We’ve curated the ultimate list of the best sustainable and ethically sourced Galentine’s gifts for your lady friend or favorite gal pal. If you’re unfamiliar with what many refer to as “the best day of the year,” then keep reading and get ready to be inspired.
What is Galentine’s Day?
Galentine’s Day is a celebration of friendship between one’s closest female friends, girlfriends, or lady friends. Invented by the character Leslie Knope in the show Parks and Recreation, Galentine’s Day is referred to by Leslie as, quite simply, “ladies celebrating ladies.” Galentine’s Day is traditionally celebrated over brunch at a local café or diner.
When is Galentine’s Day?
Galentine’s Day falls on February 13th every year, but Galentine’s Day can also be any day you want to celebrate all the important lady friends in your life.
Leslie is an inspiration to ladies everywhere, so in her honor, we present the best sustainable, ethical, and fair trade gifts for the best day of the year. Here’s our complete Galentine’s Day roundup.
1.Giulia Letzi + META Jewelry Oceania Upcycled Hoops — $33- $50
For the lady that doesn’t shy away from making a statement, these colorful earrings are the perfect gift. Each pair is handcrafted from upcycled plastic bottles and recycled metals in Arlington, VA. These lightweight hoops add a pop to any outfit and are the perfect gift for your ethically minded Galentine.
2. L.Greenwalt Jewelry Full Deco Necklace — $78-$92
The Full Deco Necklace has been a staff and customer favorite for some time now, and it’s easy to see why. This minimalist, geometric necklace can easily switch between a statement, focal piece and an everyday accent necklace. Each necklace is handcrafted in Portland, OR and sure to fit into any sustainable wardrobe – go ahead and treat yourself (or them) already!
This chic hairpin is the ideal gift for the woman who loves to keep her hair back in style. The sleek pin can be used to create messy buns, ballet buns, or french twists with ease (without getting any snags or tangles from a ponytail holder)!
4. Abby Alley True North Necklace — $48
Here’s an effortless pendant necklace she can wear with literally anything. Abby Alley is an ethical fashion brand that partners with artisan cooperatives in East Africa and ensures fair wages and safe working environments.
L.Greenwalt’s architectural jewelry is sleek, versatile, and ready to be paired with either casual or dressed-up looks. Your Galentine will find geometric earring bliss when she pairs these with a tee and jeans. Perfect for a brunch out with all your ladies.
This classic, dainty bracelet can be worn alone for a minimalist look or can be stacked with other bracelets. Each bracelet is crafted consciously in Texas using Japanese glass beads and a 14K gold–filled chain.
7. Jenni Earle Giddy Up Bandana — $32
A bandana is the most multifunctional accessory of all time. Your Galentine can tie this super soft, 100% cotton bandana around her bag or belt loop, or rock it as a bandana or necktie scarf! All of Jenni Earle’s bandanas are made from USA–grown cotton and handmade ethically in the Carolinas.
8. HOZEN Cinch Pouch in Frog — $125
Calling all the vegan ladies: HOZEN’s hand-sized pouches are the perfect piece to accent an animal-free lifestyle. The earth-minded brand’s cinched bags are made from grain-based biopolyoil vegan “leather”, recycled plastic and organic cotton twill lining, recycled plastic thread, recycled plastic zippers, recycled cotton labels, and vegan adhesive. This petite pouch is the perfect size for carrying all the essentials.
9. Bloom & Give Bela Scarf in Peach — $50
Artisan-crafted from cotton, modal, and linen, this all-natural scarf is light and flowy, making it an elegant accessory that can be worn in cooler and warmer months. All Bloom & Give pieces are handmade using heritage techniques and constructed from ethically sourced materials.
10. Katie Mudd Hanging Planter — $45
This hanging planter is a lovely gift for the plant lady, or someone who wants to add a touch of green to her space. Fastened with sturdy leather laces and finished with a fisherman’s knot, this planter is a long-lasting fixture ready for years hanging above the kitchen sink, above her desk, or wherever she likes!
11. Bloom & Give Handloomed Napkins — $48 for Set of 4
These handwoven napkins are perfect for the frequent dinner party hostess. Bloom & Give table linens are made using a traditional wooden loom and finished with a picot hand stitch. Each is responsibly made by artisans working in small cooperatives in India, many of which are women-owned.
12. Middle Kingdom Unique Porcelain Cups — $26 to $37 for Set of 2
With multiple sizes, Middle Kingdom’s porcelain cups are the ultimate gifts for sipping any drink like a lady boss. The small is a great size for her morning espresso, and the large can be used to enjoy cappuccinos with some extra foamy froth! Each cup was made by highly skilled artisans earning fair wages in the ancient kiln city of Jingdezhen, China.
13. KAZI Coral Mara Coasters — $22
Boldly designed and intricately crafted — using organic dyes plus sisal and sweetgrass handwoven fibers — these coasters will be the centerpiece of any table. She can use these fun statement pieces for everything from her early morning coffee to her late-night cup of chamomile tea.
14. Rose & Fitzgerald Soapstone Vases— $75-$120
These smooth, marbled soapstone vases are unique and rare, just like a good friend. Rose & Fitzgerald’s handcrafted vases work well on their own, or as a vessel for dried flowers and other decorative touches. They are the perfect gift for your design-minded Galentine.
15. Aplat One Bottle Wine Tote in Denim — $48
Whether you’re Galentine is packing for a picnic or bringing their favorite wine to a party, this zero-waste wine tote from Aplat is sure to please. Aplat’s totes are made in San Francisco from surplus raw denim and include one large pocket for bottle storage and three smaller pockets for cups, cork screws, snacks, pocket cheese boards, or whatever else you need to bring on the go!