Whether you love Amy Poehler’s character Leslie Knope on “Parks and Recreation” or have never heard of her, there’s no denying that the show’s 2010 episode titled “Galentine’s Day” has made a big impact on our culture. In that show, Knope popularized the term Galentine’s Day as she got together with her besties for brunch on February 13th with the goal of “ladies celebrating ladies.”
That’s a concept we can definitely get behind, because we are all about letting our girlfriends know how much they mean to us. To that end, here are five fun gift ideas for all the galentines in your life.
Treat your bestie to a festive Galentine’s dinner at LouVino. You can enjoy a special three-course menu with champagne gummy bears from Feb. 8-10. Specials vary at each LouVino restaurant, but for the Mass Ave location, you can expect offerings like Brussels sprouts salad, fried chicken tacos, ricotta gnocchi, and chocolate chip cookie dough beignets for dessert.
LouVino Galentine’s Day Dinner, $40 per person (plus tax and gratuity), Louvino.com for locations.
Pay homage to everyone’s favorite Golden Girls (rest in power, Betty White!) by gifting your best girls this hand towel.
Thank You for Being a Friend Towel, $12 at Tangerinegifts.com
V is almost certainly for vodka, right? Surprise your cocktail-loving pal with this cute-and-comfy tee.
V is for Valentine Vodka V-Neck Tee, $33 at Shopbluepeppermint.com.
These are a total splurge, but friendship is priceless, right? Made with 14k gold and diamonds by Three Stories Jewelry, these “Love Explosion” earring charms represent the jewelry company founders’ individual and collective love for friends and family, as well as a love of humanity. Find them—and a host of other fabulous jewelry gifts—at Dana Friedman’s Petite G Jewelers.
Love Explosion Heart Charms, $940, (pave hoop earrings sold separately for $720) at Petiteg.com.
Jessica Bellamy, Owner of Rae Bellamy Media:
“Martina Jackson’s ‘After Hours” book is a unique gift that would be GREAT for a girl’s night in where you and your friends shake up some delicious tasting cocktails at home.”
“After Hours” Cocktail Book, $28-$40 at Dreaandcohome.com.
Samantha Kupiainen is a regular Indy Maven contributor.
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