You have to give it up for Leslie Knope. Sure, she may be a fictional character from Parks & Recreation, a show that wrapped up back in 2015.
But unlike most fictional characters (aside from George’s father on Seinfeld, of course) she created a holiday that people will celebrate for years to come. It’s called Galentine’s Day, and it’s the best way to celebrate your gal pals. The right Galentine’s Day gift might change their entire view on February holidays.
Technically, it’s celebrated on February 13. But if you want to celebrate your friends on Valentine’s Day as well, more power to you. You can celebrate by going out to lunch with your friends, showering them with compliments, or just buying them some cute gifts.
The gifts themselves don’t need to be too expensive. I managed to put together a cute little arrangement that cost around $25.
It’s really important to celebrate the women in your life. Women are strong, powerful, and often stressed out because they’re juggling 15 things at once. Some women just assume it’s their “job” to do so. Rarely do they get celebrated or shouted out. That’s where you come in.
By giving a Galentine’s gift (or even just a card with some incredibly kind words written inside), you’re reminding your friends that they matter. You’re also strengthening your relationship, which is so important. Good friends can be hard to find, so you want to hold onto the people who make you happy.
That said, here’s how I constructed my Galentine’s Day gift.