16 Valentine’s Day Gifts To Buy Your Friends

Leah Faye Cooper
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16 Valentine’s Day Gifts To Buy Your Friends
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Come February 14, we’ll be surrounded by flowers, balloons, and more drugstore chocolates than any one person should consume in a day. While sweet and well-intentioned, these aren’t the most groundbreaking Valentine’s Day gifts, and if you’re shopping for a friend (or yourself, because honestly, why not?), you can do so much better.

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The 16 finds ahead include luxe makeup palettes, cool home decor finds, expressive clothing patches and gorgeous jewelry. Far more impressive than a kitschy stuffed animal, these are our picks for the best Valentine’s Day gifts for friends. Here’s to celebrating love – in whatever form we find it.

A version of this article was originally published in January 2017.

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For the avid journaler
For the avid journaler

Colorblocked Monogram Journal, $8; at Anthropologie

For the bath junkie
For the bath junkie

Bright Endeavors Rest & Recover Soaking Salt, $18; at The Little Market

For the jewelry lover
For the jewelry lover

Pandora Radiant Hearts of Pandora Ring, $60; at PANDORA Jewelry

For the pin collector
For the pin collector

These Are Things Postage Stamp Pin, $10; at These Are Things

For the L.A. native
For the L.A. native

Southern California Homesick Candle, $29.95; at Homesick

For the matcha drinker
For the matcha drinker

Panatēa Modern Matcha Tea Set, $69; at MoMA Store

For the makeup afficianado
For the makeup afficianado

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Palette, $48; at Anastasia Beverly Hills

For the sparkle fan
For the sparkle fan

Pandora Sparkling Bow Bracelet, $125; at PANDORA Jewelry

For the budding mixologist
For the budding mixologist

Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist, $8.92; at Barnes & Noble

For the pizza lover
For the pizza lover

Ban.dō Work it Out Gym Bag, $28; at Ban.dō

For the beauty hoarder
For the beauty hoarder

Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow to Go Highlight & Contour Palette, $23; at Tarte Cosmetics

For the trendsetter
For the trendsetter

Pandora Pavé Drops, $125; at PANDORA Jewelry

For the coffee connoisseur
For the coffee connoisseur

Coffee Cold Brew Gift Set, $36; at Uncommon Goods

For the kitchenware buff
For the kitchenware buff

Reassurance Mug, $15; at Society6

For the Fashion DIYer
For the Fashion DIYer

Hipstapatch Champagne Patch, $4; at Hipstapatch

For the music expert
For the music expert

Urbanears Plattan 2 Headphones, $49; at Urbanears

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  • For the avid journaler
  • For the bath junkie
  • For the jewelry lover
  • For the pin collector
  • For the L.A. native
  • For the matcha drinker
  • For the makeup afficianado
  • For the sparkle fan
  • For the budding mixologist
  • For the pizza lover
  • For the beauty hoarder
  • For the trendsetter
  • For the coffee connoisseur
  • For the kitchenware buff
  • For the Fashion DIYer
  • For the music expert

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