Best Gift List Ever?! What To Get Your Squad For Galentine's
If you get teary-eyed reminiscing over everything the squad’s done for you, we totally get it. Your besties deserve the world – but that’s a teensy bit hard to place an order for, so our cute gift guide will suffice. Since the possibilities are endless, we’ve put together a little something to help you out this Galentines, from mwah-love-you lipsticks to très chic journals for their thoughts. There’s no excuse to not pamper them now…
1. For The Spa-Lover: Versed Skincare Calm, Clear, And Holiday Cheer, $20
First stop: total zen. This limited-edition trio of skincare essentials kicks winter, work, or any woes to the curb with an all-soothing pamper sesh. After a few passes of the naturally cooling facial acupressure wand to depuff and destress, nudge them toward the Just Breathe Clarifying Serum to decongest pores and balance the skin. Definitely top with the Dew Point Moisturizing Gel-Cream to lock in hydration and soothe skin. You’re basically gifting a reusable spa deal for $20… What a steal.
2. For The Long-Distance Bestie: Moods, by yemmie It’s been a DAY!, $20
Galentines over Zoom? We got you. Ship the warm MOODS, BY YEMMIE It’s been a DAY!, $20, over to your bestie across the ocean and light it together for a major vanilla upgrade to tea-spilling sessions. Handpoured in Brooklyn to melt your troubles away, the luxe vanilla with a woodsy twist comes with either 35 or 75-hour burn time, depending on the size you add to cart.
3. For The Wellness Warrior: KETISH The Potion Soothing Oil, $32
The secret to finding power in your period? The KETISH The Potion Soothing Oil, $32. If any of your pals get reallyyyy bad cramps, encourage them to massage a few drops of this botanical super-blend of essential oils on their abdomen, lower back, and wrists to soothe period woes – alternatively, massage the luxe oil all over the body for head-to-toe relief.
4. For The Nail Art QUEEN: Pear Nova Classic Lacquer Berry Jane, $14
This Galentines, we’ll be wearing our hearts on our nails, thank you… And we’re picking the Pear Nova Classic Lacquer, $14, for it. Get the squad’s nails together and swipe on red berry crème for a classic all-red vibe, or switch it up with coordinated French tips. DW, all you need is one swipe for the love-struck effect, and you can head for the door while the night’s still young. Check out our V-day nail guide for more inspo.
5. For The Lipstick Lover: Huda Beauty Valentine’s Day Mini Quad, $33
Surprise the besties at brunch with four mini Liquid Matte Lipsticks boxed up in tear and share packaging so you can (literally) split them between yourselves – you can even switch up the order of the shades so that each of them gets a shade you *know* they’ll love. Each mini is filled with our new and improved vegan matte formula that gives eight hours of transfer-proof wear. There’s a shade for all your besties: Perfectionist (light pink beige), First Class (rich pink brown), Icon (rusty pink), and Miss America (universal red).
6. For Your Gal Who Needs A Break: OUI the People Do Not Disturb Set, $66
Definitely hit DND on your phones and get your chill on with OUI the People Do Not Disturb Set, $66. The Big Mood bath soak sends tension down the drain with a detoxifying mix of magnesium, potassium, and calcium paired with fresh notes of bergamot. Follow with the Cheat Sheet, to even skin tone with detoxifying glycolic acid, texture-smoothing lactic acid, and its star ingredient, hydrating Atlantic sea kelp.
7. For The Planner: Huda Beauty Rose Quartz Self-Love Journal, $17
Support your bestie’s entrepreneurial dreams by gifting them this super-cute A5 journal to jot down their business plans. Each lined page includes a date, time, and place section so they’ll always be able to track their omg-jackpot ideas.
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8. For Your Hairstylin’ Babe: Grace Eleyae Medium Silk Scrunchie Set, $38
If your sister’s still using hair ties, a) send her this and b) get her the Grace Eleyae Medium Silk Scrunchie Set, $38. Not only does the 100% silk material come in three colors (black, walnut, and blush), but it’ll keep her hair in place without denting or creasing any strands, even with AM to PM wear. Bonus: you can always “borrow” them if they match your outfit better.
9. For The Skincare Obsessed: WISHFUL Honey Whip Peptide Moisturizer, $43
If a soothing moisturizer’s on your bestie’s wishlist, shop the WISHFUL Honey Whip Peptide Moisturizer, $43, for its smooth-like-butter consistency. Drenched in natural extracts and potent actives like softening Manuka honey and soothing cica, the whipped cream moisturizer is an all-time hydrating fave at HB HQ because it works for everyone! It’s also packed with firming peptides and plumping collagen that repair skin with consistent use.
10. For The Sultry Minx: Savage X Fenty Ribbon Writing Lace Teddy, $75
Boo, you know we had to get you on the Savage X Fenty Ribbon Writing Lace Teddy, $75. Crafted with custom Savage lace with a cut-out back and satin bows on each strap, the Brazilian cut is pretty much everything your nights in are missing. Whether your bestie has a boo or not, you know she deserves to feel sexy. Also, we see that BITE ME detail, RiRi… #Obsessed.
11. For The Constant Kisser: The Glowcery Sweet Orange – Superfood Natural Lip Balm, $17
Get your BFFL The Glowcery Sweet Orange – Superfood Natural Lip Balm, $17, for extra soft lips this V-day. With nutrient-rich ingredients, like nourishing carrot, protecting orange, and moisturizing sunflower oils, this lip balm will drench their lips for total rejuvenation. It’s also made with plant-based fruit wax so there won’t be any wax build-up after hours.
12. For ALL Women: More Than Enough by Elaine Welteroth, $17
We swiped our cards the minute we heard More Than Enough, $17, was up for grabs, and we have no regrets. Authored by Elaine Welteroth, the first Black beauty director at Teen Vogue, the part-manifesto, part-memoir is a must-read for women all over the world. It discusses how she climbed the ranks of fashion and media, along with her insights on defining issues including race, identity, and success; all to remind us that who we are is enough.