Valentine's Day has a slew of alternate names for the single crowd, like the ever-gloomy "Singles Awareness Day" (SAD) and the much more
positive and inspiring "Galentine's Day." It's the second one we want to focus on, because who wouldn't want to spend a day showing their BFFs some love?
So we've rounded up some of the best things you can get to show your friends how much you really care, from quirky cards and sweet treats to
healing crystals. Just remember that even though we're calling it " Galentine's Day," these gifts are for friends of all genders.
Read on to find the perfect gifts for your squad.
For your friend who's a little stressed out.
There's nothing like a long soak in a tub full of hot, fragrant water to ease those stress headaches and muscle strains. Help your friend take care of themself with one of these cute
Conversation Heart bath bombs
from Pearl. Bonus: Each bomb has a surprise ring inside, so this is like two gifts in one.
Pearl Bath Bombs
Giant "Ur The Bomb" Heart Ring Bath Bomb,
For your friend who bawled at Call Me By Your Name.
You went to see the movie together. You cried together. And you've been calling each other by your own names ever since. Carry that love into your gift this year and, in a subtle nod to the movie, give your friend a
necklace engraved with your initial
and buy one engraved with their initial for yourself.
Galentines Day Necklaces Set,
For your friend who still watches Grey's Anatomy.
If you've seen the show, you know how special it is to call someone your person. Buy your BFF
to remind them that you'll always be the Christina to their Meredith.
You Are My Person Candle ,
For your friend who's always talking about the patriarchy.
Feminism never rests, but it needs coffee sometimes. Get
to remind your pal to slow down and stay caffeinated on their way to crushing the patriarchy.
First Coffee. Then, the Patriarchy Coffee Mug,
For your friend who loves inspirational quotes.
"They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds," is a powerful quote about resistance and strength. It also makes a
gorgeous pattern for a throw pillow
that every person who's been through some shit can appreciate.
They tried to bury us; they didn't know we were seeds. Throw Pillow by samzawrites,
For your rebellious friend.
Give the "bad girl" (or boy or gender non-conforming person) in your life a little inspiration with
a book full of the stories of badass women
who stepped out of line and changed the world.
Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World By Ann Shen,
For your friend who's always ready for the zombie apocalypse.
a simple card
is enough to let your friend know that you always have their back — even if it means letting their zombie self eat your brain.
Love Card - Card for Friend - Zombie.,
For your friend who lives in a marijuana state.
Celebrate your friendship with a sweet treat that has a little something extra. While just about anyone can get chocolate on Valentine's Day (and hit up the discount candy the day after), you can surprise your pal with
1906's High Love chocolate
. Each piece has enough THC (the active ingredient in marijuana) to
create a nice buzz
For your witchy friend.
Show your buddy that you care about their well-being with one of
these gorgeous fluorite pyramids
. Besides coming in beautiful colors, fluorite is believe to be
a calming stone
with soothing properties that supposedly even help you sleep better.
Fluorite Pyramid - Vanquish Bad Vibes,
For your friend who has a sweet tooth.
Sure, you could go out for a glass of wine with your friend. But why not just chow down on Sugarfina's popular
champagne gummy bears
? It's like being a kid again, except with rosé.
For your friend who still wears their pussy hat. This ring
is perfect for any friend who's been fighting for the rights of women and gender non-conforming folk. Because nothing says "power to the pussy" like wearing an understated vulva on your finger.
For your gay friend.
Your out and proud friend is almost guaranteed to love
this welcome mat
. Because no one can resist a good pun.
Homo Sweet Homo doormat,
For the whole gang.
Why sit in front of the TV with a pint of ice cream when you could be eating through
pints of ice cream with your squad? If that sounds like your perfect Galentine's Day, then head over to Jeni's and order the
Valentine's Day collection
. It comes with five flavors: Brambleberry Crisp (vanilla ice cream with oat streusel and jam), Gooey Butter Cake, Darkest Chocolate, Roxbury Road (milk chocolate ice cream with smoke almonds, marshmallows, and caramel sauce), and Cookies In Cream.
On second thought, feel free to keep this one all to yourself.
Jeni's Ice Cream
Valentine's Day Collection,