Being in a long distance relationship are not for the faint hearted. Yes you love them and want to spend as much time as possible with them but communication may not be the best because of the distance or time zones, and regular gifts don’t work as well especially when you can’t witness their reactions to the gifts.
But, despite all these challenges, absence does indeed make the heart grow fonder, and when you’re missing your loved ones who are far away, You can keep things going strong with the type of gifts that are made specifically for long distance relationships. Plus, you don’t need to break the bank to do so. Check out this list of affordable and thoughtful gifts that you can use to spice up your long distance relationship:
This gift contains twelve prompted letters that will inspire, motivate, and cheer up. You write a letter according to the prompt and seal them with the included stickers, then send to your loved one. Perfect for when they need some encouragement and you’re not there to give it to them.
This 4 x 6 inches photo album is small enough to easily fit inside a pocket and can hold up to 48 precious moments. A perfect gift for those in long distance relationships in places where digital devices are not always available.
A selection of twenty spicy coupons that entitle the bearer to an expression of affection in refreshingly nonmaterial ways. Awesome for stoking the fires of a relationship and giving your loved one something to look forward to next time they’re around.
This 4 x 6 inches wooden photo frame can hold one perfect picture of both of you, alongside the message “I Love You More Than The Miles Between Us”. And it’s sturdy enough to go with them wherever they are.
Have a star map of the anniversary of you relationship made with unique materials denoting what anniversary it is. The map would depict the constellations on display on the day and place you both met and you can also have both your names engraved with a special message below the map. Pretty creative as far as gifts for people in long distance relationships.
If your significant other is planning a visit in the near future, you can send them a copy of this book, so you both can start planning out activities you can do together when they finally arrive. It even has stuff you can do while apart so that you never run out of ways to have fun together regardless of the distance.
To let your lover know that even though they are far away, you still make sure they get the best quality coffee delivered straight to their doorstep, so they don’t have to manage whatever instant coffee they find at the nearby supermarket.
Send them this handmade “I Miss Your Face” candle with a scent specially chosen by you, so that whenever they light the candle, it releases a smell that reminds them of you. available in 4, 8 and 16 oz mason jars, the candles can stay lit for approximately 70 – 100 hours for the 16 oz version, so it should last them quite a while.
Here’s a great idea for a long distance relationship that involves a lot of traveling. This states photo map allows you to create a unique photo album that tells the story of your journeys and the distances and places involved.
Because you’re in a long distance relationship doesn’t mean you can’t make them blush with your gifts on their birthday. Send them a naughty card and be sure that someone is recording their reaction when they open it so you can fully enjoys the fruits of your labor.
No matter where you are, you will always remain lovers and best friends and these matching necklaces with the broken heart pendant that becomes whole when both necklaces are together is the symbol of how you both complete each other.
The perfect gag gift for boyfriends and husbands in long distance relationships. If he’s missing you too much, send him this grow a girlfriend kit to help keep him company while you’re away. It may look small in its package but just drop it in water and 72 hours will make her grow to six times here size and she will be ready to perform all her duties as a girlfriend.
A matching set of pillow cases with each half telling a story that can only be completed when both pillows are together. If you’re looking for ways to hint at making them visit more often, then this is the gift you should get.
These matching bracelets composed of black and white beads contain a secret personalized message encoded in morse code just for both of you, with the white beads representing dots, and the black representing dashes.
It works just like the coffee subscription gift we mentioned earlier, except for tea lovers in a long distance relationship. Pick from either, black tea, green tea or herbal tea to be sent monthly for your loved one to enjoy wherever they are.
If she sent you the Grow a Girlfriend gag gift we mentioned earlier on this list, then now’s your time to carry out your revenge with the Grow a Boyfriend gift. Same instructions as before, and be sure to remind her that since she grew it, it will be a perfect boyfriend, unlike you.
If he loves beer, then it makes sense that he would appreciate beer related long distance gifts too, right? Made from some of the finest California craft ales & lagers, this collection of soap bars will have him smelling like his favorite beverages, but in a good way.
Engrave your location coordinates on a bracelet and send it to your loved one so that they carry your exact location with them wherever they go. Bracelets are available in Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, Nickel, NuGold, or Copper.
To keep their minds busy and their hands occupied while they are away from you, get them this massive 1000 piece map of the world puzzle. So instead of pining for you or moping around, they can keep busy in a productive way.
Customize your a care package with these awesome map stickers and a crap ton of all the things they like that can fit in the box. Based on your choices, this can be the most personal of gifts for a long distance relationship.
Valentines day or the anniversary of your relationship would not be complete without a gift of roses but those can get boring if you send them every year, so mix it up with this pop up card which looks quite ordinary on the outside but opens up to reveal a beautifully crafted rose bouquet just for her.
Keep this as a surprise gift for the next time they visit and together you can make a plaster cast of both of your hands which they can take with them as a keepsake and reminder of your bonds. alternatively, you could make a cast of your own hands and send it to them or send them the kit to make a cast of their hands for you.
Because even in this age of smartphones, the art of handwritten notes and letters is not dead. With this pack of 48 tastefully designed cards, you can send special love notes to your significant other wherever they are in the world. The fact that they are handwritten on special stationery and not just sent through a messaging app adds a nice bit of whimsy and nostalgia.
If they’d rather wear a pendant than a bracelet, then you can also have the latitude and longitude of your location engraved on this stainless steel bar shaped pendant, and have it mounted on either a silver chain or a leather cord for them to wear.
Similar concept to the Letters to Open When, and highly rated among gifts for long distance relationships, this collection of letter writing prompts are more tailored towards lovers than just friends or family.
Help him furnish his place and keep it looking classy with this tree of life plaque that’s shaped like a heart. It has a beautiful copper/verdigris finish and is made from poly-resin material which means it will not rust!
Even more gifts to make their crib look impressive, and it works just as well in a long distance relationship as it does for regular relationships. When you eventually visit, you’ll be amazed at how great this will look on their living room wall.
Just because you’re in a long distance relationship doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate the holidays with gifts. Send them this Christmas subscription crate full of seasonal decorations, culinary delights and more awesome stuff to let them know that even though you’re apart for the holidays, they’re still very much on your mind.
Another great book of puzzles, quizzes and other games that you can use for date nights either in person when they visit or over a video call when they’re far away, with lots of fun and humor to strengthen the bonds of your relationship
These black stainless steel rings are engraved with the rhythm of your heartbeats and a personal hidden message for each ring, so you and your lover can customize them with unique messages for each other.
And that’s our list of forty awesome, yet affordable gifts for couples in a long distance relationship. Don’t let money be an excuse that will keep you from expressing your love through one of the oldest forms of showing affection and appreciation.