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31 Best Friend Gifts 2023 That’ll Arrive in Time for Valentine’s Day

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Finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift is a tall order to begin with, but sifting through the World Wide Web for best friend gifts might just top that undertaking. Although it seems like an easy task, surprising them with something unexpected and unique might leave you understandably stumped. That’s where we come in. If you find yourself short on friendship gift ideas, or just running low on time, you’ve come to the right place.

It’s time to graduate from the friendship necklaces, wine glasses, and gift baskets from yesteryear. We’ve rounded up the best and most thoughtful gifts you can give your favorite person — be it friend, sister, partner, or whomever — with the kind of confidence that lets you say, “No thanks, I don’t need a gift receipt.”

Whether they’re the type who can never have enough lip colors or wish they could fill a bathtub with their favorite moisturizer, this list has everything you need to pamper your BFF this Valentine’s Day. (And if you’re lucky, you can also join in on the fun. Spa day or Animal Crossing, anyone?) And once you’re done scrolling through the bountiful best friend gifts below, check out our beauty and grooming gift guides to make sure everyone who deserves a token of your love and appreciation come February 14 is covered.

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  • Kaja Love Swipe Lip Tints

    Not only are the Kaja’s heart-shaped Love Swipe Lip Tints truly adorable in every way, but these smooth-as-heck, air-whipped mousse formulas are enough to warrant a string of heart-eye emojis. Call Me (deep berry red) is the boldest of the bunch but there are plenty of more delicate yet buildable shades like Sweet Softie (rosy pink pictured above) and Everygirl (peachy nude) for a touch of flush. All five pigments are spiked with nourishing ingredients like cottonseed oil, raspberry seed oil, and vitamin E to keep lips feeling soft all day long.

  • Glossier You Solid

    Glossier You Solid is back, baby, and better than ever. This pocket-size compact houses the same addictive notes as Glossier You (the original) — warm ambrox, woodsy ambrette, bright pink pepper, and creamy iris — but it’s more subtle for those who prefer to enjoy their scents in small doses. The wax base melts into the skin and the pink enamel-covered metal compact, which is outfitted with a swivel function to reveal the fragrance, is honestly too cute to resist. Refills cost $20 a piece, so your bestie can save $10 when they inevitably have to replace their well-loved compact.

    Glossier also offers the iconic You as a classic eau de parfum ($64) and candle ($45) — we love options.

  • Allure Beauty Box

    If you really want to outdo yourself, give them one gift every month. That’s right, pamper your besties with an Allure Beauty Box subscription, which means they’ll get six or more editor-approved products valued at over $100 — three of which are full-size — delivered right to their doorstep.

    Bonus: now through February 15, during our Valentine’s Day sale, their first box will only cost you $10 — bringing the total of a three-month gift subscription to $56 (vs. the usual $69).

  • J.R. Watkins Love Body Oil Mist

    We can’t bottle up our love for our BFFs but J.R. Watkins’ Love Body Oil Mist, which features a blend of pink peppercorn and guarana (a caffeine-rich fruit), comes pretty close. This silky yet lightweight formula showers their body with nourishing apricot, jojoba, and sunflower oils for moisturized, smooth, and baby-soft skin after they step out of the shower or bath.

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