Valentine's Day

47 Sweet Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas Your Bestie Will Love

You can't go wrong with a cupcake in a jar.

by Kiersten Hickman, Mia Mercado and Lauren Grant
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We all know who the real love of your life is: your best friend. Partners come and go, and though some may stick, you’ll always have your friends no matter what. So why not shower them with love on Valentine’s Day, too? If you need some Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your best friend, you've come to the right place.

Think about the relationship you have with your best friend — no one knows them better than you do. Do you send memes constantly back and forth to each other? Do you have your own little book club? Are you constantly helping each other set up for the perfect Instagram shot? Are the two of you desperately hoping that, someday, tea parties will become a thing?

No matter the type of relationship you and your best friend may have, this Valentine's Day gift guide should suit any type of best friend combination. It’s a mix of classic pieces, gifts with hidden jokes, and thoughtful, sweet ways to show your friend how much they mean to you. For the wine-lovers, the fashion-obsessed, and even the aspiring novelists, there’s a gift in this guide for every best friend imaginable.

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1. Fill In The Love Journal

Show your friend how much they mean to you by filling this book out and sending it to them. With 112 pages of prompts, you’ll find plenty of ways to express yourself and describe your special relationship with your bestie.

2. Taco Earrings

Nothing says "love you" like tiny tacos you can hang from your ears. If tiny food jewelry is their thing — and duh, why wouldn't it be — you'll love the Crafty Little Dreams shop on Etsy and Delicacies Jewelry.

3. "It's Good You Are Here" Wall Hang

This hanging canvas from Rayo and Honey will be a regular reminder of how much you appreciate your bestie.

If you want something more personal, customize your own on Shutterfly — perhaps with your favorite quote or an inside joke.

4. Confetti Cupcake In A Jar

If nothing else, it’s an excuse to also get a cupcake in a jar for yourself. Another option? You can also send them a Magnolia Bakery sampler pack, which includes 2 classic banana pudding cups and 2 cupcakes — aka just the right amount for you two to split.

5. A Heart Wallet

A smart accessory that helps your friend keep all of their important cards and cash in one place? That's true love.

Find other festive wallets at Dillard’s and Walmart.

6. “I Miss Your Face” Candy

It's probably been awhile since you've been able to see your friend IRL. Show them how much you love their face with this box of chocolates.

You can also spell it out with a personalized message in chocolate from Etsy.

7. Besties Book

Give the book lover in your life what they really want: more books to fill up their impressive library.

Find other books about best friends here.

8. Heart Balloon Set

If your bestie is obsessed with taking Instagram photos, give them the gift of a cute photoshoot with these heart balloons.

Find other heart-shaped balloons at Etsy and Party City.

9. "Trust The Journey" Journal Set

Give your BFF a place to manifest good vibes with this spiral-bound journal set from Be Rooted.

10. “Fries Before Guys” Coozie

Because it’s just so honest, and you need to remind your friend that fries always come first.

For other gifts that offer

the same message, try this mug from Society 6 or this one from Amazon.

11. Personalized Journal

Are you best friends with the aspiring novelist? Give them a personalized journal to sketch out all of their thoughts for their new book.

Find other personalized notebook styles at Paper Source and Minted.

12. Valentine’s Day Heart Socks

What better way to say I love you than with socks? Seriously though, there’s nothing better.

Find other festive sock styles from Banana Republic and Old Navy.

13. Heart-Shaped S'mores

If your friend is obsessed with chocolate, this marshmallow heart s'more makes the perfect V-Day treat. Alternatively, you could also get your bestie a s’mores kit, like this one from Macys or this one from Etsy, and make them together.

14. Valentine's Day Travel Coffee Mug

If your friend is basically Lorelai Gilmore when it comes to coffee, get them this Valentine's Day-themed travel coffee mug. Find other travel coffee mug styles at Oriental Trading and Redbubble.

15. Constellations Whiskey Tumbler Set

This drinkware set from Greenline Glassware is perfect for any friendship that was written in the stars. The top-rated whisky glass includes a hand drawn map of the constellations found in the northern hemisphere.

16. Love Potion Mug

Are you and your best friend always buying each other cheesy mugs? Then this will be perfect.

If that’s not their vibe, try this “Love ya, mean it” mug from Target or a personalized pun mug from Bed, Bath & Beyond.

17. Fig & Blackcurrant Candle

Can anyone say no to a good-smelling candle? Definitely not if it's this Fig and Blackcurrant candle from Favorite Candle Co. Find other great options at Homesick and Harlem Candle Company.

18. “Wine Is My Valentine” Stemless Wine Glass

This glass + your favorite wine = the perfect Valentine's Day. Find other great Valentine’s Day-themed wine glasses at Michaels Stores and Wayfair.

19. Best Friends Bracelet

The little inscription on the inside of the bracelet — “Best Bitches” — is kind of like your very own hidden secret.

20. The Original Love Bomb

Serve up a big old glass of love with one of these sweet mason jars.

21. Girl Power Patch

Super cute with a touch of nostalgia, this iron-on patch hits all the right marks. Get one for yourself too so that you can match.

If a patch isn’t their thing, consider a “Girl Power” mug from Amazon or Walmart.

22. BFF Travel Mug

You two may be best friends, but coffee is the real MVP.

23. Best Friends Heart Keychain

If it’s a key chain accessory, does that make the whole best friend charm bracelet thing seem more adult? Eh, who cares, they’re adorable. Get it anyway.

Find other keychain styles at Claire’s and Pod Swag.

24. SHE CAN 4-Pack Of Wine

This 12-pack of wine is best enjoyed during your weekly Zoom happy hour with your bestie. The pack includes Fresh White, classic Rosé, and refreshing Spritzers.

25. Diana Ross Supreme Tee

If your best friend can't appreciate a shirt with a Diana Ross pun, are they really your best friend?

26. Boss Babe Desk Name Plate

Give your friend a little upgrade to their home office with this “Boss lady" name plaque from Effie's Paper on Etsy.

Alternatively, you can get them this Boss Babe Kit by Delightly, which includes a matte stainless steel tumbler, a mini notebook, a Bad A$$ Boss Lady pencil pack, a mini emery board match box, a "She Busy" magnet, and a "Going Places" vinyl sticker.

27. Pizza Heart Dog Tag

This pizza dog tag is perfect for the friend who's a dog mom...or if your BFF is your dog.

Find other options for dog moms on Etsy — including sweatshirts, T-shirts, and mugs.

28. Single, Taken, Hungry Mug

For an even funnier reveal, get them a dozen doughnuts to go with this mug.

29. Travel Tea Infuser

Enable their fancy tea habit with this equally fancy tea infuser from Nilu.

Find other travel tea infusers at Amazon and Target.

30. Small Heart Dish

If your best friend always wears a bunch of rings, give them a little dish to go on their bedside table that will collect all of their jewelry at the end of the night.

Find other styles at Amazon and Etsy.

31. You’re My Person Mug

Tell your person how much they mean to you with a custom mug.

32. Ceramic Planter

If your friend's home is essentially a greenhouse, they'll love these planters from Jungalow’s Kaya collection. Choose from a variety of colors, including Lavender, Speckled cream, Deep blue, or Amber.

33. Masala Chai Powder

If you haven't been able to grab coffee with your friend in a minute, sending them this Rooibos Masala Chai Powder form YOWIE is the next best thing.

34. Ice Cream

Your best friend deserves the best ice cream. Consider shipping them Jeni's 6- Pack Collection, Van Leeuwen’s Best Sellers Collection, or Morgenstern’s Winter Citrus Ice Cream 4-Pack.

35. Floral Vase

Fill this handcrafted stoneware floral vase with flowers to remind your best friend how much they mean to you. Find similar styles at Etsy.

36. APLOMB Candle

With notes of blood orange, honey, and cinnamon, this candle from yasaf, lit smells how a good cocktail tastes.

37. Weighted Blanket

A good night's sleep is truly the greatest gift of all. Get your bestie a 10-, 15-, or 20-pound weighted blanket that will hug them to sleep.

Find other options at Luna and Amazon.

38. Succulent Set

Forget flowers. These succulents really show how much you care about your bestie.

39. New Eye Makeup

For the bestie who is obsessed with make-up (we all have at least one).

Find other kits at Sephora and Ulta.

40. Honey Almond Body Scrub

For the friend who deserves a pamper night, this body scrub from Skin Buttr is a spa day in a jar.

41. Jade Face Roller

Perfect for the friend who deserves to destress. Find other face rollers at Urban Outfitters and Amazon.

42. Valentine's Day Bath Bombs

Available in lilac, blackberries, and vanilla scents, this 9 oz. bath bomb guarantees a relaxing bath for your bestie.

43. Rose Apothecary Tote Bag

For the Schitt's Creek-obsessed bebé, get a gift that will have them saying, "Eww, David."

44. Tie-Dye Onesie

It's trendy! It's comfy! It's period-proof! The only thing that'd make this onesie more perfect is if it came with free health insurance.

45. A Nostalgic Chocolate Bar Set

A heart-shaped box of chocolates is cute, but you know what will really make your BFF feel loved? Chocolate bars that taste like cereal, donuts, and chocolate chip cookies.

46. Coffee, Coffee, Coffee

If your friend's love language is caffeine, they'll appreciate this 3-pack of beans from Dope Coffee.

47. Relaxing Bath Salts

Best friends know exactly what you need to relax and these epsom salts are the perfect way to get your bestie to wind down.

Find other options at Amazon and Walmart.

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