Since the dawn of time–or I guess since the dawn of this holiday–girls have put enormous pressure on themselves to find a significant other for Valentine’s day. Is it simply because we want a boyfriend? Are we craving a deep connection with someone every day, or just on February 14th? Perhaps we want a cute instagram of an oversized teddy bear to post to keep up with every other girl in a relationship. You better believe a girl will make damn sure everyone knows she is not the only, dare I say it, single friend.
As a single girl on Valentine’s Day for the past 3 years now, I can assure you that there is no shame in indulging in a box of chocolates you bought for yourself while tossing back a bottle of Merlot. Throw on an oversized T-shirt, some fuzzy socks, and put your feet up while watching recordings of The Bachelor. Trust me, you’ll feel much better about yourself after watching those women. Who’s to say you can’t make this a holiday about loving whoever you want? Your parents, pets, siblings, friends; we all need a little extra love from time to time. That is why I splurge on my besties during this month. I know them like the back of my hand, so why not make them smile with a few of their favorite things?
Here are some perfect, affordable gifts for your BFFS. After all, us single gals have to stick together.
1. A basket of sweets
You can never go wrong with some chocolate covered strawberries.
So ladies, I hope this helped you find the perfect gift for your bestie(s). You can’t go wrong with any one of these and if she’s really your best friend you’ll know what she likes; whether it’s that new book she’s been meaning to buy, a trendy phone case, or her favorite flavor of ice-cream. Valentine’s Day can get lonely if you’re single, so reminding her she’ll always have a Galentine in you is important.