Let’s get one thing straight right now: just because you’re single doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love – who said it only had to be about celebrating romantic love? Take advantage of the holiday to celebrate one of the greatest loves of all: the love you have for your bestie.
Whether you’re single or in a relationship, you should learn a lesson from Leslie Knope (of Parks and Recreation) and start celebrating Galentine’s Day. Tell your best friend that you guys are exchanging gifts this year – it doesn’t have to be anything big or expensive, it can just be something nice you’re doing for each other. There’s no reason to spend V-day feeling miserable when you could spend it hanging with your BFF, sharing a box of chocolates and marveling over how close you two are over your gift choices. Show her you’re really soulmates with these 15 Valentine’s Day gift ideas that are perfect for your best friend. Whether you’re looking for something small and inexpensive, or you’re willing to drop more cash, we’ve got you covered!
A Sassy T-ShirtRemind your BFF that she's a total catch with this sassy Juicy Couture t-shirt. It will cheer her up and it's just a really perfect best friend V-day gift. Juicy Couture Graphic Tee, $25.20, Kohl's
Matching Bracelets For EveryoneBuying gifts for more than one friend? Then you need to go for this box of bracelets from 31 Bits. It features five matching bracelets that come with little cards that say "I love you to bits." Each bracelet is hand-rolled in recycled paper. These are so cute, and make a perfect gift for all your closest friends. Box of 5 Valentines, $48, 31 Bits
Best Friend SocksWho needs friendship bracelets or BFF necklaces when you could get bestie socks? Living Royal makes these adorable best friend socks. One pair says best, the other says friends. You can buy one pair for yourself and one for her if you want to match, or you can get both for her. Best Friend socks, $8, Living Royal
The Perfect Red Nail PolishNo matter what kind of crazy nail art or nail polish colors come out, a good red will always be a classic. Buy your best friend the perfect red polish for Valentine's Day - it's perfect for the holiday! Sally Hansen just came out with this limited edition Patent Gloss that gives tons of shine and a patent leather finish. She'll love it, and you'll be able to borrow it - win-win! Sally Hansen Patent Gloss, $7.99, drugstores
A Fun Smart ClothIf you have a smart phone, then you already know how frustrating it is when the screen gets filthy and smudged from fingerprints and makeup... and I'm sure your best friend also knows that the struggle is real. This Toddy Gear Smart Cloth is adorable and super helpful - it will leave your bestie's phone looking brand new. You + Me Smart Cloth, $9.99, Toddy Gear
The New Taylor Swift PerfumeIf your BFF is a huge Taylor Swift fan, then you know she'll want her hands on the fifth and newest perfume, Incredible Things. The bottle is beautiful, with all sorts of pretty watercolors, and the perfume itself smells just as amazing. Taylor Swift Incredible Things Perfume, $39.50, Kohl's
A Beautiful NecklaceYou have to be living under a rock to not realize that Valentine's Day is, in many cases, all about the jewelry. But who says you can't buy your best friend a pretty piece of jewelry to show her how much you care? This House of Harlow Sunburst Pendant necklace is so unique and different, and will look great with anything. It's also affordable for really great quality. House of Harlow Mini Sunburst Pendant Necklace, $48, House Of Harlow
A Get Over Him KitIf your best friend just went through a breakup, she's probably really not big on Valentine's Day this year... or the male species in general. Show her you care and make her smile with this Anti-Valentine gift box from Sesame. It includes a paper voodoo doll pad, a chocolate bar that says "you're fabulous," and blueberry gummy bears (to eat your blues away). The Anti-Valentine Kit, $15, Sesame
A Pretty Water BottleIt might sound lame at first, but don't knock this gift! Having a good water bottle is really useful, and it helps if that water bottle is also cute enough to not be embarrassed of. This Sigg water bottle is a great option - it comes in a fun, bright pink that is perfect for Valentine's Day, and the active top makes it super easy to drink this without getting it all over the place. The top also happens to be leak-proof, so it's even better if your bestie plays a sport or loves hitting the gym. Active Top Pink Water Bottle, $24.99, Sigg
Heart JewelryBe extra sappy with this cute and sparkly heart bracelet from Sears. It's super affordable, it's great for Valentine's Day, and it's something fun your friend can wear that will always remind her of you. PalmBeach Jewelry Crystal Heart Charm Toggle Bracelet, $19.99, Sears
A Yummy-Smelling CandleEveryone could always use a new candle in their lives, and it just so happens to be one of those gifts that just seems like a good fit for Valentine's Day. I highly recommend this Jewelscent Pink Champagne candle. It smells AMAZING, and it hides a secret surprise. Every Jewelscent candle has a little mystery ring nestled inside of it. As you burn the candle, you'll eventually find the ring in a little gold bag inside. It makes an awesome gift! Signature Pink Champagne Candle, $23.99, Jewelscent
LuMee Phone CaseIs your bestie the girl who is always posting fabulous selfies to her Instagram? If so, you need to buy her this LuMee phone case. The case has lights around the edges that illuminate your face for a selfie in your best light ever. Not only will it give you great pictures - it also protects your phone! Your BFF will love this... and you two can take some selfies together. LuMee Phone Case, $39.95 or $44.95 depending on phone, LuMee
A New HairbrushIf your bestie is really into all things beauty-related, she'll appreciate this adorable little Cricket teasing brush. I've always been weary of teasing my hair because I once tried it with a comb, and it was a major fail, and I love these brushes. They're so easy to use, and they're also really small and easy to carry around or store. Cricket Amped Up Tease Brush, $4.58, Sally Beauty
A Pair Of ShortsRemind your best friend that spring and summer are right around the corner with this gift. These Joe B floral shorts are ridiculously soft and comfortable, and they'll look just as good with black tights as they will with bare legs. Plus, the flirty design is so Valentine's Day appropriate. Joe B Soft Shorts, $21. 99, Kohl's
A NatureBox SubscriptionIf your bestie is the kind of girl who loves to eat healthy but also loves to eat (who doesn't?) then a NatureBox subscription would make an awesome and thoughtful gift. For $40, you can give two months worth of NatureBoxes. These little boxes get delivered once a month and include five delicious snacks that you get to choose. I highly, highly recommend the Dark Chocolate Nom-Noms, which were so delicious that someone actually stole them from me. The Blueberry Almond Bites were also amazing. Naturebox Gift subscription, $40, $100 or $200, NatureBox
Which of these gift ideas do you like the most? Which would you buy for your best friend? Tell me in the comments!