Finding the right gifts for girlfriends – romantic or otherwise – is so important. It’s a way to say “I get you and you matter to me,” whether you sleep in the same bed, or she’s your BFF from college who you catch up with once a year. What makes these particular picks the best gifts for girlfriends (in our humble opinion!) is that they’re thoughtful, meaningful, and…we want them ourselves!

While Valentine’s Day is the day we all think about reminding someone that they’re loved, we’ve chosen the best gifts for girlfriends that they’ll love all year long. – Liz + Team CMP

Shown above: Burga Phone Cases, Clé de Peau Beauté Lip Glorifier, Seattle Chocolate Co Gift Boxes 

The Best Gifts for Girlfriends

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Chocolates Just Made for Girlfriends

Best gifts for girlfriends: Fun Chocolate Assortment from Seattle Chocolate Co | Valentines Gifts

The Love Trip Gift Box from Seattle Chocolate Co  is filled with six playful, outrageous flavors of chocolate, and just calls out for Valentine’s gifting to a friend – especially since 10% gives back to Girls Inc. ($18.99)

Best gifts for girlfriends: Breakable gourmet chocolate heart with custom message inside | Valentine's Day

Whether she she’s the anti-valentine’s gifts type or just has a sense of humor, this breakable gourmet chocolate heart comes with a custom message inside, a few extra treats, and yes – that mallet is reusable. Hey, maybe the message says “this will be the last time your ever find yourself with a broken heart.” ($44, Uncommon Goods)

Best gifts for girlfriends: Pink Champagne Truffles from Vosges are affordable and spectacular | Valentines Gifts

We loooove everything from Vosges and in addition to their classic heart boxes full of chocolate love, their Pink Champagne Truffle Box is an affordable indulgence ($20, Vosges)

Best gifts for girlfriends: Chocoholic Gift Box from Knack | Valentines Gifts

If she wants a little taste of everything, Knack Shop’s chocoholic gift box  is an affordable gift for girlfriends ($42), and you can go ahead and customize it with a few extra goodies – including non-edible treats like journals and accessories.

A Stylish, Affordable Tech Accessory

Best gifts for girlfriend: Burga's stylish AirPods cases

She can stay connected with flair. The Burga AirPod and AirPod Pro cases are outrageously cool and come in dozens of patterns and colors. I’m obsessed! ($24.95, Burga)

Best gifts for girlfriend: Chic tech accessories and phone cases from Burga

Best gifts for girlfriend: Burga's stylish phone cases and accessories in the Rebel collection

If she changes her cases to match the season, her outfit, or her mood (I get it!) The Burga Android and iPhone cases feature the most spectacular designs, starting at just $34.95.That Rebel Collection is calling my name!
(There’s a BOGO offer for a limited time, 4 for the price of 2)

Jewelry That Says She’s Adored…Whatever Your Budget

Best gifts for girlfriends: Affordable LOVE bracelets made by Masai women for Ubuntu Life | Valentines Gifts

Whatever her style, she’ll adore one of these beautiful, colorful and affordable LOVE bracelets by Ubuntu Life, crafted by Maasai women through a decades-long partnership. ($20, Ubuntu Life on Amazon; some styles 40% off with coupon)

Best gifts for girlfriends: Gold dipped lace heart pendant from Gilded Lace is edgy, modern and beautiful

Made from actual vintage lace hand-sewn by Colombian artisans for fair wages, this stunning dipped lace heart necklace  is then dipped in copper and 24K gold. I am smitten, and the price is great. ($42, Uncommon Goods)

Best gifts for girlfriends: 14k solitaire necklace by Alexis Bittar

If she sparkles wherever she goes, you may want to splurge on with this 14K gold/sterling solitaire necklace from Alexis Bittar, a modern update on a classic that’s perfect for necklace layering. ($295)

A Beauty Gift That Beats What She Buys at the Drugstore

Best gifts for girlfriends: Clé de Peau Beauté Lip Glorifier Moisturizing Tinted Balm | Valentines gifts

Clé de Peau Beauté Lip Glorifier  is the luxurious, moisturizing, tinted balm that everyone’s going crazy for right now. ($47 with 10% off on first purchase)

Best gifts for girlfriends: La Labo Basil Face Lotion is the best-rated moisturizer under $50 | Valentines Gifts

We searched for the top-rated moisturizer at Nordstrom under $50 and voila! Le Labo Basil Face Lotion. Lightweight, nourishing, with a citrusy-herbal scent that smells fresh day and night. ($49)

A Journal That Acknowledges That Yes, She’s Always Right

Best gifts for girlfriends: Times I was Right... funny personalized journals from Etsy's Snarky Cubicle

We shared this hilariously snarky journals  in our holiday gift guide to the best personalized gifts this year and they were a huge hit. Can’t imagine why! ($24, Snarky Cubicle)

Lessons for Creating Her Own Vision Board

Best gifts for girlfriends: A class in how to make a vision board | Valentines Gifts

For just $30, sign her up for a virtual class in how to make a vision board with instructor Kristen Radden. You can even do it together! ($30, Uncommon Goods)

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A Book That Reminds Her to Love Herself

Best gifts for girlfriends: Radiant Rebellion by Karen Walrond reminds her to love herself

Karen Walrond’s inspiring new book, Radiant Rebellion: Reclaim Aging, Practice Joy and Raise a Little Hell (Amazon or is delightful whether she’s 25 or 65. A perfect Valentine’s gift for a girlfriend you want to grow old with.

If she’s more of an audiobook gal, consider an Audible gift subscription ($15/month) and she can pick out her own titles each month.

A Food Gift That Speaks Her Love Language

Best gifts for girlfriends: TRUFF White truffle oil is spectacular if she's a foodie!

If great foods are what light her fire, be sure to check out our list of sexy aphrodisiac food gifts on Cool Mom Eats that make the best gifts for girlfriends.The TRUFF Truffle-Infused Hot Sauce Trio is a treat, or indulge in a single bottle of their wonderful White Truffle Oil — chef’s kiss. Affordable, and a little goes a long way. ($18.99, Amazon)

Best gifts for girlfriends: Sugarwish lets her pick her own favorite treats

Don’t know her favorites? She’ll get a text notification or e-card from Sugarwish prompting her to pick her very own treats, savory or sweet. Soon after — they arrive by mail!  This is always a go-to gift we send to girlfriends, or anyone in our lives who likes delicious things!  ($25 for 2, $129 for the party size)

A Keychain Preserving a Favorite Memory Together

Best gifts for girlfriends: Personalized keychain from your favorite concert or movie night | Valentines gifts

We adore this unique gift for girlfriends – a personalized keychain engraved with a favorite concert or movie ticket. Wow. ($29+, Lora Douglas Jewelry)

A Throw to Keep Her Cozy All Year Long

Best gifts for girlfriends: The coziest faux fur throw from Anthropologie | Valentines gifts

if you know women, you know this cozy, cuddly faux fur throw  is hardly just for cold weather. It’s so popular, some women own a few and swap out different colors as the seasons change. One of the best gifts for girlfriends for years. ($98, Anthropologie)

Related: 16 of our favorite hygge gifts for everyone who needs more comfort and coziness right now….

…With the World’s Dreamiest Socks

Best gifts for girlfriends:The word's coziest slippers from Barefoot Dreams | Valentines gifts

YES Barefoot Dreams Socks  are worth the hype! I bought a pair years ago in an airport gift shop and have been in love ever since. This affordable 3-pack is so thoughtful, or opt for a single pair. Even Oprah loves them! ($38/3-pack on sale, Amazon)

The Hottest New Fragrance

Hottest new fragrances: Guerlain L'Art & La Matiere Tobacco Honey Eau de Parfum

If she’s a perfume aficionado, all I hear about these days is Guerlain’s L’Art & La Matiere Tobacco Honey Eau de Parfum — amber, tobacco, vanilla, sesame. Spectacular gift for women who don’t like the sweet stuff and oof, that bottle!  ($380 and up Neiman-Marcus.)

Best gifts for girlfriends: Ariana Grande Mod Vanilla scent is beloved by beauty editors!

Should she be into a more youthful, fun fragrance, Ariana Grande’s MOD gets raves from top beauty editors. ($68, Ulta)

Tea for Two (Or One. Or Ten.)

Best gifts for girlfriends: Art of Tea Happy Tea sachets | Valentines gifts

Art of Tea has a wonderful range of eco-friendly, food editor-approved tea gifts from their sachet assortment gift sets,  to single flavors like the fruity Happy Blend green tea, ($18) to a very generous Ceremonial Matcha Gift Set  ($76)

Me-Time Bath Time

Best gifts for girlfriends: Foria Wellness Bath Salts with Lavender + CBD | Valentines Gifts

Foria is well-known for their cult-favorite Awaken Arousal Oil  and hey, she might like that too! But for a less…active Valentine’s gift for a girlfriend, check out Foria’s Wellness Bath Salts with Lavender and CBD. Such a treat. ($48, Foria)

A donation to support other girls and women

Best gifts for girlfriends: A donation in her name to a charity like the Malala Fund | Valentines Gifts

Donate in her name to her favorite charity, whether it’s the Malala Foundation bringing education to girls worldwide, or the curriculum helping raise healthy children through schools right here at home. It’s really the best Valentine’s gift for girlfriends who always pay the love forward. (shown here: Malala Foundation’s Bangladesh program)

A Bag for Starting New Adventures Together

Best gifts for girlfriends: A Dagne Dover Travel Bag/ Fanny Pack for your future adventures together | Valentines gifts

Don’t fear the fanny pack! This Dagne Dover Neoprene Fanny Pack  is stylsh, practical, durable, and frankly, is best worn like a crossbody. Whether you include plane tickets in it is up to you. ($95, Dagne Dover)

A Year of Binge-Watching…with the GOOD Snacks

Best gifts for girlfriends: new streaming subscription + gourmet snacks from Opopop | Valentines Gifts

 If she has yet to try Opopop gourmet popcorn wow is it a great gift for a girlfriend who’s an avid binge watcher. From Fancy Butter to flavors like Salted Umami and Cinnalicious, it goes perfectly with the next season of True Dective or Gilded Age.

Now that Amazon Prime Video  is own thing, she might appreciate a subscription so she can catch up on Jack Ryan and re-watch Fleabag. Of course Netflix, Hulu, and Apple TV+ are great gifts for girlfriends too.

Roses… a Cut Above

Best gifts for girlfriends:Stunning David Austin roses from Bouqs | Valentines gifts

While roses are the traditional Valentine’s gift for girlfriends, the roses don’t have to be. We’re smitten with this bouquet of 15 uniquely fluffy, lacy Juliet David Austin roses from The Bouqs, which always comes through with fresh flowers for us.  ($89, or 30% off as part of a subscription)

A Gift Card to Her Favorite Local Spot

Valentine's gifts for best friends: A gift card to her favorite local coffee shop | photo: Vineapple Cafe, BrooklynVineapple: A favorite local spot in Brooklyn

We are always looking for ways to support local coffee shops and restaurants, so consider buying gift cards to her favorite hangouts. It’s not just a cool gift for a girlfriend, it will give those local businesses a boost.

A Little Something for Your Next Toast – Boozy or Not

Best gifts for girlfriends: Cocktail Courier gift box comes with everything to mix up a few of her faves | Valentines Gift Guide

If she likes her drinks with a kick, Cocktail Courier delivers fun DIY cocktail kits starting at $41.99, with everything you need to make a few Hot Toddies, Hibiscus Margaritas, Winter Cosmos and more – including the herbs, spices and garnishes.

Avec beverages: Great non-alcoholic drink for a night with girlfriends, or...add booze and make it a mixer

On Cool Mom Eats, we recently shared so many favorite non-alcholic drinks for Dry January that are delicious other months too! Avec Drinks sampler packs are a fun gift, whether she mixes it with her favorite spirit or enjoys it alcohol-free. The Ginger or the Jalapeno-Blood Orange are favorites.

A Gift Box of Her Favorite Things

Best gifts for girlfriends: Game Night Gift Box from BIPOC-owned companies at Knack | Valentines Gifts

Knack lets you buy gift boxes around all kinds of themes in all price ranges, then customize them just the way you want them. There are even boxes that match her ethos, filled with gifts that that give back, women-created products, or BIPOC-owned gifts like the Gaming the System Game Night box. ($62)

A Heart That Can’t Be Broken

Best gifts for girlfriends: This heated, warming weighted heart pillow | Valentines Gifts

Pop this cuddly, cozy weighted warming velvet heart pillow  in the microwave – instant TLC. Psst… they work great for cramps. ($24, Paper Source)

A Special New Toy

Best gifts for girlfriends: The Rumba is an adult toy she'll love (wink) | Valentines Gifts

While you’re browsing all the outrageously gorgeous lingerie at Agent Provacateur,  be sure to check out the The Rumba.  Let’s just say the classic “magic wand” gets a much needed upgrade. ($120, on sale)