Long Distance Relationship Gifts
10 Things to Consider When Buying a Long Distance Relationship Gifts
1. Plan enough time to have the gift arrive
This is the most important thing to keep in mind when buying a gift! Especially if you are shopping for a special occasion like your anniversary, timing is pretty much as important as the gift itself.
Make sure whatever you pick will be to your partner at or before the special day so that they aren’t left feeling sad and lonely thinking you forgot about them!
2. Upgrade their tech
Technology makes it so easy to stay connected, but it can get harder when you are dealing with old products!
Why not upgrade their smartphone, camera, or laptop so that they can send pictures, video chat, or call you with ease any time they want?
3. His and hers gift
Remember you used to have friendship necklaces when you were a kid? Now, you can get similar pieces of jewelry to share with you and your partner. This is a great gift to give to them, and better yet, you get to keep part for yourself!
This could be a necklace with your anniversary or a ring with your initials. There are plenty of more ‘manly’ options to choose from as well so that you can feel confident your partner will love the gift as much as you do.
You can both wear the gift and feel connected, even if you are miles apart.
4. Frame a favorite photo
After all, since you aren’t around all the time, why not frame a favorite picture of you and your partner and give to them as a gift?
Pick a special frame as well, and consider having it personalized with your names or anniversary to make for a seriously special photo gift that they will love having to look at whenever they are missing you!
5. Go with some greenery
A plant is actually a great gift to get for your partner! They will enjoy not just looking at it, but taking care of it and having it be a reminder to take care of your relationship!
Flowers may be a traditional gift, but flowers die after a few days! Consider a more long lasting gift option that they can enjoy for months.
6. Encourage their favorite hobby
After all, because you can't spend as much time together, they probably have some time to devote to a hobby.
Encourage their passion with a gift that will help them! This could be a new paint set, cooking appliances, toolkit, or workout gear.
Not only do you know they will appreciate the gift, they will think of you whenever they are doing what they love!
7. Sync lamps
Turn yours on, and your partner’s will turn on too! This is such a fun gift that can make you feel super connected even if you are so far apart. There are plenty of variations these days, but all have the same general idea.
This is such a sweet way to show your partner you are thinking about them and is sure to make them smile whenever it lights up.
You really can’t ever go wrong with food. Consider sending them their absolute favorite food to really put a smile on their face.
They say the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, so especially if you are dating or married to a food lover, you can’t go wrong with this as your gift!
9. Include a handwritten note
Whatever gift you decide on, what will mean more to them is any personal touches that you add to it. Consider adding a handwritten note - and actually devote some time to writing it!
Even if you aren’t typically great with your words, spend some time writing down some favorites moments you have had, what you love about your partner, or what you are looking forward to.
This will make them feel more connected to you than ever and will also be a priceless keepsake that they will cherish forever.
10. Give the gift of yourself
When in doubt, why not surprise them with - you! Consider flying or driving out to your partner and surprising them for a romantic weekend away.
The time spent together is sure to be better than any tangible gift you could get them!