Celebrate Galentine’s day with your gal pal(s)
It’s almost Galentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day, but for your gal pals!
If you have never heard of this celebration, here’s what Galentine’s Day is about in the words of the person who founded it.
“What's Galentine's Day? 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.”
— “Galentine’s Day” Parks and Recreation, 2010”
This is how Leslie Knope, one of the characters in the American comedy show Parks and recreation, defined Galentine. Leslie Knope was the show’s Deputy Director of the Parks and Recreation Department of the fictional city of Pawnee. She was known for her enthusiasm, positive attitude and love for waffles. And it was waffles she chose to celebrate Galentine with her lady friends.
We’re sure you’ve guessed it by now… Galentine is a day dedicated to the celebration of friendships.
There are many ways in which you can celebrate Galentine’s Day. You can get inspired by Leslie Knope and organise a brunch in your favourite restaurant with all your lady, but not only, friends. Or you could make a group trip to the beauty salon and treat yourself to a pampering session. If your friends are far away, why not having takeaway together via Zoom? But honestly, friends have the ability to turn a normal room into a special place, filled with chatter, laughter, warmth and love. After all, like every other celebration, there is no right or wrong on how to spend this day! We would suggest you take inspiration from Leslie Knope and create handmade mosaics of your friends’ faces, crochet flower pens and write 5-thousand-word essays to express why and how much you love your friends, while eating waffles, but we know this might be over the top for a lot of you (and us, honestly), so for this special day we curated a selection of 10 gift ideas your friend will love!
Here are some ideas from our Caroline Gardner Store:
If your friend is a pink lover and likes to look bold and feminine, our pink cashmere cable hat is the one accessory she needs in her wardrobe! The hot pink colour of the hat passes on feelings of sweetness, romance, and sensitivity but it is also a powerful, vibrant, and bold colour that will make her stand out and not go unnoticed. Made with pure cashmere wool, this hat is also super cosy and warm.
If your friend is always on the go, this black leather quilted camera bag is the bag she will never leave at home! Ideally sized as an everyday bag, it features one external zip fasten pocket on the outside. The bag is large enough for a purse, make up bag, keys and phone and everything else she might need!
Does your friend like meal planning and fitness? Does she by chance also like to write down her thoughts and goals? Then our pink wellness journal sounds like the perfect gift for her! This hardback notebook with its 'LIVE WELL' slogan on the cover has three guided sections for mindfulness, fitness goals and meal planning.
Our yellow leather phone pouch is the ideal gift for the friend who likes to enjoy time outside but can’t renounce to her phone on the upcoming Spring and Summer walks. Crafted from high quality yellow leather, the pouch features an outer pocket to keep the phone always to hand, 3 slip pockets for cards on the reverse, and a removable shoulder strap, allowing it to be worn as a small cross body bag. Practical AND stylish.
Is your gal pal a makeup and beauty lover? If the answer is yes, then why not give her our geo hearts cosmetic bag? Its practical size and inner pocket, make it just perfect to store and organise your make up. Plus, the practical wipe-down stripe print lining makes it easy to clean even for the laziest person!
Spare change, keys, candies… We are all guilty of leaving them somewhere at least once. But if your friend does that all the time, maybe this trinket tray will give her a stylish place to leave her belongings. And it will also embellish any shelf or table with an elegant touch!
If you know your fried just loves her bag so much she will never let it go, a strap is the right gift to give her favourite bag a new, fresh look! This leopard pony-skin strap is an easy update to any bag. The animal print will make your friend jump on the animal print trend, just in time for the new season!
Some people love to be extra stylish even when snuggling up at home. This beautiful handmade dressing gown features a stunning stork design. Its light and soft fabric will embrace your friends in a nice hug and will make her look stunning and chic at any moment of a day in!
If your friend is a foodie, we bet she loves to tell stories about the best restaurants and cafes she’s been in. And she probably also likes to try out new places and find hidden gems. And it is exactly for those people we designed our pear recipe journal. With sections for rating food and restaurants, noting down recipes and places to try, this is the best gift a foodie could receive.
This beautiful, handcrafted brooch can make a great gift for fashion enthusiasts with a sweet eye for unexpected and distinctive accessories. The classic safety pin fasten holds the product securely in place on any jacket, which will gain a nice, elegant, and personal touch with this green flower brooch.
We hope you will be inspired by our selection of gifts for your gal pal this Galentine! We have so much more great gift ideas you can browse to find the perfect fit for your friend. You might also want to pair your present with a lovely, handwritten greeting card to show your love? You can find beautiful designer cards here.
This year, you also can buy the perfect gift for your friend with our voucher! We in fact partnered with Estella Bartlett for a Galentine’s Day competition.
You will have the chance to win £300 worth of vouchers to spend on Caroline Gardner and Estella Bartlett’s products.
Enter here for your chance to win.
And happy Galentine’s Day!