Galentine’s Day is the holiday where ladies celebrate ladies, and I can’t think of a better way than by rounding out some Sacramento-sourced gifts for you to give the special ladies in your life.
Galentine’s Day has gained in popularity over the years thanks to Leslie Knope and Parks & Recreation. It was immediately embraced and the idea is easy to get behind! Our gal pals are there for us when times are tough, when things are great and for everything in between. Valentine’s Day is cool and all, but Galentine’s Day (on February 13) is where it’s at. I’m so thrilled to share some great Galentine’s Gift Ideas that are from my “backyard.” Shop small, make your sister-friend smile and go on about your business!
Here are my suggestions based on your friend’s unique characteristics!
For the gal who has everything
Why not give her a little more of everything? Locally, of course. Poppy and Oak is a specialty gift company out of Davis and created by Meghan Russell. All of their products, including the keepsake crates that the gifts arrive in, are sourced from Northern California. Taking it a step further, the majority of our products are from Sacramento and Yolo Counties. This Galentine’s Day, snag the Bestie Box or the Spa Retreat Mini Box for your gal. If you live within 15 miles of Davis, they will hand deliver your goods to the recipient for free. Not local? No problem. Poppy and Oak will ship your box via USPS.
For the Fashionista Home Body
cabine is a Sacramento-based high vibe jewelry & home goods line By Amber Collins. cabine is committed to celebrating creativity & beauty with meaning and purpose. The pieces of jewelry are all made to order and are comprised of natural materials. Our favorite items for Galentine’s Day include cabine’s eclipse pink recycled glass bracelet and the moonstone & lava bead bracelets. They are so pretty and are perfect to wear singular or all together. Lava beads are naturally porous volcanic beads perfect for adding a few drops of your favorite perfume or essential oils to diffuse fragrance throughout the day. Stylish and functional! Once your fabulous friend is home, she can light one of cabine’s soy candles and if she’s needing to cleanse the space, she can light the Sunshine Mini Sage Bundle. Order online but local pickup can be arranged.
For the mama…or mama-to-be
The Magic of Motherhood, a collection of stories from the writers behind the popular blog Coffee + Crumbs is the perfect gift for the mama of your tribe. The Magic of Motherhood celebrates all of the wonderful, challenging, messy and beautiful things being a mother has to offer. Coffee + Crumbs was founded by Sacramento’s own Ashlee Gadd and the brand has reached thousands of women all across the country. Grab a copy at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
For the Boss Lady (in practice or in spirit)
If you and your friend talked about killing your 2019 goals, you need to snag a Bulletproof Business Planner ($59). It’s un-dated and ready to help the boss lady (or gent, too, but we’re talking about the gals now) of your dreams make their business dreams a reality. These planners are the brainchild of Yvonne Heimann in Roseville, a business efficiency coach at AskYvi.com. With pages for financial tracking, quarterly goals as well as daily gratitude and water intake, this planner will get and keep your friend on the right track. You can receive a 10% off discount by mentioning The Kachet Life when you contact the Yvonne! Shipments go out within 24 hours and will arrive to you or your recipient within a couple of days.
For the newlywedded and engaged
Nothing says I’m getting married like a wifey mug! One of my favorite photographers, Ashley Baumgartner, is also an amazing calligrapher, and this mug is part of her upcoming collection! Get yours in advance of the official launch by sending an inquiry through her website or slide in those DM’s on Instagram. Mugs are $15 each.
For the art-loving sweet tooth that’s on a diet
Here’s a fun and unique gift for an art-lover that is calorie free! Pick up one (or a few) ceramic donuts from Elliott Fouts Gallery in Midtown. The donuts were crafted by Jeff Nebeker, a ceramic artist and UC Davis alum. They are part of his ceramic food series that includes cakes, cupcakes, pizza slices, tacos, and more! Pick up a chocolate sprinkle, glazed or maple surprise for $35 each. 1831 P St, Sacramento, CA 95811
For your crazy plant lady friend
Enhance your friend’s plant collection by gifting them a heart-shaped planter box with lovely succulents?! You can snag one through The Prickly Pear, a unique nursery and event venue which hosts pot & sip parties, shows, and other special events on site. Owner Mona Bahraini’s love for succulents and cacti developed when she was growing up in Arizona and she has shared her brand with the Sacramento community through pop-ups and collaborations before opening her own space. The heart planter is $40 and is yours by contacting them with your specifications. You can also follow The Prickly Pear on Instagram for all of the latest information.
When in doubt, flowers always do the job
There are so many options for you to choose from! I recently was introduced to Amrit & Evan, a floral design + event planning studio based in Folsom. They use flowers as their medium to infuse beauty into every day and do a fine job at it. Just look at their gallery! Lucky for the public, the Amrit & Evan team is taking pre-orders for floral arrangement delivery for Valentine’s Day! You can order online now.