It's a truth universally acknowledged that Parks & Rec has fundamentally changed American culture for the better. What was life before we started saying "Treat Yo Self!" and splurging on cashmere and/or fancy cheese? Who among us doesn't have Lil' Sebastian on standby when we need to meditate on joyful things? Couldn't you go for some apps and 'zerts right now? But the most important innovation of all is Galentine's Day, a celebration of all the women in your life every February 13. Go ahead, treat yo self (and yo friends).
For your friend who will point and laugh when you trip, but also hold your hair when you're sick: Jerome Dreyfuss 'Mario' calfskin bag with fringe, $620 (on sale) at Saint Cloud.
For your friend who thinks she has a green thumb but really just has an unhealthy obsession with ceramics after watching the movie Ghost: Group Partner 'Pat' Pots, $65 each, at Myth & Symbol.
For your friend who will binge-watch Law & Order: SVU with you any time/any day: a murder mystery from Murder by the Book.
For your work friend so that the two of you can sneak off for coffee breaks: gift certificate to Blacksmith coffee shop (or whatever local coffeehouse is close by).
For your friend who needs to walk 10,000 steps a day so the two of you end up circling a lot of parking lots: New Balance CRT300 sneakers, $59.95 (on sale) at STAG Provisions.
For your foodie friend who will make you a delicious dinner afterwards: Cooking classes at Sparrow.
Yay for friends!