Valentine’s Day is all about showing appreciation for the person you love, which could certainly mean people other than your significant other. Your best friend, for example. After all, who spends hours upon hours listening to you vent about everything from your latest relationship drama to that obnoxious girl at work. Not only is she a shoulder you can lean on, but your bestie always seems to know just what to do to boost your spirits — with a glass of wine at the ready. All in all, she is just as deserving as your significant other on Valentine’s Day. But still not sure what to snag her before the 14th? Check out some of the Galentine’s Day gift ideas below for a little XO inspiration.
Don't make her wait for a man to send flowers. Shower your bestie with this monthly subscription that’ll carry her into spring (or as long as you’d like really). The Martha Stewart brand has partnered with floral startup BloomsyBox.com to offer beautiful rose bouquets in small, medium or large, as well as month-to-month, 3-month, 6-month or 12 month options from sustainable farms around the globe. Each delivery comes with care instructions, styling tips from Martha Stewart herself, and deets on the specific rose type sent.
So your best friend loves wine? Join the club, and gift her six bottles of vino delivered straight to her door (potentially recurring monthly if you are, indeed, the best friend ever). Choose from top-quality reds, whites or a mix of both, all hand-picked by thestaff sommeliers. You can purchase your friend the first batch, and from there, she’ll have her choice of whether or cancel, skip or change up her plan in any way. What’s more, she can score tasting notes and meal pairings with her selections, too!
Speaking of your wine-loving friend, she will need something extra special to sip those new bottles out of, like these custom-etched wine glasses. Personalwine.com allows you to customize pretty much anything wine-related, including glasses of all kinds (champagne flutes, classic red or white wine glasses, as well as the stemless version of each). You can choose from their custom templates or even create your own, adding images and texts you’ve designed or found online.
Show the love you have for your bestie with this six-piece sheet mask set that caters to every skin need. One deeply hydrates, one’s a collagen booster, one smoothes wrinkles, one is for acne-prone skin, and one just “Does It All” (yep, that’s its legit name). The gift set also comes with the highly caffeinated Bright Eyes Mask made with organic aloe juice and plant cellulose to brighten, de-puff and hydrate the delicate eye area.
Gone are the days of using the old “you are the peanut butter to my jelly" phrase. What feels more apropos for you and your bestie's lifestyle is “you are the vodka to my soda.” Hey, it’s what you cheers with every time you two go out. Whether she chooses to wear it to happy hour or simply as something to lounge in before bedtime is up to her!
What’s the best gift one gets on Valentine’s Day? Chocolate — hands down. That’s why you can’t go wrong gifting your best friend this three-tiered chocolate fondue set, featuring everything one would need to create a flowing tower of velvety-smooth chocolate. It includes two fondue forks and three boxes of Pure Chocolate Thins in milk, dark, and white chocolate.
Here's another sweet idea: You send your friend a “Sugarwish” via text, Facebook or slack) and she'll get to choose her fave treats from tons of delicious options from this online candy store. It gets delivered in a sweet blue gift box, directly to her door (or desk).
A gift that'll help her bring the spa home? Especially if your BFF travels often, be it for work or for pleasure, she’ll need pint-sized goodies that’ll help her bring all the TLC she needs to wherever she stays. All products, including their Fango Uniforme Mud, Fango Riparativo Mud, Radiante Revitalize and Firm Mask, Crema Saponetta Creme Cleanser, Intensive Age-Defying Exfoliator, and Acqua Ristorativo Hydrating Concentrate, are all under the TSA-approved limit for storing in your carry-on.
This is purrfect for your cat-loving bestie. Each piece features a different breed of cat clad with a scarf and eyeglasses in classic poses. Whether she chooses to hang them in her bedroom, living room or perhaps even a nursery, is up to her, but it’s sure to bring a smile to her face each time she sees it.
For your Carrie Bradshaw-esque friend who’s always wanted a real pair of Jimmy Choos, get her this intoxicating floral perfume made by the luxury brand. Its floral, fruity, musky scent blooms with femininity, thanks to notes of bergamot and sweet pea. It transitions well from the work day to a girls’ night out.
One product to tie it all together — sparkling wine. Le Grand Courtâge literally translates to "The Great Courtship," making it a perfect and affordable buy for your bestie.