15 best Galentine's Day gifts for your friends

Cute finds for all of your gal pals.
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By Taylor Davies

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“What’s Galentine’s Day? Only the best day of the year!”

We have Leslie Knope (played by Amy Poehler on "Parks and Recreation," of course!) to thank for the surge in popularity of the wonderful, playful holiday that is Galentine’s Day. Whether you have a sweetheart or not, it’s a great occasion to celebrate the female friendships in your life.

The best Galentine’s Day gifts will show how much you care and make each of your friends feel appreciated. And best of all, you don’t have to spend big to treat your gals to something sweet.

We’ve rounded up 15 cute ideas, from fancy candies and socks with hearts on them to beauty products with, uh, romantic names.

1. Sugarfina Sugar Lips Box

Sure, chocolates are the traditional candy of Valentine’s Day, but on Galentine’s Day, we're all for sour gummy lips! Each of these boxes from Sugarfina has three different flavors of lips, and all of them are delicious.

2. Le Creuset Stoneware Mugs

Like a “best friends” necklace but better! Give one of these Le Creuset stoneware mugs to your bestie and keep the other one for yourself. You’ll think of her every time you pour a cup of cocoa or coffee!

3. I Dew Care Let’s Get Sheet Faced Sheet Mask Set

If you’re hosting a Galentine’s Day party at your place, don’t forget the face masks! This kit from Memebox comes with 14 different masks with a variety of skincare benefits — just don’t forget to take a selfie once everyone is wearing them!

4. Nars Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm

Looking for the perfect Galentine’s Day gift for your friend who’s out there looking for “the one?” Give her a pretty lip balm so she’s ready for that goodnight kiss.

5. Hydro Flask 40-Ounce Wide Mouth Cap Bottle in Lilac

If your favorite friend is a fitness fanatic, surprise her with a trendy water bottle from Hydro Flask. These insulated bottles keep beverages cold for hours and look chic on the exercise bike or on your desk. The best part? This beautiful lilac one is currently 25 percent off!

6. J. Crew Trouser Socks With Heart Print

Novelty socks make a fabulous Galentine’s Day gift because they’re fun and practical. We love the sweet, heart print of these J. Crew trouser socks, and would encourage our friends to wear them with ankle boots to show off how cute they are all winter long.

7. Herbivore Pink Clay Bar Soap

The Herbivore Botanicals clean skin care products are some of the best and our favorite is this detoxing pink clay bar soap. And it’s pink, perfect for the holiday!

8. Too Faced Better Than Sex Limited Edition Mascara

Encourage your gals to get out there with flirty, fluttery lashes using this wildly popular Too Faced mascara. It has a devoted following and is known for creating big, fluffy lashes guaranteed to turn heads.

9. Urban Outfitters Assorted Live Succulents

Buy this set of four succulents and hand out one to each of your favorite pals on Galentine’s Day. Living plants that are easy to take care of are an inexpensive thoughtful gift.

10. Mark and Graham Printed Neckerchief

Everyone loves a useful accessory gift. These affordable neckerchiefs can be styled a few ways: as a headband, tied onto a handbag, or as a bandana. Either way, your BFF will enjoy this cute scarf!

11. Maggie Louise Confections Rise and Shine 6-Piece Chocolates

These extravagant chocolates are almost too cute to eat! If you feel like splurging on your gal pal, these chocolates from Maggie Louise are a great option.

12. Ferrero Rocher Fine Hazelnut Milk Chocolates

If you want a more budget-friendly option, this 24-pack of Ferrero Rocher milk chocolates are excellent too.

13. Plush Pink Robe from Seven Apparel Hotel Spa Collection

Help your Galentine relax this holiday with a cozy plush robe. Nothing feels better than getting comfy in a soft wrap after a long day.

14. Homesick Scented Candle

If your friend loves representing their home state, this Homesick scented candle is a great thoughtful gift for her home.

15. Baublebar Starboard Button Stud Earrings

These Starboard Button studs from Baublebar are chic, timeless and look great with any outfit.

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This article was originally published on Feb. 7, 2019.