Long-distance relationships are a pain. So, if you’re currently in an LDR, know we sympathize. Planning trips and having marathon FaceTime calls can help make the distance feel a little less painful, but sometimes the best way to let your long-distance boo know you’re thinking about them is with thoughtful gifts (because who doesn’t like presents??). Whether you’re looking for a farewell gift, a happy anniversary gift, or a cute just-because present, the best long-distance relationship gifts remind your significant other that you’re always there for them, no matter the distance.
While sweet gifts won’t replace your presence or alleviate the lonely feelings of missing your person, they will undoubtedly remind you two of how much you love each other—and may even help you get through the most extended periods apart.
Long Distance Relationship Gifts
We’ve got all the best long-distance relationship gifts for couples, no matter what stage of your relationship, from brilliant tech gifts to heart-melting romantic gifts for the sappy types.
Here are the best long-distance relationship gifts:
Consider sending them a gift card to a cocktail subscription box like Saucey, which will have their favorite beverage delivered to their door regularly (from wine and beer to mezcal). Your next remote date night will feel like a night out at your favorite bar.
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Friendship lamps (set of 2)
When you touch their lamp, it lights up in one of seven different colors, regardless of where they are in the world, and vice versa. It looks lovely on a desk or nightstand and is a soothing, subtle way to remind them you’re thinking of them without bombarding them with “I miss you, do you miss me?” texts.
Artifact uprising: everyday print set (set of 10)
This is a meaningful gift for any partner to remind them of the times you were together (and will be together again), and it’s a cheap way to add to their home decor. You can print anywhere from 10 to 50 photos in a variety of sizes.
Bespoke Post gift box subscription
Pamper your loved one from afar with a Bespoke Post subscription gift, which will arrive packed with high-quality goodies tailored to their preferences (cooking, cocktails, camping, you name it).
This customizable book is a one-of-a-kind way to remember the special moments in your life, such as the sweet messages you’ve exchanged with the one you love (i.e., your texts, iMessages, WhatsApps, etc.). You can personalize the books on many levels—cover, fonts, number of pages, binding, all that jazz—and inside are your exchanges, from the lovey-dovey to the bizarre, with emoji and full-color photos.
Wish and design morse code couples bracelet.
This personalized bracelet spells out your and your partner’s names in Morse code and is available in any color combination you desire. It’s a subtle way to be reminded of your partner throughout the day, focusing on your relationship rather than telling others you’re taken.
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Skylight digital picture frame (10-Inch).
Suppose they prefer a more modern alternative to paper prints for photo display. In that case, this ingenious digital device looks like a regular photo frame but allows you to swap out images remotely via email in a matter of seconds. This way, you can keep the element of surprise because they’ll never know what picture they’ll see that day (and we’re sure you can get more creative than a baby photo).
Long-distance touch bracelet (set of two)
After you’ve downloaded the app and connected to this rechargeable Bond Touch bracelet set, you must tap your cuff to send your S.O. a little reminder that you’re thinking of them: it will light up and vibrate, no matter how far apart you are.
Apple air pods
If you have the money, Apple AirPods are a surefire LDR gift that anyone will appreciate. These inconspicuous Bluetooth-enabled headphones are fabulous for practical tasks like Zoom calls, music, or long-distance chats with their long-distance love (you). They can also be turned into a slightly naughtier gift to make FaceTime sex way easier (ahem, fewer cords!).
If you want your long-distance partner to be reminded of your love regularly, consider signing them up for a flower subscription service like Bouqs, which will send them bouquets as frequently as once a month.
Disney+ annual subscription
Subscriptions for sharing gifts can be an excellent way for a long-distance relationship to have remote movie nights. Netflix may be the best option here because you can watch together using NetflixParty, but given its popularity, your partner may already have a subscription. Disney+ is another excellent option.
PharMeDoc pregnancy pillow.
When your partner is missing you next to them, wrap them in this SELF-Fave pregnancy pillow, which is the cushion equivalent of a warm hug from you. (They don’t have to be pregnant to enjoy this pillow.)
Cuyana triple zipper weekender
With a luxurious piece of luggage, send a not-so-subtle hint that you can’t wait for their next visit. Cuyana’s weekender bag has three storage compartments and can be monogrammed for an additional fee.
Sensodyne ring light
If the lighting in your partner’s home is subpar, this ring light will make your video chats much more enjoyable (and visible!).
Hyperice hypersphere mini
Your partner will miss your loving touch, but perhaps not as much if you send them this SELF-Fave vibrating massage ball, which targets and soothes everything from achy feet to knotted shoulders.
Long-distance friendship lamp
This ingenious device is a pair of in-sync lamps. With a single touch, you can turn on your lantern and your partner’s, no matter how far apart they are. The colors also change with each tap, brightening your loved one’s day with a simple gesture.
Sexy Truth or Dare
Bring some spice to your video or phone call with a sensual game of truth or dare that will spice up the night.
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Custom couple mug
If you’re a coffee (or tea) drinker, these custom-illustrated mugs will allow you to enjoy your favorite warm beverage as a couple, no matter how far apart you are.
Create your own reel viewer
This exciting throwback gift allows you to personalize your reel viewer, transforming your most treasured photo memories into a truly one-of-a-kind gift.
Multi-Angle Extendable Phone Holder and iPad Stand
This versatile stand can easily hold their phone, tablet, or other accessories, making their next FaceTime call with you much more comfortable (and hands-free!).
Echo show 10 (3rd Gen)
If you really want to spoil them (and take your video chats to the next level), get this handy device, which allows you to video chat via the Alexa app or an Echo device with a screen, among other things.
Retro USB mixtape
You can use this handy mixtape to create a playlist of your favorite songs from Spotify or Apple Music that they can listen to whenever they have access to a USB port.
Our custom story mail art
Send in three photos of you and your boo, and artists Kamaria Gunn and Brooke Villegas will turn them into custom illustrations to be sent to your S.O. over three weeks.
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Give your boyfriend this simple but elegant leather bracelet engraved with your respective coordinates; they’ll be reminded that you’re always there for them, no matter the distance.
Sync wearable couples vibrator
If you’re looking for some long-distance fun in the bedroom, this We-Vibe Sync vibrator can be used with a free app to control it remotely, even in another country.
Madeline’s two initial pendants
This lovely pendant (available in three metal finishes) is a sweet but subtle way to keep your initials close…even when you’re far apart.
Bearaby Cotton Napper (15 lbs.)
Your partner can pretend you’re there, spooning them to sleep with this weighted blanket. These Bearaby blankets are a SELF staff favorite due to their comfortable, cooling knit, and eco-friendly materials.
Hallen organic cotton knit throw blanket
You may not be able to hug your loved one right now, but sending them this cuddly-soft cotton throw blanket is pretty close, right?
Iga personalized heart cuff bracelet
This customizable cuff (handcrafted in brass by Kenyan artisans) will allow your special someone to carry a sweet message from you with them wherever they go.
How to Choose the Best Long-Distance Relationship Gifts
When searching for the ideal gift for your long-distance relationship, choose something that will remind them of you every time they use it. You can be sentimental with a meaningful memento or lighthearted with something that makes them laugh—it all depends on the type of partner you have. You can’t go wrong with a gift from the heart, TBQH!!
What makes a woman happy in a long-distance relationship?
Find ways to occasionally surprise your long-distance girlfriend if you want to know how to make her happy. These may include a handwritten note sent via snail mail, some postcards, or things she’s been wanting, remembering significant dates—something guys are notoriously bad at—or paying her a surprise visit.
What is the secret to a long-distance relationship?
The key lesson? Emotional support and connection are crucial in long-distance relationships. “It is powerful to maintain a feeling of intimacy flowing to keep in touch and involve each other in daily sentiments and situations.”
How long can a long-distance relationship last?
The average length of a long-distance relationship is just four and a half months, and 40% of them end in divorce.
We searched the internet for long-distance relationship love that your partner will appreciate, including gifts at various price points that would appeal to a wide range of recipients. We have it all, whether you’re looking for something small and sentimental to say “I miss you, boo” or a pricey present fit for a special occasion.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I gift my long distance boyfriend?
The best long-distance relationship gifts to keep your love alive while you’re apart
- A digital picture frame to display your favorite memories from your time together.
- A weighted blanket is used to provide physical comfort.
- When your partner thinks of you, the bracelet vibrates.
- Delivered fresh flowers to their door.
- A spontaneous love letter.
What can I gift my long distance boyfriend online?
Our top long-distance relationship gifts for 2023:
- This contemporary messenger. Love Box Note Messenger
- This graphics card.
- These tiny love notes.
- This clever photo frame
- This customized calendar
- These are heartfelt bracelets.
- This memento journal
- This glowing pair of lamps
How can I surprise my boyfriend after a long time apart?
Ways to surprise your partner at home or in a long-distance relationship.
- Treat him/her to a spa treatment.
- Make a romantic dinner for two at home.
- Print and frame a photo of the two of you from that unforgettable trip.
- Make an ordinary day extraordinary.
- Send a gift basket or a plant.
- Deliver food.
- Surprise visit.
How do I make him feel special in a long distance relationship text?
Long-Distance Relationship Text Messages
“Distance may keep us apart, and that is true, but know that I am always here for you.” “You are always in my thoughts and dreams, and I carry you with me wherever I go.”