Galentines Day Gift Guide
Have you guys ever heard of Galentines Day? The celebration originates from the popular US comedy series Parks and Recreation where the main character Leslie Knope celebrates her female friendships and love for all the women in her life the day before Valentines Day. Aptly named Galentines Day the holiday has caught on around the globe becoming an annual feminist celebration! It doesn't matter if you're single or in a relationship, Galentines Day can be celebrated by everyone. Taking the time to reflect on your friendships and be grateful for all the feminine power in your life is something we wholeheartedly encourage. It's basically a great excuse to spoil your best girlfriends and realise that our friendships are just as important as our romantic ones!
We are so grateful for each others friendship and thought we would use this opportunity to share how we became friends. We both met at The National Youth Theatre of Wales when we had just turned sixteen. You know when you meet someone and your connection is instant? After spending time only a couple of weeks in each others company, everyone thought we had been best friends for years. We cherish our friendship by uplifting each other, inspiring and helping each other grow. At the age of eighteen we both had matching heart tattoos behind our ears, to remind each other that even when we're not together our love for one another will always be present and strong.
To help you be a thoughtful gift giver this year we've rounded up our favourite gifts for your besties. Gifts to either share together or spoil your Galentine! Of course all gifts are kind to the earth, to animals and to your bestie. Of course the day shouldn't be all about material gifts, spending time over a matcha latte, a yoga class, a hike or watching your favourite movie together is also an amazing way to celebrate!
We love this organic cotton EQUALITY t-shirt from People Tree, help to promote women's rights all year round by gifting this to your best girl friend. £10 off the original price this week only!
Matt and Nat's Abiko Clutch in beautiful Ruby is perfect for a girls night out, we love the cut out handle and bold colour. The perfect accompaniment to any girl's closet! If you'd love to learn more about one of our favourite vegan bag and accessory companies head to our blog post here dedicated to Matt and Nat.
Be warned you may want to buy two bars of this delicious Loving Earth Organic Salted Caramel chocolate since you will be tempted to eat it all yourself! Loving Earth's beautiful creamy bar is made with organic fair trade virgin cacao butter. For any white chocolate lovers out there that have been craving a vegan alternative this is for you! It tastes like caramel white chocolate with a hint of saltiness.
As the perfect accompaniment to go with your chocolate we highly recommend Four Sigmatic's Reishi Hot Cacoa * - this is hot chocolate upgraded! The box contains 10 single serving sachets perfect for you to share with all your friends, or gift the whole box to someone extra special. Spiked with reishi mushroom, this medicinal mushrooms is a heart opener and can calm the mind and spirit.
We are yet to try this Body Polish by Isla Apothecary. But OMG we were sold at cinnamon and coffee! Made with clean ingredients, hand blended in small batches in the UK it can also be used as a salt bath. We always want to encourage our friends to paper themselves with at home spa treatments like this body polish!
Isn't the heart on this glass and silicone water bottle so cute? Help your friends ditch plastic and gift them a Luna Heart BKR bottle. And who said that carrying a reusable water bottle had to be unfashionable? It's dishwasher safe and has a no leak seal. Practical and eco friendly!
Pukka have recently released these 7 day kits and we are in love. Sometimes committing to a supplement regime can be intimidating and pricey, but with Pukka's new started kits you can spoil your friends with an introduction to different wellbeing packages. The Relax Kit comes with 7 sachets of Relax tea and 14 capsules of a Wholistic Ashwagandha food supplement to help your bestie unwind.