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All the self-care gifts your girls deserve.

Magdalena O'Neal  – January 19, 2021 | Updated January 22, 2021

Galentine’s Day is a long overdue addition to the over the top lovers’ holiday. Coined in the show Parks and Recreation by Leslie Knope as a way for her to celebrate her girls on a day that is often a bummer for those not in *love*, the show managed to invent a whole new way for those of us in the real world to also celebrate v-day. 

For me, Valentine’s day is about showing the people you love that you love them, simple as that. Whether it’s grabbing a bouquet of flowers for my mom (whose birthday also happens to fall on February 14th), or making sweets for my friends and leaving them on doorsteps as a surprise, there are tons of little ways to show your gals you care.

In the midst of a chaotic past few months, it’s been hard to decompress and take time for ourselves. So give them a little gift that encourages them to take some time to relax and refresh in the comfort of their home with these self-care inspired gifts for your girlfriends. For an added bonus, each of these products is from a woman-owned business, which means you’re spreading the love through and through. 

Skin by Jem Dream Duo

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Skin by Jem

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What’s more self-care than a facial steam and a good journaling session? This set is handmade in Los Angeles and comes with a natural mix of herbs to steam your stress away and a super cute journal for your gal pal to decompress all of her thoughts into post-steam. 

Skin by Jem Dream Duo, $45
   

Hanahana Beauty Lavender Vanilla Shea Butter

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Hanahana Beauty

Hanahana beauty not only has a unique story and mission, they also make an amazing whipped shea butter that anyone on your Galentine’s list will savor rubbing into their skin. The brand’s founder, Abena Boamah-Acheampong, worked directly with Katariga Women’s Shea Cooperative in Ghana to create a product from natural ingredients through sustainable and direct sourcing. 

Hanahana Beauty Whipped Shea Butter, $28
   

Moon Juice Cosmic Cocoa

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Moon Juice

All who live in L.A. will need no introduction to Moon Juice. With beautiful coffee, smoothie, and wellness bars across the city, Moon Juice has helped make taking supplements cool. With a “dust” for libido, stress, sleep, and more that can be added to your morning smoothie or coffee, taking care of your insides in a cute way has never been easier. This mix comes packed with Ashwagandha, Shatavari, and Reishi to help ease stress while you sip on a delicious mug of cocoa. Consider this the perfect gift for your friend who loves to post their coffee in the morning.

Moon Juice Cosmic Cocoa, $30
   

Supergoop Getaway and Glow Kit

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Supergoop

We all have that one friend who can’t go on a long stroll or a beach trip without their nose turning a little red. This SPF 50 duo is perfect for any sunny outing. She can toss the glow stick into her purse for easy application throughout the day, and the oil can be used as a moisturizer in the morning to protect or before a dip in the pool on a hot day. 

Supergoop Getaway and Glow Kit, $59
   

Dive in Well Conspirituality: A Panel on Politics and Propaganda in Wellness

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Dive in Well

Dive in Well provides tools such as workshops, consulting, and corporate training to empower both individuals and organizations to make the wellness industry a more inclusive place. Their thought-provoking workshops cover a range of topics from the gross inequities in accessibility to healthcare, decolonizing digital therapy, and how politics play a role in wellness. Sounds interesting? Book a workshop for you and your closest friends.

Dive in Well Panel, $30
   

Slip Face Covering 

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Slip

As girlfriends, you are probably privy to your girl’s real insecurities. For me, one of those insecurities would be maskne (acne from wearing masks). Slip has made a face mask that is soft and silky on the skin, while also being simple enough to wear with every outfit. Splurge on this silk mask to show your hypochondriac friend you care.

Slip Face Covering, $39
   

The Little Market Wish You Were Here Tote

little market wish you were here tote bag

The Little Market

Basically, we are missing everyone this year (and most of last year as well). With social restrictions still in place, we have to choose who we meet up with in real life carefully. So, if someone is a little far, or in a different bubble, this little tote is a sweet way to show them they’re on your mind. 

Wish You Were Here Tote, $12
   

Ouai Chill Pills

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While we are not doctors, we one hundred percent prescribe these chill pills to anybody with a tub. Packed with oils to leave your skin so soft and a gently rose-jasmine scent, this bomb will have your bestie feeling like she just got done soaking in the spa. 

Ouai Chill Pills, $30
   

Kin Euphorics High Rhode

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Kin Euphorics

Kin has entered the non-alcoholic spirit world with more than just authentic flavors in mind, but with the goal of making you feel better after indulging. With adaptogens and nootropics to help destress, help adjust mood, and give you a little energy boost. Grab a bottle for your friend who isn’t a big drinker but loves the social act of clinking glasses together. 

Kin Euphorics High Rhode, $39
   

Skin Gym Rose Quartz Workout Set

skin gym rose quartz workout set

Skin Gym

Skin Gym wants you to treat your skin like your workout by dedicating time to it daily. This kit comes with a rose quartz roller and a sculpty tool for Gua Sha. Throw in a facial oil for your girl to use with the roller and take note as her skin starts to glow from the inside out.

Skin Gym Rose Quartz Workout Set, $49
   

Milk Bar Double Truffle Set

milk bar double truffle set

Milk

Trust us, none of your gal pals will be bummed about receiving this delicious truffle set. They come in chocolate and vanilla flavors and are handmade in Los Angeles at Milk Bar from a delicious combination of cake crumbs and buttercream frosting. Think cake pop… but better. 

Milk Bar Cake Truffles, $46
   

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