Committing yourself to a long-distance relationship is no joke. There are 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 romantic and sex gift ideas for long-distance relationships.
LDR gifts are a token of your love for one another. Just the 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 your partner will constantly be reminded of how much he means to you.
Here are some cute and sensual long-distance relationship gift ideas you can send to your bae to ensure he knows how much you love them.
If you’ve watched To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (if you haven’t, go watch it now!), you know by now to never 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 paper, fold them, then put them in a presentable container.
You can be as creative as you want when writing love notes. Give them compliments, and 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.
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 by using your olfactory nerves.
If you ever miss bae, spritz some of the perfume or rub some cologne anywhere on your body. You’re instantly reminded of your partner’s scent. There’s an almost kinky factor to it which only makes the gift even better.
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 rings or a couple bracelets with your names engraved on them. You can also buy matching lockets and put each other’s pictures 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.
4A Customized Map
Nothing’s too corny in the name of love. Even the maps we take for granted can now be used as a gift for long-distance relationships. 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 locations by drawing hearts on your town and the city where your partner lives. Then, write something cute on it, such as “If you’re ever lost, follow this map.”
You probably wouldn’t expect this in a guide about romantic and sex gifts for long-distance relationships, but hear us out. Romantic gifts are sweet, but practical long-distance relationship gift ideas such as cellphone stands are thoughtful. Being in an LDR, the two of you will spend much of your time calling and video chatting. If you do that for long hours, your arms 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 you are constantly seeking ways to make them satisfied and comfortable.
There are adorable mugs with the cutest designs and quotes that show the struggles of LDR couples in the most artistic ways. There’s nothing like drinking coffee with your favorite couple mug to remind you of your partner first thing in the morning.
We all love to snuggle, especially during cold nights. Since you can’t be physically present, you must send a substitute snuggling buddy to your partner. A thick, soft, and oversized hoodie fit the bill.
It doesn’t have to be brand new; one of your worn-out hoodies 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.
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.
9App-Controlled Sex Toys
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. It would be best if you widened 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.
Wearing matching shirts with a lovey-dovey quote printed on them takes the cake regarding 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 strengthen your bond.
11Customized Sex Toys
This may be an unconventional choice, but if your partner is into it, this could be one of the best sex gift ideas for long-distance relationships out there.
Did you know that there are customized sex toys now? Some dildos can be molded from a person’s penis and fleshlights with custom vulvas. If you’re interested in giving something raunchy to your boo, you’ll need to get DIY kits, follow the instructions, and voila! A masturbator or dildo based on your intimate parts.
These are different from your jewelry bracelets. The LDR bracelets are for couples who like an innovative way of letting each other know 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.
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.
Here’s another item you wouldn’t expect in a romantic and sex gift ideas for long-distance relationships guide. You also want your partner to have a travel kit they can easily grab and take along with him on his trips.
Toiletries such as toothbrushes, 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.
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 are plenty of camera apps you can install that offer a gazillion list of filters. But a Polaroid camera has a certain allure that makes the picture more memorable. You also save yourself the trouble of printing the picture. You can easily pin the photo anywhere in your room or keep it in your photo album.
One of the best sex gifts for long-distance relationships is a stunning set of sensual photos. You don’t have to spend that much; all you need is a camera, sexy underwear, and a dash of creativity. Your partner will surely grin from ear to ear after seeing those intimate pics.
But before you do this, make sure that you’ve established full trust with your partner and that you’re sure that everything you do is in your best interests. We also recommend covering your face or using disappearing messages or vanish mode to send these sensual shots.
There will be times when you’re longing for your partner’s physical reassurances of love. In 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.
18Bouquet of Flowers
Look up the closest flower shop in your partner’s area. Get them to deliver 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.
19Care 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 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, including fruits and vegetables, chicken, and pork.
Another sexy gift idea for your lover is a lingerie set. You can ask them to take a photo of them wearing it or ask how the lacy garment feels on their skin. It’ll surely be a great outfit when you’re doing intimate plays, such as cybersex or phone sex.
Word of caution, we recommend asking your partner before surprising them with a lingerie set, as your partner might take it the wrong way, especially if you haven’t done the deed yet. A simple “is sending you a sexy garment okay?” can suffice.
Best App-Controlled Sex Toys for Long-Distance Couples
As we’ve listed the different romantic and sex gift ideas for long-distance relationships, you’re probably intrigued with app-controlled sex toys. If you want to try them out, we’ve listed the best app-enabled toys for beginners below.
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 comes straight from your heart. This article only includes some of the best romantic and sex gift ideas for long-distance relationships 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. Good luck!