6 Ways to Show Your Squad Love This Valentine's Day

Because they've been there through thick (crust) and thin (crust).

People typically fall in one of two Valentine’s Day camps — they totally love it or totally hate it. I see both sides, but I’d like to propose we completely shift our view of this love-ly holiday. Instead of only focusing on your S.O. and expensive, store-bought gifts, focus on the very simple, general idea of love — love for your friends, love for your family and love for humanity. We can externalize this love in thoughtful gestures that spend more of our time than they do our money. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite ways to show your squad love. 

Host a Galentine’s Day Party

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Mark your calendar for Feb. 13, and plan a party that would make Leslie Knope proud. Your gal pals will appreciate a girls' night. Not exactly sure how to pull it off? We’ve got you covered with step-by-step instructions.

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Make Home Decor for Your Besties

I don’t know about you, but nothing makes my heart skip a beat quite like a new throw pillow. Surprise friends with handmade decor for their homes. Consider each friend’s home and personality before choosing a project and color scheme. 

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Gift Them Pretty (DIY) Stemware

Who doesn’t love a new set of stemware? Spruce it up with etched hearts or glitter. Tip: Make this craft inexpensive by purchasing your stemware at a dollar store.


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Set Them Up...for a Spa Day

Do your besties spend a lot of time solo? Make their me time more enjoyable with a thoughtful spa kit. You'll be surprised at how many items you can DIY!

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Bake Them Something Sweet

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Let’s be honest here. Your single friend would much rather you make her some bomb sugar cookies than set her up on a blind date — again.

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Mail Them Your Love

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Don’t forget your long-distance friends. A handmade card delivered via snail mail goes a long way in our digital age.

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