Valentine’s Day is all about showering your special someone with love. But what about the best friend who’s always been there for you — through the career break-throughs and relationship break-ups, the Gayle to your Oprah? Thankfully, there is now a day to celebrate the enduring awesomeness of female friendship — Galentine’s Day — an unofficial holiday celebrated on February 13th.
How you celebrate Galentine’s Day (or don’t!) is totally up to you. But it’s never a bad time to show your BFF how much you care about them. Below are some tips on how to celebrate your friend this Galentine’s Day, based on their Enneagram type. Need more ideas?
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Here’s how to enter:
‘Like’ any of our Galentine’s Day giveaway posts (shared between February 9-13, 2021).
Tag (@) your BFF in the comments.
That’s it! The contest ends on February 14, 2021. Ten winners will be randomly selected and announced the week of February 20th.
How to Celebrate Your BFF on Galentine’s Day, Based on Her Enneagram Type
Looking for some more last-minute Galentine gift ideas? Here are some fun suggestions for how to celebrate your bestie this year, based on her Enneagram type.
Enneagram 1: The Perfectionist
She’s all about working hard and being the best version of herself. But all of this focus on self-improvement may take its toll on her self-care. The best gift you can give her is the reassurance that it’s OK to rest. Treat her to the ultimate stay-at-home spa day with a gift basket packed with the essentials — bath bombs, lotions, face masks, cozy socks, and anything else that gets her off her feet and taking time to relax.
Enneagram 2: The Giver
Your Type Two BFF is constantly thinking of how to take care of the people she loves. In doing so, she often neglects her own needs. For Galentine’s Day, take the time to show her you’re paying attention to what she wants, too. Gift her that cute pair of PJs you saw her add to her Pinterest board last week, or a book on the travel destination she’s always wanted to visit but never taken the time to plan. Make sure to pair the gift with a note about everything you appreciate about her.
Enneagram 3: The Achiever
Your busy bestie probably doesn’t have much time to celebrate another made-up holiday. But that doesn’t mean she wouldn’t appreciate a sweet gesture all the same. Show the “Achiever” in your life that you care by honoring her in a special social media post (don’t forget to list her many accomplishments)! Or simply treat her to a cup of her favorite coffee to show appreciation for everything she does.
Enneagram 4: The Individualist
Your Type Four friend may feel like many people don’t understand her — but you, her trusted confidant, are among the exceptions. Make her feel extra special this Galentine’s Day with a gift that shows you get her. Make her a Spotify playlist with all of the songs you love to jam out to together. Or treat her to something sentimental, like that movie from your childhood that the two of you always used to watch together growing up.
Enneagram 5: The Investigator
As a reserved Type Five, your BFF likely won’t want anything too flashy. Celebrate a low-key Galentine’s Day by dropping off some of her favorite snacks and that book she’s been dying to read. Let her know it’s cool if she doesn’t feel like getting into the Galentine’s spirit — you’re just there to show her some extra love.
Enneagram 6: The Skeptic
What better gift to give to your Type Six friend than quality time? Plan a BFF date night on Zoom or have a socially distanced patio, pizza, and wine get-together for two. Not one for grand material gestures, she’ll appreciate the thoughtfulness. And most of all, she’ll appreciate spending time with her favorite gal pal.
Enneagram 7: The Enthusiast
Active, fun, and on-the-go, your Type Seven bestie is all about chasing the next big adventure. Give her a gift that matches her busy lifestyle, like new activewear, outdoor gear, or get together to start making plans for a summer camping trip or weekend getaway.
Enneagram 8: The Challenger
Your Type 8 bestie is always up for a fun challenge. Celebrate her with a unique gift designed just for her — like a BFF scavenger hunt or virtual video game night with all her favorite games.
Enneagram 9: The Peacemaker
Your Type Nine friend is all about relaxation — sometimes at the expense of taking care of other parts of her life. Show her some Galentine love by giving her something that she needs, but forgets to give herself. Replace the worn-out insulated tumbler she drinks coffee out of every morning or surprise her by taking her car to get washed. She’ll appreciate your thoughtfulness and attention to detail.
How do you treat your besties? Share your favorite gift ideas in the comments!