Galentine’s Day is just around the corner so get ready to shower your favorite person with all the love they deserve. In 2021, the Galentine’s Day festivities will probably look a little different. With most of us staying home, you have to find new ways to keep the special tradition with your BFF alive. But if you’re anything like me (meaning your DIY skills are nowhere in sight), you’re wondering what to give as a Galentine’s Day gift and where exactly to find. You can go the traditional Valentine’s Day hearts, chocolate, and giant teddy bear route (hey, some people love it) or gift something just as unique as they are. Whether they’d love jewelry and wine glasses or bath bombs and tie dye kits: you’ve got a lot of options, but we’ve got you covered.
Time to ditch your partner for your real soulmate (you can look up all the different sex positions and romantic gifts later, okay). From Etsy, Amazon, and all of the small businesses in between — we’ve rounded up the gifts that will show your bestie just how much you appreciate them (and will acknowledge all your inside jokes). It’s time to make your best pal’s day very, very special with some snuggly blankets, soothing oils, and Broad City merch galore.
Special shout-out to Leslie Knope for the invention of this seminal event. Ahead are the best Galentine’s Day gift ideas for your ride-or-die.
Unique Galentine’s Day Gift Ideas
This is not a drill: Kamala Harris’ famous line, “I’m Speaking,” from the Vice Presidential debate is on a sweatshirt! Remind your BFF to always speak their mind and never let themselves be silences with this powerful message. You have your choice between light grey, or three other colors. So pick two, and buy one for yourself too!
We honestly couldn’t have said it better ourselves. When you really f*cking love your bestie, sometimes you have to be direct so they know exactly how much they mean to you. Let this card be the opener, and write your own BFF love-letter inside the card. They’ll f*cking love it.
This Power Birthstone Coin Necklace is the perfect way to show your bestie you love and appreciate them on Galentine’s Day. It’s a great piece for stacking or to wear on its own. Gorjana has every birthstone for every month, so you’re sure to gift the right one for your friend (or for yourself). “Really beautiful and subtle,” one reviewer said. “Lovely subtle gemstone necklace that I can layer with other necklaces. Well made, sturdy and the chain had a nice grip to it.”
Your friends are the family you choose, and there’s a reason for it. This candle says that perfectly. With this candle from JNCandleCo, you have a choice between three sizes and nine scents. From Chardonnay to Cinnamon Chai, everyone in your girl tribe is sure to love one.
Ornami is a Black woman-owned skincare and beauty company that is all about living your best life and treating yourself like the queen you are. Their luxury Self-Love Vibe box is perfect for anyone in your close girl tribe that is obsessed with trying new beauty regiments or needs a little extra push to get started. This gift box comes with everything they’ll need including the No Scrub Ex-foliator (it will work wonders on your skin and help scrub away that toxicity of 2020), Let that Mango Body Butter, Glo-Getta Body Glow Oil, a Thrilla in Vanilla Scented Candle, and a QR Code for a calming playlist to set the mood right. Make sure your girl is covered by snagging this or the Ornami products individually.
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If your bestie is someone who journals or likes to write down absolutely everything, they NEED a Papier notebook in their collection. This ‘Faces’ design will remind them of all the girl power within them and of the awesome chick that gifted it to them (aka you). Papier allows you to customize the notebook with their name and gives you a choice between lined, plain, or dotted paper.
If you’re the friend who’s always introducing the newest cool beauty product to everyone you know, then your girlfriends deserve to hear about Alleyoop (and preferably, experience it IRL). Their cult-favorite Double Team lip lotion is super hydrating and gives you fantastic pigment, so you can totally use this to moisturize dry lips and give ’em some color. It’s been our last-minute Zoom call staple.
Bath bombs give a little extra oomph to self care. This gift box comes with 12 (!!) and each has a different scent that your giftee is sure to love. One Amazon reviewer said, “Love these bath bombs! One of the best purchases I’ve made on here. There’s such a great variety, and I love the scents and colors! And they make my skin feel soft while I’m soaking in the tub. Will definitely buy again!”
We’re all a little tense in the shoulders these days, so make sure your BFF is covered with this Above Water CBD Body Balm. Made with natural ingredients like unrefined shea butter, avocado butter, and essential oils — this balm helps ease soreness and inflammation in record time. Bonus points: the amazing smell will help calm you too. You have your choice between grapefruit, lavender, and peppermint. So choose your Galentine’s favorite and get ready for all the ecstatic thank you’s you’re about to receive!
If your girl cannot get enough candles, get her this sweet smelling bunch for the month of February. We smell-tested these, and couldn’t get enough of the floral, spring-y scents. “True Love” is a gorgeous jasmine (with gardenia and ylang-ylang notes), “Be Mine” smells like strawberries and whipped cream, and “XOXO” will make you feel like you’re living in a jar of raspberry jam (in the best way possible).
Wine on Galentine’s Day is pretty much essential, and the Rosé from Usual Wine is a must-try. It has hints of strawberry, rose petal, and rhubarb creating a deliciously crisp flavor. If you order a box of individual Usual Wine bottles for both of you to share (or to give as an entire gift), you’ll have your choice between a 6, 12, 18, and 24-pack! If Rosé is your jam (we won’t judge), you also have your choice of Brut, Red, or a Variety Pack.
For the friend who appreciates a glass of (cold) wine, this triple-insulated container (with a very obvious wine glass shape) would make a great gift. It has a drink-through, flip-top lid, and Brümate’s patented BevGuard technology that’ll keep your DIL’s beverages nice and cold for hours without going flat.
Take care of that sweet tooth with Milk Bar’s The Cookie Faves gift tin! It comes with 12 (yep, 12!) of their best selling cookies including Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow, Chocolate Confetti, and Confetti. They’re also individually wrapped so you can give to multiple people and keep a few for yourself.
These delicious passion fruit-flavored gumdrops CBD gumdrops from Lord Jones will help ensure your bestie has a chill Galentine’s Day evening. This V-Day-themed box set comes with 9 tasty gumdrops that are each infused with 20mg of CBD. And no, there’s no THC! They’ll get a major sense of relaxation without the high.
There’s no better reminder of your friend love than seeing your face everyday. These hilarious socks make the perfect gag gift, but are just as useful too. One happy customer said, “My BFF recieved them today and LOVED them!!! She said the photo was excellent, fit true to size and the quality was amazing.”
Do you and your girlfriends constantly talk about your signs? Do you tag each other in astrology IG accounts all the time? Well, you need to give her this constellation stemless wine glass, then. It’s the perfect gift for your fellow astrology-loving BFF.
Whether your BFF is struggling with acne or wrinkles, this retinal serum contains powerful (yet gentle) orange plant stem cells and non-prescription retinal to help combat fussy skin. We used this once every night and saw results in a few days.
Cool Galentines Day Gifts
You may have already spotted this beauty on Instagram as it is a favorite of influencers (on the right coffee table, it looks like an expensive piece of pottery). Sarah Panton, co-founder and CEO of Vitruvi, tells us the diffusers are “uniquely designed to scent your home in an elegant and non-toxic way.” The diffuser combines prettiness and practicality, and the Vitruvi oils come in sleek black-and-white bottles with mixes that are results-oriented. Make sure to grab one of the most popular oils: Dusk (a blend of eucalyptus, lavender, ho wood and frankincense).
From February 1-8, vitruvi will be giving away a free floral oil with every limited edition Rose Stone Diffuser! (linked above)
Is your bestie a makeup junkie? If so, then there’s no doubt that they’ll love this Fenty Beauty addition to their collection. This mini gloss set comes with a nude ‘Fenty Glow’ color as well as the new ‘Pink Dragonfly.” And if they’re the type of person that always loses lipgloss before finishing it, this bundle comes with a handy keychain holder too!
What’s girls night in without face masks? The Sukin Naturals Detoxifying Clay Mask will literally make your skin glow from all the beneficial ingredients. This best selling facial mask is made with all natural, vegan ingredients including kale, avocado, and rosehip oils. Perfect for Galentine’s Day with the gang (or anytime of the year, really).
“We Will Dance on the Grave of the Patriarchy and Drink the Bitter Tears of Mediocre Men” Travel Mug
What’s a best friend for if not to drink the tears of bitter men and crappy exes with? This travel mug will be a great daily reminder to f*ck the patriarchy and have fun doing it. Oh yeah, and you can never go wrong with a coffee mug. One happy Amazon customer said, “This mug makes me smile every time i look at it. And drinks stay warm surprisingly long. Mainly it’s a conversation piece. :)”
Giving gifts and showing support to the Black community (and small businesses!) can be done at the same time if you look in the right places. This BLM Bar from SoapsAtlanta not only smells great (with scents of coconut and citrus), but proceeds from sales will “go towards organizations devoted to bailing out protesters, prison reform, and the overall advancement of black people in America,” says the shop’s description.
One happy customer reviewed The BLM Bar and said, “The BLM soap has a fantastic fragrance! The most prevalent is coconut. It leaves my hands feeling soft, not tacky and stripped like many other soaps. The shipping was extremely quick- same day!- I cannot wait to try the other scents, makes me want to wash my hands even mire to get to the next one!! I will be purchasing from this shop again!”
Weighted blankets have been shown to help relieve stress, anxiety, and insomnia, and many swear by the therapeutic pressure as a natural way to find a more calm headspace. This one has over 18,000 5-star reviews, with many customers applauding the purchase. “I never write reviews but thought I should after buying two of these blankets! I haven’t slept through the night for almost 6 years, thanks to a difficult pregnancy and baby. It trained my body to only sleep a couple hours at a time. I tried everything, and am shocked that a weighted blanket worked so magically! From restless legs, insomnia, anxiety, it is an instant fix! I have it draped over me while I write this and it feels amazing!” one reviewer stated.
There’s really nothing that represents girl power more than the image of RBG riding on a unicorn. Your best bud’s morning coffee just got so much more inspirational. One reviewer said, “I walk the hallowed halls of my law school with this mug and it has brought inspiration to many a weary student. This ‘I believe in RBG’ makes me feel like RBG believes in my dreams. Wow. I would definitely buy this again.” Another happy customer raved, “It’s just a perfect addition to my mug collection and will keep RBG alive for years to come.”
This is such a sweet gift for your BFF. You can customize the necklace length and how many charms you add, so there’s a spot for each special person in her life near her heart. It’s dainty and beautiful and super affordable for the quality.
Just FYI, Nestle Toll House has Valentine’s Day-themed cookie dough for sale, and we’re buying it all for some easy dessert for a girl’s night in. Sure, we’re doing it virtually this year, but having freshly baked chocolate chip cookies with sweet Valentine’s Day sprinkles makes it a little bit more bearable. Plus, they pair really well with wine. Just sayin’.
The perfect gift for the plant-lover in your life. Such a delicate, unique design. It’s like hanging a living piece of art!
After all that self care that you’ve planned for your Galentine’s Day acitivities, you’ll need something to relax in afterward. This Birdy Grey robe is made with 100% polyester satin and is super it’s easy to clean. Grab the matching PJ set if you want to complete the look!
Time to hope on home decor trends train! Twisted candles similar to these have been a hit all over social media for adding a sweet accent to your coffee table, desk, or shelf. If your Galentine’s giftee is a candle hoarder (can blame ’em there) or just loves small artsy pieces around their home, this is the perfect gift for them.
If you and your giftee binge Broad City together, then I think this gift may be essential for Galentine’s Day. This ‘Yas Kween’ tee comes in four colors and six sizes, so you’re sure to find one that fits both of you perfectly. (And yes, that was a hint to get one for yourself!)
Only give the best to your girl tribe, and this card of Golden Girls is just that. This Galentine’s Day card is also blank inside so you can write all the mushy confessions and inside jokes your heart desires.
Cant-Miss Valentine’s Day Sales
This Valentine’s Day-themed clutch is a perfect gift for your Galentine. Great for makeup, stationary, or just keeping her giant purse organized.
For Valentine’s Day, Minted is giving 15% off orders with code “HEART21” and free priority shipping with code “HEARTSHIP“. Don’t miss out!
With Galentine’s Day being towards the end of winter, do your girl a solid and get her something that will help her dry skin. This Cactus Seed Dry Serum from Freck Beauty is lightweight, great-smelling, and (most importantly) effective. The serum is made with prickly pear seed oil, apricot almond oil, and other all-natural, vegan ingredients. Your bestie will 100% approve.
So, what’s the sale? From February 5th – 9th, you can get a free Foreclay Cactus Clay Mask with a purchase of Freck Beauty’s Lil Prick Serum! Run, don’t walk ladies.
FREE FORECLAY CLAY MASK WITH PURCHASE
Happy Galentine’s Day to all. Your BFF is about to be a very, very happy camper.