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Here’s Why Galentine’s Day Is The Perfect Way For M’sians To Celebrate The Important People In Their Lives!


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Whenever February rolls around, many people would feel excited about celebrating Valentine’s Day while the rest of us would be dreading this festive season… Single people, where you at?! 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

If this is you, it’s time to change your mindset! Did you know that even if you don’t have a partner on Valentine’s Day, you can always celebrate Galentine’s Day? Yes, got such a thing, okay! If this is your first time hearing about it, let us tell you all you need to know about this special day and why it’s the perfect day to spread the love with the people we care about most!


No partner, no problem! Celebrate Galentine’s Day instead!

In case you’ve never heard about it, Galentine’s Day is a fun spin to Valentine’s Day where, instead of celebrating your significant other, it’s meant to celebrate the friendship between you and your BFFs! Here are some quick facts to get you up to speed:

  • It is celebrated on 13th February yearly, a day before Valentine’s Day.
  • It originated from the American sitcom “Parks and Recreation” where the protagonist, Leslie Knope, would dedicate every 13th February as a day for “ladies celebrating ladies.”
  • On this day, we’re encouraged to spend more time with our friends and shower them with the love and appreciation they deserve.

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You might be wondering, “Is this even a real thing?” or “Why is this even necessary?”. And to that question, we say why not?! 

We have Valentine’s Day for our spouses and Mother’s and Father’s day dedicated to our parents but we don’t have a specific day to celebrate our amazing BFFs who’ve supported us at our best and cheered us on at our worst.

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Plus, paired with the recent tumultuous couple of years that we’ve had, we owe it to our girlfriends for keeping us sane and getting us through all the lockdowns. Thus, it’s no surprise if you’d want to convey your appreciation by celebrating these amazing people on this special day!


So, how can we celebrate Galentine’s Day?

Just like Valentine’s Day, of course, you’re free to celebrate Galentine’s Day however way you’d like and you can even skip it if you don’t feel like celebrating. But if you’re feeling like going the extra mile, we gotchu! 😉

From going on a girls day out with your squad or sending gifts to those long-distance BFFs, here are some lovely gift ideas for you to show your love on Galentine’s Day:

1. A classic bouquet of flowers to charm their hearts

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We can never go wrong with flowers, especially when they look this gorgeous! This bouquet consists of romantic red roses and the everlasting beauty of baby’s breath to delight the heart of the receiver. You can get this bouquet from Bloomthis for only RM197.10 and they even accept GrabPay or PayLater!


2. Go on a fun day out with your besties at the movies

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A fun movie day out is much needed to keep us sane and what better way to experience it than to take your besties along with you! And now, your movie sessions are about to get a lot better as you can head over to GSC and pay with your GrabPay or PayLater to enjoy more privileges!


3. Spend some quality time together over a hearty meal

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Whether you take your friend out to their favourite restaurant or you cook them a special homemade recipe, nothing says “I love you” quite like the bond you share over a hearty meal! If your BFF is a huge foodie, why not take her out for a fancy dinner out in town! Pro tip: make sure to check the restaurant to see if they accept GrabPay so you can earn 1.8% savings in GrabRewards!

On the other hand, it’s also just as special to stay in and bond over a cooking session! And now, it’s all the more convenient as you can purchase any ingredient you need on GrabMart! From local dishes to western cuisine or even desserts, GrabMart has all the ingredients you need! Alternatively, you can also check out the thousands of restaurants on GrabFood to tapao food from their favourite place.


4. When in doubt, just send them a heartfelt package! 

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If you’re not sure what gift to get, we’d recommend gifting them a lovely package that will surely make their day! Now, thanks to the newly revamped GrabGifts, you can send a gift on-demand to loved ones anywhere in Malaysia and even other Southeast Asian cities including:

  • Singapore
  • Indonesia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Thailand

You can either send GrabGifts vouchers or send food and other physical gifts in 100+ different cities within just an hour! (Of course, this would depend on the availability of the GrabFood and GrabMart merchant partners in the recipient’s area.) This means that no matter where you and your BFF are, you can still reach them and send your love across borders! 😍


Do you want to know the best part…?

All of these gifts are available to be paid using GrabPay or PayLater so you can have more flexible payment options!

With GrabPay, you can conveniently pay for your purchase now but with PayLater, you can save now and have the choice to either:

  • Pay for your purchase at the end of the month.
  • Break them down into 4 interest-free instalments!

This will give you a chance to manage your cash flow better and you can still celebrate important events without breaking the bank. The best part is, there is no interest or upfront costs as long as repayment is made on time! Woohoo!

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As we’ve mentioned before, you can enjoy up to 1.8% in savings when you earn GrabRewards with every successful GrabPay transaction. These GrabRewards can be used to redeem discount vouchers or offset your future purchases. So, the more you spend, the more you can save! 

Pssst… you can also spend worry-free because all of Grab’s transactions are protected and secured with their multi-layered security features including the two-factor authentication (2FA) with Grab PIN and biometrics. 😉


Ultimately, it doesn’t matter what gifts you’d get them as long as you’re able to let your friends know how much they’re loved, appreciated and adored. It’s not every day we get to express our feelings for them, so might as well go big or go home!

So, what do you say? Ready to celebrate Galentine’s Day with your gal pals? Don’t forget to download the Grab app and follow them on Facebook or Instagram to stay updated with all the best promotions!


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