23 Valentine's Day Gifts Your Friends Will Love
Because your best friends deserve something sweet, too!
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and whatever your relationship status is, February 14th is as good a day as any to celebrate the special people in your life. So, this year, make it a point to celebrate your friends with fun gifts that show you care. Whether they're a cocktail aficionado or like to get creative in the kitchen, here are 23 gifts to shop this Valentine's Day. (Or, should we say, Galentine's Day.)
Charcuterie boards are as popular as ever — and we can't get over how cute this Valentine's Day-themed one is. It will arrive at your bestie's doors chilled and pre-arranged, and this one includes a selection of 15 cheeses, meats, dried fruits, nuts and chocolates. It will arrive on an acacia serving board and comes with a box of crackers … so its truly ready to eat!
If you're friend loves to cook but is tight on kitchen space, this apartment-friendly set from Caraway is just the solution. You'll get the same beautiful design as the larger set but at a size that is ideal for smaller spaces and portions of food. Plus, with the code FOODNETWORK10OFF, you'll get an additional 10% off sitewide now through February 2.
Ice cream is always a good idea … especially when it's from Jeni's and comes in a '60s-inspired insulated bag. This gift bundle includes five pints of Jeni's signature ice cream, including favorite flavors like Frosé and Brambleberry Crisp.
Or, give your ice cream-loving bestie the equipment she needs to make her own ice cream at home! This pretty-in-pink machine makes frozen desserts in 20 minutes or less and is fully automatic. All she has to do is add her favorite ingredients to the bowl and press "on."
Is your bestie's go-to cocktail a spicy margarita? Gift her a bottle of tequila so she can make one for herself (and for you!) at home this Valentine's Day. 21Seeds was founded by three moms who wanted to create delicious, smooth and flavorful tequilas — like this Cucumber Jalapeño one!
Is your BFF more of an espresso martini girl? Upgrade her at-home barware collection with this coupe duo, currently 50% off at Nordstrom. These cocktail glasses are made from mouth-blown glass and have a gold detail at the base that's so chic.
We all have at least one friend with a closet full of Hill House Nap Dresses (ok, it's me). So, fuel the obsession this Valentine's Day with this insulated tumbler from the Hill House x W&P collection. Gift it to her with a bag of her favorite coffee grounds, a gift card to her favorite cafe or a tin of loose-leaf tea.
Speaking of tea … this matcha kit comes with everything your BFF needs to make her favorite green tea latte. In this kit, she'll get a tin of premium matcha powder, a glass matcha bowl, a stainless steel tea sifter, bamboo scoop and a bamboo whisk with a stand. All she needs to add is her milk of choice to create a frothy, creamy latte at home.
Regardless of your relationship status, Valentine's Day is the perfect occasion to indulge in a box of chocolates. We love this gift box because it features two curated pairings of coffee and chocolate — one with milk chocolate, the other with dark. Your Galentine can enjoy it at her leisure by herself or invite you over to taste it for yourself.
If you're shopping for a creative twist on the classic box of chocolates, check out this candle set — it's from the new Lauren McIntosh collection at Anthropologie. This boxed set includes chocolate truffle-inspired candles that are almost too pretty to light.
If you do want to keep it a little more classic with a box of edible chocolates, the Petit Valentine's Day boxes from andSons are a great option. While chocolate truffles are a V-Day classic, these flavors are totally unexpected — in each box, you'll find combinations like Lychee Elderflower, Pineapple Matcha, Candied Walnuts & Bailey's and more.
Salt and pepper shakers, like these ones, are great gifts if your Valentine just moved into a new apartment or bought her first home. These porcelain shakers nestle together in a way that looks like an embrace, so they make a seriously sweet addition to any dining table. Wrap them up with a jar of your favorite flaky sea salt for a truly gourmet gift!
If you're shopping for someone who prefers savory eats to sweet, surprise them with something from Truff. We love the best-seller pack because it includes a little bit of everything — black truffle hot sauce, white truffle hot sauce and black truffle oil. Plus, it comes wrapped in a black and gold foil box that's ready to gift. If you shop between January 30 through February 8, you'll save 30% on select Truff products, including this bundle — just use code VDAY30 at checkout.
Take their love for pasta to a new level with a piece of farfalle-inspired jewelry. This less-than-$100 necklace has a gold-plated finish, and it's a gift you can feel great about giving. With your purchase, you'll provide 40 meals to help feed the hungry.
We love this cookie platter because it's like a better version of conversation hearts. You'll get the same nostalgic feeling, but this time the flirty messages are written on delicious sugar cookies from Bread & Roses bakery in Maine.
Waffles are a key part of Galentine's Day — just ask Leslie Knope. And since we're suckers for all of Dash's mini appliances, you can't go wrong with this $10 waffle maker. Wrap it up with a bottle of maple syrup or a box of pre-made waffle mix so your girlfriend can enjoy a cozy Valentine's Day breakfast at home.
A candle is a classic gift for any occasion … and if you're shopping for a foodie friend, go with one that smells extra-delicious. We love these small-batch ones from Farm + Sea — choose from scents like Grapefruit & Sea Salt, Wild Mint, Rosemary and more.
Want to bring a little bit of luxury into your Galentine's life this V-Day? It doesn't get more luxe than caviar — and this gift box is perfect for caviar connoisseurs and newbies alike. In this box, you'll find your choice of caviar, milk bread dough, French butter, a horn caviar spoon, an Island Creek caviar key and a tasting journal.
High quality olive oil is always a welcome culinary gift … and you might have seen cool girl Pia Baroncini's new olive oil brand on Instagram. This buttery Sicilian olive oil is cold-pressed, so it's fresher and greener than your typical EVOO.