Valentine’s Day can inspire some weird feelings, but it is a great excuse for gift-giving. Even if you aren’t in a relationship or aren’t looking for one, this time of year is ideal for reminding the people you love that you’re thinking of them with candy hearts, flowers or even cooler gifts. That’s why we’ve rounded up 15 Galentine’s Day gifts for your pop culture-savvy besties. Plus, if you see something you like, why not treat yo’self too?
From satirical books to Lorelai Gilmore-approved coffee blends, this list encompasses some of the best pop culture-related gifts money can buy, whether you’re shopping for you, your closest friends, your siblings or anyone else who celebrates Galentine’s with you.
In the words of Leslie Knope, the Parks and Recreation superstar who created this instantly classic holiday, kick back with the beverage of your choice and enjoy this time with your pals, “you beautiful tropical fish.” You’ve earned it.
1. New Erotica for Feminists: Satirical Fantasies of Love, Lust, & Equal Pay
“Imagine a world where all erotica was written by feminists: Their daydreams include equal pay, a gender-balanced Congress, and Tom Hardy arriving at their doorstep to deliver a fresh case of LaCroix every week.” This satirical book is based on a viral McSweeney’s piece of the same name and is cowritten by the women behind The Belladonna Comedy. It’s the perfect pick for you and your friends.
New Erotica for Feminists, $11.77 at Amazon
2. Sex and the City: The Complete Series Collection
What better way to spend Galentine’s Day than by kicking back with your friends and having a Sex and the City marathon? With this DVD collection, you or a friend will have all six seasons of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte to enjoy anytime you want.
Sex and the City: The Complete Series Collection, $73.63 at Amazon
3. Galentine’s Day greeting card pack
There’s nothing wrong with a heartfelt card to tell your friends how much you care. These handmade Galentine’s Day cards by Etsy seller QuinnHandmadeCo feature quotes from Leslie Knope herself.
Galentine’s Day card pack, $8.75 at QuinnHandmadeCo/Etsy
4. Wonder Woman name necklace pendant
This customizable gift is perfect for the Wonder Woman in your life. Available in sterling silver, gold or rose gold, this necklace is also ideal for superhero enthusiasts.
Wonder Woman name necklace pendant, $52.90 at HeadsortailsDesigns/Etsy
5. Ladies Drawing Night: Make Art, Get Inspired, Join the Party
This artistic book features drawing night activities for you and your crew (à la those paint-and-sip classes, but BYOB), including cool insights and work by incredibly talented women in the arts today. A must-have for any creative friend group.
Ladies Drawing Night: Make Art, Get Inspired, Join the Party, $15.40 at Amazon
6. Boca Java Stars Hollow coffee collection coffees
Eat, sleep, breathe, coffee. For the Gilmore Girls fan in your life, look no further than Boca Java’s line of gourmet coffees named for iconic Stars Hollow characters.
Stars Hollow coffee collection coffees, $7.99 at Boca Java
7. Gertrude Stein beer stein
No matter your beverage of choice, this Gertrude Stein beer stein is the perfect vessel from which to enjoy your coffee, hard cider, mulled wine, IPA or even just water.
Gertrude Stein beer stein, $20 at LennyMud/Etsy
8. Frida Kahlo secular saint candle
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild makes a whole host of “secular saints” candles, from Frida Kahlo to Billie Holiday to Virginia Woolf. There’s likely a candle for everyone on your Galentine’s Day list.
Frida Kahlo Secular Saint Candle, $12.95 at The Unemployed Philosophers Guild
9. Jane Austen Bath Soap
It would be really easy to put together an entire gift basket for a friend who deserves a nice hot bath by adding some candles, relaxing music and a book. This Jane Austen soap is the perfect accompaniment to a pop culture-themed night of self-care, but of course there are lots of other themed soaps to choose from too.
Jane Austen Bath Soap, $3.95 at The Unemployed Philosophers Guild
10. Peggy Olson wooden standee
This unique piece of Mad Men art would look great in a cubicle, on a bookshelf or anywhere else that it will help remind its recipient to channel their inner Peggy Olson on the hard days.
Peggy Olson wooden standee, $47.16 at LuckyJackson/Etsy
11. Carrie Fisher quote canvas tote bag
“Take your broken heart and turn it into art.” The late Carrie Fisher inspired generations of women to be open and honest about their struggles but keep pushing forward anyway. This tote is a great way to remember her now that she’s gone.
Carrie Fisher canvas tote bag, $26.43 at PirateBlueDesigns/Etsy
12. “Nevertheless, she persisted” pencil set
Pencils are great, especially when they’re engraved with insults-turned-feminist-mantras. Grab a few packs and throw these into gift bags for your Galentine’s Day party!
“Nevertheless, She Persisted” pencils (set of six), $6 at JubileeDesignStudio/Etsy
Ignore the Valentine’s Day hubbub with a really good read. Michelle Obama’s best-selling memoir is the perfect gift for your favorite gal, and it’s a great discussion piece too.
Becoming, $19.50 at Amazon
14. Friends Central Perk guest check cardholder
For the Friends fan, this super-cute wallet is an ideal way to show their love while also keeping track of their important items.
Friends Central Perk guest check cardholder, $14.90 at Boxlunch
15. Waffle earrings
Stranger Things fans who share Eleven’s affinity for Eggo frozen waffles will love these handmade polymer clay earrings on stainless-steel posts. Plus, they’re an excellent reminder to rewatch the Netflix series before season three premieres.
Waffle earrings, $10 at Rubipotamus/Etsy
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