Yes, it’s actually Valentine’s Day! But that doesn’t mean we can’t show a little love to the “girlfriends” in our lives – our Galentines!
Besides, our girlfriends mean a lot to us! Do they not? In my 40’s I find that my girlfriends mean even more to me now than they did in my 30’s. I guess because in my 30’s I was birthing little people and caught up in diapers and bottles! In my 20’s of course my girlfriends meant a lot, but in a different way…The kind of “thanks for getting me away from that creepy guy at the club and driving my ass home” kind of way 🙄 Don’t get me wrong, some of these gals are still some of my closest friends and always will be!
I’m pretty sure that as the years pass from here on out my girlfriends will continue to hold a very special and important place in my life. After all, our kiddos are getting older, wrinkles are starting to appear, and the dreaded menopause is looming in the distance. Yikes! Something only a girlfriend would understand! And, many of our girlfriend friendships will certainly stand the test of time!
So why not show at least a couple of your closest friends a little love this Valentine’s Day? It really doesn’t have to be anything big and expensive. Even a small token will certainly make her smile. It’s the thought that counts!
And if you would like to spend a day together to celebrate “Galentine’s” check out my post called 7 Great Girlfriend Dates That Aren’t Brunch!
Here are just a few ideas to get you thinking. Prices on these items range from $10 to $70. Most of these items can be found in stores locally and if you are reading this from another city, some of these stores may be in your area too, or items can be shipped.
And, don’t forget moms, sisters, and aunts!
How pretty are these? Treat her sweet tooth with a box of macarons from bite Macarons $25
Who wouldn’t love some gorgeous Agate Coasters like these from West Elm $50 for a set of 4
She’ll be stylish at the kid’s games keeping water and snacks cold with this fun cooler bag from Lily Rain $28
How about some fun in the kitchen at Sur La Table for the friend that likes cooking OR just needs a little help in the kitchen 😉 (prices vary)
Remind her how beautiful she is every day with this cute coffee mug from The Paper Source $15
She’ll be stylish on the go with a Corkcicle from Silly Silly Girls Boutique in Houston $30 – $55
Make every sip sparkle with the new Unicorn Magic canteens! I love these!
This lavender color called Pixie Dust is fabulous!
Her house will smell divine with this Voluspa Santiago Huckleberry Glass Chawan Candle from Lily Rain $26
She can serve guests with a touch of glam with the Ursula Serving Bowl from Anthropologie $68
Treat your Galentine to a relaxing foot massage! Go together! Most places $30 – $40 for 1 hour.
I love the shiny gold lettering on this cute black tee from Stella & Dot $39