“What’s Galentine’s Day? Only the best day of the year!”
Galentine's Day has grown in popularity over the last few years — largely thanks to "Parks and Recreation," which featured the wonderful, playful holiday as taking place on Feb. 13, the day before the romantic holiday. Though, you can choose to celebrate your besties whenever you want. 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. Best of all, you don’t have to spend big to treat your gals to something sweet.
We’ve rounded up several cute ideas, from fancy candies and socks with hearts on them to beauty products with, uh, romantic names.
Best Galentine's Day beauty gifts
Dr. Brandt Skin Care Smoothing Lip Scrub
If your BFF has been kissing a lot of frogs recently, gift her with this smoothing lip scrub that will help keep her lips luscious and hydrated for when she's finally ready for her prince. This lip scrub helps to take away the flakes that come with dry lips, especially during the winter time.
Rare Beauty Positive Light Luminizer
Available in a number of shades to match their skin tone or achieve the highlighter goals of their dreams, gift this to the 'positive light' in your life. Reviewers note that a little goes a long way for this shimmery highlighter, which they love for its "subtle glow."
Essie Nail Polish Valentine's Day Collection
With shades of dark brown, light pink, purple and more, appropriately nicknamed as Don't Be Choco-late and Talk Sweet to Me, these nail polishes will help their claws look as good as they feel during the sweetest month of the year.
Vitamasques Lip Sheet Mask
Help her get those kissers ready for the next time she's reunited with her S/O, thanks to this lip sheet mask that promises to hydrate and plump the lips. Reviewers love them because they're "very nourishing," their lips feel "really soft" after use and note that this mask has "transformed" their lips.
Monat Body Care Exfoliate & Refine Body Polish
Give them the at home spa experience with Monat's revitalizing body polish. It features volcanic pumice and superfruit antioxidants to help deeply exfoliate and leave them feeling like they just had a long, relaxing day at the spa.
Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater Jelly Cleanser
Herbivore Botanicals' clean skin care products are some of the best, our favorite is this pink cloud rosewater cleanser. And it’s pink, perfect for the holiday!
Glossier Balm Dotcom Trio
For the friend who can't resist a good lipstick, this trio from Glossier is the perfect pick. It features three customizable balms that will be a surprise until they open the box.
Galentine's Day Gift Box
If you're celebrating from afar, this self-care gift set will surely bring a smile to their face. It's full of spa products perfect for pampering throughout Galentine's Day beyond.
I Dew Care Let’s Get Sheet Faced Sheet Mask Set
If you’re hosting a virtual Galentine’s Day party, don’t forget the face masks! This kit from Memebox comes with 14 different masks with a variety of skin care benefits — just don’t forget to take a pic once everyone is wearing them!
Nars 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.
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.
Best Galentine's Day foodie gifts
Olivieri Valentine's Cake
Only available during the months of January and February, this Valentine's cake can be mailed to your long-distance bestie to prove that the extra mileage makes the heart grow fonder. But a dark chocolate chip and strawberry cake also certainly helps.
Calirosa Rosa Blanco Tequila
Because no Galentine's celebration is complete without a little bit of alcohol, surprise your best friend with this tequila. It was aged in red wine barrels, making it a double threat when it comes to taste.
Sur La Table Dash Mini Waffle Maker
Oh, we sure do hope this gift won't make her think of her exes, but it doesn't get much butter than this tic-tac-toe inspired waffle maker, where some of the O's are replaced with hearts.
Compartes Pink Chocolate-Covered Oreos
Gift these Oreos to the gal who is obsessed with everything pink — so much so that candy in any other color just doesn't make sense. Dipped three times in ruby pink chocolate for the perfect dessert coating, these Oreos are almost too pretty to eat.
Bake Me A Wish Champagne Cake
Whether you're celebrating a Valentine's Day spent single or want to toast to another year of friendship, indulge in this champagne cake filled with raspberry cream and topped with champagne icing.
Van Leeuwen Vegan Ice Cream Pint
For your sweetest vegan friend, gift them with their favorite ice cream flavor! Whether they prefer chocolatey, fruity or something in between, there's a flavor for everyone at Van Leeuwen. They also have ice cream bars available for purchase, as well as non-vegan flavors.
Williams Sonoma Giant Personalized Valentine's Day Cookies
Have them unbox a gift they won't be expecting with these personalized cookies from Williams Sonoma. Not only will they be impressed with these delicious treats, but they ship within nine days (or sooner!) as well.
Harry and David Break A Heart Gift
If their Valentine's Day has taken a different turn this year, let them unleash their rage with these breakable chocolate hearts that have goodies inside once smashed open. A wooden hammer is included, so go to town with the breaking and indulge in the sweet treats once the anger subsides.
Valentine's Day Wine Box
If you and your gals constantly meet up for wine nights or are regulars at your local winery, gift them with this gift box with a bottle handpicked by you inside. Pair it with the perfect glass for easy sipping right out the gates after they unbox this great gift.
Baked by Melissa You're Doing Great Cupcakes
These extravagant cupcakes are almost too cute to eat! If you feel like splurging on your gal pal, these treats from Baked by Melissa are a great option.
Wine Gummies Trio
If you're missing wine nights with close friends, this sweet treat is almost as good as their favorite bottle of rosé. Though there's no alcohol in them, they can enjoy them whenever they have a craving for candy.
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.
Best Galentine's Day jewelry gifts
Alv Jewels Little Love Necklace
With its 18-inch gold chain, this necklace from Alv Jewels is perfect for layering and can be worn year-round thanks to the neutral design.
Little Words Project 'My Person' Beaded Bracelet
Forget a boyfriend! Gift this to your friend that is truly your person. Now each time they wear it, they'll be reminded of the memories and bond you both share. Little Words Project also has bracelets that don the phrases Soul Sister, Ride or Die as well as Besties, if those better describe your relationship.
Pura Vida Love Hearts Band Ring
Available in rose gold and silver options, this ring gives them a chance to subtly show off the love you have for them. An added surprise is on the inside where the word "love" is engraved. "The softness of the pink and the rose gold is beautiful," one reviewer said of the rose gold color option.
Lucky Brand Heart Safety Pin Earrings
"They are one of my favorite pair of earrings," said one reviewer. Gift your Galentine with these dangly, lightweight earrings that are available in both silver and gold options.
Fossil Rose Gold Heart Stud Earrings
Instead of wearing their heart on their sleeve, they can now wear it as jewelry thanks to these studs from Fossil. Now on sale, reviewers love these studs because they're "so comfy" and the "size is a perfect fit."
Pandora Moments Heart Closure Snake Chain Bracelet
For long-lasting, dainty and elegant jewelry, turn to this Pandora bracelet that features a heart at the clasp. Available in silver and two-tone silver paired with a rose-gold heart, this bracelet is "lovely," and "adorable," according to reviewers.
Necklet Triple Layering Clasp
Is your Galentine obsessed with jewelry? If all of her necklaces have standard clasps on them, it can be hard to layer them up for the perfect look. By gifting her the Necklet layering clasp, all her tangling problems are solved! It's also water- and sweat-resistant.
Best Galentine's Day apparel gifts
HerRoom It's A Wineful Life Sleepshirt
If her one true love is wine, she can sleep easy in this pajama shirt decorated with celestial and gold wine glasses. Made with jersey fabric, this shirt is "butter soft," according to the brand.
Lake Pajamas Weekend Set
Available in red and white stripes or pink hearts, this Valentine's Day pajama set includes a long sleeve tee and shorts that feature an elastic waistband. The brand notes that these fit true to size, with reviewers backing that fact up. "These are the softest pajamas I've ever worn," said one reviewer, adding that they're "extremely comfortable and cute too!"
Lonely Ghost I Love You Say It Back Hoodie
If you and your gals cannot end a conversation without saying "I love you," gift them with this hoodie that further emphasizes the phrase. With multiple colors to choose from, including black, white, red and sand, that come in styles of hoodies, crewnecks, tote bags, T-shirts, sweatpants and even accessories such as hats and lighters, they'll always have a reminder of your love to flaunt.
Cider Young Love Fuzzy Hearts Jacket
Their next lazy day outfit is now sponsored by you, thanks to this fuzzy heart jacket. Reviewers love it because it's "soft," "warm" and of "nice quality." With drawstrings at the bottom, they can adjust it to be as loose-fitting as they desire.
Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe
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.
Sloth Valentine's Day Socks
Novelty socks make a fabulous Galentine’s Day gift because they’re fun and practical. We love the sweet sloth print of these socks, and would encourage our friends to wear them with ankle boots to show off how cute they are all winter long.
Hallucci Cross Band Soft Slippers
For the friend who hasn't worn real shoes in months, these fuzzy slippers will be greatly appreciated. They come in 12 different colors and feature a memory foam insole so your fashionable friend can look and feel their best while keeping cozy.
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!
Unique Galentine's Day gifts
Kitsch Valentine's Day Claw Clips
Made with recycled plastics, these claw clips will look oh-so-adorable in their hair. With a traditional large clip, a circular one and one that resembles a heart shape when placed in an up-do, they're sure to enjoy these accessories that can be used no matter their hair length.
Juniper Books Fall In Love Book Set
With classic titles such as "Pride and Prejudice," "Wuthering Heights" and "Jane Eyre," among others, this romantic book set will last them well beyond the month of February, leaving them to feel the love all year long. This set comes with seven books, sure to appease the bookworm and hopeless romantic alike.
Chefman 6-in-1 Espresso Machine
Although this gift is a bit of a splurge, what better way to prove you love them a latte than with this six-in-one espresso machine, where they can steam and froth milk, tamp and pull espresso shots, as well as brew their beloved cup of morning Joe.
Sips By Double Wall Heart Mug
While the mug itself isn't in the shape of the heart, it's the double wall on the interior that is. Better yet, the double wall is acting as a protector to save your hands from getting burned while holding your morning cup of Joe or nightly tea. Plus, you can even add a gold heart tea steeper that adds an elegant touch to their wellness routine.
Book Club Journal
If Goodreads claims all their screen time and they're never seen without a book in their hand, gift them with this IRL book club journal, which they can use to track notes about books, questions they have or keep a running record of the books they want to and have read. "Love how aesthetically pleasing the journal is, the numerous book recommendations in the back and the overall quality is great," said one reviewer.
Leather Travel Jewelry Case
Choose between white, black or pink for the friend who needs to take their jewelry on-the-go. Whether they're a constant traveler or want to keep their bling safe while at the gym, they can pack this well-loved case with them wherever they may go. With clasps to hold necklaces in place, storage to hold bracelets and earrings, as well as a spot for rings to stay put, their jewelry isn't going anywhere when it's in this case.
Kate Spade Purl Embellished Card Holder
Help them to keep track of their cards, cash and coupons with this card holder, that is slim enough to hold the bare necessities. With pearl embellishments on the side, it adds a little flair to an otherwise simple accessory.
Homesick Love Letters Candle
With notes of red plums and rose petals, this candle will help them to be reminded of Galentine's celebrations and the love you have for them for months to come. "The smell is beautiful and not overwhelming," according to one reviewer.
Bath and Body Works Strawberry Pound Cake Single Wick Candle
Whether you choose to gift them with this single wick or the three-wick candle of strawberry pound cake, their space will smell sweet. "One of the best candles I have ever owned," said one reviewer, adding that "the smell does make you think ‘delicious’, but it has some gentle undertones that prevent it becoming too foody."
Sam and Jack Custom Pet Portrait
If your Galentine loves her fur baby more than anything, treat her to this custom portrait from Sam and Jack. Not to worry if they have more than one pet! Each portrait can include up to four pets and be customized with their names.
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.
Home Made Luxe Craft Subscription Box
If your gal pal is glued to Pinterest, she'll appreciate this subscription box filled with easy DIY projects and crafts to spruce up their home decor.
RoxysIllustration Best Friend Drawing
This sentimental gift can be personalized with different hair colors, or you can even upgrade the drawing to include three friends rather than just two. All you'll need to do is pop it in a frame to deliver the perfect gift.
The Future is Female Adult Coloring Book
Coloring books are a calming, creative outlet that many people took advantage of throughout 2020. This one is filled with inspiring illustrations and phrases perfect for the social justice warrior in your life.
BFF Photo Mug
You can customize this Zazzle mug with one of your fave photos of you and your bestie. They'll think of you every time they pour a cup of cocoa or coffee.
Why You're My Bestie Book
Why are they your bestie? You can count the ways! Fill in the blanks in this journal before you gift it to your BFF.
Hydro Flask 40-Ounce Wide Mouth Cap Bottle
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.