fill up the flask of hot chocolate and get trekking for an invigorating way to spend Galentine’s Day.


6. Make a scrapbook

Your closest friends have seen you at different stages of life over the years. You’ve watched each other grow, fall in and out of love and relationships, and get those terrible haircuts.

Reminisce over all the happy memories you’ve made together by creating a sentimental scrapbook of pictures and stories that symbolises your unbreakable bond. If glue and sequins aren’t your thing, shop our photobook range for a cute keepsake.


7. Watch a film about friendship

A little bit of cheese never hurt anyone. Sometimes you just need to sit and watch trashy films, get a bit tipsy and have a good cry. Time spent watching a good/bad movie with the Thelma to your Louise can be a nourishing act of true companionship. It’s not about the genre of the film, or the quality of the acting: it’s about the person you’re sat watching it with. So grab the popcorn and get stuck in.


8. You are the dancing queens

There is no joy so pure as truly losing yourself to rhythm and having a good dance.

Wherever you and your best friends are, at home with a cup of tea, out painting the town red or on the other end of a video call, dancing is guaranteed to lift your mood and leave you feeling ecstatic. In fact, dancing has even been proven to increase your serotonin levels, allowing for emotional contentment and ease – put your best foot forward!


9. Bake sweet treats

Share a sugar rush with your closest Galentine and get stuck into baking some delectable sweet treats. From brownies to blondies, cookies to cakes, the most important ingredient in all of these baked goods is love. Share your kitchen creations with your favourite friend for a cosy Galentine’s Day.


Wanting to tell your best bud just how much she means to you? Shop our range of witty and wonderful Galentine’s Day cards here.