Valentine's Day Gifts That Will Earn You the Title of BFF of the Year

Updated 05/05/19
Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

Valentine's Day isn't always a rosy time for everyone involved. While lovestruck twosomes are busy smooching in the oversize booths of dimly lit restaurants or shoving their love in your face with roses, chocolates, and winter getaways, there will also always be the friend who shows up at your door in a snowstorm with Chinese food. This year, whether you know that friend or you are that friend, show your besties that you care. 

For your friend who's #foreveralone, consciously uncoupled, or in bad company—or for the one who's been through a tough time at work, lost someone near and dear, or lost their luggage on their flight back from Miami, these tokens of your appreciation will be felt tenfold. No one should ever feel sad on Valentine's Day. So if you or someone you love is flying solo this year, treat them to one of these great feel-good gifts.

Hill House Home The Boxer Robe $199

For the friend who needs a little TLC. This robe pairs particularly well with a day at the spa.

Ban.Do Hot Slice Card $5

For your favorite pizza lover—send this and a large pie.

Mrs John L Strong Tablet: Private $29

Because everyone needs a place to jot down their darkest thoughts sometimes.

Roe Donald Robertson Limited Edition White Sturgeon Caviar Gift Set $600

If 50 grams of premium California caviar doesn't cheer them up, we don't know what will. Serve with champagne, of course.

Nude Set of 2 White Wine Glasses $32

When all else fails, uncork a bottle for two (and pour in these meticulously designed wine glasses).

Lulu & Georgia Squad Only Doormat $45

For the friend who can't get rid of a clingy ex. 

D.A.P. Alessandra Borghese & Alessandra d'Urso: For Friends $95

Tell your main squeeze how much they mean to you with a ten-volume slipcased homage to travel and friendship. Because, why not?

Maggie Louise Fries Before Guys Chocolate Box $38

What's better than fries and guys? Chocolates that are shaped like fries, of course.

Iittala Ruutu Vase $117

Whoever said you can't buy flowers for your BFF was wrong. But if you do—say it with a stunning vase from Iittala.

Valley Cruise Press Burger and Fries Pin Set $20

For the friend who needs a reminder that they're your one and only.

Moon Juice Beauty Dust Sachet Box $20

If it's good enough for the queen of Goop, it's good enough for you and your main squeeze.

Urban Outfitters Recover Artist Series: Amberella iPhone Case $24

For the friend who's just been through a nasty breakup and needs a little positive reinforcement—and a laugh.

Bella Freud Parfum Loving Tuberose and Sandalwood Scented Candle $70

Loving comes in all shapes and forms—sometimes, that means a wickedly good scented candle.

Ashkahn Ur Amazing Card $6

Because none of your best friends should ever doubt their greatness.

Slip Silk Eye Mask $45

A little dose of self-care for the friend who could really use a few extra hours of sleep.

Away Carry On $225

For the friend who really needs a to get away from it all—say it with a little nudge and a carry-on—personalized with a Mad Libs–style card.

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