Galentine's Day: How to Show Your Platonic Friends You Care

By Dr. Janet Williams, MD, Ob/Gyn

It's that time of year again when love is in the air. And while you may not have a significant other to celebrate Valentine's Day with, that doesn't mean your intimate life has to suffer. In fact, there's no reason you can't treat yourself – or your gal pals – to a special Galentine's Day gift. Here's how to make sure your present is extra special and extra thoughtful.

What is Galentine's Day and why is it important to celebrate it with your friends?

Galentine's Day is a special time to celebrate platonic love among friends. It is the perfect opportunity to show support and appreciation. We live in a world where romantic partnered relationships are valued and celebrated. And sometimes for single people or people in less than happy relationships, Valentine's day is a difficult day to navigate. By celebrating Galentine’s Day with your friends you support one another through any relationship status we also can help our friends with healthy habits that support our intimate wellness. Give heartfelt recognition for how your friends have been there for you, look after each other and encourage self-love.

How to pick the perfect gift for your Galentine - taking into account their interests, personality, and relationship with you

Picking the perfect gift for your Galentine doesn't have to be a stressful task. To make finding the ideal present as enjoyable as it can be, remember to keep their interests, personality, and relationship with you in mind! I love giving my gals products from the Self-Care Collection because it encourages themselves to demonstrate self-love and that's what friends are for! Here are a few stand outs:

  1. Self-Love Ring - It's so cute and it is a great reminder to slow down and care for ourselves.
  2. Maude Vibe - This one isn't for all of my friends but for a few of my girls we've had those personal conversations and I know they will benefit and love it.
  3. La Maria MD Mineira Phytoestrogen - Infused Face Moisturizer - this one is a super luxurious facial moisturizer formulated by a woman obgyn doctor.
  4. Brosily Lip Balms - This is a perfect little gift that every friend will love. Pop them in a purse or pocket for a natural lip moisturizer.


Finally, no matter what you get your Galentine for Valentine’s Day season, make sure to let them know how much they mean to you and how special their friendship is. It doesn't have to be anything extravagant - just a simple reminder of the importance of their presence in your life.

- Dr. Janet

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