In the weeks leading up to our 5th Annual Galentine's Day event, we've been hard at work planning exclusive deals, fun activities, and giveaways from our readers' favorite brands. Don't forget to mark your calendars for February 13th!
The MSA Team's Recommendations for Galentine's Day Gifts
Before February 13th rolls around, we're making sure to order gifts for the special ladies in our lives. Galentine's Day is designed to celebrate your best gals, and while in-person hangouts may be limited this year, we've rounded up the best gift ideas to help you spread the love in a safe and socially distanced way. From best-selling subscription boxes to wine, sweets and skincare essentials, here's what the team is planning to gift for Galentine's Day:
Becca, Contributing Writer:
Gift idea: Vine Oh!
Who she's shopping for: My BFF Kelly!
Becca's pick: "Useful lifestyle items + wine = irresistible. Every wine selection I have received has been fantastic, and I've used most of the lifestyle items. This is definitely one of my favorite subscription boxes ever! If you enjoy wine and surprises, you will be in for a treat with this box."
Caragh, Contributing Writer:
Gift idea: Tarte Glossed at Sea Trio
Who she's shopping for: I'm gifting this set to my teenage daughter, Whitney, for Galentine's Day. She'll love it. We both love tarte. It's a fun little pick-me-up, even if we have to wear masks when we're out!
Caragh's pick: "I'm always in search of a good lip gloss, and love the tarte h20 gloss in hang ten, a pinky nude. It's hydrating but not sticky. This comes in a set of three and you pick your shades. There's a few cool holographic choices too."
Megan, Senior Writer:
Who she's shopping for: My mom... and probably one for me too!
Megan's pick: "My husband treats me to flowers pretty regularly (I am lucky!) and I have been avoiding tons of chocolate and cutting down on wine because I have been working out pretty hard and I am also old enough to suffer from heartburn all of a sudden! Placebo or not, I always love how relaxing CBD is and the fruity flavors in this sampler (raspberry, strawberry, rhubarb, pink grapefruit and passion fruit!) are calling my name. My mom also likes adding CBD to her routine because she suffers from inflammation in her ankles and she has noticed benefit from adding this to her nightly ritual. This sampler is pretty expensive, but compared to shipping her extra expensive Valentine's Day flowers or loads of luxe chocolates, I still think I am coming up on top."
Christen, Copywriter & Editor:
Gift idea: TheHometownCo RAMONA Candle
Who she's shopping for: Best Friend
Christen's pick: "One of my besties gifted this pregnant body candle to me for Christmas and I am obsessed with it for so many reasons. The smell is AMAZING, the pregnant female figure is gorgeous, and of course, any Fleabag fans will relate to how prized this "sculpture" feels. I think this would make a really fun Galentine's Day gift for your best lady!"
Haley, Contributing Writer:
Gift idea: All Along You Were Blooming, by Morgan Harper Nichols
Who she's shopping for: My best friends! I also recommend it for anyone who needs a refreshing breath of grace and encouragement.
Haley's pick: "A celebration of hope. An encounter with grace. A restoration of the heart. A healing of wounds. An anthem of freedom." This book is made by one of my absolute favorite Instagram follows, the poet Morgan Harper Nichols. Her art and words are always so beautiful and emotive and encouraging. Her art and her words are so often exactly what I need to hear, especially when I feel disappointed, insecure, uncertain, impatient, or like I'm failing. This book is like a love letter to your heart, soul, and body. And it makes a great gift, especially with the hardcover and ribbon bookmark!"
Samantha, Copywriter & Editor:
Gift idea: Goddess Provisions
Who she's shopping for: My auntie Pam
Samantha's pick: "My auntie Pam is a very spiritual and compassionate person that is always coming up with heartfelt ways to let me know I'm in her thoughts. She is vegan, into aromatherapy, and loves tea (as any English person does). For Galentine's Day, I wanted to send her thanks for all her love and support-- Goddess Provisions hits all the marks with its natural, cruelty-free products, spiritual tools, and good vibes-- right up her alley!"
Jessica, Contributing Writer:
Gift idea: Macaron [ma-ka-rohn] Valentine’s Day Pack
Who she's shopping for: My friend and fellow lawyer, Ainsley!
Jessica's pick: "Both my friend and I have a love for sweet treats, and we both spend too much time on Instagram. I’ve definitely seen the luscious macaron ads from this company, which means my friend probably has to. I love reminding my friends that I cherish and support them, and this heart shaped plastic holder for the macs is really cute, too."
Abby, Contributing Writer:
Gift idea: Cute Mushroom LED Night Light Plug
Who she's shopping for: My bestie!
Abby's pick: "I thought this was such a cute nightlight! I bought one for my sister for Christmas, and she absolutely loves it. It has a light sensor, so it will light your way through the dark with its mod glow."
Lindsey, Contributing Writer:
Gift idea: Patricia Altschul Southern Charm Magnet
Who she's shopping for: My Bravo-Obsessed Besties
Lindsey's pick: "My best gals and I share a deep appreciation for reality television in general, and Bravo-lebrities specifically. You’ll often find us mindlessly texting about the latest onscreen drama and sharing some seriously esoteric memes. Patricia Altschul from Southern Charm is one of our faves, so this magnet showcasing her words of wisdom seems like the perfect way to send them some love on Galentine’s Day."
Gift idea: Vosges-Haut Chocolat: Chocolate Club
Jenny's pick: "When I was first starting out as a freelance designer, what feels like forever ago, I worked a few days a week at Vosges-Haut Chocolat to help make ends meet. And to this day, they are still my favorite chocolate brand; everything is so unexpected and mind-boggling delicious. Their products are made with such care and quality, it truly feels like a personal and luxurious gift. It's my favorite sweet treat to send out to show my love and appreciation."
Laine, Contributing Writer:
Gift idea: Macaron delivery
Who she's shopping for: My group of friends! When we have our weekly streaming watch parties, we always discuss our snacks before beginning the feature, and it'll be a hoot to have the same treat for a change.
Laine's pick: "Right before the holidays this year, my mom surprised me out of the blue with these SUPER-fancy macarons - delivered right to my door! They arrived perfectly packaged, looking both beautiful and in perfect condition. I cannot tell you how much they lifted my mood! They were absolutely delicious, and the flavors were unique without being too "out there." Each one was decadent, but my favorites were the almond, fresh raspberry, and kona coffee, which really packed a wallop! The price tag on these is a little on the higher side, but you get a good number of treats for the money, and you can really taste the quality, especially in the insanely tasty filling."
Naomi, Contributing Writer:
Gift idea: TheraBox
Who she's shopping for: I sent this to one of my best friends who was having a rough week.
Naomi's pick: "TheraBox is the perfect feel-good subscription. Everything included just makes you smile. There is a perfect balance between beauty and lifestyle items."
Taryn, Content Writer:
Who she's shopping for: I am going to be ordering this for my best friend Kristen. We always loved getting birthstone jewelry when we were younger (this was really big for our 16th birthdays). She just had a little baby girl back in the fall so I am going to get her a ring with her daughters birthstone.
Taryn's pick: "I love dainty rings like this that you can wear easily on any finger. I also love that they are stackable. They are great to stack with each of your kids birthstones, your own, or other special people in your life. They also look great on their own, I have one that I wear on my pinky. Each ring is made to order as well!"
What are you planning on gifting for Galentine's Day this year?
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