Galentine’s Day: History and gift ideas

Find out more about this unofficial holiday and what you can buy if you fancy taking part.

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by Emily Thorpe |

As far as we're concerned, any excuse to celebrate female friendship and those women that mean the world to us sounds like a pretty great idea to us. But what exactly is Galentine's Day?

What is Galentine's Day?

Although technically a non-official holiday, Galentine's Day is a day for women to celebrate friendship and the women close to them.

It first rose to prominence thanks to an episode of the American comedy television series 'Parks and Recreation' back in 2010 where main character Leslie Knope got together with her friends for brunch: "Every February 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it, breakfast style," the character explained. "Ladies celebrating ladies."

It takes place on February 13 every year and as with Valentine's day, many shops and brands get involved.

Galentine's Day gifts

While you really don't have to buy anything to show your female friends you care (a nice card or message will be bound to make them smile!), it's understandable you might wish to. That's why we've pulled together a few gorgeous gift ideas for you.

Alternatively, why not visit our large selection of crafting ideas and make something yourself instead?

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