With Valentine’s Day around the corner, there’s a day right before that helps celebrate your favourite gals. Galentine’s Day is celebrated on February 13, and it’s the perfect day to shower your besties and the other amazing women and gals in your life. From self-care essentials to makeup faves, if you’re wondering what to give, we’ve rounded up some gift ideas to express some love this Galentine’s Day.
For the tea-loving bestie
To help them warm up during those colder days or help them relax, adorable heart-shaped tea bags will do the trick. All tea bags include a little heart-shaped label “all love in a mug” that will definitely warm up their hearts.
Heart Shaped Tea Bags, Etsy, $3 each.
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For the gratitude-practicing friend
The Five-Minute Journal will be a go-to for the friend that needs help developing a routine, those who like practicing gratitude or want to get into journaling. All it takes is five minutes in the morning to start off the day feeling inspired and productive, and five minutes during the bedtime routine to reflect on what kind of day they had. They may appreciate how therapeutic it is and could be a gateway to journaling later on.
The Five Minute Journal, Indigo, $32.
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Give the gift of self-care
This brush is the ultimate self-care gift. The dry brush is the best addition to their shower routine. Dry brushing on dry skin before hopping into the shower helps break down dead skin cells for healthy baby-soft skin. It’s also amazing for lymphatic drainage for less bloating and puffiness. This gift is so good, you may want to get one for yourself.
Baby Skin Mini Dry Exfoliant Brush, LashGod, $18.
A personalized gift for the coffee fan
Who doesn’t love personalized gifts? This mug from Anthropologie will look pretty in their kitchen or simply in their hand drinking their cup of coffee. Part of the Bistro Tile Collection by AnthroLiving, the mosaic-inspired motif is reminiscent of cafes in Paris so it’s like they’re transported to the city of love.
Tiled Margot Monogrammed Mug, Anthropologie, $14.
For the glowing best friend
This is the perfect gift to help your gal pal achieve that perfect glow. This non-sticky glittery, silky body illuminator will enhance their skin in an instant. All you need is a small amount. It’s enriched with all the good stuff like aloe vera, avocado oil, grape see oil and vitamin E. Plus, it smells like vanilla — super yummy!
NUDA Body Shimmer, LashGod, $45.
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Give the gift of nourishing lips
There’s a reason this Laneige lip sleeping mask has been all the rave since 2020 (and continues to be). The Allure Winner is super hydrating, packed with vitamin C and free of parabens so you know no harsh chemicals are being gifted. It delivers intense moisture for the best-looking, supple lips by the morning — which your BFF will absolutely appreciate.
LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask, Sephora, $29.
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Help them feel energized and glow within with this drink
This drink made by Bella Hadid is just the latest in non-alcoholic alternative drinks. It’s immunity boosting for a mid-day pick-me-up, or you can serve it as a dry alternative for a lowkey Galentine’s day dinner. It’s infused with adaptogens, nootropics and vitamins C, and D plus zinc, which makes for a super boost of immunity. There is also collagen, which helps brighten complexion and Coffeeberry to gently caffeinate without the feeling of a super crash later on.
Actual Sunshine, 8 Pack, Kin Euphorics, $59.
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Give the gift of beauty sleep and relaxation
What friend wouldn’t want the gift of peaceful sleep? Add this luxurious sleep mask to their self-care regimen. It helps block out light to help prevent sleep deprivation, and made from the highest-grade mulberry silk, it delivers antiaging benefits that are soft on the eyes. They can wake up well-rested and ready for work or weekend brunch.
Slip Silk Sleepmask, Sephora, $70.
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For the candle-collecting bestie
This cruelty-free, 100 per cent soy wax bubble candle is a great gift to that special gal who loves candles. The aesthetically pleasing candle is subtly scented with Freesia and notes of citrus and wood without being too overpowering. Light it up for movie night or a spa day with the girls. The best part? If they don’t want it burned, it’s a cute apartment décor piece just on its own.
Streya & Co. Bubble Candle Set, Amazon, $25.
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For the avid reader
If they’re an avid reader, chances are they’ve read the latest titles of #BookTok and the sequel to the popular It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover — which may be on their TBR list — is here. If they couldn’t put down the first book, it’ll be hard to put this one down, too.
It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover, Indigo, $20 (On sale now).
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Help give them the gift of coziness with this slipper
These cozy slippers are just what your BFF needs, especially if they’re entering their homebody era. Made with vegan, faux fur, these slippers are plush, so they have extra comfort with every step and the double strap acts as an extra cushion, perfect for lounging at home.
Cozy Fluffy Slippers, Indigo, $50.
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For the friend who loves to accessorize
To add to your bestie’s jewellery collection, gift them with these dainty yet sophisticated gold hoops. They’re the perfect size to be worn every day, and the gold finish puts together any outfit. They’re handcrafted in gold vermeil (a thick layer of 18k gold on sterling silver), so they won’t tarnish.
Thin Croissant Dome Hoops, Mejuri, $88.
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A hair styler to get the iconic ’90s blowout feel
Thanks to the stylings of Matilda Djerf and the iconic Rachel Green, the big, fluffy, blowout look has become popular on TikTok and Pinterest. The Shark FlexStyle can achieve that all while providing no heat damage. You can transform the hair dryer into a multi-styler where you can curl, smooth and volumize hair. It’s also lightweight — perfect for travelling — so your best friend can take it on girls’ trips or vacations.
Shark HD430C Flexstyle Air Styling and Drying System, Amazon, $350.
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For the blush-obsessed best friend
If your friend loves makeup, then they know that blush is one product that’s been a highlight in the latest makeup trends. Gift the Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush that’s weightless, long-lasting and blendable. It packs a punch and will be the go-to product in their no makeup, cold makeup, clean girl makeup or night-out makeup routine.
Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush, Sephora, $30.
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For the one who loves puzzles (and has the travel bug)
Why not give the best of both worlds with this 500-piece jigsaw puzzle? A modern design by artist Maggie Stephenson, this puzzle has a satin finish for added durability. Not only will they remember their vacation in Italy, but it may have them wanting to book that flight now if they’ve been dreaming of going. If you’re celebrating Galentine’s Day with the gals, this puzzle will be a great activity to do while sipping some bubbly.
Amalfi Coast Italy Jigsaw Puzzle, Society6, $34 (On sale now).
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