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It’s almost that time of year again — when heart shaped chocolates become all the rage and pink and red start showing up everywhere. If you’re #single or don’t buy into the whole V-Day fever, try Galentine’s day instead, a day that celebrates the badass women in your life — particularly the ones you’re closest to. We’ve rounded up the best Galentine’s gifts for the special lady(ies) in your life. You can thank us later.

Our picks, ahead:

Maybelline The City Kits Pink Edge Eye + Cheek Palette, $12

If your Galentine is a City Mini fan, this is going to knock it out of the park. The newest kit from Maybelline is a showstopper, and we can’t help but sing its praises. It has both soft, buttery mattes and iridescent shimmers, the perfect combo for multi-dimensional eye looks.

Urban Decay x KL Daydream Eyeshadow Palette, $26

If you’re willing to splurge a little (just a little!) on your gal pal, spring for the Daydream Palette from Urban Decay’s latest collab with cruelty-free beauty guru Kristen Leanne. The palette contains five pigmented matte shades that promise a variety of eye looks for the beginner and advanced beauty junkie alike. This limited edition palette screams Valentine’s Day, and let’s face it: Urban Decay is always a good idea.

NYX Love You So Mochi Palette in Sleek and Chic, $20  

Wrap this with the Japanese sweet treat it’s inspired by, and you’re good to go. The NYX Love You So Mochi Palette is one of our fave releases to date with 10 bouncy shadows that resemble the texture of mochi — just don’t eat them!

NYX Professional Makeup Glazed and Confused Eye Gloss, $9.50

This eye gloss throws it back to the 90’s with its moody hues, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t the perfect gift for right now. Gift this to the Galentine who is still rocking tattoo chokers and watching Daria reruns whenever she gets a chance.

Essie Forever Yummy, $9

This iconic red shade gives us all the Valentine’s Day vibes and will push your Galentine to make a statement with her mani.

YSL Touche Eclat Highlighting Pen, $38

The key ingredient in any beauty editor bag, the YSL Touche Eclat Highlighting Pen is an essential add to any stash. From the iconic gold click packaging to the creamy, blendable formula, your Galentine will thank you — we promise.

Lipstick Queen Dating Game Cream Lipstick, $24

Known for their color changing makeup, this indie brand has dropped four lippies just in time for Valentine’s Day, and we want them all. Gift these to the friend whose dating life is always a topic of discussion and takes awkward Tinder convos in stride.

Kiehls Daily Reviving Concentrate, $73

Because anything from Kiehls is the gift that keeps on giving, this one speaks for itself. Filled with botanical oils (including sunflower, tamanu and ginger root) that protect skin for a youthful, radiant glow, this gift will make you BFF of the year.


Oliver Thomas 'We Never Liked Him Anyway' Badge, $18 

Because friends don't let friends hate boys on their own. This is perfect for your newly single BFF and will look great on jean jackets and nylon bags alike.


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