50 Awesome Best Friend Gifts for Valentine’s Day
As Valentine’s Day approaches, consider not just the leading love in your life, but the supporting actors as well. These best friend gifts celebrate those other people who are always by your side.
By now we know the many health benefits of chocolate, but you can take this Valentine’s Day staple to a whole other level with Chocodates, bite-sized dates with almonds coated in milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and coconut. They’re ridiculously delicious—and because of the almonds and dates—you could say they’re healthy too.
It’s in the bag
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Miss A’s AOA Canvas Pouches are an adorable and affordable way to gift your gals this Valentine’s Day. They are only $1, so you can afford to fill them up with beauty tools, a lip gloss, or how about some heart-shaped candy? That’s just one of the ways to be a true friend.
A toast to friendship
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One thing that Galentine’s and Valentine’s have in common is a special drink. These hand-blown, hand-painted wine glasses from Pier 1 make the occasion extra toastable, even if you’re drinking one of these festive mocktails.
Everyone loves LEGO
Don’t be afraid to have a little fun when choosing your best friend gifts. LEGO Valentine’s Bee from the BrickHeadz collectible line is a super cute (and inexpensive!) way to say thanks to your girlfriends on Valentine’s Day. Plus, they can keep it on their desk or coffeetable and think of you every time they look at it.
Keep it sweet
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XO Marshmallow makes handmade, small batch, gourmet marshmallows that come in sophisticated flavors such as bourbon, champagne, lavender honey, green tea, and raspberry, making them one of the most adorable of Valentine’s Day gift ideas. Here are some fun and surprising ways to use marshmallows.
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Did you know that drinking a certain type of wine can make you more attractive? Sweet rosé is wine with cheerful violet hues and fruity notes of cantaloupe, white peach, and pomegranate. Here’s to friends!
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If she’s into beauty, a fun brush set is a treat. Real Techniques new Brush Crush Collection features glittery, Insta-worthy handles in violet-purple, the Pantone color of the year for 2018! Here are more amazing beauty gifts for her.
For friends who love to cook together, Hexclad has a funky hexagonal design that cooks as well as it looks. It’s tri-ply stainless steel with a patented, non-stick surface surface for lighter cooking, and it won’t scratch or peel. Best feature: It goes in the dishwasher.
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Brunch with your gal pals is one of the only reasons to get out of bed on a lazy Sunday. Ensure good shut-eye the night before with a gift of the Los Angeles Trading Company Wake Me Up For Champagne eye mask, and these pro sleep tips from sleep doctors themselves.
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Instagram Friendly Books by Artifact Uprising is a really sweet and fun gift because it lets you commemorate the adventures you and your bestie have had together for posterity. You can make the easy-to-customize photo book on the Artifact Uprising website really simply—by connecting it to your Instagram account.
This mug is #goals
For your friend who hustles, this “Girls with #Goals” mug will keep her caffeinated as she works the day away, and also keep a smile on her face. As a bonus, tell her about all of the incredible health benefits of coffee.
Perfect for your organized gal pal, WhoHaha gold-spiral notebooks are available in simple, whimsical designs like “Really Wish This Notebook Had Autocorrect” and “I Swear I’m Taking Notes.” She’ll know you get her, and she’ll appreciate you every time she writes in it.
For the friend who’s always hitting yoga class, this “Heavily Meditated” stainless steel water bottle from The Body Department is the perfect accessory. Because friends don’t let friends fall for myths about hydration.
Pick a card
Sip & Share is not just any deck of cards. It’s a fun game of questions! Whether it’s about relationships, careers, sex, or life overall, no topic is off-limits, so sip… share… and bond over secrets you seldom reveal!
Bring on the bubbly
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Raise a glass to the joys of female friendship with a glass of Zonin Prosecco, a straw yellow bubbly with a refined and elegant bouquet, enhanced by pleasing fruity notes. This is what your alcohol of choice says about your personality.
It’s in the bag
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This PRETTY AF Makeup Bag can be used for more than makeup—it’s a great size for storing electronic gadgets, pens, jewelry, and other odds and ends. Remind your favorite gal pal every day just how gorgeous you think she is with this cheeky makeup pouch.
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Think of the deep detox. bath soak for the BFF who is always on-the-go or in need of TLC. It features pink Himalayan and Dead Sea salts and mixed soothing eucalyptus and lavender essential oils for the ultimate self-care treat. Here are more great ways to detox your skin.
See the light
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These 9.5-ounce More Mimosa Scented Candles don’t just smell amazing; their flashy pink ceramic and scalloped holder makes them true Valentine eye candy.
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Your BFF will love getting flowers… for her hair! White Sands Hair Care’s Orchids Oil keeps frizz at bay in the most lovely way. Here are other ways to tame frizzy hair.
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This 100 percent cotton Women’s Terry Robe by Trident, Gilligan & O’Malley has a classic large collar and front tie, and will keep her warm and cozy on many cold days to come.
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Most of us don’t like a rainy day, but a really fun and unique umbrella, such as this pepper red one from Cover My Heart, sure makes it cheerier. It’s literally heart shaped!
Luzern’s Bio-Suisse Lip Enhancing Treatment gives your bestie the gift of soft, supple, rejuvenated lips. After all, Valentine’s Day is all about puckering up!
Go with the glow
The Radiante Revitalize and Firm Mask from Borghese is an ultra-luxurious and beautiful gold mask that will keep her skin hydrated and glowing every time she uses it.
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Stella & Bow NASTY bracelet is ideal for all the avid Women’s Marchers in your life. The gold-filled chain features letter beads that spell out “NASTY.” Better still, 100 percent of proceeds from sales of the bracelet go to benefit health care for women. Here are other gifts that give back.
Delicate and ephemeral, these sophisticated Kitsch Heart Soul Strand bracelets will remind you and your favorite person that no matter how near or far apart you may be, you are always connected at heart.
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Give your bestie the gift of amplification with Pai-Shau’s Texture Dust. A few sprays increase volume, adds texture, and maintains a stellar hairstyle even two or three days later.
Not your average friendship bracelet
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Berry Starburst Bracelet by The Brave Collection, made by women artisans in Cambodia, is an elevated version of the friendship bracelet. Ten percent of profits go toward fighting human trafficking, so you know your purchase is helping a good cause.
Sparkle and shine
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Anything glitter for your best gal is a must, and this glittered BFF makeup bag from Quilted Koala lets her know she really is your #1!
Fanny pack 2.0
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Flowers die, but the super stylish Lulu Dharma Rose Hip pack will last forever—just like your friendship. Here’s how to accessorize like a boss.
Be her unicorn
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Unicorns are a rare find, and so are BFFs. Every time she wears this adorable Nissa Unicorn Necklace, she’ll be reminded of that truth.
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Upgrade her ponytail holding game with a set of stackable By Lilla ponytail holders that easily double as super cute bracelets. (These are the ponytail styles to steal from celebs right now.)
Singing in the rain
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For the ultimate me-time, a Spectra Touch Showerhead will indulge her in a spa-quality shower via different spray patterns—drench, sensitive, jet, and massage—by simply touching the showerhead.
Omaha Steaks makes for the ultimate date night at home: You’ll get the fixings for dinner for two, surf and turf style, with filet mignon and cold water lobster tails.
These hydrating, calming bath products get their luscious rosy color from French pink clay and Himalayan sea salt, and are lightly scented with notes of vanilla, ylang-ylang, coconut, and rose.
Form and function
The ultimate Cuff Mia in rose gold turns her beloved Apple Watch into a gorgeous piece of jewelry she’ll wear every day.
Espressotoria is a sleek, compact, and modern counter-top espresso machine that allows girlfriends to make specialty coffee at-home with the push of a button.
Change of heart
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Let’s be real: Your guy would never pick out such a cute and stylish change purse as the Ora Delphine heart coin wallet, but your bestie would.
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This DIY sweater kit was designed by actress Krysten Ritter specifically for her bestie. Now you can make the cute crop top for your friend—or gift her the kit directly if she loves to knit.
Burning for love
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A Year on the Cape Votive Candle Set by Elyse Maguire is for the friend who loves travel and amazing candles. It’s a 12 votive candle set celebrating a year on iconic Cape Cod.
Eyes on the prize
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The blend of botanical extracts in GOLDEN DOOR Silk & Diamond Eye Cream is a super-indulgent gift for her delicate eye area. If she wants to feel awake and refreshed (or at least look like she does), she’ll reach for this eye cream every time.
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Bare Alchemy Natural Serum is a thirst-quenching serum for soft, supple skin—even in the dead of winter. With Kakadu Plum Extract, Argan Oil, Oat Bran Extract, Oat Bran Kernel Flour, Pichia/Resveratrol Ferment Extract, Tasman Pepper Fruit Extract, her skin will absolutely drink it up.
Is she dragging tons of stuff with her everywhere she goes? What she needs is a purse that can also be a mobile office. The On-the-Go tote from Be Brilliant Bags has compartments for everything—a laptop, your iPad, even a pair of shoes, and it comes in fun and festive shades like bronze.
R & R
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Relax Gift Box is a classic pamper package. Your BFF can soak the stress away with a clarifying tea tree and mint body bar, organic coconut milk soak, and a long-burning soy candle set. It’s packaged locally with dried flowers or a fresh flower bouquet in vase, so it’ll smell incredible when she opens it.
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Whether your BFF is journaling, writing down goals for the new year, or penning lyrics for her next hit song, Pilot’s Decimo Vanishing Point is an incredible fountain pen and a workplace accessory, and comes in a few fun shades, such as Champagne.
A great pair of quality headphones can take her everywhere from the gym to a noisy flight (and happily so). The V-MODA: Crossfade 2 Wireless is the line’s most versatile model, with virtually identical sound quality in both analog and wireless playback.
A little comfort food and warmth (and a movie marathon) is what friends bring. This gift set includes a hot water bottle with removable cover, mixed nuts, crackers, farmhouse cheese, cheesy broccoli and potato soup mixes, white chocolate pretzels, and an oversized “hugs” sugar cookie.
No bad hair days
VOLOOM is a hair volumizer that creates “volume pockets” in the under-layers of hair, lifting the top layers up and away from your scalp. The volume lasts for days and can even help give second (or third!) day hair a brand-new life, so it may just be perfect for that girlfriends getaway you’ve been planning.
Give her an excuse to be totally self-indulgent, if only from her spa day in her own bathroom. BLUE LAGOON ICELAND’s Signature Masks trio would make the perfect gift for the beauty and skincare lover who has everything, except for a trip to the luxe Icelandic spa. The trio comes with their best-selling Lava Scrub, Silica Mask, and Algae Mask (which, if she’s into multi-masking, should be done in that order).
Just for kicks
These Cassidy boots by Taryn Rose are a classic heeled bootie, upgraded in rose gold metallic. They are a splurge, yes, which is exactly why she’ll flip when you present them.
Hot spot to trot
A must-have travel gadget, Skyroam Solis Global Wi-Fi Hotspot and Power Bank is perfect if your galentine loves to travel, because it helps to connect users with mobile Wi-Fi through a global Wi-Fi network powered by patented virtual SIM (vSIM) technology, giving them access to unlimited data in more than 100 countries. She’ll be able to text you cute photos from anywhere in the world!