If missing your better half and the anxiety/excitement of travelling for miles before you get to see him/her has become a part of your life, it’s safe to say that you are in a long-distance relationship. In the current scenario, as bitter a truth it may be, it will be quite some time before you two get to see each other again. Well, not to worry, as we have just the silver lining for this cloud.
We all know that couples in long-distance relationships have it real hard, but do you know what could make things a bit better? Yes, gifts it is! Even though a gift can never replace those heartfelt hugs and that million dollar smiling face in front of you, it can surely make the other person feel special, loved and help you to get through these tough times.
So, we have curated this list of creative and cute gift ideas for you which could surely help to make this current pandemic a bit less morbid for your other half. Not to mention, it would serve its purpose of letting your better half know that they are always in your thoughts and you can’t wait to meet them ASAP. We believe it’s the thought that counts, and not the price tag, so any gift you send over should be a unique gift that is worthy of your guy or girl. So, without much ado, let’s take a look at the amazing gift options we have in store for you.
1. Long Distance Touch Bracelet
If you and your partner are completely opposites in the department of mushiness, trust us; this gift will change his/her idea about you forever. These coordinating touch bracelets are super unique and cute. All you have to do is tap on it, and it will light up and vibrate on your partner’s wrist. There are a whole lot of things you can do with it apart from sending messages.
So, no matter how far you both are on the globe, you touch it and they will feel it. You can even choose in which color your partner’s bracelet will light up when you are thinking about them and give that special ‘tap’. So, if you want to shower some extra love, do send over this Bond Touch bracelet from Amazon.com and light up his/her life.
2. Mobile Phone Holder Stand
Now, coming to more practical options, here’s one which is going to prove super useful for both you and your LDR partner. We definitely don’t want tired arms to be the reason of your shortened video calls, and we are pretty sure you wouldn’t want it too. So, gift this cool item to your other half and it’ll make life so much easier for you both.
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The Lamicall Cell Phone Stand Dock is highly stable, anti-scratch, compatible with endless models, android and IOS, and a perfect way to enjoy those long, uninterrupted hours of Facetime because sometimes, you can gain even without the pain. Having a mobile stand at your desk car or the bedside table is really handy.
3. Special Place Map Print
If you are wondering what to gift your partner across the seven seas, well this pretty foil printed map might be just the thing you were looking for. This map can be customized to any city or place that holds a special meaning for both of you, and when framed, it surely makes the cut as a cool décor on the wall. Another great thing about it is that whenever your partner will look at it proudly hanging on the wall, it will take him/her back to those happy memories, and finally to you.
So, what are you waiting for? Order your own version of this magical map from GoldenGraphy and you can even put the coordinates, a special message, an important date or inscriptions right below the map to be showcased forever. This map is a great way to preserve memories and keep creating new ones.
4. Weekender Bag
We know it’s going to be a while till you get to see your LDR partner’s face again, but it’s never a harm to stay all prepared right? Weekender bags are the second best thing to happen to mankind as they make packing for the weekend (hence, the name, if you didn’t guess that already) super easy and convenient to travel with.
You can choose whatever color your partner prefers, but if you want something neutral and a safe option, well you can never go wrong with this grey canvas leather weekender bag from Oflamn on Amazon. Also, they have polkas and sailor stripes too, just saying. Oh yes, and the first best thing, you might be wondering is obviously spontaneous weekend trips with that special person.
5. Couple Key Chains
As cliché as they may sound, but couple key chains are just something that will make you feel giddy and real good from inside, if you happen to receive in your mail one fine day. Matching key chains help you to stay coordinated when you are together with your long-distance partner, and also remind you of each other when apart.
Adding to the cuteness, you can customize your own couple key chains in the shape of puzzle pieces that fit together (awwww) and you can also include a heart and your initials on the pieces. This cute and creative couple key chain from CaliGirlCustoms on Etsy is sure to make your partner’s heart skip a beat.
6. Sending A Chocolate-y Message
Well, sending a Whatsapp message is nice, a handwritten letter is even better, but do you know what’s the best? It’s sending your better half a chocolate with a ‘miss your face’ message on it. This is literally the ‘sweetest’ gift that you could send over in a long-distance relationship. And we can guarantee that the receiver’s face is going to light up on seeing the yummy chocolate jelly bean cube letters followed by a grumbling stomach.
You can even choose the colors and flavors you want to include in the box. Thank god for ‘WhatCandySays’ to be our saviors when we need to sweeten up our partner’s day. This is the cutest gift you can send a long-distance partner to make them feel that they are on your mind and you satiate their sweet tooth too.
7. Friendship Lamps
These lamps are sure to light up your partner’s day (and night), especially at times when you feel the distance is kicking in. These lamps light up when the other lamp is touched by the other person, and they will help you connect with your loved one, across any distance. Just touch the lamp and your partner is sure to get the message that you are missing him/her without you needing to say a word.
You can even change between colors and choose different ones to convey different messages. So, order this pair of Friendship Lamps today and you will surely not regret it. This is a great way to connect without saying any words and you can be innovative in formulating your own messages with the light and colours.
8. Carry-On Cocktail Kit
Do you always miss your favorite drinks whenever you are travelling to see your better half, or have heard your partner complain about the same a tad bit too often? If you answered yes to the above question, well, we have just the solution to all your troubles, (at least this one anyway).
This carry-on cocktail kit from W&P has everything that your partner could possibly need to make their most loved on-flight drink. So, get any one or all of the seven different options for your partner and he/she can survive all those long flights that need to be taken to meet you just a bit more easily.
9. Instax Mini 9
We know people in long-distance relationships have it real hard, and they don’t really get the opportunity to spend so much time together. This makes it all the more important to capture every moment spent together and frame it into a memory forever. What better way to do this than using a cute, mini instant Polaroid camera.
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The Instax Mini 9 from FujiFilm not only comes in numerous bright colors, but also has a built-in selfie mirror to make things more convenient. So, gift your LDR partner this pretty instant camera and be prepared to have ree(a)l long memories, framed away for a lifetime. Nothing like clicking photos and framing the memories.
10. Travel Kit
Whenever it is safe to travel again, no matter how far away that thought might seem right now, those to and fro trips that happen in a long-distance relationship is not as simple as it looks. However, this travel kit will surely help to make both of your trips much more comfortable and sorted. Nothing like carrying a handy travel kit that would have all the provisions in it.
Though it looks tiny, it consists of 18 travel essentials, and has everything that you could possibly need down to the very T. For example, it even has ear buds, eye mask, nail clippers, and even more. So, gift this Pinch Provisions travel kit and we are pretty sure, quite a few compliments are going to come your way. You can thank us later.
11. Questions To Start Great Conversations
Now, do you recall back the times how you and your partner used to enjoy those cute, stay-at-home dates, just after getting reunited post weeks? Well, here’s something that’s going to make those dates even better. The Table Topics 10th Anniversary Edition- Questions to Start Great Conversations is one of the best kinds of conversation starters available.
This contains 135 thought-provoking and bond-deepening questions which will help you reconnect with him/her and spark some of the best conversations. Now, you don’t have to worry about breaking the ice or coming up with a new topic to talk on, when you finally meet after months. This is a great gift in an LDR.
12. Read Me When Box
More officially speaking, this is a ‘Collection of Future Letters to the Love of my Life Box’ and we are all for it. This pink box from Knock Knock helps you create a treasure trove of letters for your lover and you just have to fill in the blanks on eight situation-specific notes. The main purpose is to fill in all the love and make way for some sweet, hand-written letters for him/her.
Going the old school way has never been better and each of these cute letters can be mailed off to your far-away lover as and when needed. Also, each of these are to be prompted to be opened at the right moment, like ‘read me when you are having a bad day’, or ‘read me when you are in a naughty mood’ etc. adding to the essence of it.
13. Cool Carry On
If your partner is someone who is always low on battery, well this is the second best thing for them in life, the first best being a power bank. This functional, yet stylish carry-on suitcase from Wrangler not only has great packing capacity, but also has utilities like a 3-in-1 cup holder, phone holder and an USB port at the back.
It will come in handy for all those times, when their phone is on the verge of dying while they are en route to you. Or they just bought a cuppa and have to join the check-in queue. This is the best gift you can give to someone who travels often. Knowing that you can charge your phone anytime you please is a great relief.
14. Scented Candles
Well, there is no person on the face of this earth who doesn’t love a candle with a good scent, right? So, why not take it up a notch with these Homesick scented candles who smell of and remind you of a place. With variants from Alabama to Wyoming as well as from Mexico to France to United Kingdome to Canada, these candles are perfect for days when your lover is missing their home state, or the place where you live.
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You can even choose one of the limited edition ones, like the ‘American Summer’ variant as it will surely remind him/her of those picnic-in-the-park dates with you, enjoying the scents of nature, and biting into slices of juicy watermelon. This is a lovely way to show how much you miss the love of your life.
15. Transmitter For Wireless Headphones
Anyone who has a wireless headphone can make use of this great thing. Gift the Airfly Wireless Transmitter to your long distance lover and he/she can enjoy in-flight entertainment to the fullest without having to carry multiple headphones. This thing is really cute, handy and easy to carry. It’s a great gift for anyone in an LDR.
We did not even get to the best part yet, you can even connect your noise-cancellation headphones which makes it perfect for flights and hours at the gym. The pairing takes less than a minute and it has a battery life of 8+ hours. So, now you can take care of the fact that your lover always has a great flight when he/she is en route to you.
16. Long-Distance Couples Bracelets
This 2-piece bracelet set is a perfect gift to remind your partner how much you love him/her and will keep you connected even when you are far apart. This set from Lucky Feather comes with 1 black onyx bracelet with 1 white Howlite bead for the male wrist and 1 white Howlite bracelet with 1 back onyx bead for the female wrist.
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These aesthetic bracelets come with natural stones which keep away negative energy at bay, and also pose for great Instagram stories when both of your wrists meet. So, get these bracelets today and carry a part of your partner with you every time you are physically apart. This is a very loving and romantic gesture.
17. Personalized Love Books
Are you one of those people who love to give gifts which have a personal touch to them? Well, then this personalized love book from ‘I See Me’ is just the one for you. You can create your own personalized story book having characters which resemble you and your lover complete with the names.
From your own mesmerizing love story, to high-quality colorful illustrations, a special dedication message on the dedicated page, to a soft/hard cover, this book has it all. This book is a great choice for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries, or for those days when you are missing bae a bit too much.
18. Dream Decoder Cards
This is yet another hit when it comes to surprising your long distance lover with a gift. So, what if you are not there physically to help your partner understand all those weird dreams, you can definitely gift something which can. This is a fun way to tell them that they come in your dreams and you want to interpret the dreams together with them.
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These Dream Interpretation Cards from Amazon will help your partner get clarity regarding their dreams, no matter how complex or disturbing they may be. This set contains 60 cards of such most common dream scenarios with an illustration of the dream on one side and the interpretation on the other.
19. Emergency Phone Charger Keychain
No matter who is on the receiving end of your gift, the main aspect to keep in mind is that the gift should be something that adds value to the life of the receiver. And the option we are going to talk about right now is all about that. Your partner will love your thoughtfulness when you gift them this. In the modern age the Smartphone charge gives up on us the oddest hours.
This keychain doubles up as an emergency portable phone charger and will come to the rescue of your lover from miles away whenever their phone is on the verge of dying and there is no charger of power bank in sight. And, the best part, this Power Pod charger gets the job done without all the bulk and with zero chances of you forgetting to take it, as it will have your keys too.
20. Weighted Blanket
We all know that hugs are comforting and that first tight hug after months plays a great role in all long distance relationships. But did you know that hugs have been scientifically proven to reduce stress and anxiety? For all the times when you are not there to make your partner feel protected in a teddy bear hug, this weighted blanket from YnM can do the job.(Not as great as you obviously, but pretty close)
These blankets have seven layers which conform to body shape, elevate dopamine and serotonin levels in the body and gently push your lover to that well-deserved sleep after a long day at work. This is the best gift you can give someone who is missing you at night and needs to feel your arms around them.
21. Literally Anything With A Collage
As cliché as it may seem, but not seeing your partner for a long time can really have you wanting to slap their face on practically anything, especially in the current situation. You can have your photo collage printed in different forms be it pillow, phone covers, photo frames, (but not all, as that will be a tad too much) and send over to both you and your lover, hoping it will make the times apart less difficult.
We have a special place for this Macrame hanging photo wall décor from Homecor in our hearts and we are sure your long-distance partner will love it just as much too. Hanging photos of dear ones has a great effect on your mood and the ambience of your home. This is a great gift to give your LDR partner.
Things To Consider For Long Distance Relationships Gifting Idea
Long-distance relationships are the perfect portrayal of bitter-sweet times, and even though the quote ‘Absence makes hearts fonder’ feel ridiculous at times, nothing beats the experience of falling asleep on Facetime together. However, in order to make this separation a bit more bearable and a lot less dramatic, there are tons of gift options for your long-distance lover, especially when the next trip is still up in the air. However, before that, you must ensure to follow these simple tips and tricks so that you never mess up in the gifting department.
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- Add a personal touch: Whenever you are looking for a memorable gift, always remember personalization is the road to choose. You can add a personal touch in various ways, be it a text message, a video, a hand-written card etc. This helps to make the gift stay etched in memory for years to come, and for the receiver to make an immediate connection between the giver and the gift every single time.
- Choose something useful: A gift should always be of use, whether it’s for your lover or somebody else. Always think of a gift that will be useful for your partner, and something that he/she can probably use on an almost daily basis, for a long period of time. This way, they will think about you every time they use the gift, and we are pretty sure you are going to get a good amount of hiccups every single day.
- Make it romantic: Though many people might not like this idea, but romance never goes out of fashion. Choose something romantic that will make your partner’s heart skip a beat and smile the ‘Cheshire’ cat smile for hours to come. It could be something completely regular in eyes of others, but it will have that special meaning and place in the hearts of you both.
So, as you might have understood by now, there is no shortage of gifts for long-distance couples online, but it’s all about the creative gift that you choose which will make a lovable and impactful statement. All the gift options provided above are easily available on Amazon or Etsy, so what are you even waiting for? Each of these gifts will ensure to keep the romance and spark alive in your long distance relationship, and help you both tide over these tough staying-apart times till you both can meet again!