National Girlfriend Day! Here Are Four Gifts Cate Blanchett Will Love

It’s National Girlfriend Day, and you know what that means: It’s time to give our nation’s girlfriend a gift! But what do you get the girl who has two Academy Awards, four British Academy Film Awards, four Golden Globes, not to mention a Tony nomination, two Primetime Emmy noms, and a husband? Look no further – here are four gifts Cate Blanchett will love this National Girlfriend Day.


A good blazer.

If there’s one thing Caty B (that’s what we call her) loves, it’s a sleek, sexy blazer that is, frankly, distracting from the event at hand. While it may be intimidating to gift a blazer to the woman who invented blazers – much like gifting a wool sweater to a sheep or Groucho glasses to Groucho – do this right, and you can really shine. Nothing says, “I see you. Like, a lot. On the internet,” quite like the perfect blazer.


A bouquet of golden wattles, the national flower of Australia.

That’s right, Cate Blanchett is Australian! And, as she is your girlfriend – or rather, our collective girlfriend – you’ve known this all along. Let the resilient golden wattle symbolize her resilience in the face of needing to hide her accent all those times. Nothing says, “We don’t really need to talk about your Ukrainian thing in Indian Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” like the national flower of Australia.


A live reading of a Shakespearean sonnet.

While many just know Cate Blanchett from her roles in Lord of the Rings, The Aviator, Blue Jasmine, Elizabeth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Thor: Ragnarok, Ocean’s 8, Carol, Mrs. America, Don’t Look Up, or Tár, show her you know the deep cuts by reading an excerpt from Hamlet, in which she played Ophelia back in 1994. Actually, scratch that, maybe just give her the sonnet to read at home. Don’t embarrass yourself.



A skateboard.

What could possibly be better than seeing Cate skate? Not many know this, but Cate used to dress in masculine clothing, went through a punk phase, and even shaved her head once. This is a gift that’ll show her you’ve read her Wikipedia page a bunch: for example, right before writing a list of gifts Cate Blanchett would love.


There you have it! We hope you and Cate enjoy this festive holiday, or at the very least, that she enjoys it with her husband. “Girlfriend” is a state of mind, and “Cate Blanchett” is a way of life!