Valentine’s Day can sometimes feel like an outdated, heteronormative or capitalist holiday. But in a year as unprecedented as 2021, we’re pretty keen on celebrating at every opportunity. Love, after all, is universal – so if you’re single or just *totally* anti-14th February under normal circumstances, considering this Valentine’s Day an opportunity to show your best friends how much you adore them is something rather lovely.
Your best friends are there for you through thick (Coronavirus) and thin (dancing on the tables in Slug & Lettuce): shoulders to cry on, companions to daily walk with or sounding boards for your wildest ideas and dreams. As such, they *need* celebrating – with a beautiful best friend gift – this Valentine’s Day. Or Galentine’s Day, as the case may be.
From friendship jewellery to friend mugs, photo frames for your best friends and gifts to cheer someone up, we’ve curated the ultimate edit of presents for best friends that she’s sure to adore. For the best friend who adores her home (and Instagramming the hell out of it), make a beeline for The White Company. There’s a Seychelles mini home scenting set for £32 including a room spray, a reed diffuser and a scented candle online right now, alongside this gorgeous rustic heart-shaped chopping board to make her think of you every time she’s crying over raw onions. The White Company also stocks lots of beautiful jewellery. Case in point: the Tiny Kiss necklace. Designed by our founder, Chrissie Rucker OBE, £20 from the sale of each necklace will go to the #ChangeAGirlsLife Campaign for Women Supporting Women at The Prince’s Trust.
Elsewhere, there’s a gorgeous bouquet of flowers from Bloom & Wild – one of our favourite flower delivery services of the bunch (sorry) – a pink photo frame from Oliver Bonas which you could fill with a pic of your favourite pre-lockdown memory (*sob*) and a heart-adorned pyjama set from ASOS for her to don during your Galentine’s Zoom. After a personalised best friend gift? There’s a personalised gin glass on Not On The High Street, a personalised print for her to hang on her wall, a personalised Galentine’s candle available in a whole plethora of scents (we’re choosing Dark Pomegranate) and a personalised hot water bottle for a nice warm hug. Well, as close as you’re going to get.
Want more gifting content? Head this way for our curation of gifts for her – whether it’s her birthday or *just because* – gifts for teenage girls and gifts for sisters. We’ve also got lockdown gift ideas for the far-away friends and wellness gifts to inspire rest and relaxation.