Who says Valentine’s Day is for lovers only? This year, show some love to your best friend. They’re the ones who’ve been there for you through the good and the bad. They’ve been the one to pick up the broken pieces of your heart when it was shattered by Mr. Wrong. Instead of celebrating Anti-Valentine’s Day, celebrate GALentine’s Day!
There’s no better way to show appreciation to your person then by making gift for them from scratch. Handmade presents are extremely thoughtful and demonstrate that you took the time to create something that they would truly enjoy.
Buzzfeed gives some great handmade jewelry suggestions to create for your best friend:
46 Ideas For DIY Jewelry You’ll Actually Want To Wear
The world of do-it-yourself jewelry has really stepped up its game. Thanks to all the creative craft bloggers out there, you can learn how to make the kind of jewelry you see in boutiques — and start sporting arm parties in no time.
1. The Tiny Tassel Bracelet
2. Painted Bobby Pin Earrings
An awesome way to put that leftover nail polish to good use.
3. The Chevron Bracelet
Using string and hexagonal nuts from the hardware store. Get the full directions here.
I can guarantee that these homemade gifts will brighten your bestie’s day. Who knows them better than you? Create a piece that highlights their personality and something they’ll be proud to show off.
You may be thinking that they already have every piece of jewelry you’ve ever created and that it won’t be special enough, so I’ll offer you some other fun ideas you can gift them:
20 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Best Friend, Since You Guys Are Basically Soulmates
Valentine’s Day is a holiday dedicated to celebrating the person you love — but who says that person has to be your significant other? If you ask me, celebrating Valentine’s Day with your best friend is 100 percent the way to go. Whether you’re single or not, you should take a note from Leslie Knope and start celebrating Galentine’s Day. This means going out for a special brunch (or dinner, or whatever) — and of course, buying each other gifts.
If you’re single, celebrating Valentine’s Day with your best friend is a great way to get through the holiday without wanting to eat an entire box of chocolate by yourself in one sitting. If you’re in a relationship, it’s just a no-pressure way to have fun with your bestie. This year, buy gifts to show each other how important your friendship really is. Whether you want something small or something bigger, we’ve got you covered. Happy Galentine’s Day!
A Wine To-Go Cup
This is something cute you can get along with a bottle of wine, or on its own. These little guys are great for games in the winter, or picnics and the beach in the summer. Plus, the pink top makes it very holiday appropriate.
A Grown-Up Friendship Bracelet
It may not be a homemade yarn friendship bracelet, but this gold Alex & Ani charm bracelet comes pretty close. Alex & Ani charm bracelets make such a great gift because they’re inexpensive and a nice way to show you care — plus, they go with literally everything.
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a depressing holiday if you’re single. Grab your best friend and celebrate Galentine’s Day!