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Galentine’s Day Blog

January 2021

February is essentially red roses and heart-shaped chocolates season, and during a month that’s so focused on romantic love, those who don’t have someone to cuddle up with come the 14th of February might feel a little forlorn at the constant reminders of their singledom. That’s where this most joyful holiday comes into play! Whether you’re gleefully single, happily coupled up or somewhere in between, taking a day to recognise the importance of friendship can only help strengthen some of the most important relationships in our lives. Whether you’re celebrating V-Day or avoiding it, it’s definitely time to say “season’s greetings” to your favourite #singlesafe holiday: Galentine’s Day!

Galentine’s Day is celebrated on February the 13th, the day before Valentine’s Day. It’s a day for celebrating the endless love you have for your female pals, whether they’re single or not. Basically, it’s a day dedicated to showering your closest friends with love and attention (and possibly gifts!) Don’t be stressed though! First off, just like Valentine’s Day, you are free to skip Galentine’s Day. (But considering it’s all about smothering friends with affection, why would you want to?!)

There’s no wrong way to celebrate – you could gather your pals for a virtual wine-and-cheese happy hour, or pop champagne and celebrate how great it is to be in a room without men for a few hours. It’s your Galentine’s Day and you can enjoy it however you wish! If you want to cheer a special someone up though, why not pick them up an affordable gift you can pop in the post from one of our essential retailers? Behold below our carefully curated list of Galentine’s Gifts @forgeshopping from pro-shopper @josiesmithmedia 😉

Ideal for any glam gals in your life! £20.00 @ Superdrug. Discover the stunning world of Versace fragrances with this popular trio of 5ml miniatures – Yellow Diamond, Bright Crystal and Bright Crystal Absolu. (Yellow Diamond: Pure as sunlight, it’s a captivating and voluptuous, a Floral/Fruity/Woody fragrance. Bright Crystal: Sheer sensuality, crystal transparency and luminous brightness, with top notes of pomegranate, iced accord and yuzu that complete the Floral/Fruity/Musk fragrance. Bright Crystal Absolu: Absolute sensuality, absolute transparency, and absolute brightness. This scent has been blended with base notes of sandalwood, musks and amber that is purified almost to transparency for a sensuous and seductive result.) Product code: 785104

If any of your friends are really stressed atm, why not treat them to this 220g thisworks Love Sleep Seduction Candle @ £35.00 from Superdrug? Burn the midnight oils with this sensual scented candle, which contains a bedtime blend of Ylang Ylang and Patchouli essential oils to diffuse away anxiety and promote relaxation. Product code: 799095

If you’ve got a friend who’s always stuck in the kitchen, send them to luxuriate in the tub with this fun gift set! (Was £12.00, now £6.00 @ Superdrug!) Get ready to bake and decorate yourself with this Bath Ready Mix kit! Perfect for those days when you need to soak your troubles away, Skinny Dip’s set of sugary scented bathing products has got you covered. This set contains: 1 x Bath sherbet, 1 x Bath soak, 1 x Exfoliating scrub egg and 1 x Body cream. Bath Sherbet: sprinkle some into warm running water and allow to dissolve. Relax, you earned it! Reseal with the sticker and save until next time! Bath Soak: pour under warm running water and relax into the candy floss scented bubbles. Exfoliating Scrub Egg : Simply wet the shower scrub to lather up and rub gently on the skin to feel it’s exfoliating powers! Once you’re silky smooth, place in a dish ready for your next use. Body Cream: massage into skin until you’re feeling decorated. Cruelty-free & Vegan-friendly. Product code: 797206

Every queen needs a crown! This Skinny Dip Cream Pearl Headband set is a gorgeous gift. It’s £8.00 from Superdrug – upgrade hair looks effortlessly with this two pack of Pearl Headbands. Team with a half-up half-down do for a chic vibe.. Product code: 789986

This Asda Grey Pom Pom Knitted Cushion is a bargain at just £9.00 – it’s a great present for a friend who needs something to cuddle into! Hit refresh on your cushion collection with this quirky design from George Home. It comes in cool grey with a textured finish and features playful pom-pom trims. (H 43cm x W 35cm/Removable zip cover/Inner cushion included/Machine washable/Suitable for tumble drying/Made from recycled polyester – recycled polyester is made from plastic bottles and textile waste, which is then broken down into plastic chips and melted into a whole new yarn!)

Do you know a gall who needs a drink?! (Daft question really..) Chambord is a delicious and premium French Black Raspberry Liqueur made from the finest red and black raspberries. The decadent liqueur was inspired by French royalty to commemorate their visits to the Loire Valley in the 17th century. Chambord liqueur is an infusion of the world’s finest red and black raspberries, Madagascan vanilla and XO cognac. Chambord is gluten-free, Kosher certified and is suitable for vegetarians. @ Asda – this 20cl bottle @ £6.00 = 8 serves in every bottle (25ml per serve). (Serve suggestion: Chambord Royale. Add one part Chambord to your favourite fizz. Serve suggestion: Chambord Spritz. Pour 2 parts of Chambord and 5 parts of dry white wine or prosecco over ice and top with soda!) Product code: 2453158. Team any Chambord drink with a George Home Timeless Coupe Glass @ Asda £2.50 each. Timeless Glass Coupe. Elegant Design. Suitable for a wide range of cocktails. Dishwasher safe. Part of Asda’s “Timeless” range – stylish glassware to suit all tastes. Product code: 6484446

Share your love for crockery with a friend! These George Home Hearts Serving Bowls are super cute! This 3 pack is £6.00 – and the dishes are suitable for use in a microwave and dishwasher. Product code: 6474110

Give a single friend something to cosy up to/in! This Pink Heart Print Fleece Dressing Gown is really lovely – it’s £18.00 @ George @ Asda. (Style details – hooded/long sleeved/heart print/self tie waist belt/fleece body/100% polyester.)