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Easy & Meaningful Galentine’s Day Gift Ideas with iHerb

Valentine’s Day is fun… but celebrating and cherishing our girlfriends can be even more delightful!  Today I’m sharing some perfect Galentine’s Day gifts for your bestie and an easy DIY basket to put them in.

My Galentine’s Day gifts are sponsored by iHerb, but all opinions are my own.  As always I only write about companies I enjoy and feel like you will too!  Thanks for supporting posts like this that allow me to keep publishing Running in a Skirt.

Hi everyone!

How was your weekend?  Mine was good, although a bit busy.  I ended up with planned events Friday, Saturday and Sunday… so there was a lot of running around.  I got to see a lot of people I haven’t seen in awhile, so that is always nice though.  I hope your weekend was just as good.

Last week, I met my dear friend Marilyn for another walk at Biltmore.  If you’ve been a long time reader of the blog you might remember how much the two of us like to get together to walk and hike during the week.  If the weather is too cold, we’ll meet for brunch at one of our favorite local restaurants.  She is my kindred spirit and I can’t even begin to tell you how much I cherish our friendship.  Working from home can get lonely and it’s so nice to meet up with her when I can.

I’m bringing up Marilyn because I recently learned about a new twist on Valentine’s Day called Galentine’s Day.  It’s all about showing a little love for an important woman in your life on Valentine’s Day in addition to your sweetie.  Valentine’s Day is nice, but I’ve never been a huge fan.  Galentine’s Day is something I can wholeheartedly get on board with!

As soon as I learned about the holiday, I knew what I wanted to do!  I wanted to surprise Marilyn with a Galentine’s Day gift.  She is always doing such wonderful things for me, and I was so excited about the excuse to spoil her back.

I’ve been short on time lately (ok… always… ) and I did all my shopping for Galentine’s Day gifts on iHerb.  iHerb is a wonderful website packed full of healthy and natural products.  They feature supplements, herbs, bath and beauty finds, grocery products and sports related buys like protein powders and bars.  They even have goods for babies and pets!  I love that iHerb focuses on stocking healthy, natural products at wonderful prices.

For Marilyn’s gift I picked up Deep Steep Lavender Chamomile Bubble Bath and Sugar Scrub…  <—I adore this stuff!

Galentine's Day Gifts - easy DIY gift baskets from iherb / Running in a Skirt

Aveeno Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion and Badger Organic Sleep Balm

Galentine's Day Gifts - easy DIY gift baskets from iherb / Running in a Skirt

… plus Hugo Naturals French Lavender Bath Salts and Eco Tools Bath and Shower Gloves.

Galentine's Day Gifts - easy DIY gift baskets from iherb / Running in a Skirt

You might have picked up a theme here, but I was going for a stress relief and sleep basket!  Marilyn’s sweet baby Evelyn is celebrating her first birthday this week and needless to say my dear friend hasn’t been getting much sleep this past year.

Btw can you believe she’s almost a year old? Remember her winter themed baby sprinkle?!

Galentine's Day Gifts - easy DIY gift baskets from iherb / Running in a Skirt

It was SOOOO simple to get together all the items for my Galentine’s Day gifts with iHerb.  I even searched for ideas right on the site!  I often struggle with presents and honestly coming up with gift ideas with this site made the process a breeze.

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The prices for these products were really amazing.  I got everything in this basket for less than $50!  You really can’t beat the price and convenience.

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After ordering all the goodies from iHerb for my Galentine’s Day gift I put it together in a basket.  My favorite way of dressing up a gift is a pretty flat basket, fluffy packing paper and flowers to go with the theme.

I picked lavender for this basket of course!

Galentine's Day Gifts - easy DIY gift baskets from iherb / Running in a Skirt

I wanted to surprise Marilyn, so I just told her I needed some help with the blog after our walk and then I gave her a gift!  It is so important to let the people who are important to you know how you feel and Galentine’s Day is such a good excuse to spread the love.

Galentine's Day Gifts - easy DIY gift baskets from iherb / Running in a Skirt

Luckily the basket was a big hit!

Galentine's Day Gifts - easy DIY gift baskets from iherb / Running in a Skirt

Marilyn says she can’t wait to try all these goodies out!

Galentine's Day Gifts - easy DIY gift baskets from iherb / Running in a Skirt

I’d say my first experience with Galentine’s Day was a big success, thanks to iHerb.  I will be using them for fast gift giving again in the future and buying some of my favorite health products at better prices.

I encourage you to let the ladies in your life know how much you care for them with Galentine’s Day gifts too.  Celebrating Valentine’s Day can be so much more fun this way!

If a stress relief/ sleep themed basket isn’t right for your friend, try these other themed basket ideas you can get from iHerb:

The ideas are really endless!  iHerb sells over 35,000 products and ships to 160 countries, so there is something for everyone.  Stop by and try them out… tell them I sent ya!

Happy early Galentine’s Day, lovelies!  Each of you also mean the world to me.

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I’m linking up with Marvelous Monday, Thinking Out Loud Thursday, Wild Workout Wednesday, Fit and Fashionable Friday and Fashion Friday.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Come back tomorrow for a healthy (no butter) crock pot version of Chex Mix!

Your turn!

Head over to iHerb and let me know which products you would order for your bestie!

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:52-04:00 January 30th, 2017|Asheville / WNC Living, Fitness, Fun, Motivation/ Inspiration|104 Comments


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  3. kimmythevegan February 12, 2017 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Aw I love this post. I have heard of Galentine’s Day actually – I have celebrated it before. I really like the idea of honouring my girlfriends for the awesome people they are. And you are so sweet! This is a stellar basket and a fantastic gift =)
    I have tried the badger sleep balm before and LOVE it =)

  4. [email protected] February 6, 2017 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    I have never heard of this but it sure sounds like a great idea! I’d love this gift basket! Your such a thoughtful friend!

  5. Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy February 3, 2017 at 8:14 am - Reply

    You are clearly the best friend ever!

  6. [email protected] February 2, 2017 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    Galentine’s Day is SUCH a good idea! I have a husband, but I really really want to do something for my best friend (who was also my son’s NICU nurse!). I’d say she deserves something special.

    • JulieWunder February 5, 2017 at 10:57 am - Reply

      What a special friendship! Is he in there now or has he graduated?

      • [email protected] February 5, 2017 at 11:25 am - Reply

        He’s almost FIVE now and we’ve been friends all these years. I met her because of him ?

        • JulieWunder February 6, 2017 at 8:44 pm - Reply

          How wonderful!!! It’s amazing how sometimes good things can come out of challenging times of our lives! I’m on our local March of Dimes board, so I have a lot of respect for what you and your friend went though.
          So nice to see you here!

  7. Nicole @ Fitful Focus February 1, 2017 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    I want to celebrate Galentine’s Day! How fun!! And that basket is so sweet!

  8. Elsie February 1, 2017 at 10:19 am - Reply

    I love this idea! I can’t wait to give some Galentines!!!

  9. Meg @ With Salt and Wit February 1, 2017 at 9:45 am - Reply

    I love Aveeno Products! This is a pretty basket! This would make a great gift!

  10. Jessica @ Nutritioulicious February 1, 2017 at 9:39 am - Reply

    What a fun idea to celebrate girlfriends! That lavendar bubble bath sounds delightful!

  11. Emily Kyle February 1, 2017 at 8:09 am - Reply

    Julie, I think this is the greatest idea for Valentine’s Day! I would sure love a basket like that as a gift, it looks so relaxing and perfect for a day of pampering!

  12. Laura January 31, 2017 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    I absolutely love this idea!! Some of my girlfriends would love it!

  13. Mikki January 31, 2017 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    That is such a great day. What a beautiful way to love on a friend!

  14. Alisa @ Go Dairy Free January 31, 2017 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful and thoughtful gift! I hadn’t heard of Galentine’s Day, but may need to treat a sweet friend for it ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Kara @ Byte Sized Nutrition January 31, 2017 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    What a cute and thoughtful gift! I love the idea of celebrating galentine’s day!

  16. amanda -runtothefinish January 31, 2017 at 10:58 am - Reply

    Ok I feel like a crappy friend, but I’ve totally never made anyone but my hubs (or previous beaus) a big ol’ Valentine’s.

    • JulieWunder February 1, 2017 at 8:20 pm - Reply

      I hadn’t before this year, so don’t feel bad! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Ilka January 31, 2017 at 9:59 am - Reply

    this is an amazing basket, filled with wonderful goodies! I especially love Badger products!!

  18. jill conyers January 31, 2017 at 4:03 am - Reply

    I love giving gifts like this that are easy to personalize.

  19. Christina Bauer January 31, 2017 at 12:24 am - Reply

    My boyfriend and I don’t celebrate Valentine’s day, but I would celebrate Galentine’s day!! It’s a nice idea to treat the women in our lives ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Marielle Altenor January 31, 2017 at 12:04 am - Reply

    I love how that gift basket turned out! I’m totally new to iHerb, and I have to say that I’m really impressed at the selection of products that they offer.

  21. Chrissy January 30, 2017 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    Great items for a wonderful gift basket for whatever occasion. Even better that it’s for Galentine’s day. Very fun!

  22. Lindsay Cotter January 30, 2017 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    Love this idea so much! The thoughtfulness behind these gift baskets is just beautiful! I bet it’s so fun shopping for all the ideas to place in the baskets! You got some great items from iHerb!

    • JulieWunder February 1, 2017 at 8:10 pm - Reply

      Thanks Lindsay! Nice to have it all in one place too.

  23. chastity January 30, 2017 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    I want of those baskets for myself! I’ve never done a galentines, but need to do it this year for sure.

  24. Sarah January 30, 2017 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    Such a great, and sweet, idea and looks like such a relaxing basket of goodies!

  25. Kerri McGrail January 30, 2017 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    Love the idea of a galentines gift! I think I need to plan a galentines get together this year with my friends!

  26. Kristy from Southern In Law January 30, 2017 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    This is such a sweet gift basket! What a fun idea!

  27. Jodi @ Create Kids Club January 30, 2017 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Friends everywhere would be thrilled with that basket ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Blane Sherer January 30, 2017 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    That’s a nice thoughtful gift for your friend.

  29. Taylor Kiser January 30, 2017 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    Galentineโ€™s Day – what a super great idea!! Love the gift basket you put together with iHerb! And all of those great products for less than $50?? That’s awesome!

  30. Emily @Sinful Nutrition January 30, 2017 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    This is such a cute and thoughtful gift basket. I can’t help but think of Parks & Rec when I hear galentine’s day!

    • JulieWunder February 1, 2017 at 8:06 pm - Reply

      Totally! I haven’t seen the show, but I know that’s where the name came from! I’ll have to watch it!

  31. Annemarie LeBlanc January 30, 2017 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    This is a great idea! Valentines is not only for lovers, but for best friends too! I wish my best friend still lived close. She and her family moved away to another country because of work opportunities. I miss her so much! I may put together a basket like this and give it instead to my sisters and sisters in law.

    • JulieWunder February 1, 2017 at 8:04 pm - Reply

      Such a great idea! I’m sure they would love it.

  32. Laura January 30, 2017 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    Best show and holiday every! Love it!

  33. Liz Mays January 30, 2017 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    Ooh , you picked out some really nice gifts! I think the lavender theme was a good choice! That’s such a nice scent for relaxation.

  34. Tiffany VanSickle January 30, 2017 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    This is such a great idea!!! I love that Aveeno lotion! Great choices!

  35. Emily January 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Such perfect ideas especially as a single gal; I can do this for really good friends! ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog. January 30, 2017 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    These are some great products!! I always appreciate a Galentines gift (both giving and receiving!). Reminds me of Leslie Knope’s Galentines get together in Parks and Rec ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Neely Moldovan January 30, 2017 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    Such a cute gift idea. I love celebrating valentines with my girls even though I have my hubs too!

  38. abbey sharp January 30, 2017 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    The Deep Steep products look great! I love body scrubs!! and bath products

  39. What a fun idea! Who wouldn’t love to receive a basket like that?!

  40. Mariangelica @ Chasing Littles January 30, 2017 at 10:44 am - Reply

    I think the idea of a running basket is perfect also for when you know a friend wants to get started on their fitness journey. It will give them some accountability too!

  41. Mariangelica @ Chasing Littles January 30, 2017 at 10:41 am - Reply

    This is great! I really need to read some of those links to the other baskets.
    I love the idea of theming them to an event the person went through or wants to get into! Thanks for the ideas!!

    • JulieWunder January 30, 2017 at 12:33 pm - Reply

      Thanks! Me too! Makes it so much more meaningful!

  42. Cassandra January 30, 2017 at 10:30 am - Reply

    I love the idea of Galentine’s Day! What a great way to celebrate with your girlfriends. The Hubby and I don’t do much for V-Day. It’s just not one of those must celebrate days to us. But a girls night is a super cute tradition especially if it involves some spa treatment!

    • JulieWunder January 30, 2017 at 12:31 pm - Reply

      I feel the same way, we acknowledge it… but don’t make too big of a fuss.

  43. Sarah January 30, 2017 at 9:58 am - Reply

    Such a lovely idea and that basket looks like it’s filled with relaxing essentials which I think everyone would use and can enjoy!

    • JulieWunder January 30, 2017 at 12:29 pm - Reply

      Totally! Too much stress all around these days!

  44. Jenn January 30, 2017 at 9:46 am - Reply

    I love this idea! Surprising people with gifts when they least expect it is the BEST! I love the gifts you chose for your friend. How happy I would be to receive a basket like this. Well done!

    • JulieWunder January 30, 2017 at 12:28 pm - Reply

      Thanks Jenn! I know! I might have to get one for myself! haha!

  45. Chrissa - Physical Kitchness January 30, 2017 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Oooh I love this idea to give to a good girlfriend! Aveevno is my FAV brand of lotions. I use their brand for my kiddos too!

  46. valmg @ Mom Knows It All January 30, 2017 at 9:34 am - Reply

    I have never heard of it being called Galentine’s Day before. These look like they would be nice gift ideas for almost any occasion.

  47. Annmarie January 30, 2017 at 8:56 am - Reply

    What a great idea! Not much of a V-Day fan, much rather celebrate Galentine’s Day instead!

  48. Anita Anderson January 30, 2017 at 8:48 am - Reply

    This is a nice basket. In my culture, we celebrate valentine’s day with a love as well as friends. So all my friends get a little something from me.

  49. I love the idea of Galentine’s Day! I have a few special women in my life…I may have to do this!

    I have shopped at iHerb many times over the years–mostly for vitamins. They have the best prices!

  50. Marilyn January 30, 2017 at 7:17 am - Reply

    You’re the best!!! I am so grateful for you and our friendship!!

  51. heather @Lunging Through Life January 30, 2017 at 6:57 am - Reply

    Aww I love this! How special. I also am laughing because you guys either take a walk… or get brunch, ha! I LOVE it! And want to join ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope you have some time to catch up this week!

  52. Susie @ Suzlyfe January 30, 2017 at 6:40 am - Reply

    Such a beautiful and thoughtful gift! Who wouldn’t love this!

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