2021 has been hard so far. The third UK lockdown has seen us torn apart from our friends and for some of us, the snow means we’re stuck inside – so what better time to celebrate Galentine’s Day?
Taking place this Friday 13 February, Galentine’s comes a day before the ‘traditional’ day of celebrating romantic relationships, Valentine’s Day.
But if the holiday had passed you by so far, fear not. There’s still time to give your chosen family or best friend a pick-me-up.
We’ve found some of the best and most affordable gifts to buy – and they’re all available now.
Earrings, £27, And Other Stories – buy now
Treat your friend to a pair of timeless earrings this Galentine’s.
This chunky gold set from And Other Stories will go with absolutely everything, so you can’t go wrong.
Letterbox Flowers, £19.95, Bloom & Wild – buy now
There’s nothing better than receiving a bunch of flowers when you’re feeling lonely.
These flowers from Bloom & Wild arrive through the letterbox, so your gal will have a surprise when she receives them.
Rainbow Swirl Candle Pack, £30, The Dazzler Co. – buy now
All this time in lockdown has made us obsessed with interiors.
If, like us, your friend has been scouring Pinterest for weeks with hopes of jazzing up her home decor, these pastel swirl candles will be a treat.
Cushion, from £47, The Slowlist – buy now
Enjoy a sustainable Galentine’s Day by giving your friend a cotton linen blend cushion.
Hand-stitched in England, it has a 100% down feather insert and is the perfect addition to the sofa.
Abrams & Chronicle Being In Your Body Book, £14.99, Anthropologie – buy now
For many self-esteem has plummeted during the pandemic, so lift your friend up with this book by Fariha Roisin.
With handy prompts and inspiring quotes, Being In Your Body is an illustrated journal with the aim of promoting a ‘broader definition of beauty for all’.
Dora Twist Stem Champagne Saucers Set of Four, £35, Oliver Bonas – buy now
Your mate will be sipping their prosecco in style with this set of champagne saucers.
With hand painted gold detailing and sunrise pattern, they’ll offer a touch of lux this Galentine’s Day – and you can get them gift wrapped too.
Keep It Tonal Set, £22, Nails Inc – buy now
For many of us, self care has gone out of the window during lockdown.
Why not gift your friend these tonal nail polishes from Nails Inc to remind her to treat herself?
Legend Planner, now £19.99, Amazon – buy now
The Legend Planner isn’t just a diary. It offers reflection, motivation and praise in a structured and easy-to-use journal.
By setting long-term and short-term goals, offering rewards and a visual way to stay organised, it will motivate even the biggest procrastinators and keep your girl going through the pandemic.
DIY Scrunchie Making Kit, £10, Agnes LDN at Wearth – buy now
According to research published by University College London’s MARCH mental health network, getting crafty can alleviate the symptoms of anxiety, depression and loneliness.
So for just £10, why not send your girlfriend a scrunchie making kit as a way to get creative? They’re easy to make and she’ll get a cute accessory out of it too.
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