Galentine's Day 2021: The Ultimate Gift Guide
Whenever Galentine's Day is mentioned, fans of the hit US comedy series Parks and Recreation will immediately think of Leslie Knope, the feminist protagonist who came up with this holiday to celebrate her girlfriends. Thanks to her, it quickly became a trend among groups of girlfriends around the world.
So what will you be doing for your girlfriends this year? These are the best friends who have probably seen you at your worst and know your deepest, darkest secrets. From celebrating professional milestones to fun nights out together, there's so much shared between you and your girls.
For that reason, we reckon your rock-solid ties are worth celebrating this Galentine's Day, which falls on February 13—that's right, a day before the more commonly celebrated Valentine's Day. But don't fret if you're not celebrating that occasion.
Here, we round up some of the best ways for you to express your appreciation for the best girlfriends in your life.
1/8 Emperor Champagne subscription
Be it to lift spirits or elevate an occasion, bubbly is always a good idea. So this Galentine's Day, why not gift your best friend a membership to Singapore's first and only Champagne club, Emperor Champagne?
There are three different membership tiers available, allowing members to receive either one, two or three bottles of bubbly every month. Aside from memberships, the online e-commerce store also offers exclusive access to interesting and artisanal tipples typically reserved by Michelin-starred restaurants across town.
2/8 Yoga Movement yoga package
Hold each other accountable for showing up on the mat by getting the 50 share pack from Yoga Movement, where you and your besties will be able to split the sessions together. The all new flagship studio at Orchard boasts stunning interiors, 7-metre tall ceilings and an expansive 6,000 sq ft space. It also has a chill out patio that overlooks the bustling shopping street as well as coffee bar for your post-yoga hangs.
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3/8 Morning Machine coffee machine
If you understand your bestie's need for a strong cuppa to kickstart her day, then look no further. The Morning Machine is the world's first capsule coffee machine that allows for custom settings, raising the bar for home brewers to take their brew game to a whole new level. The machine is equipped with smart alerts that enable for better brewing and a mobile app that gives you to flexibility to customise each cuppa to produce your desired flavour profile.
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4/8 Gucci Guilty Eau de Toilette pour Femme
You can't go wrong with a classic bottle of perfume, especially if your partner in crime is all about luxurious scents. The all-new Gucci Guilty fragrance features a distinctive amber floral accord, and light, fresh femininity of lilac petals with a sparkling citrus twist on a trail of rich and sensual amber notes and patchouli. It opens with citrus top notes of Mandarin, blended with Pink Pepper for a bright and vibrant freshness. At the heart, the Lilac floral quality combines with the fruity blend of Peach and Raspberry and with notes of Egyptian Geranium to create a delicate and harmonious contrast. Finally, Patchouli and Amber notes reveal the warmth and creaminess of the dry down, echoing the base notes of the eau de parfum. The new bottle design is gorgeous as well; it's tall and slender, in a shade of metallic rose gold.
Available at Tangs, BHG, Metro and Takashimaya.
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5/8 Fenty Skin Flash Nap Instant Revival Eye Gel-Cream
Help your bestie look fresh at all times with this new eye cream by Fenty Skin. The Flash Nap Instant Revival Eye Gel-Cream is the latest launch by the beauty brand and is both an eye cream and a concealer primer. It helps to brighten and reduce visible puffiness—so it's perfect for the friend who's been working late nights (or staying up binge-watching Netflix on a work night). However, it is the cooling mini eye massage tool that's an absolute game-changer. It makes this cream so much easier to use and feels really therapeutic when worked around the eye area.
Available at Sephora.
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6/8 Spa Esprit body treatment
A day at the spa is always a good idea. Pamper your girlfriend (and yourself) with one of the body treatments available at Spa Esprit just to unwind and take some time out for yourselves. Reset the mind, put aside anything that's been occupying you and enjoy the luxurious treat that you know you and your buddy deserve. The Super Vibrator sound bath is an excellent way to stimulate your circulation and immune system and release negative energy so that all you attract are good vibes only.
More information at Spa Esprit.
7/8 Lego Flower Bouquet
Know someone who's into botany? Surprise your friend with a beautiful flower bouquet by Lego that won’t wilt—just like your friendship. Lego's new Botanical Collection is perfect for adults who miss building sets from their childhood and want to enjoy the same creative process today.
The 756-piece Flower Bouquet set features a variety of blooms in an array of stunning colours that your green-fingered girlfriend can customise as their flowers flourish. The flower stems are adjustable so it’s easy to tailor the arrangement to suit any vase. Additionally, the set includes Lego elements that feature new colours and shapes to perfectly recreate petal shapes that will be so pretty to look at. Each of these Flower Bouquets can be designed to be over 36cm high, making it perfect as a table centrepiece, too.
Available at Lego Certified Stores, Lego Official Store on Lazada, Shopee and Amazon, as well as major retailers and department stores in Singapore.
8/8 Mac Cosmetics liquid lipsticks
Pucker up! For the beauty junkie in your life, add a couple of new lipsticks to her collection and seal your spot as her BFF. You can't go wrong with one of Mac Cosmetics’ iconic lip bullets, each encased in its signature frosted grey tubes.
Go for best-selling shades such as the Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour in Devoted To Chili, which is a terracotta shade with a whipped, mousse-like texture or the Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour in A Little Tamed—a pretty Valentine's Day pink. Mac Cosmetics' Powder Kiss liquid lipsticks come with an hourglass-shaped applicator that's so easy to use especially whenever touch-ups are needed during a girls' night out.
Available at Mac Cosmetics boutiques and online at Sephora.