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.Lumafina Forma Earrings — $60
For the lady that doesn’t shy away from making a statement, these geometric earrings are the perfect gift. Each pair is handmade from hand-cut lacquered wood, which also makes them incredibly lightweight, so your BFF can wear them all day or all night.
2. Nisolo Tiny Brass Bead Bracelet — $18
Handmade in Kenya from upcycled brass, this simple bracelet is also a conversation-starter! The brass bead bracelet is striking enough to be worn alone but minimal enough to be stacked with multiple beaded bracelets. 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)!
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.
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 Card Pouch in Roseate — $75
Hey (vegan) ladies! HOZEN’s hand-sized pouches are the perfect piece to accent an animal-free lifestyle. The earth-minded brand’s pouches 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. With four card slots, 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.
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.
Not sure which wine to get your wine-loving ladies? Instead, try something that will be around long after the bottle is gone. These blush-colored porcelain glasses are made in Portland, Oregon by owner and ceramist Katie Mudd, using locally sourced materials from the Pacific Northwest.
15. August Sage Double-Wall Glass Set — $48
If your Galentine is more likely to be found sipping on Mai Tai than Pinot Noir, take a peek at these sleek cocktail glasses from August Sage. These double-wall borosilicate glasses are elegant, yet durable and shock-resistant, making them the perfect glasses for dinner parties.