Ovaries before brovaries: a Galentine’s Day gift guide
After nearly a year in lockdown, we think it’s safe to say we could all use a little extra love this year. And with V-Day right around the corner, maybe you’ve got some coming in the form of chocolates, flowers or, dare we say, lingerie. But if you don’t have plans for Feb. 14th this year—and honestly, even if you do—might we suggest a virtual hang with your girl gang, in the tradition of fictional feminist badass, Leslie Knope.
Haven’t seen Parks & Rec? We’ll let Leslie explain: “Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands, [partners, and] boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.” Can you think of anything better?
So schedule a call, grab some gifts, and celebrate your lady loves, feminist-style. If there’s any silver lining to this weird life in quarantine, it’s got to be our newfound perspective on what (and who!) really matters. So whether you’re feeling closer than ever to your best gal pals or your friendships are in need of a little rekindling, we’ve got the inspo for a warm and fuzzy, feel-good Galentine’s Day in 2021.
Galentine's Day Gift Idea #1: Feminist Sticker Packs
Proud to be a woman. Support your local badass women. Mind your own uterus. Angry women will change the world. Nasty woman.
Five iconic feminist messages, five truly cute stickers for you and your friends. Buy a pack and pass one out to everyone, or go big and get one for each of you. Nothing better (or more cost effective) than stickers when it comes to snail mail swag.
Galentine's Day Gift Idea #2: Not My Competition Premium T-Shirts
Looking for that extra-special luxy softness to show you really care? Look no further. This premium tee is eco-friendly, silky smooth, and has a relaxed, unisex fit that your ladies are never going to want to take off.
Plus, “not my competition” is an important reminder for our day-to-day lives. Galentine’s Day is all about celebrating women, so let’s wear this message and live it too. We’re all better off when we help each other shine.
Galentine's Day Gift Idea #3: Women for Women T-Shirts
Hey, remember when we elected the first female Vice President of the United States?! SAME. This shirt’s message will always ring true, but the Kamala silhouette feels like just the thing for this moment in herstory. So show the world you’re up with the times and down for celebrating women by gifting a few of these to your feminist friends. Oh, and if you’d prefer a decal, we’ve got you covered there too ;)
Galentine's Day Gift Idea #4: Fundamental Rights T-Shirts
You’ve heard that Cyndi Lauper song, right? Girls just wanna have fun…damental human rights! This grey tee blends into any crowd—classic lyrics in a sweet, cursive font… But sweeter still is the feminist message in the fine print. Throw the song on while you’re on your Galentine’s Day call and have your gals open their gifts in unison.
Galentine's Day Gift Idea #5: Feminist AF Stickers
A heart-shaped feminist gift for Galentine’s Day? Don’t mind if we do. They’re super high quality and just three dollars a pop, so hook up your feminist AF friends with some matching vinyl decals and then, you know, stick it to the man.
Galentine's Day Gift Idea #6: Matching Feminist Face Masks
As much as we’d all like the pandemic to be over and done with, it rages on and we’ve got to stay safe out there. Save your ladies from the same old, same old with some fresh face covers, of the comfy, most breathable variety. Our purple Feminista mask lets your rock the female symbol in a cute print, and our Resist Mask comes in lovely blend of neutral colors, and is perfect for coming together and showing solidarity like strong women do.
Pro tip: they’re 50% off when you buy 10 or more, so they’re kind of perfect for a group. Just saying.
Galentine's Day Gift Idea #7: Uterus Middle Finger Tote Bags
If you’re gonna match your girl gang, it might as well be like this. This tote is perfect for all of your favorite feminist activities, like protesting for reproductive rights, celebrating women, carrying whatever you’re reading by Audre Lorde, flipping off the patriarchy, and brunch, obviously.
Galentine's Day Gift Idea #8: Stronger Women T-Shirts
Same energy, different vibe. This feminist gift makes us all want to be the best version of ourselves: “a strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everybody else.” We love this one.
And real talk: buy the shirt or don’t, but in the name of sisterhood and all that is holy about Galentine’s Day, let’s make an effort to stand up for others however we can this year, and every year after. Strong women really do make the world go ‘round.
Galentine's Day Gift Idea #9: Black History is World History T-Shirts
In the spirit of sisterhood and intersectionality, let’s make this Galentine’s Day about celebrating the women you love and the ones who paved the way. This shirt’s brand new in honor of Black History Month and features these feminist legends of the civil rights movement and U.S. (and world!) history: Harriett Tubman, Maya Angelou, and Rosa Parks <3
Galentine's Day Gift Idea #10: The Future is Female T-Shirts
Last but not least, we’re predicting the future. You and your ladies are about to look very cool in some minimal tees that make a statement. And because they’re high-quality, simple designs, you might just be rockin’ ‘em until they’re vintage.
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