13 Valentine's Day Gifts For Your Best Friends Because Who Deserves A Present More Than Them?
Valentine's Day was so much better in elementary school, am I right? You could easily give your crush a card without looking overly eager, forge a truce with candy hearts, and give a a Valentine's Day gifts for your best friends that truly showed you loved them.
Then, somewhere along the maturation time line, Valentine's Day became about solely one person: you're significant other. This makes sense. The day is meant to honor lovebirds. Of course the most important Valentine's Day gift you'll buy is for your actual Valentine. But what about all of the other people you love? Shouldn't you celebrate them, too?
This Feb. 14, don't forget about your other soulmates: your BFFs. On a holiday that's all about mushy movies, love songs and the color pink, it makes sense to celebrate with your girls. Leslie Knope had it right when she coined "Galentine's Day." Get the gang together, go out to brunch and take this cold, February day as an opportunity to remind your friends just how much you love them.
Since the day is marketed for significant others, finding good Valentine's Day themed gifts for your buddies is more challenging. (Although I doubt anyone would ever be opposed to receiving a box of chocolates, whether they be from a lover, a friend, a family member or honestly maybe even from a stranger.) If you're looking for the perfect present for your besties that still feel Valentine inspired, check out these awesome ideas below.
1. For Your Super Sweet Friend
This Kate Spade wallet ($48) in the confetti heart print is almost as sweet as she is.
2. For Your Practical Friend
You can never have too many socks. For your most practical pal, who's all about useful gifts, get these J. Crew heart socks ($9) — you know she'll use them.
3. For Your Chardonnay-Crazy Friend
This Valentine-themed wine stopper ($8) is the perfect gift for the girl who has has a bottle open in the fridge.
4. For Your Hopeless Romantic Friend
For the friend who is hands-down the Charlotte York of your group, this pocket-sized poetry book ($8) is the gift she's been dreaming of. Because, of course she wants to read classic love poems on the subway.
5. For Your Star Wars Obsessed Friend
Is there any scene more romantic in movie history? Yes, many, but this Luke and Leia hand towel set ($25) is perfectly passionate for any friend who wishes they lived in a galaxy far, far away.
6. For Your Recently Engaged Friend
Get the bride-to-be this Kate Spade jewelry dish ($30) that is specifically for her engagement ring. It's the kind of Valentine's Day gift she'll absolutely love, but that her fiancee would probably never think to give.
7. For Your Fashionable Friend
This infinity scarf ($18) is so romantic looking you'd think it's straight out of a Jane Austen novel.
8. For Your Funny Friend
An anatomically correct heart plush ($20) is the perfect mix of corny and comedic. Your punny pal will get a kick out of this Valentine.
9. For Your Beer-Loving Friend
Beer holds the key to her heart, and nothing makes her more heartbroken than not being able to open a perfectly wonderful microbrew. With this heart-shaped bottle-opener key chain ($18) she'll never have to deal with a closed-off lover (aka beer bottle) again.
10. For Your Beauty Obsessed Friend
Give the gift of a bold red with this Lancome lipstick ($29). The color is even called Rouge in Love/Rouge Valentine, so it's great for the holiday.
11. For Your Martha Stewart-esque Friend
Heart-shaped cookie cutters ($30) will have your baking buddy so grateful, she'll make you a batch as a thank you.
12. For The Super Feminine Friend
This scented candle ($35) will have her home looking and smelling like Valentine's Day all year long — which is the perfect gift for the right friend. (Caution: Do not gift to your favorite cynical companion.)
13. For Your Best Friend
Ok, so this one is just a cheesy card ($5), but it gets the point across. Add on to any gift, and your BFF will know just how much you love her — as much as mac and cheese. Now that's a lot of love.