Remember passing Valentine’s out to all of your friends as a kid? I would stay up late, attaching candy and writing out those cute little box cards. It was so fun, right? I think we should bring that tradition back as adults but in the form of Galentine’s Day love with fun Galentine’s Day Gifts.
Wherever you land on the pro or anti Valentine’s Day debate, we can all agree that Galentine’s day is totally awesome.
What is Galentine’s Day? It’s a no-stress holiday created by Amy Poehler’s Parks and Rec character, Leslie Knope, that takes place on Feb. 13, the day before Valentine’s Day. As Leslie explains on the show:
“Oh, it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus, frittatas.”
Basically, it’s like Valentine’s Day, only instead of celebrating the love you have for your significant other, you spend it with your best girlfriends. It’s all about “ladies celebrating ladies” — and it’s the perfect time to tell your besties how much they mean to you.
Galentine’s Day is all about the thought- just like Valentine’s Day was when you were a kid. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to treat your gals to a fun Galentine’s Day gift they will love.
I’ve got an easy, creative, totally chic, and pocket-friendly way to create Galentine’s Day gifts for your whole squad with two of my favorite self-care must-haves from Fashion Show.
One of the best ways to give a gift to a large group is to buy something in bulk (something super extra in size) and break it down into smaller but mighty portions.
I am OBSESSED with Vie Healing bath salts. I discovered these lush, natural, herb bath salts at Neiman Marcus. They are handmade, totally luxurious, calming, soothing, and come in a ginormous 64oz bottle!
Mario Badescu Rose Water Facial Spray from Nordstrom is one of my go-to products for a quick skin pick-me-up. One spritz and your tired skin is brought back to life! Plus it’s ROSE WATER and only $7 which makes it perfect to add to your Galentine’s Day Gift.
I have been making an effort to wrap gifts in a more sustainable waste-free manner and I thought what screams “Valentine’s Day” more than a doily! I up-cycled vintage lace doilies that I thrifted to create this chic wrapping. It’s totally easy, and I’m going to show you how to do it.
Of course your Galentine’s Day gift has to have a witty card attached, so I whipped up a fun FREE printable for you to download and attach to your gifts HERE: Galentine’s Day TAG FREE DOWNLOAD
Let’s Get Started!
What You Need:
- Vie Healing 64 oz Bath Salts (Neiman Marcus)
- Mario Badescu Rose Water Spray (Nordstom)
- 8-10 8oz Mason Jars
- FREE DOWNLOAD Printable Tags
- Vintage or Thrifted Doily’s- these were 12″ doily’s
STEP ONE: Divide the bath salts into the mason jars. You should be able to get 8 filled to the top or 10 if you just fill them to the neck.
STEP TWO: Take your twine and lace it through the edge of the doily all the way around leaving about 3 inches on each end to create a drawstring.
STEP THREE: Stack your Rose Water Spray on top of the mason jar filled with bath salts and place in the middle of the laced doily- like you would if you were going to wrap them in cellophane.
STEP FOUR: Pull the ends of the twine until the doily comes up and around your gift.
STEP FIVE: Stretch your doily until it comes up to the neck of your spray bottle, then wrap the twine around the bottle and tie it off.
STEP SIX: Pull the twine through the tag you printed out and tie in a bow.
There you go! Repeat 8-10 times and you’ve got Galentine’s Day Gifts for your whole squad.
By the Numbers: The VIE Healing Bath Salts retail for $56. If you break them down into 8 jars they cost $7 each- even less if you break them down into 10 jars. Add that to the $7 you spend on the Rose Water Spray and your chic gifts cost around $14 each- give or take the minimal amount you spent on your jars and doilies.
This post was created in partnership with Fashion Show. All thoughts and opinions are my own.