14 Valentine’s Day Gifts For Friends That Aren’t Romantic, But Still Really Sweet


Remember passing out Valentine's Day cards in school as a kid? Although receiving one from your crush was thrilling (for the entire week you were in love with them), the truly important cards came from your best friends. Those handwritten declarations of friendship were the ones you taped to your bedroom mirror and kept in the clear front sleeve of your geometry binder. While you and your friends have probably swapped homework binders for Bullet Journals, you can still give sweet Valentine's Day gifts for friends to proudly display somewhere just as special.

But you do need to strategize a bit. Buying a meaningful gift for your significant other (aka the person you probably know the best and spend the most time with) is easy — and most Valentine's Day-adjacent product launches are either romantic, covered in hearts, or both. Not all, though. Lucky for you and your friends, this season's limited edition Boy Smells candles are perfect for all the loved ones in your life. Minimal but still Valentine's Day-themed, the blush pink candles retail for $34 apiece and come with shiny, reflective pink labels.

When in doubt, get your friend that thing they desperately wanted and talked about for months... but may have promptly forgotten about while waiting for a restock. Caution, though: unwrapping the Réalisation leopard print skirt ($180, and conveniently in stock) may make your friend suddenly rethink all of their Valentine's Day date night outfits.


If you're drawing a blank on what your fashion-minded friend had on their wishlist, Net-A-Porter still has those pretty International Women's Day Chloé shirts. Originally $495 but now on sale for $247.50, the cotton T-shirt has a silk pocketed decorated with embroidered Femininities necklace silhouettes. 100 percent of the collaboration's profits are donated to Women for Women International, too, a nonprofit that assists female war survivors and those living in countries affected by war.

Valentine's Day is all about treating the ones you love — so why not include your platonic special someones, too? Below, 14 Valentine's Day gift ideas that aren't romantic, but will show your best friends just how much you care.

Fourth Ray Beauty Blackout Bundle




Originally retailing for $105, this value gift set includes a black obsidian face roller, satin scrunchies, and other pampering beauty products.

Hum Nutrition Hair Sweet Hair



Swap out the heart-shaped box of chocolates for heart-shaped biotin gummies. The skin and hair-nourishing vitamin is especially fitting during chilly February.

Love Token



Give your friend a token of your appreciation — literally. This reusable bar smells like ginger cookies and turns into a frothy bubble bath under a faucet.

16oz Porcelain All Good Things Are Wild And Free Mug White/Red - Room Essentials



Book lover or free spirit, everyone can appreciate a good Henry David Thoreau quote (and a microwave-safe mug).

Chloé International Women's Day Embroidered Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt




50 percent off its regular $495 price, this comfy shirt has little details Chloé fans will love.

Petal, Limited Edition Pink


Boy Smells

Just in time for Valentine's Day shopping, Boy Smells released three of its luxe candles in limited-edition matte pink tumblers.

Chocolate for Breakfast Matte Lip Whip


Beauty Bakerie

Need a gift for the friend who never leaves home without a lipstick? Beauty Bakerie's dessert-themed beauty products are fitting for Valentine's Day, and the Matte Lip Whip line has great reviews.

The Laundress Le Labo Santal 33 Signature Detergent



Slip your friend something they may never splurge on themselves, like a luxurious detergent that'll make their bed smell like their favorite perfume.

The Revolver



Want to spoil your artsy friend? This vegan leather backpack can snugly fit two cameras, a laptop, and lenses.

Levy Backpack Dusty Rose



Does your friend need trendy storage for a whole other reason? This popular HAPP diaper bag hides nine easy-to-use compartments.

The Naomi - Wild Things



Snag Réalisation's mega-popular Naomi skirt for your friend while it's in stock.

Marabou Design Magnifique Foil, 5" x 7", Classic Frame



Made with genuine gold foil, this print is perfect for the friend that can't get enough of the metallic decor trend.

kate spade new york North/South Pebbled Leather iPhone Crossbody




Give this tiny, cute Kate Spade bag to the friend that forsakes pockets in the name of fashion (but never has anywhere to put her phone).

Gilded Treat Trinket Box, Croissant




What do foodies and Francophiles have in common? Both will love to stash their jewelry in this whimsical trinket box.