From Glassware to Custom Friend Portraits, These Galentine's Day Gifts Rock (2024)

They always have your back, so here are good ways to say thank you.

By Jessica Cherner and Janae McKenzie
From Glassware to Custom Friend Portraits, These Galentine's Day Gifts Rock (1)

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to go all out on celebrating the love of your life, and beyond any romantic attachment, you can't forget to uplift your friendships, too. That’s what Galentine’s Day is for. If you’re new to the holiday that's all about celebrating your girl besties, here’s a crash course. It’s celebrated on February 13 and the idea was popularized by the 2010 Parks and Recreation episode “Galentine’s Day,” in which the endlessly optimistic Leslie Knope coins the holiday to celebrate her friends.

Whether you opt for a lovely brunch or a rom-com movie night with your besties, make your Galentine’s Day all the sweeter with a gift exchange. Presents may seem cheesy, but instead of hating on February 13th, why not go all out? Here’s the great thing about Galentine gifts: you can take different routes, from the sentimental to cheeky, and rest assured that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to remind your gal pals how much you care. Skip the diamond bracelets and boxes of artisanal chocolates and opt for a gratitude journal with a monogrammed cover, an instant print camera, or even a DIY pizza-making kit. You can always play it safe and start with a bouquet of flowers, or even pay tribute to the holiday with a heart-shaped waffle maker that breakfast queen Leslie Knope herself would approve of.

There are infinite options, so before you settle for a scented candle or a sweet card, which is basically throwing in the towel, see our list of Galentine's Day gifts ahead that she’ll cherish.

For the Mimosa Lovers

Saludi Colored Champagne Flutes

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From Glassware to Custom Friend Portraits, These Galentine's Day Gifts Rock (3)

For the Mimosa Lovers

Saludi Colored Champagne Flutes

Toast to your friendship with these handblown champagne flutes. Their gorgeous muted colors are perfect for mimosas at everything from a bachelorette party to an at-home brunch date.

For the Friend Who Needs Art on the Walls

Costanza Tonini Design Custom Best Friend Portrait

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From Glassware to Custom Friend Portraits, These Galentine's Day Gifts Rock (5)

For the Friend Who Needs Art on the Walls

Costanza Tonini Design Custom Best Friend Portrait

These custom best friend portraits are the perfect way to turn your friendship into a work of art, and they'll so appreciate the sentiment.

For the Sipper

Stanley Quencher H2.0 FlowState Tumbler

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For the Sipper

Stanley Quencher H2.0 FlowState Tumbler

This tumbler is beloved by everyone, from Heather Rae El Moussa to Adele, so get your friend on board with the Stanley cup trend. They can stay hydrated 24/7 now at work or on-the-go. Should they already own one, you can always give them these on-theme Valentine's Day straw caps.

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For the Childhood Bestie

Meri Meri Ice Cream Valentine Cards

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For the Childhood Bestie

Meri Meri Ice Cream Valentine Cards

If you're one for words, opt for a cute card and pour your heart out. The set includes 12 cards and friendship bracelets, so you have something for everyone on your list.

A reader favorite and a sweet gift, this mini cocotte is an affordable and adorable gift. Help them start their Le Creuset collection with this stoneware pot perfect for holding one-person dips or desserts.

For the Decorator

Benjamin Giguere Blooming Heart Vase

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For the Decorator

Benjamin Giguere Blooming Heart Vase

Now 38% Off

This colorful, dainty glass vase adds the perfect pop of color to any home with its handblown red wavy accents and a heart-shaped mouth.

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For the Friend Who Loves a Set

Williams Sonoma Monogrammed Soap & Towel Gift Set

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For the Friend Who Loves a Set

Williams Sonoma Monogrammed Soap & Towel Gift Set

Yes, we have a weakness for monogrammed gifts, and this soap and towel set is no exception. The towels are Williams Sonoma's famous super-soft terry and the soaps are out of this world. Not only do they smell so good, but they're available in that beautiful antique-inspired white oval.

For the Friend Who Still Passes Notes

Letters to My Friend by Lea Redmond

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For the Friend Who Still Passes Notes

Letters to My Friend by Lea Redmond

For an extra sentimental gift idea, get two sets (one for you and one for her!) of these friendship letter prompts, and promise to write them to each other all year long. You can then present to each other the finished letters next Galentine's Day.

For the Plant Parent

Lula's Garden Love Rosé Garden

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For the Plant Parent

Lula's Garden Love Rosé Garden

This adorable gift box features two small planted succulents in a fun pink rose shape, ready to display in a gift box that doubles as a planter. It's the perfect reminder, as the box says, of the love you have for your bestie.

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For the One Who's Like a Sister

Love and Rain Morse Code Bracelet

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For the One Who's Like a Sister

Love and Rain Morse Code Bracelet

Upgrade the friendship bracelets of your youth with one of these sterling silver personalized Morse code bracelets. Just choose the secret message you want it to say, and you've got a thoughtful BFF gift.

For the Friend Who Loves to Play

Jonathan Adler Checkerboard Lacquer Card Set

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For the Friend Who Loves to Play

Jonathan Adler Checkerboard Lacquer Card Set

Now 25% Off

Put down the phones and remotes. It's time to reconnect with your gal pals sans screens. This beautiful set of cards, which comes in a colorful display case, will make for fun game nights at home.

For the Jetsetter

Cuyana Mini Travel Case

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For the Jetsetter

Cuyana Mini Travel Case

Anyone with a jet-setting friend will appreciate this Cuyana travel case, which is made from Argentinian leather. It's compact enough to slip into a personal item, so she can use it for vitamins, jewelry, or anything else she may need on her trip.

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For the Friend Who's Always Cold

Lands Downunder All-Season, Italian Lilac Herringbone Throw

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From Glassware to Custom Friend Portraits, These Galentine's Day Gifts Rock (17)

For the Friend Who's Always Cold

Lands Downunder All-Season, Italian Lilac Herringbone Throw

There is no such thing as too many blankets. This one is uber soft and Oprah-approved. "You’ll reach for this throw during the in-between seasons," Oprah says of the Italian cotton throw. "Not too heavy or too light, not too big or too small, and not too expensive—it’s the Goldilocks option."

For the Sweet Tooth

sugarfina Rosé All Day 3-Piece Candy Bento Box

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For the Sweet Tooth

sugarfina Rosé All Day 3-Piece Candy Bento Box

For your friend with a sweet tooth, Sugarfina is coming in hot with a bento box of sweet rosé-flavored gummy roses and bear, perfect for the holiday.

For the Flower Girls

Venus ET Fleur Classic Le Mini Round Eternity Rose

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For the Flower Girls

Venus ET Fleur Classic Le Mini Round Eternity Rose

We may have said flowers are more of a Valentine's Day gift than a Galentine's Day gift, but these rose gold Venus ET Fleur petals are an exception. They're natural roses that have been dried and preserved, so they'll last for an entire year—just in time for next year's Galentine celebration.

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For the Words of Affirmation Lover

FUTUREPLUSX Message in a Glass Capsules

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From Glassware to Custom Friend Portraits, These Galentine's Day Gifts Rock (21)

For the Words of Affirmation Lover

FUTUREPLUSX Message in a Glass Capsules

Sure, you can always give a sweet card, but this is a much cuter way to package your message. Give them small doses of your love every time they open one of these capsules. "My best friend gave a bottle of these to me as a birthday gift years ago, and to this day I keep it on my bookshelf," says Associate Shopping Editor Janae McKenzie.

For the Beauty Friend

BaubleBar Bianca Claw Clip

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For the Beauty Friend

BaubleBar Bianca Claw Clip

Now 75% Off

The smooth and colorful resin on this tortoiseshell hair clip feels super luxe, but these beautiful clips are on sale for only $5! You may even want to snag one for yourself.

For the Foodie

Tony Boloney Famous Pizza Making Kit

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For the Foodie

Tony Boloney Famous Pizza Making Kit

Calling all home chefs! This DIY pizza night kit is easily one of our favorites on the list. It includes enough dough, tomato sauce, and cheese for two people to enjoy their own personal pie, making for one delicious night. As for the toppings, pepperoni and mushrooms are included, but you can always hit the market for more before embarking on this delicious adventure.

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For the Hostess

Boarderie 2-Cheese Double Cream Baked Brie Board

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For the Hostess

Boarderie 2-Cheese Double Cream Baked Brie Board

A baked brie is the star of any charcuterie board, so why not give it its own dedicated board. Bring this to a Galentine's Day party and get ready to leave with an empty board. "The only thing better than one pastry-wrapped-brie appetizer is four of them," Oprah says of the board. "Pop the rosemary, tomato, and olive (or truffle, fig, and orange, or other two frozen varieties) in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. You’ll look like the hostess with the most-est."

For the Southern Belle

Savannah's Candy Kitchen Best Sellers Gift Box

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For the Southern Belle

Savannah's Candy Kitchen Best Sellers Gift Box

Sometimes you just want a little Southern hospitality, especially in the form of food. These rich, nutty treats from Martha Stewart-loved bakery Savannah's Candy Kitchen will taste just like you took a trip to The Peach State.

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