Gift Edit 2023

23 Galentine’s Day Gifts to Buy for Your BFF (and Then for Yourself)

updated Jan 30, 2023
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Believe it or not, we are somehow only a couple of days out from February, which means it’s almost time for everyone’s favorite celebration of love. Nope, we’re not talking about Valentine’s DayGalentine’s Day is coming up quickly, and it’s the perfect excuse to let your best friends (aka your truest soulmates) know exactly how much they mean to you (not that you actually need an excuse, but still). 

Galentine’s Day is one of many ingenious ideas attributable to Leslie Knope, Amy Poehler’s character on “Parks and Recreation” (and, arguably, the most dedicated friend in TV history). Celebrated on Feb. 13, it’s a day to unapologetically shower your bestie(s) with love, and a thoughtful gift is one great way to do that. Below, you’ll find 23 of our favorite Galentine’s Day gifts. Pick out something special for your ride or die, and think about grabbing something extra for yourself — after all, you’re a pretty great friend to you, too. 

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Mimeo Photos

Clear acrylic adds an elevated, minimalist touch to pretty much everything it touches — including a favorite photo of you and your bestie. Printing your photo on acrylic not only makes it sturdy enough to display on a sleek stand instead of a frame, but it will also give the image a unique sense of depth and vibrancy.

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Enjoying a cuppa with your day one just got a whole lot cuter thanks to these heart-shaped mugs from David's Tea. Made of double-walled borosilicate glass with vibrantly colored handles, pair this set with the Cupid's Cafe sampler and you have the perfect gift for the tea lover in your life.

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Birthdate Candles
was $199.00

After you show them this Birthdate Co. necklace, your BFF who’s always checking their horoscope will be convinced once and for all that your friendship was written in the stars. Pretty and playful, this 14k gold-plated pendant is personalized with four gemstones and crystals that were selected by the brand's in-house astrologers to create the perfect energetic combination for your giftee's specific birthday.

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Uncommon Goods

Just admit it: You’re definitely buying this bathtub wine glass holder for yourself too. Crafted of smooth ashwood with accents made of real, hand-selected beach stones, it suctions sturdily onto your tub’s walls and even comes with a BPA-free plastic wine glass. It’s beautifully designed and satisfyingly indulgent yet quite practical. In other words, it’s the perfect gift — just be sure to actually order one for your friend, too.

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Fluff Co.
was $200.00

Your Galentine deserves only the best of the best, so this year wrap them up in luxury with this robe from Fluff Co. Like the rest of its products, the brand's robe is inspired by pieces found in five-star hotels, and with a plush fleece lining, soft cotton exterior, and stylish grey piping, it's clear they went all out with this piece.

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The FRIENDS lover in your life is bound to get a kick out of this candle. With notes of espresso, coffee, brick, caramel, steamed milk, vanilla bean, mocha, sugar cane, and heavy cream, the Central Perk candle is a delectable coffee-scented candle designed to transport you to the iconic Greenwich Village coffeehouse that served as the gang’s favorite haunt. Could this gift be any more perfect?

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Speaking of coffee, buy the Takeya cold brew coffee maker for the friend who always spends half their paycheck on cold brew. While preparing the perfect cup of coffee at home is a fairly treacherous endeavor, making a rich, smooth batch of cold brew is virtually foolproof: Fill the BPA-free glass pitcher with water, add coffee grounds to the fine mesh filter in the center, then put the whole thing in the fridge to brew overnight. Yep, it’s that easy, and it works every time — which helps explain why this simple product has more than 47,000 five-star ratings on Amazon.

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was $88.00

Perfect for the friend who takes their beauty sleep seriously, pick up the Mulberry Silk bundle from Brooklinen. This luxurious pillowcase and mask set is cooling, breathable, and a dream for both skin and hair (goodbye wrinkles and bedhead!). Throw in this adorable celestial print, and nothing but sweet dreams await.

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If there's one print that's not going anywhere anytime soon, it's checkerboard. This fun scarf from Verloop comes in three color combinations and is made of hypoallergenic yarn, making this the coziest way for your bestie to get in on the trend.

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Looking for a giftable fragrance any Galentine is sure to love? KAYALI's Lovefest is a gorgeous cherry scent that features additional notes of rose and palo santo for a combination that'll have you wanting to score a bottle for yourself, too.

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We’ve featured these makeup towels a few times before, but that’s just because they really are that good. They’re made of soft, absorbent organic cotton, come in a dark enough color to camouflage stubborn makeup stains, and even have built-in hooks for easy hanging. What really makes them special are the fun embroidered details — whether your friend would get a kick out of the cheeky eyelash set or they’d love it if you got fancy with a custom monogrammed pair, the unique designs make these towels feel totally giftable.

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Urban Outfitters

This glittery duo of cooling globes is a perfect gift for the BFF who’s always burning the candle at both ends. Your friend can pop ‘em in the freezer to chill when not in use, then the next time they wake up with dark circles, a headache, or tired, puffy skin, using the globes to massage the contours of their face and neck will provide soothing relief.

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There's one gift that will never go unappreciated and that's a pair of cozy, fuzzy socks. This heathered set from Barefoot Dreams comes in eight colors and is made from the brand's iconic knit fabric that's perfect for staying warm on a cold February night.

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Got a friend who could use a good sleep? This pillow spray has a blend of lavender, chamomile, and vetivert essential oils that, when combined, make the dreamiest scent. All they have to do is give their pillows a quick spritz before bed each night and they'll wind down in no time.

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Any plant parent will fall in love with this pretty glass watering can — in fact, even the friend who can’t manage to keep a single plant alive will probably still be into it (in case their artificial succulents ever get thirsty, you know?). Hand-crafted of candy-colored glass, it also makes a showstopping decor piece.

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Milk Bar

Got a bestie with a sweet tooth? Milk Bar has a cult-like fan following (for good reason), and this cookie tin is a great way for someone to experience all the different flavors they have to offer. While you're there, you might as well pick up a box of their limited-edition Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake Truffles for yourself. Just a suggestion.

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What if we told you that you could gift your Galentine a perfect hair day, every day? Ok, ok, that might be a little bit more than we can promise, but you can get them close with the Beachwaver. This iconic rotating curling iron takes the fuss out of curling your hair by doing all the work for you. Not to mention, how chic is that rose and black color scheme?

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DOG by Dr Lisa
was $143.00

Got a Galentine of the canine variety? Show them some love with this adorable set from DOG by Dr Lisa. Coming with a leave-in conditioner, doggy cologne, an incredibly soft poncho, and a fun licking mat, it's the perfect way to pamper your favorite pooch. After all, if anyone understands unconditional love, it’s our dogs.

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In Good Taste

Nothing says Galentine's Day like rosé, right? This charming sampler from In Good Taste comes with a dozen varietals that'll make for a fun Galentine's Day tasting event and, let's admit it, a fun night in general.

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Sometimes the best way to show someone you love them is through your words. With this adorable pocket-sized fill-it-in book, you can wax poetic (i.e. fill out the prompts) about why you love your bestie so much. They'll love keeping this keepsake close.

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Got a friend who loves activities? They may have all the makings of a future puzzle lover. The We Are One puzzle from Wander Puzzle Co. is the perfect Galentine's Day gift — it features a breathtaking illustration that highlights the beauty of femininity, with a diverse group of women radiating warmth and spirit with hands over their hearts for a picture your bestie will find fun and meaningful.

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House of Leon

How gorgeous is this vase from House of Leon? An elegant vessel and piece of decor in one, the Face Vase's abstract design makes it one of the most stunning ways to display flowers (and decorate a space) we've seen in a long time.

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Speaking of flowers, if you're looking to go the floral route, check out Urban Stems' Peneloise bouquet from their new Bridgerton line! Inspired by the strong bond-between Penelope and Eloise, this bouquet celebrates the special friendship the two share — and the way they stylistically express themselves in everything from restrained and innocent pastels to bolder and fearless yellows.