20 best Galentine's Day gifts to celebrate and spoil your best friends (2024)

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What is Galentine's Day? Best Galentine's Day Gifts 1. For your BFF: Alex and Ani Best Friend Charm Bangles 2. For the gal who takes care of everyone:Heart Leaf Hoya from The Sill 3. For a group tasting:Baked by Melissa Bite-Sized cupcakes 4. For the thirsty friend: Stanley Quencher H2.0 FlowState Tumbler 5. For your forever brunch date: Minute Mimosa Sugar Cube Trio 6. For the one withluscious lips: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask 7. Dash Heart Mini Waffle Maker 8. For the one who lovesyour cozy nights in: Swomog Silk Satin Pajamas 9. For your favorite travel partner: Vahdam India xEmily in Paris Tea Collection 10. For your shopping buddy: Anthropologie CapriBlue Candle 11. Miss Valentine Ceramic Candy Heart Mug and Saucer 12. For the one who always hosts: Personalized Compact Swivel Cheese board 13. For the one who keeps your glass filled: Cans of Avaline rosé 14. For your favorite mystic:Valentine's Tarot card experience 15. For a cheesy girls night in together:Boarderie charcuterie board 16. For the one with a perfect 10: Olive and June Mini Nail Polish Duo 17. For the friend who keeps it colorful:Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector Repairing Treatment 18. For the one who shares your sweet tooth:Magnolia Bakery Valentine's Date Night Sampler Pack 19. For your binge-watch buddy: A Peaco*ck subscription 20. For the one who always does your makeup: Rose Inc. makeup brush set When is Galentine's Day 2023? More 2023 Reviewed gift guides Insights, advice, suggestions, feedback and comments from experts References
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When it comes to true love, we all know its our best friends who are the real MVPs, the ones who come though time and again—and it's not too late to show them how much you care with a Galentine's Day gift on February 13!

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Your BFFs have beenthere to pick you up and lift your spirits during tearful breakups, hype you up when you needed a pep talk and toast you when you accomplish your dreams.Now it's time to give back, so we've come up with 20adorable, fun and thoughtful Galentine's Day gifts for your BFF's in 2023, many of which are fantastic last-minute gift ideas that will arrive before you pop open that first bottle with your bestie.

What is Galentine's Day?

Galentine's Day was the brainchild of Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) on beloved NBC sitcom Parks and Rec. In the 2010 episode "Galentine's Day" written by legendary producer Michael Schur,Knope describes Galentine's Day as a holiday—held on February 13, the day before Valentine's Day—where she hosts a brunch party for all her closest women friends to toast their friendship and importance in her life.

In the 12 years since the episode aired, fans have made the day their own, throwing parties and celebrating the BFFs that hold a special place in their hearts. Looking to show your own besties how much they mean to you? We've rounded up the 20 best Galentine's Day gifts for everyone in your friend group.

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Best Galentine's Day Gifts

1. For your BFF: Alex and Ani Best Friend Charm Bangles

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If she's been your BFF since day one, this nostalgic classic is for you (and her!). Alex and Ani's set of Best Friend Charm Banglesis the grown-up evolution of the schoolyard classic comes with two shiny bracelets, each with a charm the shape of half a heart, and when the two halves are put together it reads "best friends."

$34 at Alex and Ani

2. For the gal who takes care of everyone:Heart Leaf Hoya from The Sill

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For the bestie with a green thumb,consider thisVariegated Heart Leaf Hoyafrom The Sill, whichwe tested and loved. The heart-shaped leaves of this vining plant make it aperfect Galentine's Day gift for aplant mom or anyone who loves a pop of greenery in their home. Choose from three different planter styles and multiple color choices to fit their style.

From $58 at The Sill

3. For a group tasting:Baked by Melissa Bite-Sized cupcakes

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We loveBaked by Melissa's bite-sized cupcakesany time of year, but for Galentine's Day they're made with extra love for your BFF. This limited-editionLove Gift Boxincludes 25 mini cupcakes in a variety of fan-favorite, decadent flavors such as Dark Chocolate, Dulche de Leche, Marshmallow, Red Velvet and Strawberry. Remember, they're small so you and your bestiecan taste them all!

$47 at Baked by Melissa

4. For the thirsty friend: Stanley Quencher H2.0 FlowState Tumbler

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Your bestie will recognize this TikTok-famoustumbleras soon as she opens this gift.The vacuum-insulated, 30-ounce Stanley Quencher H2.0FlowState Tumbler features a lid with a removable straw and it is conveniently shaped to fit into a cup holder. Plus it's easy to carry around thanks to a sturdy handle. The cupkeeps beverages hot or cold for hours.

$30 at Dick's Sporting Goods

5. For your forever brunch date: Minute Mimosa Sugar Cube Trio

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No orange juice? No problem—just drop one of these flavored sugar cubes with fruit into a glass of bubbly, sit back while it dissolves then savor each sip of your mimosa. TheMinute Mimosa Sugar Cube Triois a fun gift and adelicious way to serve mimosas for brunch, parties or any time the mood for mimosa hits! Cutting back on booze? They can also be dropped into any non-alcoholic fizzy drink for a refreshing mocktail.

$30 at Uncommon Goods

6. For the one withluscious lips: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

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The Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is a cult-favorite product that makes for a sweet little Galentine's Day gift, especially for a beauty lover. The nourishing formula made with shea butter, coconut oil and vitamin C hydrates lips overnight so they wake up with soft and luscious lips every morning. For Galentine's Day, the limited edition Berries n' Choco kisses set is theperfect pick for their pout.

$26 at Sephora

7. Dash Heart Mini Waffle Maker

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If you're looking for an adorable Galentine's Day gift for a friend who loves her kitchen gadgets, thenDash's heart-shaped waffle makeris the gift for her. Wetested and loved the regular version of the mini waffle machine for how it preheats and bakes quickly and we think it's perfect for making adorable and tasty treats.

$10 at Amazon

8. For the one who lovesyour cozy nights in: Swomog Silk Satin Pajamas

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Is there even a better way to celebrate your best gal than with a pajama party? Why yes, actually, with matching silky pajamas! Buy a pair of these bestselling Swomog Silk Satin Pajamas for your best friend and add a matching set to your Amazon cart for yourself! The relaxed fit, two-piece set features a silky smooth long-sleeve, button-front top and comfy, elastic waist pants, plus they're available in a range of sizes and colors, including Blush Pink—which we think is perfect for Galentine's Day.

$30 at Amazon

9. For your favorite travel partner: Vahdam India xEmily in Paris Tea Collection

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So you binged Emily in Paris together and have been daydreaming about taking a girls trip there ever since. Now why not talk about your big plans over a nice hot cup of tea fromthe Vahdam India x Emily in Paris Tea Collection?The unique set includes a limited-edition set of fourorganic tea blends (Earl Grey, Vanilla, Rose and Black Tea) and comes packaged in a beautiful,Parisian-inspired gift box. Très chic if you ask us!

$85 at Amazon

10. For your shopping buddy: Anthropologie CapriBlue Candle

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I can't say enough good things about Anthropologie's Capri Blue candles. As a gift guide editor, this is one of my favorite gifts to give (and I also love receiving them!). For Galentine's Day, I highly recommend Capri Blue's Pink Shimmer Jar candle with the fan favorite volcano scent(think fresh, fruity and exotic).

$30 at Anthropologie (Save $8)

11. Miss Valentine Ceramic Candy Heart Mug and Saucer

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How cute is this Ceramic Candy Heart Mug and Saucer set? If you and your best friend love chatting over a cup or two of coffee, this is a sweet and thoughtful Galentine's Day gift idea.

$37 at QVC

12. For the one who always hosts: Personalized Compact Swivel Cheese board

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For the friend who loves making charcuterie boards, allow all the party guests to know who built the delicious spread with this Personalized Compact Swivel Cheese Board that can be customized with their initials.The round bamboo board also converts to a tiered tray and comes with a cheese fork and two knives that are conveniently stored in a built in drawer.

For a budget-friendly option, our favorite charcuterie board is the Royal Craft Wood Bamboo Cheese Board for under $25.

From $56 at Uncommon Goods $17 at Amazon (Save $8)

13. For the one who keeps your glass filled: Cans of Avaline rosé

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Roses are a classic Valentine's Day gift for couples, but we think your wine-loving bestie will prefer this 12-pack of Avaline Rosé. Each individual can of this light and freshrosé wineis made with organic grapes, has no added sugar and contains juicy notes ofstone fruit and tropical fruit flavors. Crack open a can together and enjoy the best girls night ever.

$84 at Avaline

14. For your favorite mystic:Valentine's Tarot card experience

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For a unique experience gift you and your bestie can do together, book a Valentine's Tarot card experiencewithUncommon Goods. The one hour sessionwith tarot mentor Holly Buczek is for anyone who wants to know what their love forecast has in store for them, whether they're already in a relationship or looking for one.

From $25 at Uncommon Goods

15. For a cheesy girls night in together:Boarderie charcuterie board

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If you're attending a Galentine's party this year, this is the gift you're going to wantto bring for the hostess, because you and everyone else will get to partake in devouring it.The Limited Edition Valentine's Day Arte board, which serves up to 10 people,arrives chilled, fully arranged and ready to serve! The reusable acacia wood board includes over 30artisan cheeses—(some of which are heart-shaped!), meats, nuts, jams, crackers and more for all to enjoy.

$249 at Boarderie

16. For the one with a perfect 10: Olive and June Mini Nail Polish Duo

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A fun activity for any Galentine's party is giving each other manicures, so why not gift your friend some cute nail polish to get the mani party started? We love Olive and June's Mani System, or you can opt for this adorable Mini Nail Polish Duo that comes with a rosy-pink nail polish and super glossy top coat.

$10 at Target

17. For the friend who keeps it colorful:Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector Repairing Treatment

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Olaplex has millions of fans and a huge cult following who swear by this formula for repairing and strengthening damaged hair. Your friend who colors their hair or styles it with heat often will especially be grateful for this gift.

$30 at Amazon

18. For the one who shares your sweet tooth:Magnolia Bakery Valentine's Date Night Sampler Pack

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Gift her the perfect dessert for a girls night in with Magnolia Bakery's "world-famous" pudding. In this multi-pack, she'll get twotwo decorated cupcakes along with two chocolate-covered strawberry pudding cups, which is a creamy vanilla pudding blendedwith roasted strawberries and layers of chocolate cake and chocolate fudge icing. Come wearing stretchy pants and be ready to indulge with her!

$48 at Magnolia Bakery + shipping $66.50 at QVC (includes standard shipping)

19. For your binge-watch buddy: A Peaco*ck subscription

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If there's no one you'd rather get cozy on the couch with, set yourselves up for the whole winter with a subscription to NBC's streaming service Peaco*ck. You'll be able to pay homage to not just Galentine's originatorParks and Recand The Office, but also hot upcoming shows like Natasha Lyonne'sPoker Face.Even better: Right now, you can save $20 on a yearly subscription to the service, bringing the total cost down to $30.

Get a one-year subscription to Peaco*ck for $30 (Save $20)

20. For the one who always does your makeup: Rose Inc. makeup brush set

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This Complexion Brush Gift Set by Rose Inc is perfectly on brand with Galentine's Day for your beauty loving bestie. Four makeup brushes made to contour, conceal and define are included, plus a custom cylinder case to keep them nice and organized. When we tested the clean beauty brand, our beauty editor found the Blush Divine Radiant Lip & Cheek Color to give the skin a beautiful hint of color.

$84 at Rose Inc

When is Galentine's Day 2023?

Galentine's Day is celebrated onMonday,February 13, the day before Valentine's Day. It's a special day to celebrate the strong female friendships in your life while kissing your husband or partner goodbye for the day (or for a few hours at least)—while enjoying aboozy brunch with your BFF's. Choose from one or more of our expertly curated gifts below to make this year extra special for your best gal pal.

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Galentine's Day

Galentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 13, the day before Valentine's Day. It was popularized by the character Leslie Knope from the TV show Parks and Recreation. Galentine's Day is a day to celebrate and appreciate the strong friendships between women. It is often marked by activities such as brunches, gift exchanges, and spending time together.

Gift Ideas for Galentine's Day

The article provides a list of 20 gift ideas for Galentine's Day. Here are some of the gift ideas mentioned:

  1. Alex and Ani Best Friend Charm Bangles: A set of bracelets with half-heart charms that read "best friends."
  2. Heart Leaf Hoya plant: A vining plant with heart-shaped leaves, perfect for plant lovers.
  3. Baked by Melissa Bite-Sized Cupcakes: A gift box of mini cupcakes in various flavors.
  4. Stanley Quencher H2.0 FlowState Tumbler: A TikTok-famous tumbler that keeps beverages hot or cold for hours.
  5. Minute Mimosa Sugar Cube Trio: Flavored sugar cubes to add to champagne or non-alcoholic drinks for a mimosa.
  6. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask: A nourishing lip mask for soft and luscious lips.
  7. Dash Heart Mini Waffle Maker: A heart-shaped waffle maker for making adorable treats.
  8. Swomog Silk Satin Pajamas: Matching silky pajamas for a cozy Galentine's Day pajama party.
  9. Vahdam India x Emily in Paris Tea Collection: A set of organic tea blends inspired by the show Emily in Paris.
  10. Anthropologie CapriBlue Candle: A scented candle with the popular volcano scent.
  11. Ceramic Candy Heart Mug and Saucer: A cute mug and saucer set for coffee chats.
  12. Personalized Compact Swivel Cheese Board: A customizable cheese board for the friend who loves hosting.
  13. Avaline Rosé: A 12-pack of organic rosé wine in cans.
  14. Valentine's Tarot Card Experience: A tarot card reading experience for insight into love forecasts.
  15. Boarderie Charcuterie Board: A pre-arranged charcuterie board for a girls' night in.
  16. Olive and June Mini Nail Polish Duo: Cute nail polish set for a Galentine's Day manicure.
  17. Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector Repairing Treatment: A hair treatment for repairing and strengthening damaged hair.
  18. Magnolia Bakery Valentine's Date Night Sampler Pack: A pack of "world-famous" pudding and cupcakes.
  19. Peaco*ck Subscription: A subscription to the NBC streaming service for cozy couch sessions.
  20. Rose Inc. Makeup Brush Set: A set of makeup brushes for contouring and defining.

These are just a few of the gift ideas mentioned in the article. Each gift is tailored to different interests and preferences, allowing you to choose something special for your best friend on Galentine's Day.

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