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25 Delightful Valentine’s Day Gifts To Pleasantly Surprise Your Friend In 2019

Communicate how awesome you think your friends are and show you care this Valentine with these exciting gifts that will surely bring a smile to their faces.

It’s easy to shut everything out and bury yourself in your own romantic microcosm as you plan the perfect V Day for you and your significant other. The romantic industrial complex certainly values your business. But how about your pal, who may be single and loving it. They could use a little extra love considering they may not receive a deluge of attention this valentine.

Make their day by gifting any of the two dozen ideas we have pedantically itemized in our excellent list of the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for friends. You could equally rummage through the list if you intend to gift a neighbor or a crush this Feb 14.

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#1 You Make Me Smile Bald Guy Valentine’s Day Cards

Bald Guy Greetings is a small line of greeting cards that started out as a hobby for Ian Kalman and Sean Farrell, who worked in advertising in San Francisco, but has become full-time work. Their cards and magnets are available at, as well as over 500 independent retailers throughout the United States and Canada, You can also find their cards at over 1700 Target stores.

Bald Guy Greetings currently offers two humor lines; their Original Look and more recently they’ve added their B-Series Look that they designed to appeal to stationery stores that focus primarily on letterpress cards. Both lines focus on humor and in this day and age, they are being very well received and have been called “The Anti-Hallmark” and “The Sarah Silverman of greeting cards.”

Contributor: Bald Guy Greetings

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  1. These cards are amazing. So funny.

#2 On This Date In Music by Michael Walter

On This Date In Music is a book with a daily story about a significant event that happened in the world of music on each date. Stories range from Edison patenting the phonograph in the late 1800’s to Pharrell Williams’ incredible ten week run at #1 in 2014 with his uplifting song “Happy.” Each story is told in approximately 800 words aimed at being concise and interesting. This is the perfect compendium for any music lover and can be used as a reference book or for a daily dose of compelling tales of tunes we all love and bands we all follow. 

Contributor: Mike Walter from On This Date In Music

#4 Words of Love: Quotations from the Heart

Words of Love is a compilation of the best things ever said on the subject of love. A book of over 500 bon mots, including the brilliance of everyone from Oprah and Ovid to Aristotle and Dear Abby, this volume of touching quotes and upbeat witticisms is guaranteed to make readers feel good. These are quotes to cuddle up to—they will touch the heart, bring a smile to the face, and make readers want to share the love! 

Contributor: Allen Klein from VivaEditions 

#5 IceMule Pro Insulated Backpack Cooler Bag

ICEMULE is the best gift for the friends in your life who crave adventure. ICEMULE creates a variety of backpack coolers at affordable prices. Their coolers can keep food and drinks cold for up to 24 hours, and can easily be rolled up and stored when not in use. If you have friends that love to hike or go camping, this is the gift for them! 

Contributor: James Collie from ICEMULE 

#6 No B.S. Charcoal Peel Off Mask

No B.S. is a clean skincare brand that doesn't use any harsh chemicals and only uses natural ingredients that have been shown to work. Their charcoal face mask helps to pull out all the toxins that have settled into your pores, perfect for the skincare conscious friend in your life.

Contributor: Cassandra Morneault from No B.S.

#10 Hemp Oil Muscle Rub for Sore Muscles

Whether you're in recovery from a workout, ball game, or everyday life, you can find relief in this convenient and effective CBD muscle salve. What says I care about you more than fast-acting and reliable pain-relief? In addition to its truly remarkable and effective pain relief, the CBD body butter is great for calming the stress of everyday life thanks to its mix of essential oils and soothing scents. 

Contributor: Samantha Morrison from Glacier Wellness

#11 BRELOX Travel Jewelry Organizer CASE Bag Holder

The organizers fashionably store all types of jewelry - keeping them safe and organized at home and during travels through a variety of storage options to accommodate family jewelry securely. 

They are available in four designs and are reasonably priced (under $25) and fit within carry-on luggage making them a useful, affordable gift. 

Contributor: John Vlachos from Brelox 

#13 Ms. Calculated: A Dating Plan So Easy A Teenager Can Do It

From the Contributor: I just published a book last week that mixes dating advice with humor to keep people from getting frustrated with dating by sharing my experiences and process where I use marketing tactics to get first dates. By providing the framework for setting goals and creating a dating plan, people will stay motivated so they can get serious about finding the one. 

When they purchase the book, at no extra cost they get access into my private Facebook Community where they will get support from me, as well as the other members of the community. Plus, a portion of the proceeds of every book will be donated to my brother's memorial scholarship that will provide financial assistance for college students. This book makes dating fun! 

Contributor: Tracie Hitz from Hitz & Branding

  1. If you’re looking for “the one”, this book has a fun & interesting take on dating, & will equip you with strategies to pick up your dating life. Loved the new ideas! Great read!

#14 Espressotoria Caprista Capsule Machine

Espressotoria's Caprista machine, available in sleek black, or bright white, is the perfect accent any countertop. This gadget is convenient, compact and stylish for the at home barista, the coffee obsessed, entrepreneurs, home office dwellers, new homeowners and so many others have been looking for. 

Contributor: Lauren Rios from Espressotoria

#19 Vibrate Higher Mother F*cking Girl Power Boxy Tee

For all the strong, independent, beautiful and capable women out there, that continue to lift themselves AND others up - every single day. This tee is straight up awesome! Cropped for an effortless, relaxed look. Each shirt is ethically hand printed to order in the US. 1 shirt = illuminated dinnertime conversations for a family living without electricity. 

Contributor: Maggie from Vibrate Higher

#21 The Zonkowski Football Big League Pillows

Big League Pillows are customizable sports jersey pillows every sports lover will want to own, so it is the perfect gift for an adult or child. Every Big League Pillow is truly one of a kind as you select the team colors, city and featured name. The pillow can have your sports fan’s name or the name of their favorite player on the front or back. 

Contributor: Adam Alson from Big League Pillows

#22 Rose Pendant Oversized Square Pendant

A gift for a friend should say 'thoughtful' but not over the top. All girls love jewelry and this piece is the perfect balance of not costing too much but is also something she can have forever. This necklace is a modern interpretation of a classic style marries original artwork with a traditional shape that’s perfect for layering or wearing on its own.

Contributor: Perry Betts from VIDA

#23 Heart Square Glass Tray

Pair this gift with some candy to surprise your friend with something she can actually use! Budget friendly but looks expensive. She can display her small treasures on this shining glass tray, custom printed with original artwork.

Contributor: Perry Betts from VIDA

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