** This Galentines Day post’s inspired by the lovely Hannah from Illustrated by Hannah **
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for romance, it’s for spending time with friends, roommates or family too… Hence the term: Galentines Day.
Fact of the Day: for years, I didn’t have a Valentine! I dated a bit, but never settled.
So, if that doesn’t officially make me the official spokesperson for Galentine’s &/or Mumentine’s, I don’t know what will… (Yes, unashamedly, my mum was my Valentine)
Although I wrote a Valentine’s Day post about things to do to celebrate, all of them apply to Galentine’s Day too.
So, for variety purposes, this one’s also going to include gifts to get your Galentines!
Before we get into gifts, let’s discuss stuff to do with your Galentines.
I wanted to start with the ones who live together…
Fun Galentines day ideas for roommates:
Have brunch delivered or make it yourselves – who doesn’t love brunch!?
Slumber parties – relive your childhood/teen-hood moments, just because you’re adults and living together, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a pyjama party or pillow fight, gossip about your crushes while donning beautifying face masks / giving each other makeovers!
Have a nail art party – getting your hands on a shellac kit easy, why not order some nail art and your favourite coloured nail polish too!? Get creative!
Start an at-home book club – if you’re both into books, decide on a rom-com novel and read/discuss together over wine.
Watch female empowering movies – whether it’s Wonder Woman, Little Women or Mulan, there is a nice enough selection of women empowerment movies out there. Hopefully, 2021 is the year where the list of choices grows!
Have an at-home karaoke – you really don’t need to buy a karaoke machine for this, just get up on “the stage” (part of your living room between your sofa and the TV) and belt out songs while sipping your favourite beverage. Why not belt out Who Run The World (Girls)?
Now for the sisterhood who live apart…
Virtual Galentines Day ideas:
Book an experience day – Virgin Red Letter or Experience Days have a selection of stuff from afternoon teas, to breaks away to a spa retreat. The best part is you get to save the voucher & claim it at a time that’s Covid-free.
Watch the same movies/boxsets and discuss them – Teleparty (formerly known as Netflix party) is good for that!
Bake together virtually – video call each other as you bake your favourite sweet treats.
Okay, so – now for gifts! What to buy for your Galentine..?
Gift ideas for Galentines dAY:
Etsy has as a Galentine’s Day section, but I’m also going to list my faves below…
Crystals (if she’s into them)
Looks like I’m all out of ideas… Have I missed any? Let me know in the comments section below. ✨