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13 affordable gifts for your BFF this Galentine’s Day

Celebrate your best friend with these affordable gifts

February is an interesting time, either you love it or hate it. Valentine’s Day can sometimes be dreadful for those who aren’t enjoying being single especially with the consistent reminders everywhere. But who needs a significant other when you have some boss friends?

Galentine’s Day is an unofficial holiday created with the intention of “ladies celebrating ladies.” It was first introduced on the show Parks and Recreation and has now spread globally as a day of celebrating friendship.

Lovers come and go, but friends are forever. Show your friends some love this Galentine’s Day by gifting them something they will not only love but have a use for. The Tempest has you covered, here’s a list of 13 affordable gifts for your BFF that won’t break the bank:

1. Fuzzy Slippers

[Image Description: Black fuzzy open back slippers with a big black pom pom  at the front of the shoe.] Photo via Victoria's Secret
[Image Description: Black fuzzy open back slippers with a big black pom pom  at the front of the shoe.] Photo via Victoria’s Secret

Who doesn’t love a cozy pair of fuzzy slippers? These are ideal for your home-body friend or just someone who likes to cozy it up on a cold day.

2. Aztec Clay Face Mask

[Image Description: Cylinder container of Aztec Secret, Indian Healing Clay beauty mask powder Product label is in red and green writing.] Photo via Amazon
[Image Description: Cylinder container of Aztec Secret, Indian Healing Clay beauty mask powder Product label is in red and green writing.] Photo via Amazon

This face mask is all the rave in the beauty community. It’s affordable and made up of 100% Natural Calcium Bentonite Clay. Mix it with water or apple cider vinegar, and apply to your face or hair. Beauty Guru’s swear by its deep pore cleansing properties.

3. Planner

[Image Description: A light pink planner journal with the words "I AM VERY BUSY" written in the center with the years 2018-2019 written underneath. A ribbon hangs from the planner.] Photo via Ban.do
[Image Description: A light pink planner journal with the words “I AM VERY BUSY” written in the center with the years 2018-2019 written underneath. A ribbon hangs from the planner.] Photo via Ban.do

For the busy gal in your life, this planner is compact enough to fit in a small bag or purse. It includes a full calendar, a weekly schedule and to make it even better—stickers to customize your plans. Each month includes motivational quotes and sayings that make you feel good about yourself.

4. Arm Band Phone Case

[Image Description: Armband phone case with aSamsung Galaxy phone displayed within it. The armband has the words "TRIBE" written on the left side.] Photo via Amazon
[Image Description: Armband phone case with a Samsung Galaxy phone displayed within it. The armband has the words “TRIBE” written on the left side.] Photo via Amazon

Ideal for your fitness fanatic friend, this armband has over 16,000 positive reviews. Its sweat resistant, slip free and comes with a lifetime guarantee. Having owned it myself, I definitely recommend it. A great and useful gift your friends will never hit the gym without it.

5. Popsocket

[Image Description: Black popsocket displayed with white specs on the surface of the design.] Photo via Amazon
[Image Description: Black popsocket displayed with white specs on the surface of the design.] Photo via Amazon

For the friend who is always taking selfies, get all the angles you want with a worry-free grip. Once you get a pop socket there’s no going back. Not good at selfies? Here’s your chance to improve.

6. Candles

[Image Description: Lit one wick white candle in Mahogany Teakwood scent.] Photo via Bath and Body Works
[Image Description: Lit one wick white candle in Mahogany Teakwood scent.] Photo via Bath and Body Works

Candles not only light up a room but can light up a person’s day. With so many scents to choose from, and their popular buy one get one free sales, these Bath and Body Works candles are a must-have deal. There’s a scent for everyone. Remind your bestie how much they light up your life with a twin candle.

7. Bath Bombs

[Image Description: Multicolored bath bomb fizzling and diffusing in white water creating bubbles.] Photo via Lush
[Image Description: Mulicolored bath bomb fizzling and diffusing in white water creating bubbles.] Photo via Lush

Bath bombs are the ultimate act of self-care. Show your BFF how much you think they need to treat themselves by encouraging them to take a relaxing, essential oil filled, fizzy bath. Varying in shapes, color, size, scent—there’s a bath bomb made for every type of person! Who needs an expensive trip to the spa when you can create a spa-like atmosphere at home.

8. Books

[Image Description: Photo of the book cover of "We Should All Be Feminists" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The book cover is beige with text in red and blue.] Photo via Amazon
[Image Description: Photo of the book cover of “We Should All Be Feminists” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The book cover is beige with text in red and blue.] Photo via Amazon

Gift a thought provoking and empowering read to the bookworm of your friend group. Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a renowned human rights advocate for gender equality globally and known for her short stories, novels and ted talks. Her book “We Should All Be Feminists” is a must read despite what gender you identify with and whether or not you consider yourself a feminist.

9. Jade Roller

[Image Description: Green jade roller made up of gold wiring. Next to the jade roller is a picture of the jade stone it is made of.] Photo via Amazon
[Image Description: Green jade roller made up of gold wiring. Next to the jade roller is a picture of the jade stone it is made of.] Photo via Amazon

The new trend in self and skin care, jade rollers are becoming more popular each day because of their natural properties. They are said to reduce under-eye puffiness as well as increase circulation that can smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Affordable and fun to use this product is the perfect gift for the skin care lover of your friend group.

10. Keychains

[Image Description: Gold and black keychain of the world globe with the words "Adventure Awaits" written in the outline of the globe. A golden key is attached to the keychain.] Photo via Anthropologie
[Image Description: Gold and black keychain of the world globe with the words “Adventure Awaits” written in the outline of the globe. A golden key is attached to the keychain.] Photo via Anthropologie

Help your friends keep track of their keys by gifting them a cute keychain. Not only will they always think of you when using it, but a fun keychain can even add to their outfit. Keychains are both a thoughtful and practical gift for any type of friend.

11. Hair-ties

[Image Description: Black Invisibobble cord hair-tie.] Photo via Sephora
[Image Description: Black Invisibobble cord hair-tie.] Photo via Sephora

My hair is always a mess. If you have a friend like me, these hair-ties are a great gift. Not only are they durable, but they are true to advertising. They don’t tangle or create bumps in your hair! Worth the price, these hair ties last long and both expand and retract to the size of your hair. While it may look like you have a phone cord wire on your wrist these Invisibobble hair-ties are worth the try.

12. Plants

[Image Description: Small green succulent plant in a white square planter pot.] Photo via Amazon
[Image Description: Small green succulent plant in a white square planter pot.] Photo via Amazon

Flowers wither away with time, so think of buying your friend a plant like a succulent or cactus. These plants are not only low maintenance but will last much longer than any flower. Plants will not only add to the aesthetic of any room but remind your friend of your companionship.

13. Chocolate Anything

[Image Description: Milk chocolate covered strawberries in a red Edible Arragments box.] Photo via Edible Arrangments

Why does only a significant other have to treat someone to sweets this month? Brighten your friend’s day with something sweet they can savor with every bite.