Thanks to the Galentine festival, February is no longer just for couples. Now friends can come together on February 13 to celebrate each other, whether they’re single or taken. This is only the first step, however. Singles deserve to treat themselves just as much as their best friends, and the Absolut Valentine’s Day gift list is here to make it happen.
Raise your hand if you’ve had to shell out tons of money on wedding registries over the years. Sure, you’re happy to celebrate your friends’ discovery of love, but it can get expensive over time to buy a gift on your friend’s registry as well as attend the wedding in general. With a increase in marriages this year, according to The Knot, you still deserve to be celebrated. You can even argue that you should get all the freebies since you’re not the one sharing the utilities and rent each month with someone else.
This is where Absolut comes in with its new concept, The register for me, which allows singles to create their own gift list just in time for Galentine’s Day. The Absolut Galentine’s Day gift list was created in collaboration with Elf. If you’ve been planning a gift exchange recently, you may be very familiar with Elfster. The Secret Santa site has made it super easy for friends to plan gift exchanges, not just for Christmas, but for the rest of the year, including Valentine’s Day.
In fact, if you’re currently planning Galentine’s Day and thinking about doing a gift exchange, you might want to use Elfster and Absolut’s Registry for Me to make the whole process easier. The way it works is like a traditional gift registry, where you can create a wishlist with gifts you would like to receive. A special gift that would be perfect for any Galentine reunion is the Absolut Cosmopolitan cocktail set ($66), which includes everything you need to create a Carrie Bradshaw-worthy Absolut Cosmopolitan. There’s also everything from yoga pants to must-have makeup.
Even if you’re not planning a Galentine gift exchange, you can still create an Absolut Galentine’s Day gift list to share with your friends. As the crew’s only friend, you certainly deserve something in return for all those plates, tea towels and rice cookers you’ve bought over the years. Absolut’s Registry for Me is super easy to share with your friends as a wishlist for them to see. It even makes it easy for you to purchase items for yourself, as it was Parks and recreation it also taught you to “indulge yourself”.
If you need ideas on what to add to your own registry for me, Absolut asked internet personality Serena Kerrigan to create her own top-notch gift registry. Kerrigan’s Wish List includes the Absolut Cosmopolitan cocktail kit, lipstick, an adorable sherpa bucket hat and Jimmy Choo shoes. Elfster even has a Valentine’s Day Themed Gift List along with a manicure kit, mini-fridge, and under-eye masks for even more inspiration for what to put on your bucket list.
Instead of date nights, you might prefer a good girls’ night out with cocktails and crafts. If it’s true, look Absolut’s gift list wishlist, which includes martini glasses, a mixology kit, and a diamond silicone mold to make the fanciest ice cubes for your drinks.
Do you feel inspired? If you answered yes, to get started, all you need to do is log in to Elfster and click “Create Registry” to get started. Add the freebies you want, and then feel free to share this list with your friends, followers, and even bad dates who deserve to make up for your lost time. Absolut’s Registry for Me is available until February 13.