Galentine’s Day gift guide: 12 lovely things to buy for your best friends

Whether you’re single or partnered up, Galentine’s Day (a day for celebrating female friendships on 13 February, the day before Valentine’s Day) is the perfect excuse to treat your best friends.

While before we might have booked a table at a restaurant or bar and spent the evening with our closest gal pals, 2021 won’t allow for that, so we’re thinking of gifts we can send to them instead, to remind them just how much their friendship means to us.

From biscuits to jewellery, flowers, candles, perfume and more, we’ve put together a Galentine’s Day gift guide of 11 lovely things we know any woman would love. Go forth and treat your girlfriends (and make sure you book in a wine-fuelled Zoom knees-up for the 13 Feb).

Galentine’s Day gift guide

Tada & Toy gift box
Tada & Toy

Valentine Love Box, £75, Tada & Toy

Worth £95, this box includes a pair of Tada & Toy earrings, a Holm hand cream and two marbled peachy pink candles by Studio Dine.

heart earrings

Tubular Heart Drop Earring, £20 (was £25), Whistles

Wear your heart on your… earlobes, with these elegant beauties.

dried flowers

BloomPosy, £15.95, BloomPost

Fresh flowers will brighten up your day, but dried flowers will keep giving joy forever.

Jo Loves candle
Jo Loves

Jo by Jo Loves A Home Candle, £55, Jo Loves

With notes of grapefruit, lime and guiaic wood, this scented candle will fill the room with its well-loved fragrance.

Valentine's cookies
Cutter & Squidge

Valentine’s Day Raspberry White Choc Cookie Box, £9.90 for a box of 4, Cutter & Squidge

These soft and chunky NYC-style cookies have a hidden raspberry jam core, as if they didn’t already look decadent enough.

initial mug

Dagny Monogram Mug, £12, Anthropologie

Fact: sipping your morning brew from a beautiful mug makes it taste 10 times better.

jewellery making kit
TOTL TomFoolery

Jewellery making kit, £39.99, TOTL TomFoolery

Get a kit for yourself as well and you and your bestie can make and send each other unique, personalised friendship bracelets, just like the good old days.

heart locket
Oliver Bonas

Treasure Trove Heart Locket Gold Plated Pendant Necklace, £40.50 (was £48), Oliver Bonas

It’s up to you what you keep in this stunning heart-shaped locket.

Glossier gift set

The Perfect Couple, £49 (worth £59), Glossier

Glossier’s You perfume is creamy, salty, clean and warm – and smells a bit different on everyone. Teamed up with the Generation G sheer matte lipstick (in the shade of your choosing), this duo makes for the perfect gift set.

heart shaped biscuits
Not On The High Street

Jar Of ‘Reasons Why I Love You’ Biscuits by Honeywell Biscuit Co, £36, Not On The High Street

Don’t just remind them how much they’re loved, tell them why with Honeywell’s iced biscuits.

fresh gift set
Space NK

Mini Loves Fresh Faves by Fresh, £32, Space NK

Fresh is a skincare fave for a reason, and this set comprises some of their biggest hits, including the soy face cleaner and rose face mask.

Bloomsbury Lounge Box, £60, Le Colonel

Add a touch of glamour to their usual loungewear with this fabulous matching set in a Liberty print.