Being in a long-distance relationship does not mean you are off the hook on basic relationship requirements:
- You still need to plan dates.
- You still need to make friends with his or her friends and family.
- You have to work hard to maintain physical intimacy and excitement in the relationship.
- And you definitely need to think of awesome long-distance gifts that would remind your partner how much they mean to you.
To help you out, we have compiled a list of the best gifts for long-distance couples.
That way, whether it is for a special occasion or you just want to show them that you miss them, you will have the perfect gift to pass the message.
Great Long-Distance Relationship Gifts for Your Boyfriend
Matching bracelets or other jewelry
Matching bracelets, or wrist bands, are the best LDR gifts for couples since you can wear them everywhere. In the office, at the gym, while showering.
Apart from arm jewelry, you could also get matching rings, engraved necklaces, or any other piece of ornamentation too.
The idea here is to let them have something that you have a matching piece for. That way, every time he looks at it, he is reminded of the love and bond that the two of you share.
Long-distance touch bracelet set
This is truly a revolutionary gift that will help you stay connected with your partner despite the distance. Both you and your partner wear one. When you feel you miss them or think about them, all you have to do is tap your bracelet, and it will light up on your lover’s end. Simple, sweet, and efficient!
Long-distance connected lamp
This is a fairly specific product designed for people in long-distance relationships.
The long ditance friendship lamps come as a set of two and are connected remotely via the internet. When one of you touches the lamp, it changes color on both ends. So, you could tap yours when you get home to let him know that you arrived safely. Or you could do it to let him know that you are thinking about him with your LDR lamp.
A nice wristwatch
When it comes to giving gifts to men, you can never really go wrong with a nice wristwatch. But what does this even have to do with long-distance relationships? I’m glad you asked!
You can turn it into a super cheesy and romantic gift by including a note that mentions how the watch represents how you think of him all the time. If he loves puns, then he will love the gift.
If your boyfriend, fiancé, or husband is a real cuddling fan, then he will appreciate these. Make it more interesting by getting one with feminine features with all the curves and bumps so that it feels more realistic. That way, his cuddling needs are met even if his cuddling partner is hundreds or thousands of miles away.
Weekend duffle bag
Practical gifts are every bit as sweet as sentimental ones. The weekend duffle bag, in particular, is one of the best long-distance gift ideas.
Just get your partner something high quality and easy to carry around for those regular visits. It doesn’t matter whether they visit every weekend or once every month or so.
A mixtape (or in this day and age, an online playlist)
Music has a way of expressing our emotions in better and more powerful ways than we ever could. So why not make him a playlist?
It could be of your favorite songs as a couple so that whenever he listens to them, he is reminded of all the magical times you have had together.
Another great idea is to have a playlist of songs about long-distance relationships as a source of inspiration and to remind him that you, too, can make it as a couple.
Printed pillows with a special message
Get him a pillow with a sweet message printed on it. It could be something as simple as an “I love you” script or even a more personalized message. And if you feel like being extra goofy, then you could always get him a pillow with your face printed on the case. That way, he always thinks of you when he goes to bed.
A long-distance sex toy or game
Intimacy often takes a huge hit when it comes to long-distance relationships. The ensuing frustration could be enough to rock what is a strongly built relationship foundation. That is why sex gifts for long-distance relationships will never be a bad idea.
You could get each other sex toys to keep things interesting during those steamy calls or video chats. Or you could find a fun game like sexy truth or dare for those virtual date nights.
A message in a bottle
Letters are ok and all but if you want to switch it up, send them a message in a bottle. This is a really cool way to make something simple and traditional a lot more interesting.
The best part is that once they have read your super cheesy letter reminding them how much you love them, they get a new piece of décor for the fireplace or something.
Hand-me-downs from you
Send him your favorite scarf or that oversized T-shirt that you always wear. And make sure it has your fragrance on it. This is a super sweet and thoughtful gift that will make him feel like you are there with him. If he misses you, then all he has to do is take a whiff, and he is reminded of what he has to look forward to.
A ticket to visit you
If you can afford it, get him the best gift of all – a chance to get to see you and hang out in person. This will get you many “thank you” and “I love you” messages from him.
Great Long-Distance Relationship Gifts for Your Girlfriend
Matching Coordinate Bracelets
You can never really go wrong with jewelry when considering the perfect gift for your long-distance girlfriend. The coordinate bracelet takes things further by adding sentimental value. You could have them engraved with each other’s coordinates or even with those of a location that means something special to you.
Love Box Messenger
Initially, texting is a lot of fun. However, it gets boring and routine with time, even with the sweetest messages. The Love Box Messenger is perfect as a way to keep things fun and interesting. It has a big red heart that rotates when your girlfriend gets a message. The message then pops up on the very aesthetically appealing framed screen.
Wine Subscriptions and Coffee Deliveries
The good thing about coffee and wine is that they can be had daily – and here is a groovy way to go about it. Get a coffee brewery/shop she loves to deliver to her workplace a hot mug daily, or every other day, according to what she prefers. You could also send her wine every once in a while, with a sweet message alongside it too.
Girls love cuddles. Being wrapped up in your arms has to be her favorite place to be, and you can bet she misses this. You can get her a weighted blankie that will feel like she’s in your arms, and keep her warm till you can hold her again.
Personalized Face Pillows and Pillowcases
“Sweet dreams are made of this… who am I to disagree?” These lyrics best apply here! Resting her face on her favorite picture of you/the both of you, or a pillow with your name or a sweet message, would most definitely make her night much better.
A Naughty Card
One of the hardest things about a long-distance relationship is that sharing physical intimacy is nearly impossible.
While this void can be pretty hard to fill, you could spice things up by sending her a naughty little card with a sexy message inside.
This will keep you in her mind and help build up anticipation for the day you meet, which, trust me, can only be a good thing.
Wearing a pair of panties and briefs that remind you of your loved one is super cute, and can also be sensual. To make it even much more fun, you could plan to wear them on the same day, and feel much more connected.
This is borrowing from age-old generations, but adding a touch of modernism to it. You know how our parents would hang up pictures of their wedding day or family vacations? Well, it serves a purpose. Having pictures of your loved one in your home adds warmth to it, both for the house and your heart.
Thanks to modern technology, a mug doesn’t necessarily have to show just a plain old picture or a name. Have you seen those heat sensitive coffee mugs? They seem plain at first, but slowly reveal a picture or message once you put something hot in them. You can get her one of these and keep your relationship hot at all times.
Wrapping It Up
Clearly, there are a lot of ways to make your significant other feel extra special even with long-distance setups. You just have to be creative and not let the separation stop you from being sappy and romantic.
With the gift ideas highlighted above, you should have more than enough inspiration for many special surprises to come. The important thing is that you strike the perfect balance between sentiment and usefulness for that romantic sweet spot.
So, go forth and shop for your long-distance bae. If you have a birthday coming up make sure to check the Birthday Gift Ideas for Your LDR Lover You would be surprised how big of a difference these gestures make in your relationship.