back to top
Shopping

29 Valentine's Day Gifts Under $20 For Your BFF

🎶 People let me tell you 'bout my best friend 🎶

Posted on

We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

1. A personalized illustrated poster so you can give your BFF all the beautifully-phrased praise that Leslie gave Ann on Parks and Rec.

The artist will replace Ann's name with your friend's, which makes this a Leslie Knope–level thoughtful gift.Promising review: "Really love this. It was the perfect gift for my BFF and she was so delighted to get it!" —elaldoarGet it from Roaring Softly on Etsy for $17+ (available in two sizes).
etsy.com

The artist will replace Ann's name with your friend's, which makes this a Leslie Knope–level thoughtful gift.

Promising review: "Really love this. It was the perfect gift for my BFF and she was so delighted to get it!" —elaldoar

Get it from Roaring Softly on Etsy for $17+ (available in two sizes).

2. An adorable succulent pot in the shape of a festive dinosaur (or a sleepy pug, or a self-satisfied alligator, or a sleepy corgi...) for your proud plant parent BFF.

amazon.com

Promising review: "Super cute! It looks great on my window sill and holds my succulent perfectly. I would definitely recommend it for anyone who is looking for a small, cute pot for their plant." —Courtney Mcullough

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in 15 styles).

3. A li'l LED unicorn nightlight, because your love for each other is mythic, even when times are dark.

It requires three AAA batteries and shuts off automatically after an hour.Promising review: "I bought this for my wife and she loves it. It's not too bright and will hold her wedding ring nicely on it's horn when she needs to take it off for whatever reason. It has a very soft light, just enough if you need to get around in the bedroom when it's dark, or wherever." —sbGet it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in four colors).
amazon.com

It requires three AAA batteries and shuts off automatically after an hour.

Promising review: "I bought this for my wife and she loves it. It's not too bright and will hold her wedding ring nicely on it's horn when she needs to take it off for whatever reason. It has a very soft light, just enough if you need to get around in the bedroom when it's dark, or wherever." —sb

Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in four colors).

4. A bar of lovely-smelling soap that's pretty enough to display, and hard-working enough (it's made with mineral-rich clay as well as coconut, olive, and palm oils) to soothe your favorite person's skin.

Perfect for the friend who's ride-or-die for Millennial pink.Promising review: "This soap is AMAZING! It moisturizes, smells great and leaves your skin squeaky clean without drying it out or leaving a weird residue. HIGHLY RECOMMEND FOR SENSITIVE SKIN!!" —SierraGet it from Amazon for $15.
amazon.com

Perfect for the friend who's ride-or-die for Millennial pink.

Promising review: "This soap is AMAZING! It moisturizes, smells great and leaves your skin squeaky clean without drying it out or leaving a weird residue. HIGHLY RECOMMEND FOR SENSITIVE SKIN!!" —Sierra

Get it from Amazon for $15.

5. A movie-themed cupcake-making kit to add some panache to your Netflix nights.

The cake is yellow, the frosting is marshmallows, and the effect is delightful. Promising review: "Not only were these fun to make, but they are so creative visually. The best part however, is that they are delicious. One of the best cupcakes I've had. Seriously! We will be making this a regular treat in our house." —Susan m.Get the kit from Foodstirs for $18.99.
foodstirs.com

The cake is yellow, the frosting is marshmallows, and the effect is delightful.

Promising review: "Not only were these fun to make, but they are so creative visually. The best part however, is that they are delicious. One of the best cupcakes I've had. Seriously! We will be making this a regular treat in our house." —Susan m.

Get the kit from Foodstirs for $18.99.

6. A set of enamel pins, because you two go together like Bob Ross and happy little trees.

In the immortal words of Bob Ross, "There's nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend."Get it from Amazon for $15.99.
amazon.com

In the immortal words of Bob Ross, "There's nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend."

Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

7. The One Line a Day journal, which has space to write — you guessed it! — one line a day (for five years!), to encourage your life mate to create a chronicle of their own life.

Promising review: "I love my journal a lot. If my apartment were on fire, it's the first thing I'd save — if my boyfriend wasn't home, of course. One reason I love this journal, as opposed to some of the others I've kept over the years, is that it got me in the habit of writing every single day. Since I've started using this journal, it's become one of my favorite gifts to give friends." —Gyan YankovichRead Gyan's full review on BuzzFeed here.Get it from Amazon for $11.04 in solid blue or $15.26 in celestial blue, or from Urban Outfitters for $14.
urbanoutfitters.com

Promising review: "I love my journal a lot. If my apartment were on fire, it's the first thing I'd save — if my boyfriend wasn't home, of course. One reason I love this journal, as opposed to some of the others I've kept over the years, is that it got me in the habit of writing every single day. Since I've started using this journal, it's become one of my favorite gifts to give friends." —Gyan Yankovich

Read Gyan's full review on BuzzFeed here.

Get it from Amazon for $11.04 in solid blue or $15.26 in celestial blue, or from Urban Outfitters for $14.

8. A huggable bread plush that says, "You always make my spirits rise and I loaf you."

Promising review: "We just love this cute little guy. I got him for my daughter for Christmas and she's just obsessed with him! I was pleasantly surprised how big he is and the great price. A+++" —Simmons familyGet it from Amazon for $19.49.
amazon.com

Promising review: "We just love this cute little guy. I got him for my daughter for Christmas and she's just obsessed with him! I was pleasantly surprised how big he is and the great price. A+++" —Simmons family

Get it from Amazon for $19.49.

9. A pair of very hungry socks for your friend who's always hungry (and who is also a beautiful butterfly).

Perfect for fans of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and also anyone who wants to pretend their shoes are chrysalises.Get them from ModCloth for $12 (available in sizes small and large).
modcloth.com

Perfect for fans of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and also anyone who wants to pretend their shoes are chrysalises.

Get them from ModCloth for $12 (available in sizes small and large).

10. A carbonated, exfoliating face mask that's great for their skin (its ingredients include green tea, pomegranate, and charcoal powder) and even better for both of your "best friends doing masks together!!!!!!!" Instagrams.

britni rudolph / Via amazon.com, amazon.com

Promising review: "This is by far the most fun and best feeling mask I have ever used. It is a thick creamy texture. When you apply it, it starts bubbling pretty quickly. I left it for five minutes and the bubbles got quite thick. It tickled a little around the nose area, but felt good. My skin felt super clean, fresh, and smooth afterwards. I highly recommend this face mask." —britni rudolph

Get it from Amazon for $10.02.

11. An encouraging mug to remind your best chum that you think they're fiercely amazing.

Who doesn't want to start the day with an affirmation from a shark?Get it from Amazon for $14.99.
amazon.com

Who doesn't want to start the day with an affirmation from a shark?

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

12. A cozy hot water bottle (with its own turtleneck!) they can cuddle up with when they need a warm hug — and you're not around, of course.

Promising review: "Love it! Its semi-transparency helps with keeping the water level appropriate. The blue color is a nice change, and it's great to have its own little sweater to both keep heat in and help prevent burns from excessively hot water." —MaureenGet it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in three colors).
amazon.com

Promising review: "Love it! Its semi-transparency helps with keeping the water level appropriate. The blue color is a nice change, and it's great to have its own little sweater to both keep heat in and help prevent burns from excessively hot water." —Maureen

Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in three colors).

13. A kale-growing kit (including seeds and a jute bag where you can start the seeds before transferring the whole bag to a pot or the ground) to let them know that you support their efforts to eat more kale.

"You're kale-ing it!" is probably what you should write on the card.Get it from Uncommon Goods for $12.95.
uncommongoods.sjv.io

"You're kale-ing it!" is probably what you should write on the card.

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $12.95.

14. A Broad City sticker pack so the Abbi to your Ilana can always have the coolest laptop.

Promising review: "Just what I needed for the Broad in my life :). She loves them." —Erin McGahanGet it from Minimalust Studio on Etsy for $11.50.
etsy.com

Promising review: "Just what I needed for the Broad in my life :). She loves them." —Erin McGahan

Get it from Minimalust Studio on Etsy for $11.50.

15. A skin salve made with beeswax, castor seed oil, and fruit and plant extracts to give their skin and lips a soothing, moisturizing treat (and to remind them that they, too, are the bomb.com).

Promising review: "If I were stuck on a deserted island, this is the one thing I would want to have (preferably in coconut or rose). Moisturizing and perfect for lips but also dry patches/under eyes/to seal in night cream. You need this." —benshoffemGet it from Glossier for $12 (available in six flavors).
glossier.com

Promising review: "If I were stuck on a deserted island, this is the one thing I would want to have (preferably in coconut or rose). Moisturizing and perfect for lips but also dry patches/under eyes/to seal in night cream. You need this." —benshoffem

Get it from Glossier for $12 (available in six flavors).

16. A pair of pixelated shades for the bestie who sends you memes all day. Oh, you don't like them? DEAL WITH IT.

amazon.com, Amazon Customer / Via amazon.com

Promising review: "I had these shipped to my wife at work so she could use them to throw shade at her haters. They dealt with it. The glasses are well made and actually work well and are comfortable. 10/10." —Bridger Lowe

Get them from Amazon for $17.99.

17. A set of two enamel pins you can share with your favorite broom-mate.

Get it from Band of Weirdos on Etsy for $16.
etsy.com

Get it from Band of Weirdos on Etsy for $16.

18. A pair of dino skeleton earrings, because your friendship, much like a fossil, will last for millions of years, probably.

Promising review: "These earrings are the coolest! I love them and I always get compliments where I wear them." —RachelGet it from ModCloth for $7.49.
ModCloth

Promising review: "These earrings are the coolest! I love them and I always get compliments where I wear them." —Rachel

Get it from ModCloth for $7.49.

19. A set of four silicone egg poaching molds so they can create the perfect brunch at home for much less cash (and hopefully invite their very best friend in the world).

amazon.com, Chris Newcomer / Via amazon.com

Promising review: "Love it. Perfectly poached eggs in five minutes. Wow! Great on toast — just lay the poached egg on a slice, cut it up, smear the white and the yolk around and you're in heaven! I used Pam and they slid right out after a slight twist of the poacher. Cleanup is nothing. Just invert them and toss them in the dishwasher (top rack). Great design, too." —Chris Newcomer

Get them from Amazon for $11.97.

20. A set of ten complimentary pencils to remind them that you think they're — to quote a wise pencil — straight-up magic.

Get them from Urban Outfitters for $10.
urbanoutfitters.com

Get them from Urban Outfitters for $10.

21. Ultimate Travel, a book of Loney Planet's 500 best places to see, to give them some inspiration for your next trip together.

Promising review: "This is such a beautiful book! It's filled with pictures and info on so many amazing places in the world. If you love travel, or even just pretty pictures, you will love this book! It makes my wanderlust escalate even more!" —Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon for $13.88, Barnes & Noble for $16.12, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.
amazon.com

Promising review: "This is such a beautiful book! It's filled with pictures and info on so many amazing places in the world. If you love travel, or even just pretty pictures, you will love this book! It makes my wanderlust escalate even more!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $13.88, Barnes & Noble for $16.12, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

22. A bottle of salted honey for the perfect mix of salty and sweet (just like them).

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $14.
bushwickkitchen.com

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $14.

23. A mini power bank that adds roughly a full charge to an iPhone or an Android so they'll never have an excuse not to respond immediately to your hilarious texts.

It weighs 2.8 ounces and recharges in three to four hours.Promising review: "SO CLUTCH. This is perhaps the best purchase I've made in the past year. I've had this little guy for about 18 months, and he's still going strong. Charges my phone quickly and has enough juice for a full charge — from 0%. Really, there is rarely a time when I leave home without this thing." —cmacksGet it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five colors).
amazon.com

It weighs 2.8 ounces and recharges in three to four hours.

Promising review: "SO CLUTCH. This is perhaps the best purchase I've made in the past year. I've had this little guy for about 18 months, and he's still going strong. Charges my phone quickly and has enough juice for a full charge — from 0%. Really, there is rarely a time when I leave home without this thing." —cmacks

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five colors).

24. A door-key-chain to make your favorite dorky (GET IT?) pun lover giggle every time they see it.

Don't pun-ish me for the way I was born.Get it from Fair Goods on Etsy for $12.
etsy.com

Don't pun-ish me for the way I was born.

Get it from Fair Goods on Etsy for $12.

25. A headphone splitter so they can create a two-person media bubble wherever they are (with or without you...but mostly with you).

Promising review: "Works great! I used it on a six-hour plane ride in order to listen to a movie with my traveling companion. The sound was high quality for both of us, and the price was great." —Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon for $6.79 (available in silver and black).
amazon.com

Promising review: "Works great! I used it on a six-hour plane ride in order to listen to a movie with my traveling companion. The sound was high quality for both of us, and the price was great." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $6.79 (available in silver and black).

26. A bundle of Palo Santo incense (which is used for energy cleansing, similar to sage), a healing crystal, and dried flowers to give your spiritually evolved bestie the gift of good vibes.

Fun fact! Palo Santo is Spanish for "holy stick."Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18 (available in two colors).
urbanoutfitters.com

Fun fact! Palo Santo is Spanish for "holy stick."

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18 (available in two colors).

27. A five-pound bag of the world's best gummy bears (according to BuzzFeed commenters and also the brand's slogan), because your best deserves the best.

The twelve(!) flavors include watermelon, grapefruit, lime, cherry, mango, and pineapple.Promising review: "I never write reviews because I simply do not have time, but I felt compelled to write one for this product. Simply amazing. BEST GUMMY EVER. I cannot express how delicious these are. Every flavor is delicious. Even the flavors I usually dislike (orange, lime) are great. I will definitely be ordering these again." —LmaeGet it from Amazon for $12.99.
albanesecandy.com

The twelve(!) flavors include watermelon, grapefruit, lime, cherry, mango, and pineapple.

Promising review: "I never write reviews because I simply do not have time, but I felt compelled to write one for this product. Simply amazing. BEST GUMMY EVER. I cannot express how delicious these are. Every flavor is delicious. Even the flavors I usually dislike (orange, lime) are great. I will definitely be ordering these again." —Lmae

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

28. A set of friendship pins portraying the greatest friend-love story of our time: Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

#Jobama forever.Get them from Pinfluence on Etsy for $6.
etsy.com

#Jobama forever.

Get them from Pinfluence on Etsy for $6.

29. A sweet card, because Friends are the truest lobsters of all.

Friends can mate for life, too!Get it from the Paper Source for $5.95.
papersource.com

Friends can mate for life, too!

Get it from the Paper Source for $5.95.

Is this going to be the best Valentine's Day ever, or what??

Touchstone / Via giphy.com

Some reviews in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

Looking for even more Valentine's Day gift ideas? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s Valentine's gift guides here!

Ryan Pattie / Via BuzzFeed