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Well, it’s official: we’re only a few days away from the most important day of the year: Galentine’s Day! If you didn’t obsessively watch Parks and Recreation, you might not know what I’m talking about, so I’ll let Leslie Knope take it from here: “Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”

There are dozens of different ways to celebrate Galentine’s Day, and not all involve breakfast. You and your best gal could binge-watch old episodes of your shared favorite TV show, or go out to dinner, or have a marathon Skype session. If you’re the gift-giving type (and your budget allows for it), you could even pick up a little somethin’ special for your BFF, too.

The following are 18 great (and affordable) Galentine’s Day gift ideas:

Voluspa Prosecco Rose candle, $28
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Luxurious candles make for great gifts because everyone loves them, but no one wants to spend their own money on them.

Jack Wills Whitby passport holder, $16.50
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Does your gal love to travel? Then she’s going to need a cute little passport holder, like this one from Jack Willis Whitby.

Kate Spade umbrella, $38
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Spring is coming, and your best friend is going to need a cute umbrella to keep her dry when it rains.

Bananya Stand cross stitch, $32
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#UterusesBeforeDuderuses, #FriesBeforeGuys, etc, etc.

Could You Please pencils, $6 for the set of 3
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Just in case your friend needs a reminder…

Original Brooks zodiac notebooks, $12
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Pair those pencils above with this cool zodiac notebook, and you’ve got the perfect gift for the girl who loves to write.

LUSH Sex Bomb, $6.75
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In my opinion, Sex Bomb is iconic. This tub treat features jasmine, sage, ylang ylang, and soya milk.

Frosted Willow friendship bracelets, $32 for the pair
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Click here to check out a list of our favorite pieces of affordable BFF jewelry.

NARS lipstick in “Cruising“, $27
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Who doesn’t love NARS lipstick? There are 34 gorgeous shades to choose from, so click here if you don’t think “Cruising” is your BFF’s color.

Sort London marbled cement pots, $20.82 each
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Sometimes a potted plant is all you need to transform a space. Grab your gal a cute marbled pot and plant a succulent inside before giving it to her.

See San Francisco: Through the Lens of SFGirlbyBay coffee table book, on sale for $15.23
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This is a gorgeous coffee table book that San Fran lovers will go nuts for, but if your BFF isn’t much of a California girl, here’s a list of our favorite fashion-focused books.

Other great Galentine’s Day gift ideas:

  • a bottle of her favorite wine
  • a bouquet of flowers
  • a gift certificate to her favorite nail salon or bookstore
  • a framed photo of the two of you
  • a random assortment of sheet masks
  • a pair of pajamas or a bathrobe
  • a rollerball of her favorite perfume