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Gorgeous Galentine’s Day Gifts From Seattle BIPOC-Owned Businesses

Show your love and support for women and local BIPOC creators

Vicky McDonald

Published on: February 05, 2023


The idea of Galentine’s Day was first uttered in an episode of “Parks and Recreation” — all the way back in 2010. In the show, Leslie Knope threw a party to celebrate her best gal pal the day before Valentine’s Day. The idea took off in real life, and from then on, Feb. 13 become known as “Galentine’s Day,” a day for ladies celebrating ladies.

Fast forward to 2023 and we could all do with a bit of Galentine’s Day cheer in our lives. In recent years, we haven't been able to hang out with our gal pals, our mom tribe or our work wives as much as we used to because of the pandemic. But we can still honor these special people from afar with some thoughtful gifts created by Seattle-area BIPOC businesses — because they deserve our love and need our support, too.

A beautiful brass necklace

The Cura Co. is a local, female-forward Seattle shop that sells apparel, jewelry, accessories and homewear all from BIPOC creators. This stunning oval textured necklace would make a great gift and it's a fair-trade product so you know your dollars are going directly back to the producers. 

A pretty painted cocktail shaker

Misha Zadeh is a local Seattle artist who sells her work on Etsy. Head on over to her store to find beautiful hand-painted stationery, housewares and textiles. We think this hand-painted cocktail shaker would make an awesome Galentine’s Day gift for a favorite friend. 

A whimsical wind chime

This beautiful green owl wind chime from Kobo in Seattle creates soothing sounds and will brighten up any front porch or backyard. Check out Kobo (meaning artist's workspace in Japanese) for lots of other beautiful and unique gift ideas for your gal pals. 

A stylish mug

This stylish and sweet heart-shaped mug made by artist Jenni Liu will elevate your daily ritual. Liu's work is fun, beautiful and playful (check out the mini banana lifecycle art piece and the potato lunar New Year tumbler).  

A fresh new scent

This grapefruit-mint candle from Sukie’s Candle Company comes in a glass container and is sure to bring some freshness and cheer in this new year. All candles from Sukie’s are handcrafted, vegan and eco-friendly, and Sukie herself is a Seattle native.

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Editor's note: This article was first published in 2021 and has been updated with new products for 2023.

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