25 Sweet Valentine’s Day Gifts to Celebrate the Friends You Love
Your significant other isn't the only one who deserves some love on Valentine's Day! From sensational-smelling lotions to the latest tech, here are some of the best Valentine's Day gifts for friends
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Valentine’s Day celebrates love in all its forms, from epic romances to familial bonds. And, of course, there’s the platonic love between friends. There’s an entire holiday celebrates the BFFs who’ve been with you through it all—Galentines Day on February 13! But what qualifies as perfect Galentine’s Day or Valentine’s Day gifts for friends?
The key is to find something thoughtful, fun and sweet—just like them! You don’t have to spend a fortune on these little presents. From scented candles to beautiful dresses to eco-friendly gifts, show your pals how much you appreciate them by finding gifts that suit their personalities.
Whether you’re looking for gifts for nurses, gifts for artists or gifts for lawyers, there are Valentine’s Day gifts for friends from all walks of life—even if they are impossible to shop for.
The best-ever Valentine’s Day gifts don’t have to be hard to shop for, and you can even get some great last-minute gifts when the clock is ticking. In short, we’ve got you covered, just as a good friend should.
Best for selfie enthusiasts: Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Film Camera
Available in a fun blush pink color that’s picture-perfect for Valentine’s Day, this instant camera is an innovative take on the classic Polaroid cameras of yesteryear. It takes and prints photos that are the size of credit cards. And it has an automatic flash, so you can take photos when it’s dark indoors or outdoors.
If you’re friends with your supervisor at work, one of these Valentine’s Day gifts for friends might also make a great gift for your boss.
Best for makeup enthusiasts: Melixir Vegan Lip Butter
This agave and shea butter lip butter is soothing and hydrating. Formulated to leave lips looking and feeling their best, it comes in a wide variety of fun colors from classic red to poppy orange. Your friend will love its creamy, soft texture. When looking for Valentine’s Day gifts for friends, you may also want to consider these other natural beauty brands.
Best for wine lovers: VoChill Personal Wine Chiller
VoChill is here to save your friend from ever drinking a lukewarm glass of white wine or rosé! Available in three chic colors, this personal wine chiller is the gift she didn’t know she needed. (And won’t know how she ever lived without!)
In fact, this little gift just might inspire the two of you to plan a trip to one of the most gorgeous wineries in the world. This is also a great gift for aunts who appreciate a glass of fine wine!
Best for friends with a sweet tooth: Chocolate-Covered Pretzels Gift Box
You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy chocolate-covered pretzels—and let’s be honest, that’s almost the same thing. These salty-sweet snacks come in flavors that include Valentine’s Day chocolate classics white chocolate, dark chocolate and peanut butter. If you’re lucky, your BFF may even share some with you!
Best for the scrapbooking enthusiast: HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer
When you’re looking for Valentine’s Day gifts for photographers, choose this portable smartphone printer for your BFF who still loves to hold a good old printed photo in her hand. The small contraption—which is about the size of your phone—prints photos on sticky-back paper so it’s easy for scrapbookers to place in their book. The printer easily connects with Bluetooth and can have high-quality prints ready in 12 seconds flat.
Best for the homebody: Cozy Earth Women’s Stretch-Knit Bamboo Kimono Robe
Friends who love to relax at home can do it in style and comfort with this bamboo robe that’s soft and stretchy. We love that it has pockets, too! Valentine’s Day gifts don’t get more comfy and snuggly than this. You may want to consider these other self-care gifts to go along with it and create a special gift basket.
Best for the bath enthusiast: Spongellé With Love Gift Set
This cute bath gift set has two heart-shaped buffers that serve as an all-in-one beauty treatment. They are safe to use from head to toe, and the formula leaves skin feeling soothed and refreshed. These cute buffers are infused with the scents of French lavender and freesia pear.
This would also be a great gift for runners and other athletes who need to give their bodies some TLC after a hard workout. You may want to include a sweet note with this gift that will be appreciated by any of your friends.
Best for candle lovers: Homesick Love Letters Candle
Imagine being surrounded by the smells of rose petals and jasmine as you settle in for a relaxing Valentine’s Day. This luxurious soy candle also has notes of sandalwood, peony, lemon and red plum. Candles are the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for friends, and this one is sold at an affordable price point. You may want to pair these with a great Amazon homemade gift.
Best for the best friends: FTD Friendship Bouquet
Have a best friend who loves floral gifts? A friendship bouquet from FTD is a stunning present that tells your friend how much you love them! You can include a card to get more specific about that love! Choose roses, a more casual bouquet in a vase they can keep, or a plant that will last way beyond Valentine’s Day!
Best for adventurers: GoPro Waterproof Action Camera
Here’s a gift for photographers and adventurers alike! The GoPro camera was designed to wow, and it takes high-res photos and videos easily. We love that it has fun features like hindsight which captures footage 30 seconds before you even press record.
Best for the fashionista: Pink Sunglasses
Help her add a pop of style with fun pink sunglasses. After all, pink is always in season, but it’s especially fun when choosing Valentine’s Day gifts for friends!
This contemporary take on cat-eye glasses livens up any look. Made with shiny acetate and a saddle bridge, we love that these sunglasses have a lightweight frame that’s comfortable for everyday wear. It’s also a great gift for golfers who need to keep the sun out of their eyes to play a great game.
Best for couple friends: Truth or Dare for Couples
When you’re looking for the best gifts for couples, go with a fun choice! This fun game is adorably packaged in a red, pink and white tin that is picture-perfect for Valentine’s Day. It comes with 50 cards with thought-provoking questions and outrageous dares that will liven up any romantic evening.
Best for skincare enthusiasts: Dermaflash Ultrasonic Pore Extractor and Serum Infuser
Help your partner in crime cleanse her pores with this genius skincare device that preps skin for the products of her choice. The good-looking gadget also comes in pink, if you’re really going for a Valentine’s Day theme. Still need something for the little ones in your life? Check out these cute Valentine’s Day gifts for kids.
Best for music lovers: Sonos One Voice-Controlled Smart Speaker
When you’re looking for gifts for music lovers, congratulations! Your search is over. This Sonos smart speaker lets your friend listen to music in high-quality sound anywhere they are. We love that it has built-in voice control so they can also use it to easily check news and ask questions. This is definitely one of those awesome tech gifts you’ll want to keep for yourself, so you might want to buy two!
Best for spa lovers: Tree Hut Watermelon Shea Sugar Scrub
Here’s a luxurious body scrub that has the scrumptious scent of watermelon and the color to match. It cleans, softens and exfoliates the skin. The scrub is made with natural ingredients like avocado, sweet almond and orange oils, which explains why it smells so fantastic.
Best for friends who love to accessorize: Vintage-Style Crinkle Scarf
Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well” has gotten the world talking about scarves, so this gift is both timeless and trendy. This vintage-style crinkle scarf is made of a super-soft fabric that feels great against the skin, and it comes in many fun colors, so you can find one to match nearly any outfit. Colors include green, purple, pink, blue and yellow.
It’s lightweight and has cute fringes that add a fun, breezy touch to any outfit.
Best for letter writers: Hallmark Mini Valentines Day Cards
Friends who love writing cards and notes will love this heart-themed card set. It comes with 12 gorgeously designed small cards that can be used to write letters or can also double as place cards at dinner. This card set also makes a perfect gift for writers, both professional and amateur.
Best for makeup enthusiasts: SuperDew Shimmer-Free Highlight Balm
Give your ride-or-die a beach vacation in a balm. This clean formula from Tower 28 gives wearers the ultimate glow without any sunburn involved. Perfect for normal, dry or combination skin, this product also has hydrating aloe vera extract and calming green tea.
Best for the home chef: Ooni Koda Outdoor Pizza Oven
Splurge for your friend who loves to entertain and make food for herself (and her friends)! This Ooni outdoor pizza oven will wow pizza lovers as it can make a pizza in about a minute. We love that it’s portable and can be easily stored when not in use.
Best for the planner enthusiast: EttaVee Layers of Love LifePlanner
It’s always a good time of year to start a new planner! This cute planner has a colorful heart design on its sturdy laminate cover, and has plated aluminium coils that make it easy to write in while on the go. We love the fun extras, like four sheets of stickers and a snap-in ruler. This also makes a great gift for college students who need to get (and stay) organized!
Best for dish collectors: Fiesta Heart Ceramic Decorative Bowl
Here’s a colorful Art Deco-style bowl that will liven up any room in your friend’s home. The Fiesta bowl is safe for the dishwasher or microwave and can be used to display trinkets and jewelry or to store keys.
Best for the casserole lover: Heart Cocotte
Making a casserole will be more fun in this beautiful heart-shaped cocotte. Available in red or black, it’s made of enameled cast iron. We love that it’s easy to use and has large handles to easily bring it from the oven to the table. It makes a great Galentine’s Day gift for anyone who enjoys spending time in the kitchen!
Best for the skin care enthusiast: Hand Cream Gift Set
The lotions in this gift set will refresh hands in any climate, but they’ll especially be appreciated by those who experience cracked skin due to cold weather. The vegan-friendly creams are thick and rich, and they come in six fragrances: cherry blossom, lavender, rose, jasmine, shea almond and peony. Want more hydration? Check out our favorite face moisturizers.
Best for the blanket lover: Big Blanket Extra Large Throw Blanket
If your friend always gets cold, or simply loves a big blanket to help her get comfy and cozy while watching television, this oversized blanket is the perfect Valentine’s Day present. It’s larger than a king-sized blanket, and is also stretchy. We love that it’s pleasant to use in warm and cold weather alike. This would also make a great housewarming gift!
Best for diary lovers: Colorful Blank Journal
Here’s a colorful blank journal designed to give diarists a smooth, streamlined experience, with a band that keeps it closed. The vivid interior features a different design on each page which makes writing in it extra fun, too. If you’re looking for Valentine’s Day gifts for friends who like to stop and reflect, this is an ideal present.
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