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5 Fierce Gifts to Show Your Girl Gang Love this Galentine’s Day

It may have taken Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope in “Parks and Recreation” to solidify February 13th as Galentine’s Day, but when it comes to ladies celebrating ladies, we really shouldn’t need any prompting!

Celebrating the awesome women in our lives really should have an unofficial official holiday. It’s 2020– championing women should be our MO every day, but it’s nice to have a specific day to celebrate your lady friends. Whether they work alongside you, share “mommy-and-me” lunch dates, or hold your hair back when you’ve had too many margs, what would we do without our gal pals?

For your Type-A friend who really needs a chill pill: Botanica Cannabyss Milk Bath Soak

If your vice of choice is chocolate, wine, or the now legalized Maryjane, give the gift of an extra relaxing evening that will soothe sore muscles and help your friend chill the F out.

For your friend who reminds you to hit the latest Classpass and has the daily gym selfie on lock: this Big Bertha foam roller/water bottle.

What fitness lover could resist a massive water bottle (gotta stay hydrated) and muscle roller duo? A pair so good you’d think it was Britney and Justin in matching jean on jean. #RIPJitney

For that one friend who just cannot put down their phone: a good read like 24/6 The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week – Tiffany Shlain

Our generation knows better than any that with anxiety and FOMO at an all-time high, turning off and unplugging can save our precious sanity. So pry the phone out of her hands, and replace it with this book. She can thank you later.

For your jet setting BFF: this adorable “mental vacation” eye mask.

There’s nothing worse than the havoc planes, trains, and automobiles can wreak on the health, skin, and sleep. This chic but uber useful eye mask will ensure unwanted light won’t keep your girl up, and it definitely sends a message. Hopefully, their seatmate will take a cue from the cute saying on the front.

For Every Vagina Owner: A vibrator that sucks, literally

This Tracy’s Dog® sex toy has laugh-out-loud Amazon reviews like, “My legs went straight out like those goats who faint,” and, “I’m pretty sure I levitated. It was an unending orgasm. This time, my soul left me, and god himself said ‘child, it is not your time, go back to the lil pink light.’ Mind you, I’m agnostic.”

The reviews have spoken.

As we get older and the days and weeks somehow speed by faster than a treadmill at Barry’s Bootcamp, small moments to connect with our girlfriends and show them how much we love them get fewer and far between. Yes, a “just checking in” text is lovely, but why not up your game to 2020 vision and shower your ladies with something a little extra this Galentine’s Day?

If you can rope all of your friends into a Galentine’s Day party, why the heck not? But if you can’t, who doesn’t love a good snail mail delivery, or desk drop off? Showing your love for your girl’s matters, so have fun kicking this Galentine’s day up a bit — Leslie Knope style!

Brittany Johnson

Brittany is a Toronto based freelance writer, avid traveller, sheet mask hoarder and Nora Ephron enthusiast.