12 Thoughtful Valentine's Day Gifts Your Friends Will Love

Because your best friends deserve something sweet, too!

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January 23, 2020

Valentine's Day is about showing your loved ones just how much you care, and your best friends are no exception. Whether you're looking to send along a little something thoughtful or want to go all-out Leslie Knope-style and make it a day of "ladies celebrating ladies", we rounded up 12 gifts that will treat all of them this year.

Remember when you used to pass out valentines as a kid? Think of these as the grown-up, more sophisticated version. Enclosed with a caramel-filled chocolate bar, these cards also offer fun, sweet messages. You can also find other covers for these bars on Sweeter Cards’ site.

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Nothing says a night of treat yo’self like a sheet mask and your best friends. This mask claims to help moisturize your skin and add firmness thanks to egg yolks and collagen. That, plus a bottle of wine sounds like an ideal Galentine’s Day night to us!

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If you can’t get your hands on one of New York City’s most iconic explosion cakes for your Galentine’s Day party this year, try your hand at making your own. This kit comes with everything you need to make dessert extra fun this year. Or, if you have a friend who is an avid baker, this mix set makes for the perfect gift as well.

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Does your friend love espresso martinis but doesn’t own an espresso machine? We’ve found the perfect solution. All she has to do is add her liquor of choice to this Sea Salt Espresso Martini Mixer to make her favorite drink at home, no extra appliances required.

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Give the gift of healthy, moisturized and glowing skin this winter. Believe us, your friends will thank you for it! The company claims the magnesium- and potassium-rich banana will help restore hydration to the skin while balancing out irritated skin. Plus, the packaging simply couldn’t be cuter!

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For the tea drinker in your life, fill their nightcap with extra love thanks to these heart-shaped tea bags. The bags also come in other festive and fun shapes includes stars, Christmas trees, clouds and moons.

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Does your friend love to snack on the dough whenever you have cookie night? Give them a gift that makes their guilty pleasure acceptable. This taster pack from New York City’s DO includes three classic flavors (Signature Chocolate Chip, Cake Batter and Sugar Cookie) as well as three fan favorites (Brookie Dough, Gimme S’more and Dunkadoo).

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Whether your friend fills this bowl with cereal, berries or soup, her meal will take the shape of a heart. Plus, the outside shape helps the bowl fit perfectly in her hands. It truly makes any meal that much more heartwarming and comforting.

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These poppable cupcakes are both adorable and irresistible — seriously, try eating just one! The Valentine’s Day boxes add to the fun, with festive, 70s-inspired designs on the tops.

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Cheryl’s famous buttercream-frosted cookies are the perfect way to celebrate any holiday. And, since this tin comes stocked with an assortment of chocolate chip, sugar, devil’s food and vanilla-frosted cookies, it is guaranteed to please all of your closest friends.

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This unique arrangement is ideal for any gal pal with a sweet tooth. The mini donuts are dipped in either dark or white chocolate then topped with candy or a pink-hued chocolate drizzle.

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If you’re looking to spend a little more this year (maybe you’re combining Galentine’s Day with a late Christmas gift!), these earrings are worth the splurge. They are part of a collaboration between artist by robynblair and jewelry designer Stephanie Gottlieb, which also includes popsicle and lollipop necklaces. Maybe grab something for yourself while you’re at it, too!

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