Committing yourself to a long distance relationship is no joke. There’s going to be plenty of hurdles along the way. Keeping the spark in your relationship despite being far from each other is one hell of a task. Since you rarely see each other, you must find ways to express your love somehow. Cue in long distance relationship gifts. They are a token of your love for one another. Just the very thought of you choosing a gift and then sending it shows how much you keep your partner in mind despite the distance. It’s such a sweet and romantic gesture! You probably have to do it more often so that your partner will be constantly reminded of how much he means to you.
Here are some long distance relationship gift ideas you can send to your bae to make sure he knows how much you love him!
Cute creative love notes
If you’ve watched To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (if you haven’t, go watch it now!), you know by now never to underestimate the power of good old love notes. You may think of it as a corny way of communicating, but once you’re in an LDR, even the briefest of love notes may be just what you need to get through the rough patches. Prepare pre-written notes in pieces of stationery papers, fold them, then put them in a presentable container.
You can be as creative as you want when writing the love notes. Give them compliments, talk about how much they mean to you, or what you miss most about them when you’re apart. To spice things up, you can put advance dates on each letter and only allow your partner to read the letter on the specified date. That way, you’re building curiosity in your partner’s mind, and adding suspense by making them wait.
Rub on some “scent”
Perfumes or colognes make a great long distance relationship gift for your partner. Even if you’re miles away from each other, you can tease your sense of smell by keeping the same brand of perfume as the one you’re giving as a gift. You can trigger some of your most powerful memories just by using your olfactory nerves. If you ever miss bae, just spritz some of the perfume or rub some cologne anywhere in your body and you’re instantly reminded of your partner’s scent. There’s an almost kinky factor to it which only makes the gift even better.
Shiny sparkly couple jewelry
There’s plenty of couple jewelry out in the market. Get matching accessories to show off to the world that you’re taken. Try buying a couple ring or a couple bracelet with your names engraved on them. You can also buy matching lockets and put each other’s picture on them. They’re not only beautiful fashion pieces that look great aesthetically. They are also wearable reminders that you can carry anywhere you go so that you can feel like your partner is always with you.
A map to guide his way home
Nothing’s too corny in the name of love. Even the maps that we take for granted are now something that can be used as a long distance relationship gift idea. There’s Google map nowadays but it lacks the romance an old school paper map can offer. Customize the map by adding your own creative twist to it. Pin both of your locations by drawing hearts on your town and on the city where your partner is living. Then, write something cute on it such as “If you’re ever lost, follow this map”.
Cellphone stand to give your partner’s arms some rest
Romantic gifts are sweet, but practical long distance relationship gift ideas such as a cellphone stands are thoughtful. Being in an LDR, the two of you are going to be spending a lot of your time calling and video chatting. If you do that for long hours, your arms start to get weary and your hands sweaty. When that happens, it can really be uncomfortable. Gifting a cellphone stand to your partner, while it may not exactly spell out romance, shows that you are looking out for their wellbeing. You make them feel that you are constantly seeking ways to make them satisfied and comfortable.
LDR mugs with adorable designs
There are adorable mugs that have the cutest designs and quotes that show the struggles of LDR couples in the most artistic ways. There’s really nothing like drinking coffee with your favorite couple mug to remind you of your partner first thing in the morning.
Soft and comfy hoodie to snuggle in
We all love to snuggle, especially during the cold nights. Since you can’t be physically present, you need to send in a substitute snuggling buddy to your partner. A thick, soft, and oversized hoodie pretty much fits the bill. It doesn’t even have to be brand new, one of your worn-out hoodie can do the job. Maybe one that your partner saw you wearing. So that when your partner puts it on, the hoodie still has your scent. Then, she can feel as if she’s embraced by you.
LDR sex toys to heat up the bedroom
Sex is important in any relationship. It’s an expression of love. But when there’s a distance to deal with, getting the sexy on can be pretty tricky. That said, it’s not impossible either. You just need to widen your horizons. There are long-distance sex toys for couples that you can use. With the technology that we have now, long-distance sex toys now come with different features that let your partner control your orgasm. There are downloadable remote controls that you can use wherever you are in the world so you never have a lonely night in bed again.
Cuddly pillows with your face printed on it
If you want to be the first person your partner sees in the morning, and the last one in the evening, get him a customized pillow with your face printed on it. While it may sound like a joke, it’s actually a good long distance relationship gift idea. Like the cellphone stand, pillows have practical uses. A cuddly pillow is pretty much hard to resist. Your partner is probably going to bed with the pillow cradling her head, tucked between her legs, or squeezed between her arms.
Couple shirts are always in fashion
Wearing matching shirts with a lovey-dovey quote printed on them takes the cake when it comes to cheesy things couples do. But there’s no reason for you to diss it ’til you try it. Since you’re miles away from each other, a simple act such as setting a day to wear your couple shirt can be pretty exciting. Partaking in an activity together can be lots of fun and can further strengthen the bond that you have.
Tap and vibrate long distance couple bracelets
These aren’t the same as your jewelry bracelets. The LDR bracelets are for couples who like to have an innovate way of letting each other know that they’ve been thinking about them. You can tap your bracelet and the bracelet of your partner lights up and vibrates no matter where they are in the world. All you need to do is download and install an app to make the tap feature functional.
Easy to carry around travel bags
Your long distance partner has to take plenty of trips during your relationship. Another practical gift you can give him is an easy-to-carry travel bag that he can use for both light and heavy packing. That way, he can visit you and easily pack everything he needs in his bag anytime he wants.
Be always prepared with a travel kit
You also want your boyfriend to have a travel kit he can easily grab and take along with him on his trips. Toiletries such as toothbrush, mouthwash, extra underwear, soap, shampoo, comb, and tissue paper have to be included in the kit. It’s so he’s always prepared and has all the essentials he needs to maintain proper hygiene no matter where the road takes him.
Capture every moment with a Polaroid camera
Every moment you’re together is precious when you’re in a long distance relationship. Give your partner a polaroid camera so he can take a picture of the two of you soaking up each other’s company. Sure, there’s plenty of camera apps you can install that offers a gazillion list of filters. But a Polaroid camera just has a certain allure that makes the picture more memorable. You also save yourself the trouble of printing the picture. You can just easily pin the photo anywhere in your room or keep it in your photo album.
A lipstick art to remind him of your sweet kisses
There are going to be times when you’re longing for your partner’s physical reassurances of love. Times like these, you need to find a way to remind your partner of your sweet kisses and affection. Give him a lipstick art that he can hang anywhere in his room. He can look at it whenever he’s in that mood. Use your favorite shade and his favorite shade of lipstick to make it extra special.
Surprise your partner with a bouquet of flowers
Look up the closest flower shop in your partner’s area. Get them to deliver a bouquet of flowers straight to your partner’s house or office. Surprise them with it. Don’t let the distance stop you from giving your loved one a bouquet of flowers to show them how much they mean to you.
A care package with a twist
Instead of including the usual toiletries in your care package, why not give it a twist by stuffing it with healthy groceries instead? You can never be too sure if your partner is getting the nutrition he needs. If he’s a lazy cook, chances are he’s been ordering take outs for his meals. Break his unhealthy eating habits by giving him a week’s worth of groceries that includes fruits and vegetables, chicken and pork.
More than anyone else, you are the one who’s most familiar with your partner’s quirks. What truly matters when choosing a gift for your loved one is that it’s coming straight from your heart. These are just some of the most creative long distance relationship gift ideas you can give your partner. Don’t take it in the strictest sense. Just think of it as a guide. Get your imagination flowing and we’re sure you can come up with your perfect LDR gift.