If you have been following The City Society for awhile, you know we are all about Girl Power, Women Empowering Women, Girl Gangs, etc. Women truly make the world go ’round and that’s why I love the recently founded Galentine’s Day (the day before Valentine’s Day!) Bless you Leslie Knope.
I have so many different types of girlfriends so when I’m shopping, there’s a lot of places to go. While still having a full-time job, running the blog and keeping my sanity, that’s just a lot! I realized I am not the only one so I took the time (it was seriously so fun) to gather my favorite items for all my different gals! Other than plants because, let’s be honest, every one loves a good house plant these days…
The Techie: Blue Light Glasses
I stare at a computer all day and these have saved my life and drastically cut down on my headaches. They are super affordable so buy a pair for all your blogging/engineering/computer and phone obsessed/office working friends!
Alternatives: Echo Dot (I never thought I would be a fan but it controls my lights, Nest, gives me the weather, recipes, etc!) or Tile Slim (never let her lose her phone, clutch or wallet again!)
The Self-Care Warrior: Beekeeper’s Natural Gift Set
I’m completely and totally obsessed with this brand! I use the Propolis Spray every morning (Haven’t been sick since!) and the CBD honey every night! It’s an incredible woman-owned and sustainable brand. Every person that works there has to be a certified beekeeper! They’re saving the bees, ya’ll!
Alternatives: CBD (or regular) bath bombs or a HydraFacial (my FAVE, just google great local facialists and check reviews if you don’t have someone in mind already!)
The Skincare Newbie: Drunk Elephant ‘The Littles’
This is a perfect kit for someone just getting into Skincare because it comes with Everything you need to start off, without being overwhelming. The informational brochure is all they need to get started!
Alternatives: A mask sampler set, Jade Roller or anything for her lips!
The Beauty Pro: Mevolic Makeup Brush Cleaner
Beware, cleaning your makeup brushes with this will become addicting. This will save her so much time and make sure she has fresh and clean brushes for her and her clients/friends!
Alternatives: That expensive lipstick she will never purchase for herself (Nars, Chanel, Etc.) or a selfie glow light for her Makeup Insta!
The Mom Of The Group: Shiatsu Foot Massager
Whether she has real kids, or is just busy taking care of EVERYONE around her, she deserves a foot massage whenever she wants one. My husband and I purchased one of these for ourselves and ZERO regrets. It is amazing after a long day and a must have in the house!
Alternatives: A Mani/Pedi or Massage! (which also goes with everyone else on this list but they deserve it more than most…)
The Pet Lover: Furbo Dog Camera and Treat Thrower
Every pet owner needs this! Not only can you see your pet but you can throw treats to theeeeeeem! Omg it’s too much. It’s so cute!
Alternatives: Matching Best Friend Bracelets or a Barkbox subscription (I think I look forward to ours more than Stella)
The Beauty Professional: DryBar Gift Card
They are making people beautiful EVERY DAY. Give them the option to be pampered themselves! Let’s be honest, this gift card would be appropriate for ANYONE on this list.
Alternatives: Pedicure with a foot massage (they’re on their feet all day!) or a high end jewelry cleaner (they’re jewelry is subjected to all sorts of things!)
The Fashionista: Rocksbox Jewelry Subscription
You are too scared to buy her clothes and I geeeeeeet it. Give her the option to try different high end and unique jewelry whenever she wants!
Alternative: Monthly subscription to Rent the Runway Unlimited (let her change out her wardrobe whenever she wants!) or a beautiful Gucci: The Making Of coffee table book!
The Health Nut: Pop Babies Personal Blender
This thing is amazing and I use it EVERY MORNING! If your friend has a busy lifestyle but still needs the smoothie fix every AM, this is for her!
Alternatives: A REALLY comfy organic cotton PJ set or an annual subscription to Thrive Market!
The Netflix Junkie: Cotton Weighted Blanket
Nothing is more comfortable than sitting on the couch with your favorite drink, a good snack and a weighted blanket. I probably could have finished Birdbox if I had one of these!
Alternatives: Mini Popcorn Machine or a couch shelf for all her snacks/wine/schtuff!
The Chef: Sous Vide Precision Cooker
We have so many friends that absolutely swear by their sous vide! Some of them have even named them…I know. But! I have eaten sous vide dinners and they are so moist and delicious that this is at the top of my list as well! It comes with an app with a ton of recipes and you can control it through wi-fi when you are out of the house and want dinner ready when you get home!
Alternatives: Mortar and Pestle (makes using fresh herbs so much easier!) or a cookbook holder!
The Cocktail Connoisseur: Perlini Cocktail Carbonator
This thing is soooo cool! It carbonates any cocktail you add to it and even revives flat champagne and sparkling water! Who doesn’t love that?!
Alternatives: Unique Bitters or Cocktail Recipe book (they have so many that are based on individual interests! I have feminist and literature ones!)
The Impossible One: Evelyn Hensen Confetti Hearts Line
I am obsessed with all things Evelyn Hansen and her adorable Confetti Hearts line is to die for! My favorites are definitely the Mug and the phone case!
Alternatives: A fun group game (think What Do You Meme) or (everyone’s favorite) Chocolate covered Strawberries!