Traditionally, the exchange of gifts on Valentines Day is for romantic relationships. Increasingly though, it’s a day to celebrate all those you love, like and care about.
This Advice Sisters Valentine’s Day gift guide is for your besties, the women in your life that make it easier, more successful, more interesting, happier and more fun.
Whether you’re showing your appreciation to your best friends, co-workers, family members, or another worthy woman in your life, these gifts add just the right way to say “I appreciate you.” There’s something for every budget.
Travel in Style
Girls just wanna have fun and this Payton James Travel Wallet/crossbody purse) lets you leave the bulky handbag at home. The soft Napa leather makes it elegant,
Designed in Nashville, the slim, 8″W x 6″H wallet purse has a removable crossbody strap, or use it as a clutch when you travel, inside another tote or at a more formal occasion.
Inside, there are 3 interior card slots, a boarding pass/passport sleeve and a center zippered pocket that holds money, keys, and other small essentials. Another pocket holds up to an iPhone x or Samsung Galaxy S9 plus or Note.
You can’t pack a giant purse into this bag, but it’s so great to go out without dealing with a bulky handbag. This is especially true in clubs and restaurants where you can keep this wallet bag secure on your lap.
Our editor’s sample was in sunny lemon yellow, but it also comes in cappuccino beige and lavender. T
he $188 price tag makes it an indulgent gift she’ll use for years.
Check out the quick little video below and Visit the Payton James website to purchase this and other bags!
Rilakkuma is a fictional character produced by the Japanese company San-X, created by former employee Aki Kondo. For $29 you can gift someone this adorable Rilakkuma Cat Head Pillow that will warm even the coldest heart!
This soft plushy and sweet kitty pillow may not be a boyfriend but it’s the best snuggler around and could become your new bestie!
The innocent stare of this little kitty, dressed as a calico at in this version, just makes me smile every time I look at her! She is just SO sweet!
Rilakkuma is big enough to share your joys and sorrows and hug any time you need a boost, It’s so darn cute you will want one for yourself as well as for gifts.
What’s Your Sign?
Is she/he “the one?” it’s hard to know that, unless you’re clairvoyant, but Sex Signs: Your Perfect Match is in the Stars by Constance Stellas (Adams Media December 2018) can amuse and your besties for hours.
Remember how you used to consult the Ouija Board or the Magic 8 ball on romantic matters? This fun little book (just $15) is another fun way to see how you match up with someone, literally.
Maybe, just maybe, it can help you get over a broken heart, show you which signs really are the best for your, or just have fun learning whether your “one and only” is a match made in the stars.
You’re a Lucky Chick!
We recently featured this amazing Lucky Chick shimmer Masterpiece Lipstick Set from Lucky Chick. You’ll be a Lucky Chick indeed if you are the lucky recipient of this fabulous lipstick set!
The set features five fabulous liquid lipsticks in a pink box with a huge poppy on the cover.
The lip colors are also vegan, Cruelty-Free, Paraben-Free, Gluten Free and made in the USA. Get the set ($79.95) or just the one you love the most ($20/each) visit the Lucky Chick Website
Your hair obsessed bestie will be blown away (I couldn’t resist the pun) by Head Kandy’s BFF Blowdryer. It might become your hair’s BFF, too.
Why? Because this lightweight but powerful hair dryer can actually dry your hair (depending upon thickness and length) in under 3 minutes to help you get out the door faster, and on to better things.
The BFF Blowdryer is available in teal, purple, or (pink). Tourmaline and ions reduce frizz, maintain moisture, smooth your hair and actually stop damage as you don’t need to “nuke” your hair to dry it.
You get two different nozzles with the Head Kandy BFF blowdryer. One is traditional. The other is a proprietary pulsating “Kandy Nozzle” designed to oscillate, penetrate to the roots and dry your hair faster.
There is also a cool blast button to lock in your style, a turbo mode to really pump up the power to dry in under 3 minutes, and 3 heat settings.
For those who want to manage their curls, you can purchase a separate diffuser for $20.40 (see the photo above). The diffuser will work with most 6” barrel hair dryers but the feature is that it’s collapsible (regular rigid plastic diffusers are so bulky)!
The presentation box and this fabulous dryer make a very special gift. Get the BFF Blowdryer for approx $128 or purchase both the dyer and the diffuser together (the Power Couple ($142).
Other Gift Ideas (these are free):
Call (not text) and let them know how much you care about them.
Give them an IOU to take the night off while you babysit the kids (or the elderly parents, assuming you can give adequate care).
A handmade gift is great, even if it’s just ready to bake cookies (they still taste good)!
Send them a Valentines Day card. A real card that arrives in the mail.
Give your bestie something s/he has admired that belongs to you. Now, it’s hers.
Surprise them in any way you know will delight them.