Sure, Valentine’s Day is great. There’s definitely something to be said about fancy candlelit dinners and red roses. But does romance always have to steal the show? Shouldn’t there be a holiday that celebrates all the women in your life that inspire you, lift you up when you’re feeling low, and challenge you to be the best version of yourself? We certainly think so. That’s why this year we’re putting Galentine’s Day on our calendar!
Galentine’s Day is relatively new to the scene, and we don’t know why it took so long for us all to realize that celebrating our best friends should have a day of its own. There are countless ways to observe the holiday on February 13th. You could consume large quantities of waffles with the women you love, which is a tradition started by the founder of Galentine’s Day herself (Thanks Leslie Knope!). Or, you could head to the spa with your crew and leave your troubles behind for a few hours. Going on a coffee date, having a movie night, even planning a day trip together are all perfectly suitable ways to get into the spirit.
If you don’t want to show up to the Galentine’s Day festivities empty handed, you’re in luck! Our gifting experts have rounded up seven of their favorite fair trade finds that empower women and communities around the world.
Sharing joy is what Galentine’s Day is all about! This simple bracelet spells J-O-Y in morse code and is handmade by Sapia, a woman-founded artisan group in Colombia.
Elephants are matriarchal creatures that live in tightly knit and protective groups of females strong enough to take on the world. Sound familiar? This ring is a small reminder of the big power we all have when we’re surrounded by friends.
The best kind of friends are the ones who will endure the darkest days with you. Return the favor with a candle that encourages us to feel all the feels, and then clear our minds and invite calm.
Speaking of inviting calm, how about gifting your friends with a home spa session this Galentine’s Day? We women are so busy running the world that we rarely get any time to put our feet up and treat ourselves.
We all have goals to make space in our lives for more balance and serenity, right? Help your friends stay focused on their intentions with the Heart Chakra Box. They can write them out on a slip of paper and then place it in the box for meditation. And the best part? This box provides income opportunities for women in rural Bangladesh so they can send their daughters to school.
If there’s a universal truth we can all agree on, it’s that chocolate is life. Making truffles is surprisingly fun and has delicious results. Bonus points if you use fair trade chocolate!
Who is your North Star? You know, the woman you look up to and who encourages you to keep your eyes on your goals? Remind her how much impact she has on your life this Galentine’s Day with the Guiding Star Necklace.