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Ladies and gentlemen, well, lets be real, mainly ladies, I have the greatest gift guide put together for YOU! It has ALL the THINGS covering Galentine’s Day. And I am SO excited to share with you the best little gifts to GIFT your besties this Galentine’s Day. Now, if you are anything like my husband who was looking over my shoulder as I compiled this masterpiece of a gift guide together (hey, not really one to brag, but have you seen these images!) and he asked in the most simplest of ways, “What is Galentine’s Day” well, I have that and your essential Galentine’s Day Gift Guide all covered.
So what in the world is Galentine’s Day?! Well, it actually started out with THE Leslie Knope and her Park and Rec girlfriends as a way to celebrate one of the sweetest things in life = your girls and friendships! And so every year, the day before Valentine’s Day, February 13th is the day to celebrate all things FEMALE and female friendships! And what better way to say a big I LOVE YOU to your best girls with a sweet little gift. Well, I have you covered as I put together quite the extensive gift guide for all things Galentine’s Day.
So I have spent some sweet time putting together a curated list of inspiration of all the little things to give the best girls in your life. Additionally, in putting this list together, I wanted to be sure to honor some of the female, small business owners that absolutely crush it, in order to fully celebrate the season of Galentine’s. So a big thank you to Natty Michelle Paperie, Rachel Allene and Lindsey from Stamped + Finch for sending some love (and the best products) for me to feature in this gift guide. I strongly encourage you to head to their shops and check out their greatness.
One of the sweetest things about the whole Instagram and “influencing” world is the ability to connect and support the sweetest of people. And I am so thrilled for the chance to work with Natalie and support her incredible talent of lettering. I actually purchased a few things from her shop, Natty Michelle Paperie, a few Christmases ago as gifts, and I have continuously been in awe of her talent since. I knew without a doubt when I was putting this Galentine’s Day Gift Guide together that Natty Michelle Paperie had to be included. And a big THANK YOU to Natalie for sending over some goodies for this Gift Guide creation. xoxo.
From the cutest State Collections, featuring the sweetest tea towels, coffee mugs, notecards and more with the print of the city lavished on, send your best gal a gift celebrating one of your favorite cities. Maybe it was your college town, the place you grew up, or where you had that amazing weekend together, but send a gift that rekindles a memory with Natty Michelle’s talented prints. Whether your city is Atlanta, Alpharetta, or Athens, or you are more from the Upper East Side, or if sweet + southern Charleston is more your style, so many fun and sweet gifting options. Other sweet collections include, encouraging pencils (speaking straight to this teacher’s heart) or precious keychains, OR (GIFT IDEA) get a personalized, city flour sack towel and wrap it around a bottle of wine to gift your best girl. Natalie has you absolutely covered this Galentine’s Day.
Okay on to the next BOSS BABE, I love, LOVE supporting, sweet Lindsey, from Stamped + Finch.If you are a loyal Gracefulandfree reader, than you are very familiar with my love for Lindsey and Stamped + Finch. I feel as if I have been writing about S+F since the very early days of my blog, and I would not want it any other way! I love everything about the personalization and customization in the sweetest styles, in fact, I commemorate every new year with a new piece of S+F and wear my word of the year close to my heart, and this is something that I absolutely love. You can check out my post all about words for 2020 and Stamped + Finch here.
I love supporting S+F because it is a brand and a business I love standing behind. Additionally, Lindsey’s business has helped finance and contribute to the cost of adoption of their sweet baby girl AND the adoption of her little sibling this year! So something you can absolutely feel good about supporting. The sweetest of gift ideas for your best gals including, sweet gold stud earrings, key chains that you can personalize with a cheerful message, stackable rings (that also can be personalized as well) or maybe a sweet leather wrap bracelet. So many ways to honor your BEST girls this Galentine’s Day.
There is just something so special about a hand-written card. I am a big words of affirmation girl, that’s how I receive love and encouragement the most – through the written word. And even if your love language is not words, I can assure you, people love to read compliments about themselves. So take a moment, write something encouraging, pour out your heart, and tell your girls you are SO glad they are in your life. Pair it with a beautiful (and super affordable) Trader Joe’s bouquet and your friends will absolutely be smiling this Galentine’s Day.
Okay, okay YES I am obsessed with Pink Lily. I do love clothes in general, and my closet is absolutely full of them, but something about the style and quality of Pink Lily really stands out to me. And their Valentine’s Day collection is top notch. Another sweet gift idea for your besties includes a sweet graphic tee because let me be honest, its 2020 and every twenty-to-thirty something year old who shopped at Limited Too back in the day heart is made that the graphic tees are back!
I am going to go out on a limb here and say that I think walking through Anthropologie fulfills a piece of my heart, the same kind of heart piece that is also fulfilled walking through Target, watching Fixer Upper, and ordering the next coffee drink at Starbucks. Anyways, point that I am making is Anthropologie has the CUTEST little gifts that would make any gal super happy. Whether that is a little piece of stationary, kitchen accessory, candle or TLC bed + bath item, Anthropologie is always a safe bet.
And finally, last but not least of my favorite boss babes, Rachel. Rachel is absolutely amazing. Her heart is pure gold, I featured both her and Lindsey and their companies on my blog post recapping my favorite products of 2019, if you haven’t checked out that post, you most definitely will want to as I think it’s a pretty well done one! Caring on, back to Rachel. She is amazing and a joy and talent. Her and her sweet family are in the process of a move as they prepare for baby #2, but her coffee mugs, stationary, note cards, and sweatshirts are the ABSOLUTE best. I have accrued quite the collection and it makes my heart SO happy! So trust me, it will make your best girls hearts happy as well if they received something lovely from Rachel’s store.
Is it just me or are there others who are supposed with all things stationary. I am a firm believer that one can not have too many to-do lists, notepads, or weekly agendas. Sorry not sorry, here, just love the pen and paper. Another sweet token idea for a Galentine’s Day gift for your best ladies includes stationary and pen, plus pair it with some Sugarfina sweets and your girls will be glad to be yours!
Sometimes the sweetest gifts can create the beginning of dreams and visions. What better way than to say a big I LOVE YOU, and a I BELIEVE IN YOU, and I SUPPORT you than gifting your best gal some source of inspiration. Pair it with a sweet little note in the cover and you are on track to win Greatest Friend of the Year award. Set yourself up with telling your girls you believe in them unconditionally this Galentine’s Day with these inspiration titles.
Well friends, that’s a wrap. So excited to give you this little (and very heartfelt) Galentine’s Day Gift Guide. I hope you have the best Galentine’s and Valentine’s week and hope something within these words inspired that sweet heart of yours. And if you enjoyed what you read here, I have another heartfelt and encouraging post full of all the inspiring things with the 20 things you need to do to make 2020 the best year of your life. Thanks for being here friends! Much love to you!