Who said Valentine’s Day was only for romantic love?

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Yes, we all know that Valentine’s Day is the day of love and affection. But whether you’re single or not, who said Valentine’s Day was all about alone your love partner?

This idea that romantic love supersedes everything else is rather archaic, as love comes in many forms. In fact, the Greeks had 7 different types of love, ranging from eros (romantic love) to philia (friendship) to storge (family love) and even philautia (self-love)!

So why do we only celebrate one type of love?

Galentine’s Day

Leslie Knope from the hit sitcom Parks and recreation created Galentine’s Day on February 13 to celebrate friendship and platonic love between close female friends.

The “equivalent of Valentine’s Day” for celebrating friends has been quickly adopted around the world, proving that we humans actually love loving our friends as much as we love loving our love partners!

Friends for life!
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So if you want to show your best friends how much you appreciate their love and friendship, why not give them something they love?

The language of love also applies to friends

There’s no need to worry about what your friends would like as a surprise gift if you know their love language. Different people experience and enjoy different acts of love, so it’s best to know what really make your friend happy.

Whether they appreciate quality time together or a thoughtful gift, give them something that truly embodies their spirit. In case you need help figuring it out, we also tell you how to find out about their love language here:

READ MORE: What your partner REALLY wants for Valentine’s Day according to their love language

Sometimes you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make someone happy.
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The perfect gift for everyone

But if you don’t know what to get, no worries! We got it too!

With GrabPay giving you great savings through GrabRewards and PayLater letting you save now and pay later, shopping for gifts is now easier than ever.

Everyone loves a personalized gift box, so something like this personalized gift box will definitely put a smile on your friend’s face, especially if they love tea!

Any type of gift is good, as long as the recipient loves it!
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If your friends just love hanging out together, then why not arrange a movie date? After all, it’s been a while since many of us have visited the cinemas, so now is the perfect time to catch up. Find the perfect movie to watch at your nearest cinema such as GSC or TGV. You can also use GrabPay at these online and offline cinemas, so you can offset your next transaction with the GrabRewards you earn.

Or if your friends are practical people who love food, then what better way to bond than to eat the Malaysian way?

Restaurants will likely be packed during Valentine’s Day, full of eye-flapping couples, so just get yourself a great meal delivered from the thousands of restaurants on GrabFood and feast!

But if you’re feeling adventurous, you can order a variety of ingredients from GrabMart to test your Chef skills! No matter how unique each of your cravings is, GrabMart has you covered.

What if your friends are not in Malaysia? Do you just have to resort to video calls and verbal well wishes? Not at all! Grab’s revamped feature, GrabGifts, now lets you send gift certificates to your friends In different countries!

The GrabGifts feature works in Southeast Asian countries in which Grab operates.
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If your friends live in Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia or Thailand, they will be able to use these gift certificates whenever they want from their own Grab app!

There’s also a new beta feature called 100+ Cities Delivery, which lets you buy and deliver food and gifts from selected merchants in your recipient’s city within an hour. From food to gifts everywhere in over 100 different cities in Southeast Asia too!

Want to surprise your friend in Indonesia with bubble tea or cakes? Now you can, easily!
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Imagine being physically in Malaysia, but you can have a meal delivered directly to your friends’ homes in Bangkok, Thailand or Manila, Philippines. The world is now really flat.

The fact is that Valentine’s Day, a tribute to love, should not be limited to your romantic partner. Share your love with all your loved ones: family, friends, and more!


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Anne Doral

Anne Doral

Anne is an advocate for sustainable living and the circular economy, and was successful in inspiring the team to use reusable containers for tapau food. She is also the proud mother of 4 cats and a rabbit.