Who needs a Valentine when you have your amazing female friends? Although Galentine’s Day is a relatively new holiday, it has taken off in popularity and has become a fun way for women to show love and support for other women.
What Is Galentine’s Day All About?
Galentine’s Day is observed on February 13, the day before Valentine’s Day, and offers a special opportunity for women to lift up the valuable female friends in their lives. This is also a unique chance to highlight women-owned businesses, both nationally and locally, and to show support for these female entrepreneurs. Going beyond just a celebration of "girl power, " Galentine’s Day is quickly becoming a very special day for affirming and supporting the valuable women throughout communities.
What Deals Can You Find on Galentine’s Day?
More retailers are beginning to take advantage of this new celebration with specials and deals for their female customers to enjoy. Keep an eye out for these and other fun ways to save on Galentine’s Day.
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Alice + Olivia
Unique women’s fashions and more can be found at Alice + Olivia with additional specials on Galentine’s Day. Previously, the boutique has offered designated Galentine’s Day Sale discounts of up to 60% on select merchandise, so check to see what deep discounts it may bring this year.
Who says jewelry is only for Valentine’s Day? Jared has offered special Galentine’s Day specials in the past, including a gift-giving guide to help you select the perfect sparkly gift for the girls in your crew plus select discounts and deals. This year, save up to 20% off all purchases sitewide with their Buy More Save More event through 2/10 only. Plus get free shipping.
Be sure to check Groupon to find the latest and most local Galentine’s Day deals in your immediate area. In the past, Groupon has offered reduced prices on custom massages, brunch dates, pottery classes and more.
Local spas and salons
What better time to go for a group pedicure or beauty treatment than Galentine’s Day? Be sure to research the various spas and salons in your area to find out what deals may be available for groups of ladies celebrating the day.
Support Women-Owned Businesses on Galentine’s Day
While you celebrate the wonderful ladies in your life, show a little love to the female entrepreneurs in your area. Some of these establishments may even be offering extra incentives to new customers on Galentine’s Day, so be sure to check the socials for more possible savings opportunities. And check out some of these women-owned businesses located throughout the United States:
TruDog: Freeze-dried natural raw dog food
Yelani: Chemical-free hair care
AYR: High-end women’s fashion
Cream & Amber: Used books and craft beer
Sable Candle Company: Candles made from ethically sourced materials
Drea’ Custom Designs: Customized window treatments
Budget-Friendly Ideas for Galentine’s Day
Celebrating your female friends on this special day doesn’t have to put you in the red. There are tons of budget-friendly ideas for making the most of Galentine’s Day.
Look for Group Specials
If you want to sponsor a fun day or night out with your friends, look for establishments that offer group rates at a discount. Escape rooms, amusement parks, music venues and more all may be sponsoring special "ladies’ night" events for Galentine’s Day, and if you go as a group, you may be able to snag discounted tickets.
Celebrate on Your Lunch Hour
If Galentine’s Day falls on a regular workday, you can still gather the girls for a fun lunch date at one of your favorite local restaurants. Most eateries offer reduced price lunch specials that may help you save on the overall tab while you still enjoy some time with your ladies.
DIY Fun for Galentine’s Day
The best way to save cash on your Galentine’s Day celebration is to get creative and do it yourself. There are plenty of ways to get together and have a blast on a budget.
Get ready to enjoy a night of pampering together when you celebrate Galentine’s Day with a little in-home spa fun. Choose a house to host the night, bring your own pampering products such as face masks, beauty treatments and mani-pedi products for an evening of laughter and beauty on the cheap. Adding a nice bottle of wine might help get the relaxation spirit flowing.
Girls’ Night Potluck Dinner Party
Send out the invites, assign the dishes and gather together for good food and good company this Galentine’s Day. Divide up the menu to determine who brings appetizers, sides, main dishes and desserts. Then, again, add a nice bottle of wine for a lady’s night feast to celebrate this special day.
Get Crafty and Sentimental
If you want to create something special for your lady friends to commemorate this day, one surefire way to warm their hearts is with a personalized gift. You might decide to give pretty writing journals and include a note inside letting your friends know how much they mean to you. Check Michaels, Hobby Lobby or your local bookstores for inspiration. Homemade sweet treats with a note of appreciation never disappoint. Or create some fun grab bags with some of their favorite things.
What to Do on Galentine’s Day
Galentine’s Day is all about celebrating the wonderful female friends in your life. So, whether you hit the town together, create a party in a home or devise some lovely gift ideas, this is a special day to recognize the girls you're closest to.
What We Like About Galentine’s Day
Just before stepping into the hustle and bustle and drippy romance of Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day gives ladies a chance to pause and appreciate the fellow women in their lives. It’s also a great time to support businesses created by women and to recognize the contributions important women have made to your own life and to your community.
History of Galentine’s Day
The idea for Galentine’s Day was born on the well-loved television show "Parks and Recreation" when the main character, Leslie Knope, wanted to find a special way to celebrate her lady friends. The show’s writers first wrote Galentine’s Day into the script for the second season in 2010, and the new holiday quickly caught on in the real world.
Frequently Asked Questions About Galentine’s Day
Is there a Galentine’s Day?
Yes, Galentine’s Day is a new holiday celebrated in the United States and some other countries.
Why is Galentine’s Day celebrated?
Galentine’s Day is a special time for women to honor and appreciate the other women in their lives.
Which day is Galentine’s Day celebrated on?
Galentine’s Day is celebrated each year on February 13.