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

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

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 2022?

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.

What's not to love? It's the perfect day to show your closest friends you care by sending a thoughtful gift - scroll down to see our suggestions...

Best Galentine's gifts

Galentine's Brownies, £16.99, Lola's Cupcakes

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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 Lola's Cupcakes. There's too many yummy options to choose from, but delicious brownies sound perfect for a night in chatting on FaceTime.

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.

Limitless Eyeshadow Palette, £25, Eyeko

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Eyeko's eyeshadow palette includes six highly pigmented shades and are handy sized for the on the go touch ups. We bet you'll be borrowing it from your BFF...

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The Beauty Heroes box, was £35 now £21 til 13 February, including delivery, GLOSSYBOX

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Receive an amazing 40% discount on HELLO!'s special Beauty Heroes box created with GLOSSYBOX, available for just £21 including delivery until 13 February. Packed full of ten products worth over £100 and originally priced £35, you can order online and have it sent directly to your bestie for a pamper night.

Liquid Diamond Rose, £20.95, Amazon

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Show your favourite gals and guys how much they mean to you by treating them to a fun and bubbly evening in. This selfie-ready, blush-coloured Prosecco is dressed in a stylish diamond textured bottle and is bursting with the fruity flavours of blueberries, cherries and raspberries. 

Illamasqua Hydra Lip Tint, £20, Illamasqua

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Give your friend the gift of kissable lips! The nourishing formula is infused with apricot and peach kernel oil so will leave lips feeling hydrated for up to 10 hours. We love how the subtle dual tone tint seamlessly blends, creating a customised glossy finish.

 

With Love Scented Light-Up Candle, £9.50, M&S

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If your BFF lights up your life she will love this Galentine's Day candle which lights up into a magical display once lit. 

Miss Dior Makeup Palette, £110, Dior Beauty

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The limited edition Miss Dior makeup palette is inspired by the iconic style and the elegant femininity of the Miss Dior fragrance, and we think you'll agree, it's just so sweet and adorable. The palette contains three eye shadows, a beautiful rosy pink blush, a lipstick and a top coat lacquer in harmonious shades. Oh, and did we mention it was limited edition? 

A Dozen Dapper Dogs, £8.50, Hotel Chocolat

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We've got a serious case of puppy love for these chocs from Hotel Chocolat. They're almost too cute to eat. 

Piper-Heidsieck Cuvee Brut Champagne Lipstick Gift, £45, Moonpig 

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Introducing the Piper-Heidsieck Cuvee Brut NV Champagne 75cl Lipstick Gift Pack - isn't it fabulous darling? The full-bodied Champagne comes with fresh pear and apple aromas, notes of almond and hazelnut, and a zesty citrus finish. Perfectly presented in a glamorous lipstick container your Galentine can keep long after the final sip, it's a real showstopper of a gift.

Dannii Minogue Love and Kisses Pendant, £46, QVC UK

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This Dannii Minogue Diamonique necklace features a stylish lip pendant paved with simulated diamonds. This stylish necklace will create a sweet and elegant finish to all your favourite ensembles for Galentine's Day and beyond. 

Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Lips in Glittergasm, £22, Charlotte Tilbury

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This magical colour-changing lipstick has a pH-powered, hydrating formula - basically, it's a mood ring for the lips. Glittergasm is a suits-all shade in a limited edition holographic case to give you perfect, pretty pink lips with a multi-dimensional sparkle.

The Valentine's Collection, £29, Kocktail

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Treat them to the most delicious at-home cocktail they've ever tried! The Valentine's Collection includes four handcrafted drinks by award-winning bartenders using only the finest ingredients – and they’re all freshly made!

Espa Pink Hair and Scalp Mud, £36, Espa 

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If your friend loves a luxury hair treatment, this could be a great gift for her tresses. The intensive mineral-rich treatment mask deeply conditions and will leave hair soft and smooth, and the scalp nourished.

Kit Heath x HELLO! Kindness necklace, £69.99, Kit Heath

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Our limited-edition necklace designed in collaboration with Kit Heath has been worn by some of our favourite celebrities. It was designed to symbolise kindness and is like gifting a virtual hug and would make a gorgeous gift for a caring friend.

Heart Print Stripe & Stare pjamas, £147, Stripe & Stare

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We're thinking a pyjama slumber party with cocktails and pizza included...

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Nailberry polish, £14.50, LOOKFANTASTIC

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Did someone say mani-pedis? Nailberry's 'Almond' is the perfect nude.

Ninja Ice Cream & Dessert Maker, £199, Curry's

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If you're having a Galentine's night in with the girls, a Ninja Ice Cream Maker is a must - don't forget the chocolate chips! 

Selfridges Afternoon Tea gift box, £45, Selfridges

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Afternoon tea lovers will swoon over this gift box from Selfridges!

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.

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.

Givenchy Le Rouge Deep Velvet N37 Lipstick, £32.50, Feel Unique

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Red lipstick fans, raise your hands! Even if your friend has no one to pucker up with on Valentine's Day, she'll still love this gift. 

Crystal Ball Gin, £39.99, Firebox

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

Bitch, Please, £100,  Confessions of a Rebel

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This new in-your-face fragrance has fruit notes like blackcurrant mingle with jasmine petals. It's bold, it's brash, and it's unafraid to bare it all - is that your friend? Creamy sandalwood and skin musk evoke a carefree, confident kind of vibe. 

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!

Holm 'Enough of Your Cheek' pink bum candle, £15, ASOS

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

Galentine's card, £3.95, Amazon

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For all the Friends fans out there.

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Manifest by Roxie Nafousi, £7.49, Amazon

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Get inspired with this Manifesting book that gives seven steps to living your best life.

Bae nameplate necklace, £34.99, H.Samuel

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Your bae will love this bae necklace.

The LookFantastic Beauty Box Valentine's Day Edtition, £55, LOOKFANTASTIC

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Send her flowers in your own way with the LookFantastic Beauty Box Valentine's Day edition. You'll definitely earn best friend brownie points. Inside you'll find so many fab treats! From pillow sprays to blushers, there’s something for every love story in this exclusive box. Plus with every box receive a £40 off voucher to spend on LELO products for a little bit of extra self-lovin’. 

Amore embroidered denim jacket, £215, Sofia Marino

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Designer Sofia Marino has designed the Amore jacket and it can be personalised. The embroidery is inspired by Greek and Roman mythology and renaissance art, and the red hearts represent Cupid, the ancient Roman god of love, and the colour red traditionally represents good luck and fortune.The Amore design has a little under sixty-two thousand stitches and takes two hours to embroider, featuring intricate fine gold thread needle work.

Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady hand cream, £50, NET-A-PORTER

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If your best friend's favourite perfume is Frederic Malle's Portrait of a Lady (and it's a cult classic for a reason!), you'll be excited to learn that the luxe brand has launched a hand cream featuring the same scent. Divine!

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.

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..."

Jo Malone London Wild Roses Soap, £16, Jo Malone London

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This soap is a lovely gift from Jo Malone London for Valentine's Day. With a blend of seven of the world's most exquisite roses, along with crushed violet leaves and a hint of lemon, it unfolds like a bouquet of freshly cut flowers. What's more, it's wrapped in a unique design created by renowned British artist Michael Angove.

Galentine's 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...

 

 

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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