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.
You can’t buy happiness but you can buy chocolate, and that’s almost the same thing when it comes to truffles. These organic Ecuadorian chocolates are filled with melt-in-your-mouth Malabar coconut oil—in Sea Salt, Salted Caramel, Silk Velvet, Mint Créme, and Classic Dark, a chocolate-lover’s dream.
Delicate and ephemeral, this sweet and simple 14K gold choker, handmade by Peggy Li Creations, will remind your favorite person that no matter how far apart you may be, she always has your heart.
Kick your friend’s selfie game up a notch with the LED lit smartphone case from LuMee—in pink glitter, of course, for Valentine’s Day. A favorite of Kim Kardashian West, the protective phone case is like a professional photo studio in your hand. As a bonus, you get to look awesome too in your BFF’s group shots.
This Rose Mongolian Fur accent pillow adds feel-good vibes and cool texture to any space. Your girlfriend will thank you for introducing the perfect element into her Instagram photos.
Yes, this is handsoap, but it is French—ooh la la—and so wonderful and luxurious that anyone would be thrilled to receive it as a gift. The Wild Rose Collection from Compagnie de Provence smells like a bouquet of roses freshly cut from picturesque French vines, and it actually softens hands. Your girlfriend will use every last drop and then pine for more. Here are 26 love quotes you can add to your Valentine’s Day cards.
Friends don’t let friends have dead phone batteries. Instead, gift your pal this super-strong, flexible charging cable for Apple devices from Native Union, with a 10-foot cord for reaching almost any outlet in the room. With an eye-catching rose hue and a cool decorative knot, it’s less likely to get accidentally left behind.
The 20-ounce Valentine’s Sparkle Chiller from Cool Gear not only insulates hot and cold beverages, but shake it, and it’s also a glitter snowglobe, because hey, it’s Valentine’s Day! Your girlfriend will appreciate that this fun to-go cup is also top-shelf dishwasher safe. Don’t miss these 14 Valentine’s Day traditions from around the world.
Every girlfriend needs a little black dress (LBD) for lunches, cocktails, dinners, date nights—and well, just about any event that calls for leaving the house. The Amour Vert Theodora Rib Wrap Dress, in soft ribbed knit, is one of those silhouettes that flatters all figures. It can be dressed up or down, making it a super-practical gift.
If she’s into beauty, a fun brush set is a treat. Real Techniques Q1 Get Gorgeous brush set features XO-themed, Insta-worthy handles and gets five-star reviews for its blending perfection. Here are more amazing beauty gifts for her.
Besides being adorable in eight metallic colors including ruby red, the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6 is a solid camera for a reasonable price that takes great little instant photos. It’s got a self-adjusting smart flash, three color filters, and a selfie mode. When your gal pal brings it along, snaps some pics and gives them away, she’ll be the life of the party.
Keep it sweet
Be careful when popping open a bag of Dave’s Sweet Tooth Homemade Michigan Toffee because this stuff is seriously addicting. The toffee—available in coffee, peanut butter, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, vanilla bean, and chocolate cherry—is the perfect balance of soft crunch and sweet goodness—and a great V-day gift for anyone with a sweet tooth. These are the 13 secrets your card store won’t tell you about Valentine’s Day.
In the pocket
She’ll never fumble for her ID, key card, or license again when they’re nestled safely in Casetify’s chic stick-on leather pocket on your pal’s cell phone. Reusable 3M adhesive means when she upgrades her phone, the pocket can come too.
Your friendship is going places
She’ll easily spot her suitcases on the carousel with these bold and playful emoji-themed luggage tags. You can feel great about this super-affordable Valentine’s gift because the company, ArtSugar, donates a portion of proceeds to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Let the music play
This small but mighty wireless bluetooth speaker from JBL lets your BFF turn her playlist up to 11 for up to five hours on one charge. And because it’s waterproof, she can safely take it to the beach or the pool—or into the shower (why not?).
Keeping it fresh
If you have $1 in your pocket, you can gift this fun Tic Tac Be Mine Mix to your favorite gal pal—or at this price, your entire crew. The strawberry and cherry Tic Tacs sport sweet sayings including “Hug me,” “I heart you,” and “Be mine.”
Lashes for days
You know you’re supposed to wiggle your mascara wand at the base of lashes, right? Well, Lancome’s Oscillation Powerbooster Mascara takes that pro tip to the extreme with a wand that vibrates with 7,000 oscillations per minute to wrap every lash in long, lustrous, starry-eyed gorgeousness. Only the best for your girlfriends.
Give your gal pal the gift of an awesome Internet connection all around her home with the Orbi Voice. This shmancy gadget extends high-performance WiFi coverage up to 4,500 square feet for less buffering and fewer dead zones. If that weren’t enough, it’s also an Amazon Alexa smart speaker, so she can tell it to play her music and do all the other fun stuff smart speakers do. Sure, it’s an investment, but so is your friendship. Check out these other cool tech gifts you’ll want to keep for yourself.
Your pal can take a regular bath—or she can sink into a virtual Mediterranean with Ahava Dead Sea minerals bath salts. The blend of essential skin-friendly Dead Sea minerals, including magnesium, calcium, and potassium, melts muscle tension, leaves skin velvety soft and smells refreshingly of eucalyptus.
Kisses to go
Send your love near and far via these fun-loving S.W.A.K. (Sealed With A Kiss) keychains. The cute plastic puckers make a “mwah” sound at the touch of a button. Check out these creative romantic gestures that perfectly say “I love you.”
This thing of beauty—in trendy aubergine, with fishnet overlay—is actually a super-supportive underwire bra with convertible straps in sizes up to 46H. Gift your gal pal the matching briefs, by Curvy Couture, to make her feel like a million bucks.
These tapered-leg joggers from n:Philanthropy are the best of both worlds: They’re soft and cozy like classic sweats, but their paint-splatter pattern elevates the look to fashion statement. Yes, they’re a splurge, which is exactly why she’ll flip when you present them. Check out these 15 Valentine’s Day facts you never knew.
The Love Mini Candle from Homesick is everything you think it should be, with notes of sweet and sultry cassis, rose, peony, jasmine, and sandalwood. The all-natural soy wax delivers 10 to 12 hours of clean-burning love.
Cooking with love
Cooking winter’s soups and stews is instantly more fun and rewarding with Valentine-themed cookware, such as this two-quart enameled covered casserole from the Martha Stewart Collection at Macy’s. It’s literally heart-shaped! These are the best heart-shaped products for Valentine’s Day.
The Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer from Glow Recipe not only looks gorgeous on a vanity, but it smells amazingly fresh, like real watermelon, and is like a tall drink of water for thirsty skin. One tester writes, “My skin looks brighter, more even and has a glow to it! Love this stuff! Been using it for about a month and I won’t go back! You can’t make me!” Don’t miss these 24 Valentine’s Day gifts you can buy at the drugstore.
Sprinkles or glaze? That’s the question you need to ask about your doughnut-loving gal pal, because this sterling silver pendant necklace by Delicacies features the scrumptious confection in both versions. What a way to show her how sweet she is! For still more goodness, your purchase provides 20 meals to help fight hunger.
Sleep like a princess
These luxe blush sheets are not only gorgeous, but they’re woven from organic linen with low-impact dyes, so they’re kind to sensitive skin. The pretty pink may say “spring” to you, but these Coyuchi sheets are durable enough to dress the bed year-round—and they get softer with every wash. That’s a gift that keeps on giving. Here are 25 of the best Valentine’s Day gifts for him.
Make her smile
Weekends were made for this comfy slub-knit boyfriend tee with artful rips near the collar. She’ll smile all day when she wears it because the 100 percent cotton is as soft as pajamas. Bonus feel-good note: n:PHILANTHROPY donates a percent of proceeds to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and SPCALA.
Give the gift of healthier hair. Renpure Whipped Coconut & Peony Curl and Shine shampoo is fortified with pink jasmine and creamy coconut to help to stop hair breakage, fight scalp conditions, tame frizz, and soften hair. It also happens to smell divine. Pick up the conditioner too for less than the cost of lunch.
The sweet life
She may actual drool a bit at the sight of this Baked Goods Gift Tower because it is so outrageously decadent with crispy cookies, gooey brownies, and whoopie pies—in favorite flavors including peanut butter, fudge walnut, butterscotch, and more. Once the treats are gone, the tower boxes live on as keepsakes. Find out the most romantic Valentine’s Day restaurant in every state.
Home, Smart Home
She’ll thank her lucky stars every day to have a friend awesome enough to gift her the Google Home Hub. This do-it-all device, with a seven-inch touch screen, lets her ask Google questions, check the weather, watch the news, make a shopping list, call friends and family, listen to music, watch videos, and control other smart home devices like lights, cameras and TVs, among a gazillion other things. She’ll wonder how she ever lived without it.
If she brings meals to work, this sweeheart glass Pyrex is the practical gift your girlfriend will use every single day. Safe for the dishwasher, freezer, and microwave, so it basically does it all.
Follow her heart
Celebs are all over Instagram showing off their custom Isabelle Grace jewelry, including this handmade cutout charm pendant that you can personalize with your BFF’s name and birthstone. Choose silver or gold—or both (shown here). These are the best Valentine’s Day gifts for every stage of a relationship.
Eyes are the prize
Whether your friend likes to bring on the drama or keep things low key with her eye makeup, Skone Tattooed Solid Eyeliner is the affordably luxe option her peepers have been waiting for.
Upgrade her ponytail holding game with a set of stackable Teleties ponytail holders that easily double as super cute bracelets.
This organic Milk + Honey Body Cream gets its rich (but not heavy) texture from good-for-you ingredients including aloe, shea fruit butter, and virgin coconut oil. Even if it weren’t packed with essential oils and antioxidants, just the uplifting aroma—a refreshing citrus blend of pink grapefruit, bergamot, and cardamom—would make it feel luxurious.
Let’s be real: Your guy would never pick out such a cute and stylish lace-trimmed romper from Jezebel, but your bestie would. Don’t miss these 22 other Valentine’s Day gifts women actually want.
The secret to perfect cookies every time is this Silpat Perfect Cookie Baking Mat. Not only does it mark exactly where to place the dough, but it bakes cookies evenly and then they slide right off the pan. For a girlfriend who likes to bake, this tool is a game-changer.
Cold stone, warm heart
Whether she’s eating caviar or Cheerios, her food will taste that much more delicious from a Porto Stoneware Heart Ramekin, handmade in Portugal from scratch- and chip-resistant stoneware. It also makes an elegant repository for jewelry or loose change on a dresser.
Classic Crocs pick up a 1.5-inch platform heel to make comfort cool again. Your gal pal will love this super lightweight flexible clog that one fan calls “Euro-hip, chunky, and very funky.” It comes in eight colors, including blossom, for your Valentine. Here are the 25 most popular Valentine’s Day gifts on Amazon.
Fire TV stick
If your BFF loves to binge-watch, she’ll flip for the Fire TV Stick 4K, a smart remote that lets you talk to the TV, asking it to play some 50,000 movies and TV episodes on Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, Showtime and more, or tune into tens of thousands of channels, apps, and websites, including YouTube and Facebook. The Fire Stick also does classic Alexa tasks like streaming music and dimming lights. Your pal’s TV-watching will never be the same.
The Cheetah cheeky brief from Related Garments features, well… cheetah print, with a contrasting red waistband that makes it Brooklyn-level cool. It’s also snug but breathable in a mix of modal, cotton and spandex. This is lingerie for women who hate lingerie—or just really love cheetah print. Steer clear of these Valentine’s Day gifts that send the wrong message.
Good hair day
The secret to great hair in winter is moisture—and lots of it. Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment makes dry, damaged hair 20 times stronger with 95 percent less breakage after just one use. That’s pretty much all you need to know, but as a bonus, it’s also free of parabens, phthalates, and silicones, and it smells ah-mazing.
Celebrate Galentine’s night in with a little beauty R&R. The 100 percent Pure Green Tea Water Bomb mask is like a refreshing drink for every type of winter skin, with ingredients like aloe water, hyaluronic acid and plant cellulose. It comes in a pack of five so everyone can get glowing together.
If there’s old video footage of you and your girlfriends languishing on tapes you can no longer play, see it again and preserve it forever with VIDBOX Video Conversion Suite, a device that turns old VHS, Beta, 8 mm or camcorder tapes into DVDs and other digital formats from this century. For even more ideas, check out 35 of the best Valentine’s Day gift ideas for her.
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