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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Friends

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at South Carolina chapter.

Valentine’s Day is coming up and it’s a beautiful holiday of romance and love, but it’s not just for couples. You can show love and appreciation for your friends on this special day as well. I listed a few ideas down below to give you guys some inspiration on what you should get your fantastic friends this Valentine’s Day. 

  1. Stuffed Animals, Chocolate, Flowers and all the other Cliché Gifts 

Who said you can’t treat your best gal friends to all the normal Valentine’s Day gifts like flowers and chocolate? Those giant, almost carnival sized, stuffed animals are so cute and can be found almost anywhere like Walmart or Costco. Pretty flower bouquets and heart chocolate boxes are simple, but still sweet. All these things will certainly make your friend’s day and make them feel special. 

  1. Matching Accessories 

It’ll be a cute idea to get matching keychains, rings, hats, or face masks. One of my closest friends got us matching Boba keychains and I love it! 

  1. Goodie Bags

Goodie bags are always a simple and easy gift idea for any occasion. Fill it up with their favorite snacks and candies. Try to include a cute note or letter. I love getting cute notes, I find them so heartwarming. You don’t have to do anything extravagant to show them some love. 

  1. Candles

Some nice candles from Bath and Body Works or HomeGoods will surely make their day. I personalIy am not a candle person, but I know a lot of people who love buying candles and they could always use some more. Maybe a nice Spring smell for the upcoming change in season would be nice. 

  1. Homemade Desserts 

If you love baking, some nice red velvet cupcakes or chocolate brownies would be a great idea for Valentine’s Day. You can even make them heart shaped ♥️.I know there are a lot of people out there who loves to bake and one batch should be enough for multiple people if you have many galentines to give to.

I hope you guys enjoy this short list of Valentine’s day gift ideas for your friends, but honestly these are also perfect for your parents, siblings, grandparents, or anyone else you want to feel loved this year. Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

Avona Le

South Carolina '25

Hi! I'm the Editor in Chief at the Her Campus at South Carolina chapter. I oversee all articles published by our chapter and even write some of my own! I'm currently a junior at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, majoring in Marketing and Finance with a concentration in Business Analytics. I want to pursue a career in marketing analytics or market research. In my free time, I love to try new restaurants, hang with friends and go on walks. I am always down to catch an amazing view of the sun or the stars!