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32 Galentine's Day gift ideas to make your bestie smile

Show you care on Valentine's Day with these fun presents

Fiona Ward

Valentine's Day is coming up, and as far as we're concerned, it's a great excuse to show your love to anybody that's special in your life. So why not celebrate Galentine's Day - or Palentine's Day - by sending a thoughtful gift to your friends? Single or in a relationship, the idea is to show your besties how much you care about them.

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When is Galentine's Day 2021?

As per the wise guidance of Parks and Recreation's Leslie Knope (who we can thank for the notion of Galentine's Day in the first place) the special day is actually supposed to be celebrated on 13 Feb - though we'll let you off either way.

"What's Galentine’s Day? It's only the best day of the year!" she says during an episode in the show's second series, which prompted the popularisation of the term. "Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it breakfast style. Ladies celebrating ladies," Amy Poehler's character says.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Galentine's Day is the perfect excuse to celebrate your closest friends

What's not to love? Things might be looking a little different this year due to the pandemic, but you can still show your closest friends you care by sending a thoughtful gift - scroll down to see our suggestions...

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No.1 Hun Card, £3, Emmy Lupin Studio @ Etsy

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Let them know they're your number one with this fabulous card designed by illustrator Emmy Smith. There's plenty of other fun designs to choose from, too.

MORE: 15 funny Valentine's Day cards to give your other half a giggle

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Dried letterbox flowers, £15.95, Bloombox

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These hand-picked dried blooms are a wonderful option, since they'll last for months in your bestie's home. We love the wildflower look of this selection.

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Galentine's cookie, £8, Beau's Little Bakery @ Etsy

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Don't edible gifts make the best gifts?

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Valentine love box, from £70, Tada & Toy

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We love this luxurious gift box from jewellery brand Tada & Toy, complete with beautiful candles, nourishing hand cream and a pair of gorgeous chain earrings. 

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Heart Print Pyjama Set, £27.50, Coast

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We're thinking a pyjama night over Zoom, cocktails and pizza included...

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Nailberry polish, £14.50, Look Fantastic

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Virtual mani-pedis, anyone? Nailberry's 'Almond' is the perfect nude.

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Mystery box, from £10, Accessorize

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Accessorize has brought back their mystery boxes, and we reckon they'd make a fun treat for any fashion lover! Choose between a £10 or £20 box for either £50 or £100 worth of goodies.

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Guerlain lipstick case, £32, Selfridges

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Lipstick lovers will swoon over this crystallised limited-edition case from Guerlain. We certainly are!

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Cup of ambition mug, from £13, Shop Self Made at Etsy

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Any Dolly Parton fans out there? Make your hard-working pals smile with this 'cup of ambition' mug - there's the option to add a card to your order, too, if you like.

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Victoria Beckham Beauty Bitten Lip Tint, £32, Net-A-Porter

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VB fans, raise your hands! You'll be sure to get her what she wants (what she really really wants) with a beauty buy from Victoria Beckham's beauty line - this lip tint shade is called 'Bisou', so it's perfect for Valentine's Day.

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F***boy tears gin liqueur, £14.99, Firebox

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No explanation needed, here! Empowerment is a drink best served on the rocks...

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Low-alcohol gin, from £16, CleanCo

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And if they're not a drinker, CleanCo's yummy flavours will go down a treat. Choose from watermelon and strawberry, or raspberry. Pass us the tonic!

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Venus candle, £15, Interlude Candles @ Etsy

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Celebrate the female form this Galentine's Day! We love this beautiful candle.

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Galentine's card, £3.95, Amazon

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For all the Friends fans out there.

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Glossybox gift, from £16.95, Glossybox

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A beauty box full of treats will always be well-received! Glossybox will do all the hard work for you - simply choose your subscription and wait for the gushing thank you texts to arrive.

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There Are Girls Like Lions, £9.05, Amazon

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Get inspired with this anthology of poems that celebrates womanhood in all forms - covering everything from love, beauty, friendship, motherhood, work, ageing, and much more. 

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Valentine's lipstick, £33.50, Dior

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Be a Diorling and give this beautiful embossed lipstick to your beauty-loving pal...

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Pearl duo bracelets, £22, Wolf and Badger

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These beautiful bracelets come in packs of two - one for them, one for you.

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Cookie dough, £12.50, Blondies Kitchen

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If your best Judy has a sweet tooth, we can't think of anything she'd love more than some treats from Blondies Kitchen. There's too many yummy options to choose from, but ready-to-bake cookie dough sounds perfect for a night in chatting on FaceTime.

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Diptique roses candle, from £32, Space NK

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Send her flowers in your own way with Diptique's cult 'Roses' scent - it's soft, fresh and much longer-lasting than a real bunch of red roses.

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Anatomicals face masks set, £3.50, ASOS

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Finally, the other face masks return! Why not organise a Zoom pampering sesh and send your mates one of these kits?

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Ring, £49, Missoma

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If they're a royal fan, they'll love Missoma's 'gold interstellar ring' as worn by Duchess Meghan.

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Letters to my friend, £9.89, Amazon

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You'll touch their heart with this sweet notebook of personal letters. Each letter is printed with a unique prompt like: "I knew we would be friends when..." And: "From you, I learned the importance of..."

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Why not spoil your bestie to remind them how special they are with this gorgeous Black Opium scent? It's edgy and glamorous - and the YSL bottle is guaranteed to be an chic addition to any dressing table. You can even have selected bottles engraved.

YSL Opium Wild Jacket, from £56, The Perfume Shop

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Marc Jacobs Daisy Spring, £59, Look Fantastic

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If it's a fresh scent you're after, the latest launch from Marc Jacobs' cult Daisy range smells as lovely as it looks!

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Personalised card, from 99p, Moonpig

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There's plenty of sweet options on Moonpig if you want to make a personalised card - and they can even be sent online if you're running out of time...

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British rose face mask, £18, The Body Shop

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Another gorgeous rose-scented beauty buy, your pampering sessions will be made extra lovely with this beloved product. 

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Heart socks, £6, Boux Avenue

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Say it with... socks? We think these heart-emblazoned foot warmers would actually look adorable peeking out of a pair of trainers.

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She Speaks book, £7.99, Oliver Bonas

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Another beautiful book with words to inspire, this collection contains famous speeches from the likes of Boudica to Greta Thunberg, Chimamanda Adichie and Malala Yousafzai.

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Mini moment box, £25, Good Canteen

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If in doubt, send snacks! We love this 'Mini Moment' box from Good Canteen - it includes a cocktail or non-alcoholic drink of your choice, some yummy nibbles and a scented candle.

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Valentine's Sweet Set, £9.80, Storigraphic

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Go all out, and wrap your gift in gorgeous paper. These gift sets from Storigraphic come with a card, tag, gift wrap and an adorable pin badge.

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The Crystal Maze LIVE experience, free for singletons, Crystal Maze

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Why not grab your favourite group of single girlfriends and have a fun virtual outing to the Crystal Maze? This Valentine's Day weekend, singletons can sign up to the virtual 'Dome from Home' group dating event, in collaboration with happn - for free!

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Drunk In Love Humbugs, £6.50, Served

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Tell your friends there is nobody sweeter than them with these boozy retro humbugs. With flavours of raspberry and lime, they're perfect for any sweet-toothed pal, and definitely taste as good as they look!

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