Total Guide to Buying Galentine's Day Treats
We know you’re familiar with Valentine’s day, one of the most controversial holidays on the calendar, but how do you feel about Galentine’s Day? This article includes everything you need to know to celebrate this lovely holiday with the best Galentine’s treats!
What is Galentine’s Day?
Galentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 13th, the day before Valentine's Day. In contrast to the romantic holiday centered around the person you are in love with, Galentine’s Day is a day for celebrating female friendships and showing appreciation for the important women in one's life.
The fake but widely recognized holiday actually comes from Pop Culture and not religious events or greeting card companies. The introduction of Galentine’s Day came from Leslie Knope, a character on the television show "Parks and Recreation." In season 2, Leslie celebrates Galentine's Day with her female friends by getting together for brunch and “kick it breakfast style.”
While brunch is an excellent way to spend Galentine’s day, there are a million other ways to celebrate your gal pals. You could even try something new each year to keep the celebrations exciting and memorable.
How Should I Celebrate Galentine’s Day?
On Galentine's Day, people often exchange cards, gifts, and spend quality time with their female friends, either through in-person gatherings or virtual events. In recent years, this has become a popular holiday among women as a way to celebrate and strengthen their friendships that may go unappreciated throughout the rest of the year.
One way to do this is by incorporating the best treats into your Galentine's Day celebration. Whether you choose to give them as gifts, serve them up at brunch, or simply enjoy them with others any time of the day, no Galentine’s Day celebration is complete without something for your sweet tooth.
Here are five things to consider when buying or preparing the perfect treats for your Galentine's Day celebration:
- Know your audience: What are your friends' favorite flavors, and which flavors are no-nos? Maybe switch out black licorice for more popular red licorice. Are there textures your friends avoid? You can opt for freeze-dried versions of your favorite candies that may be too chewy for some people. Does anyone have any dietary restrictions or allergies? Be sure to choose treats that everyone can enjoy.
- Go for variety: Don't just stick to one type of treat. There are tons of colors, flavors, textures, etc., that you can incorporate into your celebrations. You can even mix it up more with a variety of sweets, savory snacks, and drinks.
- Think about the presentation: Galentine's Day is all about making your friends feel special and appreciated. Consider packaging the treats in a cute and thoughtful way, such as in a gift basket or decorative tin. Not only does this make the gift more personal, but it can also be more environmentally friendly than wrapping that is just thrown away.
- Shop locally: Support small businesses in your community by purchasing treats from a local bakery, chocolatier, or boutique—bonus points for supporting a local small business owned by hard-working women.
- Make it personal: Consider adding a personal touch to the treats by adding a handwritten note or making something homemade just for them.
No matter what treats you choose, the most important thing is to show your friends how much you appreciate and value their friendship. A Galentine's Day celebration is all about celebrating the special bond between women, and what better way to do that than with some delicious treats?
Here are some popular choices for Valentine's Day candies that can easily be incorporated into Galentine’s gifts and celebrations:
- Chocolate: Who doesn't love chocolate? Chocolate is the quintessential Valentine's Day gift, and there are many different types to choose from. Choose a selection of chocolates in different flavors and sizes to please everyone. You can go for classic chocolate hearts or try something more unique, like artisanal chocolate truffles.
- Heart-shaped candy: Heart-shaped candy is a popular choice for Valentine's Day, and there are many different options to choose from. From gummy hearts to heart-shaped lollipops, there is something for everyone.
- Conversation hearts: These small, heart-shaped candies are popular around Valentine's Day. Each candy has a short message written on it, such as "Be Mine" or "Kiss Me."
- Chocolate-covered strawberries: These sweet treats are a classic Valentine's Day gift you can hand-make for your Galentine’s guests. Fresh strawberries are dipped in chocolate and then refrigerated until the chocolate is firm. If you want to give a gift that will last a bit longer, try freeze-dried strawberries — all the delicious strawberry flavor in bite-size shapes that will stay good for weeks.
- Caramels: Soft, chewy caramels are a delicious treat for Valentine's Day. They can be purchased in various flavors, from classic to more unique options like sea salt or bourbon. Additionally, there are many popular candies that offer a caramel version, like caramel M&Ms.
- Cupcakes: These sweet treats are perfect for sharing with friends and can be decorated in so many fun and different ways! You can choose from a variety of flavors, such as chocolate, vanilla, or red velvet, to mix and match and add candies for some extra fun on top.
- Wine or bubbly: A bottle of wine or a case of bubbly is a great addition to any Galentine's Day celebration. Choose a bottle or case that fits your budget and the tastes of your friends.
- Tea or coffee: For a more low-key celebration, consider buying a selection of teas or coffees for your friends to enjoy. You can also include some sweet treats, like biscotti or shortbread cookies, to go with the drinks.
Candy Jan’s Got Galentine’s Treats Ready To Go!
Not only is Candy Jan locally owned and operated, but it is also a company that began with a wonderful woman. The lady behind all the magic at Candy Jan is Janet d’Argy, and she and her team are excited about spreading goodness with the best freeze-dried treats for all occasions. Support this awesome female-owned business and share the sweetness with all your gal pals on Galentine’s and every day of the year when you order from Candy Jan!