We’re not surprised that Galentine’s is a thing now. Thanks to the US sitcom Parks and Recreation introducing the concept back in 2010, the idea of spending quality time with your girls the day before Valentine’s Day has become increasingly popular.

From woman to woman, we get it. The older we get, the more responsibilities we must take on. That goes for stay-at-home mums, those already taken or the career-focused woman. Even more so if all applies to you. And the busier we get, the less time we have for frequent catch-ups with the girls. But whether you’re single or not, Galantine’s Day is an excuse to get together and have some fun. After all, your close friends are like your family. So, we should all cherish the rare times we have together.

Need some inspiration? Whether you’re planning a shopping trip, a truly fab girl’s night out, or even a relaxing day at a spa, here are some of our suggestions to celebrate Galentine’s Day. Let the fun begin!

Go on girls…treat yourself. You both deserve to, after all. We understand it’s not easy trying to be all things to all people. Wife, mother, employer, employee, cook, cleaner. The list is endless. A spa day is hands down one of the best ways to relax and pamper yourselves. Even better with your best friend by your side.

Girl’s Night Out

Up for hitting the town with your partner in crime? Even a civilised night out with a glass of bubbly at a chic bar will do. So, find your new favourite hot-spot and slip into your heels for an unforgettable night with the girls.

There’s nothing like being surrounded with your creature comforts and catching up on all the gossip with the girls. And you can guarantee it’ll be like no time has passed whatsoever. Time to slip into your comfies, kick back and relax.

Pamper Yourself

Time for the monthly maintenance? Try killing two birds with one stone and ask your best friend to get your nails done together. You’ll have a well-deserved catch up and you’ll feel your absolute best in the process.

Retail Therapy

There’s nothing like a bit of retail therapy. Had your eye on those shoes for ages? A girly shopping trip may be the perfect choice for you both. And you know you can trust your girlfriends to be totally honest without causing offence. If you plan to seduce this Valentine’s Day, they could be just the person you need for help. Here at Ann Summers, we have everything you need to look undeniably hot. You’ll find what you need in store or online.

These are just a few top tips, so what are you waiting for? Get together with your girlfriends and go celebrate each other.