18 Meaningful Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your BFF

by Colleen Stinchcombe
Jan 26, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. ET

For most of the history of Valentine’s Day, when we think about Feb. 14, we think of either celebrating being in a partnership or little kids handing out candy hearts at school. That changed when Amy Poehler’s character in Parks and Recreation introduced the concept of Galentine’s Day: celebrating a holiday typically reserved for couples with your best friends.

And why not? Best friends often last longer than even the best long-term relationships. The best of them are supportive, encouraging and willing to take your call at all hours of the night. They’ve probably seen you at your most vulnerable, dealt with your overexcitement on good days and misery on bad days, and still, they want nothing but the best for you.

If you want to show your bestie you care — and their love language happens to be gifts — consider one of these super-cool items.

1 /18: Tiny Rose Druzy Pendant

1/18 :Tiny Rose Druzy Pendant

This necklace is the perfect balance of elegant and trendy. 

Tiny rose druzy pendant, $68 at Gold & Gray Jewelry

2 /18: 'Nasty Woman' Embroidery

2/18 :'Nasty Woman' Embroidery

Embroidery is the new knitting, and this "Nasty Woman" embroidery reminds your bestie to be the boss she is.

'Nasty Woman' hand embroidery, $37 at RedWorkStitches/Etsy

3 /18: Venice Candle

3/18 :Venice Candle

Any time your BFF lights this candle, it will be like a little mini vacation. 

Venice travel-size candle, $28 at Jemma Sands

4 /18: XO Earrings

4/18 :XO Earrings

Cute, simple earrings to send your friend hugs and kisses.

Cloverpost XO post earrings, $58 at Urban Outfitters

5 /18: Tea-Holding Mug

5/18 :Tea-Holding Mug

The perfect gift for your tea-loving friend (who is always leaving the bag in too long.)

Plum & Bow elephant tea mug, $16 at Urban Outfitters

6 /18: Nevertheless, She Persisted Bangle

6/18 :Nevertheless, She Persisted Bangle

The perfect clever, empowering quote for the friend who stays on top of the news (and maybe has a crush on Elizabeth Warren).

"Nevertheless, She Persisted" bangle, $23 at rockawaygypsea/Etsy

7 /18: Phone Case

7/18 :Phone Case

For a little bit of style she can carry anywhere, this iPhone case is gorgeous.

Gemstone iPhone case, $20 at Nordstrom

8 /18: 'Milk and Honey' by Rupi Kaur

8/18 :'Milk and Honey' by Rupi Kaur

For the deepest feeler in your friend group, this lovely and relatable book of poetry.

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, $9 at Barnes & Noble

9 /18: Shemana Dream Mist

9/18 :Shemana Dream Mist

Give your friend the gift of anxiety-free dreams with this delicious dream mist.

Shemana Dream Mist, $28 at Free People

10 /18: Zodiac Pin

10/18 :Zodiac Pin

A minimalist way for your friend to show off their zodiac sign.

Horoscope astrology pin, $9 at The Silver Spider/Etsy

11 /18: Crystal Bottle

11/18 :Crystal Bottle

Any crystal-loving witch hippie is going to dig this slightly excessive (but too chic to care) water bottle.

VitaJuwel ViA wellness gem water bottle, $78 at Anthropologie

12 /18: Tarot Deck

12/18 :Tarot Deck

Give your friend the tools to read their future with these stunning tarot cards.

Ophidia Rosa tarot deck, $48 at Leila + Olive

13 /18: Smokeless Incense

13/18 :Smokeless Incense

For anyone who loves aromatherapy, we love these smoke-free incense sticks.

Smokeless organic incense by Bodha, $28 at Free People

14 /18: Chakra Bath Salts

14/18 :Chakra Bath Salts

Help your bestie balance their chakras — or just chill the eff out — with this bath salt set.

Chakra bath salts set, $22 at UncommonGoods

15 /18: Heart Earrings & Necklace

15/18 :Heart Earrings & Necklace

For a little love reminder they can wear through the day, this earring and necklace set is gorgeous.

Follow Your Heart necklace and earrings set, $48 at Anthropologie

16 /18: Venus Symbol Earrings

16/18 :Venus Symbol Earrings

Whether you think of this symbol as "Venus" or "woman, hear me roar," we love this subtle jewelry.

Venus symbol earrings, $27 at MistyAurora/Etsy

17 /18: Blooming Tea

17/18 :Blooming Tea

This tea is as fun to watch as it is to drink, perfect for a friend who wants an excuse to stop and smell the... blooming tea.

Lovewild Blooming Tea, $22 at Anthropologie

18 /18: Birth Month Flower Necklace

18/18 :Birth Month Flower Necklace

We love that these necklaces are customized to feature your friend's birth month flower.

Birth month flower necklace, $48 at UncommonGoods