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What is Galentine Day?Plus, the best Galentine’s Day gifts and splurges

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Isn’t it Valentine’s Day? no problem. If you’re looking for a reason to celebrate female friendship (or friendship in general) and shower your girlfriend with gifts and candy, mark your calendars: Galentine’s Day 2023 is her February 13th am.

Never heard of Galentine’s Day? It’s about to become your new favorite holiday.


Apple AirPods Pro 2, $239 (down from $249)

Ugg Tasman Slippers, $100

Casper Snoozewear Blanket Robe, $169


What is Galentine Day?

Forget romantic love. In 2022, the term “galentine dayhas been officially added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. It is defined as “a holiday observed on February 13th as a time to celebrate friendship especially between women”.

The origin of the holiday is attributed to Leslie Knope, Amy Poehler’s character in the television series Parks and Recreation. In a Season 2 episode, Knope said that day, “My lady friend and I leave her husband and boyfriend at home and kick it breakfast style. Women celebrate women. And frittata!”

As with Valentine’s Day, it is customary to give Galentine’s gifts. We’ve rounded up some of the best Galentine’s Day gift ideas below. We’ve found something for everyone on your list, regardless of gender.

The best Valentine’s Day gift ideas.

We’ve found the best gifts for your girlfriends (and guys) this Galentine’s Day. Choose gift ideas that suit a variety of budgets and interests.

Apple AirPods Pro 2

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Your Galentine deserves an Apple AirPods upgrade.

The latest Apple AirPods Pro 2 earbuds get 30 hours of playtime with the included charging case. It features an upgraded wireless chip for improved audio capabilities, new low-distortion drivers for clearer audio, and improved active noise cancellation. Apple AirPods Pro 2 offer true custom sound. You can use your iPhone’s camera to analyze your unique ear anatomy and find the best audio settings.

The design of the AirPods Pro 2 is fairly similar to the previous generation, but Apple introduced touch controls to the AirPods Pro 2 to give users a more seamless way to control their AirPods. Users also get a new tiny chip on AirPods. The case got a notable design upgrade with a new strap loop and built-in speaker to help track the location of the AirPods case.

Apple AirPods Pro 2, $239 (down from $249)


Ugg Tasman Slippers

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Give Galentine the hottest slippers of the season. Ugg’s Tasman slippers sold out for much of the holiday season. These must-have slippers are back in stock just in time for Galentine’s Day. Plus, it comes in lots of fun colors.

Ugg Tasman Slippers, $100


plant subscription

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Roses are overrated. We’ve found the perfect gift for the plant mom (or plant dad!) in your life. Horti offers monthly plant gifts available in 3, 6 and 12 month plans We offer subscriptions. Monthly Plant Gift subscriptions ship nationwide and include shipping. Is your Galentine new to planting or do you need a pet-safe plant?

Horti Plant Subscriptions starting at $90


stratia viral skin care egg set

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Your skin-obsessed best friend will take notice of this Stratia skin care set. The female-founded skincare brand calls this skincare duo of hers the ultimate barrier repair set. Includes Stratia’s Liquid Gold Moisturizer and Peptide Her Cream to firm and repair her Stratia’s Interface.

CBS Essentials Senior Writer Lily Rose is a fan. “This skin care her combo is deeply moisturizing but feels pleasantly light on my skin,” she said. “This also makes a great gift for a friend who’s just getting into skincare.”

Stratia Viral Skincare Egg Set, $41 ($52 value)


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Want to gift a delicious Starbucks drink or get one for yourself? Get a Starbucks Gift Card at Amazon. $25 and $50 denominations are available.

Starbucks Gift Card (physical), $25 or more


Drew Barrymore’s beautiful touchscreen air fryer

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This aesthetically pleasing air fryer makes a perfect Valentine’s Day gift and is still on sale. This 6-quart air fryer allows you to air-fry, roast, reheat and dehydrate food with very little oil required. The removable crisping tray and pan are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

Some color options are already sold out, so you’ll want to hop on the deal.

Drew Barrymore’s Beautiful Touchscreen Air Fryer, $69 (down from $89)


Oura wheel

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Get Oura Rings that match you and your Galentine. The Aura Ring is a health tracker that looks like a fashion ring. You can order the ring in shades called “stealth” like silver, gold, rose gold, black, or matte black.

Wearables sit on your finger and track biometric data to give you personalized insights into how you sleep and how you’re feeling. When you wear the Oura ring, it tracks your workouts, tracks your resting and exercise heart rate, tells you your blood oxygen levels, predicts your menstrual cycle, and shows you how good or bad you’re sleeping. increase. night. When you’re not logging a workout, use the Oura app to see guided meditations, breathing exercises, sleep sounds, learn how caffeine affects your body, why sleep matters, what your readiness score means, and more. You can also learn.

Aura Ring Gen3 (Gold), $499


Ryan Reynolds life size cardboard cutout

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Star cutout via Amazon


Your best friend deserves the man of their dreams. Now you can give him to them. Let’s double.

Life-size cardboard cutout of Ryan Reynolds, $70


Sip By ‘I Love You More’ Tea Kit

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Give Galentine everything she needs to brew a cozy cup of tea.

This Sips By All-Inclusive Tea Kit includes a heart-shaped mug, a heart-shaped tea infuser, your choice of caffeinated tea, decaffeinated tea, or both.

“I Love You More” Tea Kit, $40

Sips By also offers the Galentine’s Day Tea Collection Set. The set includes four flavors of tea and comes with enough tea leaves to make 75 cups of tea.

Sips By Galentine’s Day Tea Party Set, $40 (regularly $57)


Nostalgia My Mini Heart Waffle Maker

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Heart-shaped mini waffle maker too cute? This little pink mini kitchen gadget makes heart-shaped waffles that you or your Galentine will love.

The best part is that it’s currently only $10 at Walmart.

Nostalgia My Mini Heart Waffle Maker $10


Gift a Scentbird subscription

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St. Bird


A Scentbird subscription makes a great gift. Here’s how it works: The 8 mL bottle is filled with fragrances from brands such as Marc Jacobs and Versace. This is equivalent to approximately 140 sprays of perfume. Your loved one can try different scents in one bottle a month without having to commit to a full bottle. Choose from 3, 6, or 12 month subscriptions.

Three bottles of St. Bard cost less than a full bottle of perfume at $44. You can also receive 1 or 2 free fragrances when you gift a 6-month or 12-month subscription respectively. Your significant other will receive an email notifying you of your subscription gift.

Gift a Scentbird subscription, $48 or more


Casper Snoozewear blanket robe

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Does your Galentin want them to stay in bed all day? Give them a duvet. Casper’s Snoozewear blanket robe is as warm and comfortable as your best friend’s favorite bedding, but it’s functional (and fashionable) and can be worn around the house. Plus, it has pockets!

Choose from 3 colors. Blanket robes are available up to L size.

Casper Snoozewear Blanket Robe, $169


holiday snack set

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Have you and your best friend talked about getting back on the court? Now’s the perfect time to purchase this adorable pickleball set. The set includes two paddles of your choice, a box of balls and a tour bag.

Now on sale.

On Holiday Pickleball Set $136 (usually $160)


Valentine’s Day gift guide

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As always, head back over to CBS Essentials to check out our Valentine’s Day gift guide for the special person in your life. Until February 14th, we’ll continue to bring you the best Valentine’s Day gift ideas and deals.


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