Trying to find the perfect gift for your partner can be a difficult task at the best of times. For those in long distance relationships, it can be even more challenging! It’s best if they’re portable, postable, and personal. That’s a tall order!
However, especially when you’re far apart, it’s important to put some effort into giving gifts that involve a bit of love and creativity. It’s a brilliant way to put a huge smile on your loved one’s face and brighten their whole day, even when you’re miles apart! And with the holiday’s coming up soon, now’s the time to start thinking about presents.
Here are 5 cute gift ideas to spoil your loved one from afar:
1. A personalised mug: A simple gift with a lot of meaning! Sellers on eBay offer a variety of plain mugs that can be customised with photos and text for your faraway loved ones. This way you can “virtually” have coffee together every morning. Make sure you protect your ceramic smile with bubble wrap before sending though!
For my 21st birthday, my boyfriend brought me a personalised mug featuring my favourite picture of us both together in Paris on one side and on the other side a picture of two cows kissing. As strange as it sounds, I’m a big fan of cows, so this gift showed how well he knew me and it certainly put a big smile on my face!
2. Framed photos: If a picture is worth a thousand words, what could be a better present than a framed photo of you and your partner? Get creative and make a collage featuring multiple pictures of the two of you together. Even decorate the frame! Picmonkey.com is a fantastic website for collage making. It is not only easy, but free, too!
I am a very big fan of making photo collages as presents, not only for my boyfriend but for my friends and family! Everyone seems to love these personal and creative framed photos and they’re so cheap and easy to make!
3. A postcard: It’s simple, but a postcard is a great way to show your partner you care from afar. Write the date, time, weather, and location on the postcard and tell your partner about your day. Choose a postcard that illustrates where you’ve been, what you’ve been up to that day or simply a place that means something to you both, i.e. where you first met. If you’re really organized you can send personal photos as a postcard using the sticky backs from Photostix.
I send my boyfriend a postcard at least once every few weeks, as well as letters and poems.
4.’Open when…’ letters: When you’re hundreds or thousands of miles apart from your partner, a letter from you might be all they need to turn a bad day into a very good day. ‘Open when’ letters are a lovely way to show you care, and can be written for all different occasions (open when you’re sad, open when you miss me, open when we’ve had a fight … the possibilities are endless!) You could even include cute little gifts alongside the letters like photographs, CDs, drawings and poems.
5.A personalised teddy: Normal teddies make fantastic cuddle buddies when your partner is away, but a personalised teddy is even better! This is another present that can be brought and personalised online using a site like eBay.
For my 21st birthday, my boyfriend brought me a cute teddy bear with a little t-shirt which featured a picture of us together. It was one of the best presents I have ever received.