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Valentine’s & Galentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Today, I’m sharing a few Valentine’s & Galentine’s Day gift ideas! Whether you are looking for a gift for your boo or you want to find a fun way to celebrate your favorite gals, I’ve got some sweet gift ideas for the ones you love!

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be this big stressful or dreaded holiday. I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day, even when I didn’t have a boyfriend to share it with. My mom always made Valentine’s Day special for us growing up by decorating the house with cute heart decor and giving my brother and I each a special little gift on Valentine’s Day. Whether or not you have a significant other, you can send a card or give a small gift to the people you love because that’s what the day is about – love!

As for Galentine’s Day…

Galentine's Day

Galentine’s Day was basically founded by Leslie Knope. For those who don’t know, Leslie Knope is the character played by Amy Poehler on the show Parks & Rec. Galentine’s Day kind of turned into a whole thing a few years back after an episode of the show… and I love it! Galentine’s Day is February 13th and it is a day all about celebrating female friendship!

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him & Her

1. Scent

For Him:  Cologne is always a great Valentine’s Day gift idea for him.  Rick’s favorites are Mr. Burberry, Chanel Egoiste Platinum and the classic Acqua di Gio.  Not sure what your man’s favorite scent is?  Gift him this awesome cologne sampler set!

For Her: What gal doesn’t like receiving perfume as a gift?  Some of my favorite scents are Burberry Weekend (which I can also typically find at TJ Maxx or Marshalls), Elizabeth and James Nirvana and Daisy by Marc Jacobs.  You could gift her a full bottle, a rollerball or a perfume sampler set!

2. Bling Bling

For Him:  A watch is a classy and classic Valentine’s gift idea for your man.  Daniel Wellington is the trendy name in watches right now and they have a great selection of timepieces for your man.

For Her:  Ya can’t go wrong buying her jewelry!  These heart earrings are so cute! This Kate Spade double-hearts necklace would also make a great Valentine’s gift for your sweetheart.

3. Self-Care

For Him & Her:  Book a couple’s massage as your gift to each other!  A little self-care/relaxation + you get to spend time together… it’s the perfect gift + date!

For Him: This Kiehl’s Men’s Skincare Starter kit would make a great gift for him! Or, if your man has a beard, one of these kits from The Beard Club would make a practical and unique Valentine’s Day gift!

For Her: Make her a little self-care basket/bag (Rick is actually really good at this… probably because I drag him into Sephora often with me LOL) with some face masks, bubble bath, eye masks, lotion…etc. Just go to the Target beauty section and pick a few of these things out (don’t overthink it!). Trust me, she will love it and she will think it is so cute that you did this for her.

4. Traditional

For Him:  Whether your man is into chocolate or cookies, sweet treats are always a good way to go for Valentine’s Day!  Rick loves Cheryl’s cookies so I order those for him on special occasions 🙂

For Her:  Flowers and wine.  Guys, we are not that hard to figure out.  Get her some flowers (…you don’t have to spend a fortune at a flower shop… seriously, just go to the grocery store and get a nice bouquet) and a bottle of wine and you are good to go!  No more stressin’ over Valentine’s Day!

5. Personalized

For Him or Her: These little fill-in-the-blank books are such great gift ideas! They have them for almost everyone/every occasion now. I gifted this ‘What I Love About You’ book to Rick a few years back for Valentine’s Day and I think this would be such a cute + special gift for the one you love.

For Him or Her: You guys know I love Shutterfly! They have TONS of personalized gift options to choose from and I think any of their personalized photo gifts would be a great Valentine’s gift for anyone you love. One of my favorites is this personalized photo wireless charger!

Galentine’s Day Gift Ideas for your Girlfriends

1. Scrunchies with Personalized Note

I always find the cutest gift ideas on Etsy and these scrunchies are no exception. You can personalize them with a little Happy Galentine’s Day note! I think this would be such a cute gift to give to your BFFs.

2. G-A-L-E-N-T-I-N-E-S T-Shirt

This t-shirt is the perfect Galentine’s gift for your Friends (or any of your girlfriends who love the show Friends)!

3. Happy Galentine’s Day Mug

This Galentine’s mug is from the NBC store so you know it’s legit (Parks & Rec originally aired on NBC). The perfect Galentine’s gift for the Leslie Knope fan!

4. Personalized Galentine’s Candleeach purchase benefits female refugees*

You can personalize these hand-poured candles with your BFF’s name! Each purchase supports female refugees at Prosperity Candle in the United States making this my favorite Galentine’s gift idea.

5. Galentine’s Day Card

Galentine’s Day is a celebration of female friendship so send your girlfriends a card to remind them how much they mean to you! This Galentine’s card on Etsy is perfect for those who have known about Galentine’s Day since Park’s and Rec. Target also has a small selection of Galentine’s Day cards out now that are super cute!

6. Heart Waffle Maker

How cute is this heart waffle maker?! Leslie Knope is obsessed with waffles and the Galentine’s Day celebration on Parks and Rec was a big breakfast party so what better Galentine’s gift than a heart waffle maker?! Leslie Knope would love it!

7. Heart AirPods Case

If your girlfriend rocks AirPods, this heart AirPods case would be such a cute + fun gift for her this Galentine’s Day!

8. Girl Power Stemless Wine Glass

When in doubt, a fun wine glass is always an appropriate gift for your gal pals. This girl power stemless wine glass would make the perfect gift for your bestie! Pair it with a mini bottle of wine or fill it with candy to complete the Galentine’s gift!

I hope you were able to find some great Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day gift ideas here! You can find more of my gift ideas for him and her HERE.


Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
Galentine's Day Gift Ideas



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