When you are in a long distance relationship, every day is a good day to send a gift to your significant other. Even the smallest trinket can brighten up their whole day and make the distance seem a bit smaller.
But choosing the right gift is not always easy. You have to take into account their interests, the history of your relationship, their unique personality and tastes. Then, of course you need to think about size, perishability, and shipping costs J.
Fortunately, there are some gifts out there that almost everyone loves. So if you are struggling to find just the right gift for your boyfriend or girlfriend, there’s no need to panic. We’ve got your back.
Here are 20 romantic gifts for couples in long distance relationships that are bound to score you a win.
Technology has come a long way. It has even managed to make long distance relationships a bit easier to bear. This cool new product even lets both of you hear each other’s heartbeat in real time while you drift off to sleep.
How does it work? Each set has two wristbands and speakers. The wristband tracks your heartbeat and transfers its sound to the speaker your beloved has tucked under their pillow, and vice versa.
And as a bonus, letting your partner know you want their heartbeat as your lullaby is a precious gift all on its own.
Make them smile every day
Sometimes the distance between you two can get too much! Ever had one of those days where it felt impossible to even crack a smile? Protect your girlfriend or boyfriend from those glummest of glum days by sending them this jar filled with sweet endearments. They can open one message every day for a month, or any time they need to have their spirits lifted.
Make them a promise
Promise rings have a lot of meaning in most cultures, so think it over carefully before going down this path. But if you decide you are ready for such serious step, there are plenty of beautiful promise rings to choose from. It’s up to you what it will represent, but make sure you are both on the same page and make your intentions and meaning clear when you give this gift.
Light up their life
When you are in a long distance relationship, it can be hard to let your partner know you’re thinking of them without resorting to a text or the phone. But this fun pair of lights will send them a bright hello without you having to say a word.
This pair of lights is connected via Wi-Fi. Each time you touch one the other one will light up as well, even if it’s thousands of miles away from you. How often do we get the chance to light up someone’s life with a simple tap?
Make the time difference easier
Being apart while in a relationship is hard enough. Being in different time zones makes it even more challenging — especially if math is not their strongest suit (who here has received late-night calls from a loving partner?) Solve this problem once and for all by getting them one of these beautiful watches that can track two different time zones at the same time. Hey, while you’re at it, you might want to get one for yourself, too.
Give them marshmallows with a twist
You know how sometimes you feel so strongly about someone you just want to eat them? Well, with these marshmallows you can give your other half the chance to do just that. The photos of your choice can be printed on top of 9 cute marshmallows. This, combined with an adorable package and wrapping paper, are bound to make a tasty, giggle-inducing, gift.
Get closer to their heart
Matching necklaces is one of those gifts that can be cheesy or elegant, depending on your choice. Either way, wearing them can serve you as a constant, tangible reminder of your love. Plus, imagine the sweet photo you can take when both you and your necklaces are reunited.
Some time ago, long distance relationships relied on letters and occasional faceless phone calls. Today we’ve got texting, video calls, and selfies instead. But when it comes to video you want to be able to see your boyfriend or girlfriend in their full glory, not just as a shadowy, pixelated figure on the screen. This clip-on light can do the trick and light up them and your mood at the same time.
Make every cup of coffee sweeter
This company produces all sorts of sweet long-distance relationship gifts, including these adorable “halved” mugs. They will make every cup of coffee or tea taste sweeter. Why? Because these mugs will remind you of each other, and wouldn’t that be a perfect way to start every morning?
Make them a modern mixtape
Recording mixtapes used to be the perfect way to convey your feelings through music. Although we have left mixtapes behind, you can still put a modern twist on them. Fill this mixtape-shaped USB drive with meaningful music, photos, videos and send it to your beloved. If your significant other is especially fond of the 90s or everything vintage, there’s no better present for them for sure.
Illuminate their room with memories
Combining string lights and photos gives you the perfect opportunity to surprise your girlfriend for boyfriend with something that combines romantic memories AND romantic ambiance. You can print out various photos of the two of you, combine those with these string lights with clips, and send it to her. She’ll be able to fall asleep every night looking at photos of the two of you bathed in a soft glow. Awwwww, I think my heart just melted a little.
Bring positivity to their everyday life
Any old planner can help them keep up with your planned Skype dates, that is true. But this particular journal will do so much more! Carefully designed to boost productivity and happiness, this journal can help your beloved identify their priorities, feel more content, and grateful for small things. If long distance relationship is taking its toll on them, this journal can help give them a real boost.
Make the distance stylish
Personalized gifts are the best! Especially when you two can’t see each other often, a gift with a personal touch can be worth its weight in gold. If you don’t want the personalization to simply feature your names you can always go for maps or coordinates. This particular line of map jewelry has a beautiful vintage feel to it and can make for a unique gift for both women and men.
OK, matching hoodies (like these “love you to the moon and back” ones) might be a bit cheesy, but they do say “I love you, I miss you, and I don’t care if other people know it.”
Your partner can wear this hoodie (like a warm virtual hug) every time they miss you, and so can you. For a personal touch, spray their hoodie with your perfume or deodorant before sending it.
Send them a flower that will last
When it comes to romantic gifts, you can rarely go wrong with flowers. But sooner or later flowers wilt and die, unless you send an immortal rose. This is an actual real rose, just preserved in such a way that it will last for 3 to 5 years. It requires no watering or upkeep and will be perfect as a desk decoration, paperweight, or bed-side keepsake.
Send them chocolate with a twist
It’s a proven fact that chocolate has the power to make everything better. To lift their spirits, all you need to do is send a batch of these chocolate lollipops their way. These are extra-special because they’re not just any old chocolate lollipops—they can have various photos of you printed on them.
Make every video call comfortable
You know how it is almost impossible to keep your laptop upright in bed without getting some kind of muscle cramp? Or waking up the next morning with your neck all twisted up? If your time zone difference makes most of your video calls happen in bed or on the couch, a laptop stand can be a real strain-saver. They can also use the stand for their work or other hobbies, so this gift is both romantic and practical.
It’s no secret that ice cream is a fabulous remedy when someone is feeling sad and lonely. So why won’t you give your long-distance girlfriend or boyfriend the ultimate feel-good gift in shape of a giant supply ice cream? Even better??? This healthy ice cream has only a handful of calories so that no one feels guilty after emptying the whole carton.
Give them a cuddling partner
A virtual hug is a nice concept, sure, but nothing compares to cuddling a giant teddy bear when you crave some affection. This particular hand-stuffed teddy bear is extremely soft and heavy so it can withstand the most violent cuddling sessions or be used as a giant pillow. You can also order it with a personalized message on a satin ribbon that adorns the bear’s neck.
Give them warmth and comfort
Who doesn’t love warm, snuggly blankets? This is perfect for keeping your favorite certain someone warm and cozy even on the coldest of evenings, and the message will warm their heart at the same time.
There you have it, 20 romantic gifts for couples in long distance relationships!
Trouble choosing? Well, what do they like, or what they need? Does jewelry or yummy food bring them more joy? We hope that you’ve managed to find a gift for your beau on this list, or at least stirred up inspiration to continue your search for the perfect present.
Tell us, what’s the most romantic gift you’ve ever received?
Lina Dzido is an enthusiastic content creator, senior editor and PR manager of Awesome Stuff 365. After a dramatic shift in her career direction, she can now be found writing about everything from jewelry to the latest gadgets, developing new work skills, and geeking out over video games and TV series.