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Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Friends

Ianni Le

Valentine’s Day is all about love, and that includes the love we share with our friends. This past year has been especially filled with long-distance friendships, so there’s no better time to show your friends, near or far, that you’re thinking of them. After all, everyone deserves a little extra love on Valentine’s Day!

Broken Heart Chocolate Pizza

We can start right off by acknowledging that not everyone enjoys this holiday. If you have a friend who falls in that category, this smashable chocolate pizza might be just the thing!

DIY Organic Bath Bomb Kit

Pre-made bath bombs are overrated — send your friend this DIY bath bomb kit so they can level up their self-care routine! The ingredients are 100% organic AND it comes in sustainable packaging.

For great craft ideas check out these virtual crafting classes that give you step-by-step instructions with a real instructor for quality teaching and guidance

At Home Escape Room

We've all been stuck at home for a while now, and I can't think of a better gift than an at-home escape room kit. Though this might be something to give someone in our own households, so we can join the fun!

Oversized Wearable Blanket

Valentine's Day is about getting cozy (and stuffing your face with chocolate of course). This oversized blanket hoodie (the Comfy, as seen on Shark Tank!) is the perfect gift for your homebody friend. One size fits all, it comes in lots of colors and patterns.

Valentine's Day Snacks Care Package

There's nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned care package — especially if your friend is a college student or recent grad. There are a couple of different snack options, including one for candy and chocolate lovers so you're sure to find an assortment they'll absolutely love.

Shower Steamers

Okay, so shower steamers make for quite a random gift idea, but people have been raving about VapoShower's ability to soothe irritated sinuses. During winter's dryness and as spring (and allergy season) approaches, this is just the thing to send to any loved ones who suffer from congestion to help them be a little more comfortable.

Work from Home Survival Kit

Working and studying from home has been an interesting experience for all and this Work from Home Survival Kit is the perfect thing to motivate your friends through this final stretch. It comes with things like fidget cubes, Zoom bingo, and even a guide for stretches you can do at your desk!

Lastly, don't forget to make time for each other, just to catch up.

Quality time is the best gift of all and everyone's starved for it this year.

So set up a time with your best friends to video call (or conference). Maybe even have a candlelit dinner together! You could browse food delivery options for a different person in the group and order their meal. What a fun surprise to see what you pick out for each other (and you'll be supporting local businesses, too). Food, in my opinion, is one of the best ways to express love.

No matter how you choose to celebrate Valentine's Day this year, just remember to tell the people you love that you care about them, whichever way you think best.

Ianni Le is a freelance writer and content creator. She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, graduating with a degree in Media Design and English Literature. Ianni grew up in Shanghai, China and enjoys her dogs, books and food equally.

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