Although you may not need it, Galentine’s Day is a great excuse to bring together your besties and celebrate friendship this February 14th. The holiday has grown in popularity since it was first introduced in a 2010 episode of Parks and Recreation and has made it into mainstream culture. In the age of #MeToo and female empowerment, it feels especially important to take time to show the amazing ladies in your life just how much they mean to you – preferably over a chilled bottle of rosé! This year, grab your gals and cozy up for an evening of fun while you share your appreciation with these under $100 gift ideas.
For the Fashionista
This ribboned tee from H&M is perfect for a holiday like Galentine’s Day. It’s feminine without being too girly and would look great paired with a pleated skirt and killer pumps once the warmer weather arrives.
For the Beauty Enthusiast
Any highlighter enthusiast would be thrilled to receive this mini gift-set from the OG of highlighters, Becca Cosmetics. The set comes with both a powder and a liquid version of the brand’s bestselling highlighters, so your girl can get her glow on the go.
For the Jet Setter
We all have that one friend who always seems to be on the most amazing vacations, so why not choose a gift for her that’s practical as well as pretty? The floral print on this passport holder would look amazing on any #TravelTuesday shot as she waits in the airport for her next trip.
For the Book Lover
Around Valentine’s Day emotions can definitely run high, and there is no shortage of emotions in this collection of poems by Rupi Kaur. Encourage your book-loving friend to get in touch with their sensitive side and relax into this modern take on love, growth and womanhood.
For the Foodie
You can’t go wrong with a classic, which in this case have been given a gourmet twist. This box of truffles from SOMA Chocolate includes unique flavours like chartreuse and feuilletine caramel that will be sure to leave any foodie’s mouth watering.
For the Lipstick Lover
For the girlfriend who is always on top of the lipstick trends, treat her to Annabelle Cosmetic’s BigShow Matte lipstick, which is apart of its new Spring/Summer 2018 collection. Not only does it come in bold, pigmented colours, like a cherry red and a playful fuschia, Annabelle’s products are made in Canada and even feature an adorable ‘XOXO’ on the packaging, making it perfect for Valentine’s Day
If one of your close gals isn’t into matte lipstick, Lise Watier has the ultimate red lip for Valentine’s Day. Formulated with Maxi-Lip complex, the Rouge Gourmand visibly increases lip volume and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Unlike other lipsticks, the Rouge Gourmand is very rich and creamy, leaving your lips feeling ultra soft and moisturized. Seriously, what lipstick lover wouldn’t want that!?
For the Tea Drinker
Make your tea drinking girlfriends feel extra special by treating them to one of DAVIDsTEA Valentine’s Day items. From gorgeous gift sets, heart shaped tea tins to rose gold tea spoons and accessories, DavidsTea has you covered for your Valentine’s Day needs.
For the Accessories Queen
Your closest girlfriend will carry your love all day long with these adorable X O Earrings by Muizee. They are the perfect gift for your fashion forward loved one!
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Top with Tie, $19.99, available at H&M
Glow on the Go Highlighter Set, $24, available at Sephora
Wild at Heart passport holder, $24, available at Anthropologie
The Sun and Her Flowers, $19.99, available at Indigo
Valentines Day Truffle Collection, $22.50, available at SOMA Chocolate
Annabelle Cosmetics BigShow Matte Lipstick, $9.95, available at Annabelle Cosmetics
DAVIDsTEA Valentine’s Day Tins, $6, available at DAVIDsTEA
Muizee XO Earrings, $62, available at One of A Kind Shop
Lise Watier Rouge Gourmand in Red Delight, $25, available at Lise Watier
By Kate Mendonca, Toronto, @kate.mendonca
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