Like it or loathe it, Valentine's Day is a'coming. Whether you celebrate it, see it as a cynical, commercial date that's sponsored by Hallmark and Marks and Spencers dine in for two, it is a damn good excuse to put a smile on your S/O's face. A bit of romance is always fun but Valentines almost sooks out the fun and surprise from an out of the blue gesture, so I like to do something a little different and spoil the the other significant other in my life, my BFF. After all, there's no one else I'd rather ride or die with (sorry fella).
UP HER INSTAGRAM GAME WITH @SONGSOFSTYLE
UP HER PIN GAME
Nowadays, a girl loves a good pin as much as she loves her daily (or hourly) meme from that very special someone. Tell them that they need no one else but you with this guy.
MODEL BFF BEHAVIOUR
These bag charms or keyrings, made by BFFs Suki Waterhouse and Poppy Jamie, are the perfect reminder of your best friend whenever you're apart.
Pop and Suki Heart charms, from Pop and Suki, £45
TREAT HER FACE
This is the perfect gift set for any makeup lover, including the quintessential red lip, the glowiest highlighter and game-changing kohl. Your loved one's makeup bag (and party face) will never be the same again.
TELL YOUR GAL, SHE'S YOUR PAL
If you and your best pal are inseparable, treat your better half to the other one of these beautful split heart necklaces by Posh Totty. Add that extra sentimental touch by engraving them with your initials.
Give some Lesley Knpoe-spo
For the avid Parks and Rec fan in your life, this gift will be appreciated long after Valentine’s Day. Printed on heavyweight matte paper, it would look terrific framed on her gallery wall or propped up against her bookshelf. Just download and print to whatever size or shape you like.
JUST WHAT THE DR ORDERED
Upgrade their phone without the whole new software update situation.
PRINT THE MOMENT
Let them print out the #TBTs and photos that you both hold near and dear to your hearts.
AN EVER LASTING BISCUIT
Give your gal her favourite tea time treat to decorate her favourite gossip spot. Personal favourite? The Jammy Dodger.
SUPPORT ANOTHER SISTER
Every contribution to Planned Parenthood counts, so why not donate in honor of your best friend? Spread the love and help out another sister. Afterall, a stranger is just a friend you haven't met, right? We're all in this together.
A PEP TALK
When your schedules aren’t quite meshing for a long Skype session, give your friend something to remind them that you’re always there to help them vent their feelings.
Pick Me Up: A Pep Talk for Now and Later by Adam J. Kurtz £12
And when all else fails...
Get your favourite 'in' joke written and posted out on a big chunky potato. Becuase who else would you send a potato to?