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Yeah The Girls: 5 Ways To Make This Galentine’s Day The Best Yet

Celebrating the real loves of our lives: our friends.

Gone are the days when Valentine’s Day is strictly the domain of loved-up couples. This year, we’re celebrating the real loves of our lives: our friends.

They’re the ones who stick by us through thick and thin (and all the breakups and makeups), so here’s how we’re turning this Valentine’s Day into Galentine’s Day and showering love on our besties.

1. Plan a friendship ‘date night’

We’re swapping a candlelit, romantic dinner for two for a date night with our closest girl (and guy) friends. Plan a night out at a restaurant (and who says it can’t be a little bit fancy?) and enjoy some quality time together.

If dinner isn’t your thing, make time for breakfast or brunch with your bestie to make sure they know just how truly special they are.

2. Give a gift that’s as unique as your friendship

Pandora ME stackable rings
(Credit: Pandora)

Why not gift your gal pals an accessory that’s as unique and as bold as your bond? The new arrivals in the Pandora ME collection allow you to express your take on love, in all its forms.

Are you and your bestie the epitome of ‘opposites attract’? Stackable rings have been introduced in new, contrasting colourways and elements, including black enamel with 14k rose gold-plated unique metal blend, or black pavé stones with sterling silver. Wear one each or connect them together for a bold look.

Pandora ME’s signature styling word links have been transformed into open rings – so you can tell your Galentine they really are your angel or true love for life.

Attached at the hip but also at the heart? The new Heart-Shaped Connector represents the act of linking your heart to someone else’s and is a truly special symbol of a forever friendship.

3. Tell them what makes them so special

Gifts and quality time do go a long way, but sometimes, a bold declaration of love is the ultimate gift.

Go old school and write your besties a letter telling them just how thankful you are to have them around (bonus points for actually sending it in the mail) or harness the powers of social media with an Insta slideshow of your favourite friendship moments.

4. Throw a sleepover party to remember

sleepover party slumber party

Two years in a pandemic has taught us how to throw one heck of an indoor party – and nothing says “BFFs” like a sleepover.

Wear matching pyjamas, spread pillows and blankets across your living room floor, prepare the popcorn and get your Netflix queue sorted with some flicks celebrating friendship.

5. Pamper your gal pals with a spa day

Whether they’re new friends you’ve formed an instant bond with, or they’ve been by your side for years, treat your friendship soulmate with a spa day for the ultimate show of appreciation.

Book a mani-pedi for two or give them an hour to themselves with a relaxing massage. If DIY is more your style, set up a ‘rejuvenation station’ at home with scrubs, face masks and moisturisers for a cheap and cheerful night in.

Whatever your relationship status or plans this February 14, there’s one thing we know for sure: all forms of love deserve to be celebrated, so take some time to honour that unbreakable bond you share with your bestie.

Sponsored by Pandora.

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