January 16, 2019

Party Planning Tips and Gifts

A Gal Pal’s Guide to Galentine’s Day

If you ask us, Valentine’s Day has far less to do with relationship status and everything to do with showing your nearest and dearest tha’ love! Lining up a posh Valentine’s dinner with your S.O. may be at the top of your list, but don’t let those rock star besties slip your mind. We all know the start of a new year can feel harried, so let February 14 stand out as your rose-colored light at the end of the tunnel. Now’s the time to gather, reconnect, and celebrate all that lies ahead with the bad a$$ women who make your days sparkle!

Galentine's Gift Guide

Gather Your Gals

Planning the perfect Galentine’s get-together is all about those pretty little details. Forget sticking to red, white, and pink exclusively – embrace any palette that makes your heart happy. We personally love anything garden-inspired!

In addition to our top 5 Galentine’s Day celebration tips, there are tons of awesome party planning ideas out there, and we particularly loved this sweet little roundup!

Zero cals and nonstop inspiration, consider this your grown-up conversation candy! Gift exchanges are the perfect time to think outside the box, and what’s better than a heartfelt note reminding your bestie to embrace her dreams?

Our latest idea for celebrating the gals you heart most? A ‘Favorite Things’ gift exchange! This is something our team does every year and we always walk away with the most incredible must-haves – think collagen face masks, wine glasses, tote bags, and more.

How It Works

Step 1 – Set a price limit. Whether that’s $5, $50, or $500, no one is allowed to go over budget.

Step 2 –  Each bestie brings one gift for every other party guest. It could be a product you love, baked goods you can’t live without, or anything else that brings a smile to your face.  So, if you’ve got 10 guests, each person arrives with 9 identical gifts.

Step 3 – Show up, sip bubbly, and exchange!

Too much to coordinate? Go with a standard gift exchange and draw names! Regardless, you’re gonna’ need to hunt down something fun to share, and that’s where we come in…scroll on for our official Galentine’s Gift Guide!

Galentine's Gift Guide

A Galentine’s Get-Together

Get Gifting

$25 and Under

There’s no reason why those of us ballin’ on a budget can’t make our Galentines feel treasured and adored. Check out these six gifts for $25 and under, the least inexpensive of which is only $10!

$50 and Under

You had a super successful 2018 – why not spend a little more on your pals this Valentine’s Day? May we also suggest upping that shopping cart quantity to 2 and treating yo’self?! Below are our picks for $50 and under.

Happy gifting! Be sure to comment below with your Galentine’s Day plans!


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