My Love Language Is Gift Giving—These Galentine's Day Buys Are It


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Being in a long-term relationship has shifted my perspective on romantic holidays. Instead of lavish, expensive, and elaborate gifts, my partner and I have perfected the art of sweet, small, and thoughtful presents after knowing each other for nearly a decade. While gourmet chocolates and abstractly arranged flowers on Valentine's Day may not cut it for us, I always like to put a bit more thoughtfulness into gestures around V-Day, especially when it comes to celebrating all the love I have for the women in my life. 

Galentine's Day—typically celebrated on February 13—may be my favorite holiday of the year. Not only is it an excuse to dress up with your closest friends, but it's also a time to exchange gossip (and gifts!) over a glass of wine in pajamas. For the last few years, I've hosted a Galentine's Day dinner party for my friend group, and frankly, I think I got the gift-giving part down pat.

Below, shop all the low-cost, high-joy trinkets, treasures, and thoughtful gestures to give to your pals on Galentine's Day this year. From luxury tea kettles to Pinterest-worthy candles and cozy sweaters, there's something on this list for everyone. 

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Ana Escalante is an award-winning journalist and Gen Z editor whose work ranges from dissecting size inclusivity at fashion week to discussing how American Girl Doll meme accounts are the the answer to society's collective spiral. She's covered it all: Queen Elizabeth II's corgis, Roe v. Wade frontline protests, and the emergence of jorts (or jean shorts for the uninitated). At Who What Wear, Ana is responsible for delivering smart, insightful, personality-driven shopping guides and trend features for a digital-first generation.

Before joining Who What Wear, Ana was Glamour magazine's editorial assistant, where she focused on daily news and special packages, including leading the brand's 2022 Met Gala coverage. For more than half a decade, she has covered style, beauty, and digital culture for publications such as Paper magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue Japan, and Allure, among others. Ana has been called a rising star in media by publications such as Nylon and Teen Vogue. (Her mother, meanwhile, calls her "the coolest person" she knows.)