The Most Affordable Galentine’s Day Gift Ideas

by Kaitlyn Wylde

February has totally become the month of love, what with everyone looking forward to Valentine's Day. But the most special holiday is actually on Feb. 13: Galentine's Day. That's right: Galentine's Day, the day to celebrate the special gals in your life. Because there's never enough ways or days to tell your friends that you love them, alas, a very special Galentine's Day celebration will do!

You don't have to go crazy with plan-making and gifting, but you should put aside some time to organize a few small gifts for your best gals. Even the slightest gesture can go a long way. And even your oldest and strongest friendships will appreciate the TLC. A little token of appreciation never hurt anyone!

If you're overwhelmed by the concept of getting a bunch of gifts when you're still recovering from your holiday credit card bills, I hear you. Same! That said, rest easy: I've put together a list of super affordable gifts that are easy to order and won't add to that holiday debt. So here they are, a collection of cute, cozy, crafty and creative gifts that will help you say "you're my best friend and I appreciate you!" perfect for Galentine's Day 2017:

Wine Charms


Nothing says "wino catlady" like a cat-themed wine glass decoration. It's the perfect gift for your gal with a sense of humor — and fine taste for all things wine and cat.

Paws For Celebration, $12, Mod Cloth

Custom Pie

Taartwork Pies

Perfect for the gal with the sweetest tooth, seasoned baker Brittany Bennett will make a pie with a custom message just for your friend — so she can eat her heart out. Tip: Order a full-sized pie so that you get to enjoy it, too!

Custom Pie, $35, Taartwork Pies

Cashmere Anything

Naked Cashmere

Personally, I'd be happy to receive anything that's made out of cashmere. Win some major best friend points and get your bestie this cashmere hat that she'll never take off.

Anja Hat, $50, Naked Cashmere

A Good Night's Sleep

Moon Juice Shop

This holistic herbal blend improves sleep and enhances dreams. Gift it to the bestie who could use a good night's sleep. All she has to do is add a scoop to her morning smoothie or tea.

Dream Dust, $30, Moon Juice Shop

Lolita Glasses

Urban Outfitters

These cute shades are perfect for Galentine's Day but will work just fine year-round. Perfect for that Lolita fan or adventurous eyewear fashionista.

Heartbreaker Sunglasses, $16, Urban Outfitters

iPhone Lens

Urban Outfitters

This awesome, clip-on iPhone lens adds a fisheye effect to your pictures. It's tiny, super easy to use and a lot of fun to play with. Perfect for the artsy gal.

Fish Eye Phone Lens, $12, Urban Outfitters

Face Masks


Because two are better than one. Get your beauty-obsessed Galentine this duo-face mask kit from Glossier. It includes a cleansing mask and a moisturizing mask and gives the two of you an excuse to have an at-home spa night.

Duo Mask, $40, Glossier

Shot Glasses


... that look like cats, because, well, why wouldn't you want them to? Also, they're really cute and what gal wouldn't love them?

Cats The Way I Like It Shot Glass Set, $22, ModCloth

Measuring Scoop Plant


For the friend who's great in the kitchen but can't keep a plant alive, this is the perfect compromise. It looks like plant, but it's actually a measuring scoop set!

Scoops Of Flower Measuring Spoons, $30, ModCloth

Badass Book


Books are great gifts, but thematic badass books are even better gifts. Get this lesson in women's history for any gal. It's the perfect coffee table accessory or weekend read.

Bad Girls Throughout History, $12, ModCloth



For the other pea in your pod. This adorable salt & pepper shaker combo is perfect for that bestie who's obsessed with cute things.

Peas Pass The Salt Shaker Set, $22, ModCloth

Terrarium Kit

Shop Nylon

Not just any terrarium, a dancing girls emoji terrarium kit! Perfect for the bestie that suggested you dress up like that for Halloween last year.

Dancing Girls Terrarium, $48, Shop Nylon

Tea Kit


This gift set is a tea-drinker's dream. It includes ten teas in five flavors — all promise to relax, rejuvenate and restore the body and mind.

Tea Forte Herbal Retreat Tea, $20, Terrain