Written By: UMA Editorial Team |

Published on: February 15, 2024

The Unofficially Official Holiday You Need to Know

Ladies! Listen up! Forget Valentine’s Day, because we’ve got something even better: Galentine’s Day. It’s all about celebrating love in its purest form, and trust me, it’s way more fun. As the “Barbie” movie wisely said, “Every night is girls’ night!” So, what’s Galentine’s Day all about? Buckle up, because we’re about to dive into the details and embrace the ultimate friendship version of V-Day. 

Originating from the Comedy Show That Started It All

Believe it or not, we have Amy Poehler’s iconic character, Leslie Knope, from the comedy show Parks and Recreation, to thank for this fabulous day. In 2010, Leslie introduced the concept of Galentine’s Day, a day for “ladies celebrating ladies.” Since then, it has become the greatest fake holiday ever!

The Antithesis of Valentine’s Day

Galentine’s Day is all about positive vibes, empowerment, and celebrating female friendship. It’s a day that welcomes everyone, regardless of their relationship status. Whether you’re single, taken, or in a complicated situation, you’re more than welcome to join in on the festivities.

How to Celebrate Galentine’s Day in Style?

Galentine’s Day is a day to let your creativity shine and make your own rules. Whether you prefer a festive brunch, a sleepover in heart-print pajamas with wine and chocolates, a pampering day at the nail salon, or a night out on the town, the choice is yours. You can even throw a Galentine’s Day party with Valentine’s Day games, cocktails, and desserts tailored to fit your friend’s festivities.

The Joy of Making Galentine’s Day Your Own

Unlike traditional holidays, Galentine’s Day is still new and evolving. This means you have the freedom to create your traditions. Pay tribute to Leslie Knope by hosting a waffle and cocktail brunch or explore other options like tapas happy hour, dining at a fancy restaurant, or coordinating a group mani-pedi appointment. Just remember to pop the champagne and celebrate the greatness of being in a room full of your favorite people.

Sharing the Love with Galentine’s Day Gifts

Don’t forget to spread the love on Galentine’s Day by surprising your besties with meaningful gifts. Show your appreciation with cozy self-care items, beauty products, and more. Take a look at our handpicked gift suggestions below and don’t hesitate to treat yourself, because self-love is just as important.


UMA Best Seller Trial Kit:

Treat your gals to a luxurious collection of UMA’s best-selling products. From rejuvenating face oils to soothing body oils, this kit has everything they need for a spa-like experience at home.


UMA Absolute Anti Aging Deluxe Gift Set:

Give the gift of youthful radiance with this deluxe set. Packed with UMA’s most potent anti-aging formulas, it’s designed to combat signs of aging and leave skin looking refreshed and revitalized.


UMA Ultimate Brightening Gift Set:

Help someone achieve a luminous complexion with this ultimate brightening gift set. Filled with UMA’s powerful brightening products, it’s the perfect way to enhance the skin’s natural glow and achieve a more even-toned complexion.


UMA Royal Masking Kit:

Treat someone to a pampering session with this luxurious masking kit. Featuring UMA’s signature masks, it’s designed to nourish, hydrate, and rejuvenate the skin, leaving it looking and feeling fabulous.

Embrace the Magic of Galentine’s Day

Galentine’s Day is a day like no other, filled with love, laughter, and cherished friendships. So, gather your favorite people, create unforgettable memories, and celebrate the joy of being surrounded by incredible women and friends of all genders. Let Galentine’s Day be a reminder to appreciate the beauty of platonic love and sisterhood in our lives.