Who needs romance when you have your best friends by your side? Galentine's Day, celebrated on February 13th, is the perfect opportunity to show appreciation for the special friends in your life. Whether you're single, taken, or somewhere in between, it's a day to celebrate friendships and all the joys that come with it. From planning a special outing to indulging in a luxurious at-home spa day, there are plenty of ways to treat your besties to a day of fun and love. Not to mention, what's more fun than brunching with your girls or exchanging thoughtful gifts? Let's elevate the Galentine's Day game and make it a day to remember with some quality bonding time. So, grab your squad and get ready to celebrate friendship in style!

1. Plan a Special Outing

If you haven’t done something together in a while, make Galentine’s Day special with an outing. Plan an itinerary of your favorite things to do, whether it's hiking a trail or visiting a vineyard. While winging things can be fun, it's helpful to pack a few small items to make sure you're prepared for your outing. Stash items such as hand sanitizers and lip balms into your bag so that you can freshen up with ease throughout the day. If you're planning a trip out of town, don't forget to pack essentials such as shampoo and toothpaste.

2. Grab Brunch 

What's a Galentine's celebration without food? Galentine's Day is probably most associated with brunch, thanks to Parks and Recreation. Still, you don't have to spring for avocado toast or bottomless mimosas if they're not really your thing. A coffee date, quick lunch, or fancy dinner can work just as well. For a more low-key setting, you can even cook a meal together or coordinate a casual kickback at home. 

3. Host an At-Home Spa Day

If you're too tired to go out for Galentine's Day, a spa day at home is a cozy way to hang out while recharging. It's easy to set up an at-home R&R session, too. Start with a relaxing aromatherapy oil in your diffuser to set the ambiance, whether you love energizing Desert Essence Mood Lifter Organic Essential Oil or calming Desert Essence Organic Lavender Tea Tree Oil

Pamper your guests with Desert Essence Cucumber Charcoal Face Mask and Desert Essence Tropical Coconut Hand & Body Lotion. The mask is formulated with Activated Coconut Shell Charcoal, Bentonite Clay, and pure Australian Tea Tree Oil and it will detoxify and purify your skin, leaving it radiant and clear. The lotion is formulated with Organic Coconut Fruit Extract, Coconut Oil and Jojoba Oil, it is intensely hydrating and will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. The delicious, tropical Coconut scent will transport you and your friends to a faraway paradise, making it the perfect addition to any spa experience. Share snacks, put on a movie, or play music — it all depends on how you want to kick things off. 

To add some extra fun to your spa day, you can also plan a theme such as a "tropical paradise" or "Zen garden" to really set the mood. Remember, the key is to make your friends feel relaxed and special, so don't hesitate to go the extra mile!

4. Exchange Thoughtful Gifts

Make Galentine’s Day memorable by putting together a present for your pals, whether you're looking around for sentimental trinkets or gifts that make their days easier. One of our favorite ways to celebrate Valentine's Day Eve is by putting together a Galentine's Day gift basket for our besties. We love to compile personal care goodies to help our friends nourish and pamper themselves. For an extra thoughtful present, consider factors such as their hair type and skin texture to find gifts specifically catered to their needs. 

5. Spend Quality Time Together

What is Galentine's Day but an excellent excuse to spend time with your best friends? Ultimately, the way you celebrate Galentine's Day with your friends might look different than others. Consider ways to support and strengthen your friendships. This could be as simple as spending quality time together, whether it's taking a fitness class or going to the farmers market. Remember, the most important thing is to show your appreciation and support for the friends in your life.


No matter how you approach Galentine’s Day, it’s always a lovely gesture to celebrate friendship. We love kicking off the season of love by treating our best friends with plant-powered Desert Essence favorites that give them the TLC they deserve.