15 Fun and Thoughtful Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Best Friend in 2023

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Your best friends were there to support you and lift your spirits during those tearful ordeals and breakups in the past. Now it’s time to show them how much you care about them, so we’ve come up with 15 adorable, fun, and thoughtful Galentine Day gift ideas for your best friends in 2023, including a trendy Alex and Anya charm bracelet, sleek silk pajamas for the perfect pajama party and a viral glass of Stanley Tumbler to stay hydrated after a few mimosas.

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When is Galentine Day in 2023? Galentine Day (which was first fictionalized on the sitcom Parks and recreation areas in 2010) is celebrated every year February 13, on the eve of Valentine’s Day. This is a special day to celebrate the strong female friendship in your life by kissing your husband or partner goodbye for the day (or at least a few hours) while enjoying a drunken brunch with your best friends. Choose one or more of our professionally selected gifts to make this year special for your best friend.

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1. For your best friend: Charm bracelets for best friends Alex and Anya

Best Gifts for Galentine Day 2023: Alex + Ani Charm Bracelets

Nothing symbolizes the strong bond between two friends quite like a nostalgic charm bracelet. The Alex and Anya Charm Bracelet Set “Best Friend” includes two sparkly bracelets, each with a half-heart charm, and when the two halves are joined together, it says “best friends”.

$34 from Alex and Anya

2. For the Tik-Tok fan: Stanley Quencher H2.0 FlowState Tumbler

Best gifts for Galentine Day 2023: Stanley glass

Your BFF can recognize this famous TikTok glass as soon as she opens this present. The 30oz Stanley Quencher H2.0 FlowState Vacuum Insulated Cup has a lid with a removable straw and is conveniently shaped to fit in a cup holder. Plus, it’s easy to carry around thanks to the sturdy handle. The cup comes in a great range of colors (we recommend rose quartz for Valentine’s Day) and keeps drinks hot or cold for hours.

$30 at Dick’s sporting goods store

3. For those with luscious lips: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

Best Gifts for Valentine's Day 2023:

The Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is a cult product that makes a lovely Valentine’s Day gift, especially for beauty lovers. The nourishing formula of Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and Vitamin C hydrates lips overnight so they wake up with soft, luscious lips every morning.

$22 on Amazon

4. For the Drunkard Netflix: Wahdam India x Emily in Paris tea collection

Best Gifts for Galentine Day 2023: Vahdam x Emily in Paris Tea Collection

So you’ve been drinking Emily in Paris together and have been dreaming of a trip there for the girls ever since. Now why not talk about your big plans over a cup of hot tea from the Vahdam India x Emily in Paris tea collection? The unique set includes a limited edition set of four organic tea blends (Earl Grey, Vanilla, Rose and Black Tea) and is packaged in a beautiful Parisian-inspired gift box. Tres chic if you ask us!

$85 on Amazon

5. For those who love scented candles: Anthropologie Capri Blue Candle.

Best Gifts for Galentine Day 2023: Capri Blue Candle

I can’t say enough good things about Anthropologie’s Capri Blue candles. As a gift guide editor, this is one of my favorite gifts (and I love receiving them too!). For Galentine Day, I highly recommend Capri Blue’s Pink Shimmer Jar with my favorite volcano scent (fresh, fruity and exotic).

$38 in Anthropology

6. For a cozy evening in Swomog silk satin pajamas.

Best Gifts for Galentine Day 2023: Silk Pajamas

Is there a better way to celebrate your best girlfriend than with a pajama party? Why yes, in fact, with matching silk pajamas! Buy a pair of these top-selling Swomog Silk Satin Pajamas for your best friend and add the matching set to your Amazon Cart for yourself! The loose-fitting, two-piece set includes a silky-smooth, long-sleeve top with buttons down the front, and comfortable pants with an elasticated waist. Plus, they’re available in a variety of sizes and colors, including Blush Pink, which we think is perfect for a Galantine day.

$30 on Amazon

7. For the party organizer: personalized compact turning cheese board.

Best Gifts for Valentine's Day 2023:

For a friend who loves making sausage boards, let all the party goers know who made the delicious pasta with this personalized compact turntable cheese board that can be personalized with your initials. The round bamboo board also converts into a tiered tray and comes with a cheese fork and two knives that are conveniently stored in the built-in drawer.

For a budget option, our favorite sausage board is the Royal Craft Wood Bamboo Cheese Board for under $25.

From $56 at Uncommon Goods to $21 at Amazon.

8. For a drunken breakfast: Minute Mimosa Sugar Cube Trio

Best Gifts for Valentine's Day 2023: Mimosa Cubes with Sugar

No orange juice? No problem – just toss one of these fragrant fruit-and-sugar cubes into a glass of champagne, sit back as it dissolves, and then enjoy every sip of mimosa. The Minute Mimosa Sugar Cube Trio is a fun gift and a delicious way to serve mimosa for brunch, a party, or any other time you feel like mimosa! Quit drinking? They can also be added to any non-alcoholic carbonated drink for a refreshing non-alcoholic cocktail.

$30 in fancy goods

9. For a sweet evening in chocolate-covered Magnolia Bakery Strawberry Banana Pudding.

Best Gifts for Galentine Day 2023: Magnolia Bakery Pudding

Give her the perfect bachelorette party dessert with the “world famous” Magnolia Bakery pudding. In this multipack, she gets three cups of classic banana pudding and three cups of chocolate-covered strawberry-banana pudding, which is a creamy vanilla pudding mixed with roasted strawberries and layers of chocolate cake and chocolate frosting. Come in stretchy pants and get ready to mess with her!

$63 at Magnolia Bakery

10. For the perfect manicure: a duet of olive and June mini polishes

Best Gifts for Galentine Day 2023: Olive and June Nail Polish Duo

A fun activity at any Galentine party is doing each other’s nails, so why not give your friend some cute nail polish to kick off the manicure party. We love Olive and June’s Mani System, or you can opt for this adorable duo of mini nail polishes that comes with rose pink nail polish and a super glossy top coat.

10 dollars in target

11. Unique Experience: Valentine’s Tarot Cards.

Best Gifts for Galentine Day 2023: Tarot Card Experiences

For a unique gift that you and your best friend can make together, order a Valentine’s Day Tarot card from Uncommon Goods. The one-hour session with tarot mentor Holly Buchek is for anyone who wants to know what their love prediction has in store for them, whether they’re already in a relationship or looking for one.

From $25 at Uncommon Goods

12. For a cheesy girl’s night out: Boarderie charcuterie board

Best Gifts for Galentine Day 2023: Boarderie Meat Snack Board

If you go to Galentin’s party this year, it’s a gift you’ll want to give to the hostess because you and everyone else can take part in his takeover. Valentine’s Day Arte Limited Edition board for 10 people arrives chilled, fully decorated and ready to serve! The reusable acacia wood board includes over 30 artisan cheeses (some of which are heart-shaped!), meats, nuts, jams, crackers and more for all to see.

Additional Boarderie options are available on Amazon.

$249 at Boarderie From $139 at Amazon

13. For Makeup Lovers: Rose Inc Makeup Brush Set.

Best Gifts for Galentine Day 2023: Rose Inc. Facial Brush Gift Set.

This gift set of face brushes from Rose Inc is perfect for Galentine Day for your beauty-loving friend. The set includes four makeup brushes designed for contouring, concealing and highlighting, plus a dedicated barrel case to keep them beautiful and organized. When we tested a clean cosmetics brand, our beauty editor found that Divine Radiant Lip & Cheek Color blush gave the skin a beautiful shade of color.

$84 at Rose Inc.

14. For wine lovers: mini bottles of rose wine

Best Gifts for Galentine Day 2023: Rose Wine In Good Taste

Roses are a classic Valentine’s Day gift for couples, but we think your wine-loving BFF will love this 8-pack of Passport Mini Rosé. Each sip of this pale pink French rosé from In Good Taste contains luscious notes of tropical passion fruit, zesty citrus and refreshing melon.

$50 in good taste

15. For good hair: Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector Repairing Treatment

Best Gifts for Galentine Day 2023: Olaplex No. 3

Olaplex has millions of fans and a huge cult following for this formula to repair and strengthen damaged hair. Your friend who often dyes their hair or hot-styles it will be especially grateful for such a gift.

$30 on Amazon

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