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14 Valentine’s Day gifts to spoil your bestie


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Forget Valentine's – these "Galentine's Day" presents are way better than a box of chocolates.

Valentine's Day is almost here, which means that Galentine's Day is even closer! Wait, "what's Galentine's Day?" you ask?

It falls on the day before Valentine's Day (13 February) and is a day dedicated to celebrating the lovely ladies in your life. It's essentially an excuse to spoil your bestie rotten, which is an event that we think is worth celebrating.

But if you're scratching your head on what to get your best friend this lovey-dovey season, we've got you covered.

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1. Lip gloss

Make sure your bestie is smooch ready this Valentine's Day with a new lip product. The super pigmented and shiny Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Cream tops our wish list this year.

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2. Silk pillowcase

You can't put a price on beauty sleep and a silk pillowcase is a gift that keeps on giving. First, your BFF will feel like they're drifting to sleep on a silken cloud. Second, silk pillowcases are proven to be much better for your skin and hair compared to linen or cotton bedding.

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3. Perfume

Your pal will think of you every time they give themselves a little spritz of their new fave perfume. We've been loving Perfect by Marc Jacobs lately. It's a modern and feminine scent with fresh floral mixed with juicy notes of rhubarb, daffodil and almond milk. Yum!

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4. Cute kicks

Ensure your bestie is looking fly this V-Day with a fresh pair of shoes. The Made With Love remix of the classic Converse Chuck Taylor All Star high tops are an absolute VIBE. Available in black and red, they also have super cute embroidered detailing and a super cute heart design on the outsole. These limited edition sneakers were made especially for Valentine's Day, but you can rock 'em all year round.

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5. Phone case

Best friends don't let best friends take basic selfies. They also make sure that the phone those selfies are being taken on look super sweet too. A brand new phone case will keep your BFF's phone looking cute and their selfies looking fire. You could get one personalised with their name or star sign or you can just choose a print that you know they'll lurve. There's no shortage of places to pick up phone accessories, but we recommend starting with Wildflower Cases if you're looking to narrow down your search.

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6. Dress

Treat your gal pal to a new dress that she can flaunt on her next date or girls' night out. A slip dress is always a safe bet and this little Dazie number from THE ICONIC has some cute cut-outs to spice up the look.

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7. Journal or diary

Whether they're already Little Ms Organised or you're trying to give them a nudge in the right direction, a diary or journal is always a solid gift. Head to Typo to browse a bunch of different options to suit their goals, plans and style.

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8. Face mask

Treat your other half to some self-care with a Sand & Sky face mask this Valentine's Day. Why not buy yourself one too while you're at it and invite your bestie over for a slumber party filled with skincare, snacks and your fave 00s rom-com?

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9. Pyjamas

Speaking of a slumber party, your fave pal is going to need a new pair of PJs! And when they're as cute as this fuzzy set from Cotton On Body, they double as super-soft yet stylish loungewear. You've gotta love the versatility!

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10. Jewellery

You can't go wrong with jewellery on Valentine's Day (or, let's be real, ever). The Valentine Necklace from Reliquia is truly timeless and the perfect way to tell your pal that you heart them this love day.

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11. Eyeshadow palette

In our humble opinion, you can never have too many eyeshadow palettes. The new Tartelette Juicy Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette boasts 20 rosy and bronze shades, which are v appropriate for V-Day. There's a nice mix of shimmery and matte shades, making it the perfect palette whether your bestie is doing a subtle day look or going full glam.

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12. Candle

Candles are the ideal gift all year round and Galentine's Day is no exception. Candles from Glasshouse Fragrances are always our go-to and the new Capri Collection not only smells divine, but it also looks gorgeous too.

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13. Handbag

Y2K-esque baguette bags and mini handbags have made a huge comeback in 2021. Your bestie will love ya for gifting this super trendy faux leather with a rugged strap from Glassons. It's available in black and pink, so you can pick up a matching one for yourself!

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14. Cute top

Now here's a little something for your best friend to don the next time she feels like wearing "jeans and a cute top". She can pair the Lover Crop Top from Princess Polly with a pink slip skirt for an absolute V-Day vibe or chuck it on with some blue mom jeans for something a little more low key.

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