Galentines Day | To Me, From Me

I may be in a relationship, and I may be celebrating actual Valentines Day with my lovely boyfriend but… I do love treating myself and Valentine’s day is just another excuse to treat yourself, isn’t it?

Galentines Day used to be a tradition for me when I was single! I’d make light of being single and spend valentines day with my soul sisters, aka my other single girlfriends! I remember going to see the first Fifty Shades Of Grey one V day with my then best friend and actually buying each other Valentines Day cards! *inserts monkey covering eyes emoji*.

Being alone on Valentine’s day can be very lonely. When I was single I honestly used to dread it. Often sharing memes on Facebook encouraging anyone who was secretly in love with me to tell me ASAP and a tiny part of me wanted my ex-boyfriend to turn up at my door and beg for me back with a million red roses. Obviously, this never happened. I’m eternally grateful that it didn’t happen because I was so vulnerable back then I would give in, simply because I didn’t want to alone on Valentines Day when in reality he was a complete shit bag. So cheers for that hun, thanks for not thinking of me back then.

I used to get so envious of all my loved up friends on Facebook being showered with gifts so celebrating Galentines day really took my mind off being single. Jeez, I sound so desperate. Now I’ve met the man of my dreams!

When I was researching into Galentines Day, the urban dictionary (the most trusting dictionary on the web obvs), it states that Galentines Day is actually celebrated THE DAY BEFORE VALENTINES DAY?!

“February 13th, the other half of valentine’s day, when you celebrate your love for your lady friends! single or no.” 

REALLY?! I feel like the whole celebration has been a lie for me now it has a completely different meaning but heyho, I think I should start a petition for all you single gals to make Galentines Day an actual thing ON VALENTINES DAY!

If you’re looking to cheer yourself, I have the most perfect, thoughtful, useful and feel good gifts to shower yourself with on Valentines Day.

1. Personalised Wish It Was Cake Lunchbox (£17.99)

A lunch box with a bit of personality! Anyone still on the ‘New Year, New Me’ bandwagon? Still choosing salads over a Mcdonalds?! You go, girl! Me too… 5 days of the week… This hilarious lunchbox is for you if so! We all wish our greek salad was a Victoria sponge every lunchtime don’t we?! This lunchbox is not only funny but practical too, it’s a great size meaning you can add in an extra few spinach leafs to your salad. The plastic lid has a little tab on one corner to allow for it to be removed quickly and with ease. It’s also dishwasher safe!

2. Personalised Chief Prosecco Taster Leather Notebook (£16.99)

If you don’t carry a diary or a notebook in your handbag are you even an adult? One the first rules of survival in adulthood is always be armed with a notebook, especially when you work full time. I absolutely love stationary AND Prosecco, so this notebook is so ME! It’s so extra. Whether you need somewhere to jot down important things, write a journal or shopping lists this Personalised Chief Prosecco Taster Leather Notebook is perfect! It’s not just a notebook either, it has a soft touch cover, an elastic holder on the side for your pen/pencil, an envelope pocket to keep those important notes and an elastic strap for secure closure! (I sound like I’m on an M&S advert!)

3. Personalised Wish It Was Gin Mug (£11.99)

I think you guys have all grasped how much I love mugs by now, right?! This mug is the ideal everyday, office mug! Forever wishing your mug of black coffee on a morning was actually a gin & tonic? Me, all the time. Having a personalised mug means that having one mug that you always use and everyone knows that it’s yours, so no one else uses it! It was my PET hate in my old workplace when I’d see Dave from accounts walking around with my Minnie Mouse mug! Rude.

See, I told you these things were all useful, therefore you have no reason not to buy these amazing gifts for yourself! I LOVE this design which is exclusive to PrezzyBox too, how sassy?!

Happy Galentines Day ladies, and remember being single isn’t the worse thing in the world!

35 Comments

  • Reply Rosie February 12, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Girl! I saw that mug on your insta and instantly fell in LOVE! We don’t really do v day in my house, it’s our anniversary a few days after. However, I won’t be saying no to treating myself on the night!

    • Reply Alice February 12, 2018 at 3:15 pm

      How cute?!

  • Reply Yasmina February 12, 2018 at 10:33 am

    I love the notebook, completely fell in love with all of these products! I definitely think treating yourself on Valentine’s should be made a thing – boyfriend or no boyfriend 🙂 xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

    • Reply Alice February 12, 2018 at 3:15 pm

      I agree! Thanks Yasmina xx

  • Reply Robyn February 12, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Aw I love this idea and I love these gift ideas! That notebook is so cute! Robyn xx

    • Reply Alice February 12, 2018 at 3:15 pm

      Aren’t they fab?! xx

  • Reply Chloe February 12, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Yes girl!! It’s so important to treat yo self once and a while!! X

    • Reply Alice February 12, 2018 at 3:16 pm

      Totally agree! x

  • Reply Carolanne Johnson February 12, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    I love these products!! So cute and it’s always important to treat yourself 🙂 xx

    • Reply Alice February 14, 2018 at 10:06 am

      Totally agree! xx

  • Reply Sarah Chappell February 12, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    So important to treat yourself once in a while and love the look of the mugs X
    Sarah X

    • Reply Alice February 14, 2018 at 10:06 am

      How cute?! x

  • Reply Emily February 12, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    I need one of those mugs! I love anything personalised so all of these are right up my street x

  • Reply Maisie February 12, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Self love YAS love all of these bits, especially the mug haha! x

    • Reply Alice February 14, 2018 at 10:08 am

      How cute! x

  • Reply Gemma February 13, 2018 at 12:25 am

    The best excuse to treat yourself, especially if single

    • Reply Alice February 14, 2018 at 10:09 am

      Totally agree!

  • Reply Sarah February 13, 2018 at 9:48 am

    These are just fantastic! I had no idea what Galentines day was, I just thought it was a typo and it stuck

    • Reply Alice February 14, 2018 at 10:10 am

      Haha! It’s amazing!

  • Reply Emma February 13, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    I love the lunch box – I always wish for cake haha!
    Emma | emmadrury.com

    • Reply Alice February 14, 2018 at 10:10 am

      Me too! x

  • Reply Caroline February 13, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Happy Galentine’s Day! Haha these gifts are amazing, I love the notebook & mug xx

    • Reply Alice February 14, 2018 at 10:10 am

      You too girl! xx

  • Reply Mel February 14, 2018 at 7:29 am

    So crucial to treat yourself sometimes.
    I love the cute personalised things

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

    • Reply Alice February 14, 2018 at 10:10 am

      Totally agree!

  • Reply Prettiful Blog February 15, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Oh my gosh, I want some personalised gifts! I love the mug!

    • Reply Alice February 15, 2018 at 2:54 pm

      How fab?!

  • Reply Chloe February 16, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    YES GIRL! I’m all for treating yourself and I absolutely love personalised gifts! xx

    http://www.simplychlo.co.uk

    • Reply Alice February 19, 2018 at 1:05 pm

      How cute though! xx

  • Reply Angela February 20, 2018 at 12:37 am

    Haha I’m living for the personalised lunch box and mug – I mean, who doesn’t wish for cake & gin lol. Treat yourself girl!

    • Reply Alice February 20, 2018 at 1:46 pm

      How cute!

  • Reply Poppy Mayy February 20, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    I love these personalised gifts. They’re so fun!

    • Reply Alice February 21, 2018 at 1:22 pm

      How cute?!

  • Reply Gina February 23, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    I definitley need that lunchbox in my life! Also that bag is to die for xx

    • Reply Alice March 2, 2018 at 11:15 am

      Thanks hun! xx

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