Best Gifts for Galentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day can be one of the most dreaded holidays if you suffer from single-itis. However, not having a romantic partner is no reason to miss the opportunity to celebrate yourself and other special people in your life this Valentine’s Day. If you’ve decided to forgo tradition this February the 14th in favor of Galentine’s, Palentine’s (Brolentine’s?), or any other celebration, we have a definitive list of gifts and treats that are perfect for spoiling your loved one(s):
Personalized Picture Frame
There’s nothing better for Galentine’s Day than a personalized gift to show you care. Any friend whose bummed about not getting something from a special someone will love the thought and attention that goes into a handmade gift. Lay on the glitter, glue, and sap to make a gift that’s sure to please. Plus, part of the fun is compiling pictures of you and your bestie to choose from.
Candy doesn’t have to be your only gift option this Valentine’s Day. So many people go straight for the huge, heart-shaped boxes that they don’t even consider all the other sweet treats that are available. Skip the decorated candy and grab some sour candies. They’ll be cheaper and (probably) tastier. Candy not their thing? Get a gift card for some ice cream or fro-yo and go together! A gift and spending time together is almost two presents in one!
One of the most common Valentine’s Day gifts is a trip to the movies – so why not bring the movies to your friend? Whether they’re a Walk to Remember kind of person or someone who is dying to watch a new documentary, giving movies as a present is always a win. Plus, it’s an added bonus if you offer to watch the movie together!
Some people believe that gift cards are impersonal, but you can never go wrong with letting someone pick their own gift. If your friend is dying to try a new restaurant or can’t stand waiting any longer for the newest video game release, giving them a gift card is a guaranteed way to please. And, if you’re feeling extra adventurous, there’s a lot of off-the-wall places that distribute gift cards (laser tag, museums, office supply chains) that can make your gift practical but unique.
Do Something Nice
If you need to celebrate Galentine’s on a budget, the easiest way to please someone is some good old voluntary labor. If your loved one has an errand they have to do but can’t seem to get it done, they’ll appreciate that you’ve got them taken care of. It might not be extravagant, but those little acts of kindness count!
Say Thank You
Valentines’ Day is all about appreciation. Even if you can’t afford to make a big event of the day, receiving a letter of thanks or even a post-it note of appreciation makes all the difference.