The Best Valentine's Gifts for Your Favorite Girls
Everyone deserves a little extra love right now, and no one more than your BFF. Check out 22 gift ideas at every price point to make her day
The Mood Setter
Having a signature scent for your home is a small way to make a big impact on a space (and seems très adult). Gift your girls this extremely chic set of 5 candles from Scott Alexander, which is available in a "Fresh & Floral" or "Woody & Earthy" bundle, to allow them to try out a range of scents and pick their favorite.
Buy It! $90 per set, scottalexanderscents.com
The Caffeine Fiend
Good coffee has become a luxury while working from home, and a subscription to Atlas Coffee Club makes a perfect cup easy and educational. Every month, a new box arrives with a bag (you can set it to a half bag or a double, too) of single-origin beans (ground or whole bean, per your preference) from a different country, along with a postcard and tasting notes. Gift yourself and a pal, so you can swap favorite flavors!
Buy It! Originally $14 per bag, on sale for $4 (on your first order), atlascoffeeclub.com
A classic black bag is always a winner. Metro Duffel’s nylon and vegan leather bags are perfect for everyday use — they're roomy, lightweight and easy to organize — but also great to for your pal to have on hand when she can hit the road (or sea, or sky, or basically anywhere other than our homes) again with her favorite travel companion: you!
Buy It! Originally $225, on sale for $169, monos.com
The Bathing Beauty
Whether they’re celebrating solo or with a partner, your friends deserve to indulge in some self-love this Valentine’s Day. And there are few things more indulgent than soaking in the bath with a glass of Champagne in hand — which is what we hope they’ll be doing with this delightful Tub Kit from Maude, which features bath salts and a coconut milk bath for a luxurious night in.
Buy It! $32, getmaude.com
The Picky Perfectionist
If she's hard to please, you'll love outsourcing the gift hunt to the Goody app. Set a budget, pick an occasion and she'll receive a text telling her to select a gift from tons of categories, from food to jewelry. If you want to be even more personal, you can choose the gift yourself — and she can easily swap it for something else that catches her eye.
Buy It! Goody app, prices vary depending on the gift; ongoody.com
The Curly Girl
For any curly girl, minimizing frizz is crucial, and this oil gets the job done — adding shine and softness in the process. Plus, it makes such a gorgeous addition to any shelfie — any spiral-stranded friends are going to be obsessed.
Buy It! $40, crownaffair.com
She'll keep you close to her heart when she wears this delicate, well-priced chain that goes with anything.
Buy It! Elise Paige Jewelry multi-heart necklace, $70; elisepaigejewelry.com
The One Who Loves Sleep
CBD has become a popular stress-reliever and sleep aid; Favour Gum promises consistent dose delivery and fresher breath. For your CBD-curious pal, the Immunity Bundle comes with two packs, plus a face mask made in collaboration with Reuse Masks, LA.
Buy It! Favour Immunity Bundle, $52, favourgum.com
The Bubbly Bestie
"Made by chicks," Bev's dry wines check all the boxes: tasty, lightly effervescent, founded and led by women and sugar-free. Plus, the packaging is delightful, and at 11-11.9% alcohol, they pack a surprising punch. They also offer tiered gifting discounts, meaning the more you gift, the more you save (up to 20%).
Buy It! Starting at $49 per 8-pack, drinkbev.com
The Cozy Queen
Rescue her from the ratty slippers she's been wearing since last March. APL’s Shearling Slides feel like a hug for your feet — warm, cozy and ideal for whatever the day brings you, whether that’s walking to the door to pick-up your take-out, or maybe even stepping outside to grab the mail. They come in multiple colors, and most importantly, they’re machine washable, which is a crucial quality in daily-use footwear.
Buy It! $150, athleticpropulsionlabs.com
The Flat-Iron Fiend
An at-home blowout is a quick fix when it comes to looking polished for a Zoom meeting — or just staging an elaborate photoshoot in your living room. Drybar's Single Shot Round-Blow-Dryer Brush is like a magic wand, providing sleek waves and reduced frizz and less heat damage than a flat iron. This one feels like the perfect gift for your roommate — mostly so you can keep it closer to home!
Buy It! $150, drybar.com
The Instagram Queen
This is the phone case Emily in Paris wishes she had — and it's also one that will give your friend a little smile every time she goes to check the app.
Buy It! $32.95; bando.com
A year into the pandemic, the one thing we know for sure is that you can never have enough masks. Visual artist Jessie Rubin designed this playful Rafi Nova pair, which prove that the best way to show love is to take care of others.
Buy It! $22 for a pack of two, rafinova.com
The Sweet Tooth
Chocolates for Valentine's Day are a classic, but this box puts a 2021 spin on the gift: You can completely customize the 40-piece box with her favorite flavors on Lindt's website.
Buy It! Share the Love gift box, $19.99; lindtusa.com
The Cocktail Connoisseur
Pop a pod into the Drinkworks Home Bar by Keurig, press a button and voilà, your cocktail of choice is ready. Whether it's for her to prep for parties (whenever we can have those again), or just to treat herself at the end of a long day, this shakes things up without the shaker.
Buy It! $299, drinkworks.com
The Wellness Guru
Between the playful packaging and the actual superfood ingredients inside, beloved Black-owned wellness brand Golde's new Super Ades are an instant mood booster, which all of our pals could use right about now. Debloat, destress and hydrate with these tasty, targeted formulas that mix with water for an instant perk-me-up.
Buy It! $14.99 per pack, target.com
For the One You Really Miss
All she really wants is a sweet note from you saying you're thinking of her. Minted makes it easy by giving you the option to personalize and add free recipient addressing right from the site.
Buy It! Minted greeting cards, $6.98; minted.com
The Nail-Art Lover
Your bestie will thank you for giving her nails an instant upgrade with Chillhouse's press-on Chill Tips. The ultra-hip nail salon offers a range of playful patterns to deck out your nails at home, from a chic tie-dye to the trendy checkered design. They're fuss-free and long-lasting, which is all you can ask of a good mani.
Buy It! $16 per pack, chillhouse.com
The Wine Lover
Bring the vineyard to your bestie's apartment! In Good Taste's California Wine Mixer Kit comes with 8 mini bottles and a playful guide that describes the different wines' tasting notes, food pairings, and what it feels like to drink each (hint: one is "like touching down on your first slip n' slide"). Bonus: They're hosting a free virtual, expert-led Galentine's Day tasting on the 14th.
Buy it! $65, ingoodtaste.com
The Trendy Friend
We all know that a good accessory can immediately make an outfit. Give your girlfriend a leg up during her Zoom meeting with her boss or for a socially distant date night with the guy she met on Bumble. These hoops from Jordan Road are just big enough to make a statement without being too overwhelming for everyday wear. Plus, what’s better than the gift of being on trend?
Buy It! Grand Monaco Hoops, $69; jordanroadjewelry.com
The Turophile (Cheese Lover)
Flowers and chocolates are great and all, but a perfectly-paired cheese board is perhaps the most romantic, indulgent gift. Keep the Valentine’s momentum going and set up a monthly gals night for you and your BFF to dig into Curdbox’s curated selection of cheeses. The monthly subscription includes three cheeses, three food pairings (such as artisanal jams, crackers and nuts), a podcast and playlist built around the box and a card with all the pairing information. It’s a gift for your bestie and for yourself.
Buy It! Curdbox, $49.95/month (skip a month anytime), curdbox.com