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It's true that long-distance relationships take a lot of effort, and it can be a little more difficult to remind your partner that they're always on your mind when they're not right there beside you. Gestures big or small mean everything, and nothing says you care more than sending over a little something to remind them that they're the only person for you — no matter how far away.
We compiled more than 20 long-distance approved gift ideas to spice up virtual date nights or bring a smile to their face. Sneak peek: A throwback to romantic letters, a modern day mixtape, and an adorably comedic tea spoon.
Here are the 29 best long-distance relationship gifts
Take a step back from FaceTime and DMs with this mindful stationary kit that brings thoughtfulness back into how we communicate. Send one card to your special someone with romantic envelopes, meaningful prompts, and reflection space.
While you may not be able to physically spend lazy Sunday mornings and casual nights together at the moment, this light-hearted game can easily be transferred to FaceTime. This pack perfectly captures the feeling of wellbeing and togetherness that defines the Danish values of hygge, and invites you into 330 cozy conversation starters with your favorite person.
If your long-distance lover is a cocktail connoisseur, this kit is a must-have for virtual date nights. Featuring all of the ingredients they'll need to mix a one-of-a-kind artisan cocktail — from bespoke pineapple shrub to small batch syrups and garnishes — all they'll need to do is add their spirit of choice.
Remember when "I made you a mixtape" was the most romantic thing in the world? This retro-esque USB port will take them back to the good ole days. Even with a more modern-day, practical twist, you can load this bad boy up with all the songs you need to prove your devotion.
Even though you miss them constantly, sometimes a text message here and there doesn't feel like it gets your emotions across. When you touch your lamp, theirs lights up no matter where or how far away they are — a soothing and subtle reminder of your affection that can be placed on their nightstand or desk.
Introduce them to your friends in the most casual (and fun) way possible, albeit remotely, with this set of fun virtual party games. This starter pack contains three updated versions of Jackbox's most beloved games: Tee K.O., Quiplash Trivia, and Murder Party 2. One person needs to own the game to host, the rest of the team joins on their phones.
A pair (or two) of fun, PJ-worthy MeUndies makes it so easy to match your bottom half to your better half. Choose from countless colors and designs, including Pride and fandom-inspired wear.
Recapture the moment your hearts skipped a beat with this stunning creation of the night sky, complete with geographically accurate star formations. Every time they see it hanging on their wall, it'll remind them of where it all began.
This quirky tea spoon not only induces smiles — it also makes sure that every time they give their morning fix a stir, you'll be on their mind. Sounds like a win-win!
Photos are the best way to keep the memories alive, but moving them off your phones and onto a countertop is a real gesture. The Carver frame shuffles through countless digital photos as it holds unlimited storage space.
A weighted blanket can help ease the loneliness of missing that body next to you at night. It's certainly not the same, but that warmth still brings comfort — especially if it was gifted by you. This blanket from Carver is our top pick for an extra-heavy weighted blanket among those we tested.
This bracelet set helps show your love from afar: Simply touch your bracelet and the other half on your partner's wrist will light up and vibrate to show you're thinking of them.
Nothing brightens up a lonely room or says, "Wish I could be there" for special occasions you're missing quite like a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. Urban Stems is the best flower delivery service we've tested with so many different arrangements, perfect for any partner.
Love letters in the mailbox are great, but this unique gift let's you deliver them instantly. After sending them the physical box, you can send your partner special messages via the app and a large red heart spins on their box to inform them their digital love letter inside is ready to read.
Let your partner know they're your other half with these adorable puzzle necklaces. The way you just fit together just makes sense, even miles apart.
Netflix — erm, Disney+ — and chill from across the country with a subscription that lets you both access movies from nostalgic Disney classics to Marvel hits. The streaming service contains a variety of old and new content that's available to watch in multiple countries.
If they're missing home, chances are it's about more than just you. Surprise them with their favorite restaurant or hometown meal from Goldbelly.
Make the next time you two are together a special adventure. Whether it's a destination or virtual experience, an Airbnb gift card never expires and is an easy way to start new memories.
Start a book club with your significant other as a fun activity to pass the time. Book of the Month subscription offers quality bonding time at the start and finish of each book.
This Spotify glass art lets your partner scan a custom song code to pull up a playlist you've created of all the tunes that remind you of each other. And the art piece comes on a wooden stand so it doubles as something nice to look at on the nightstand.
The heart grows fonder with this candle's romantic scent inspiration. Fill your partner's space with soft notes of lemon, sandalwood, and rose that are just as passionate as love letters.
Chocolates are the sweetest just-because gift to brighten their day. This tasty gift set includes a mix of 15 favorite Bons chocolate that are all beautifully wrapped individually.
Whether it's the special place you two met or got engaged, this custom map poster keeps that memory alive. It doubles as a great interior piece and a cherished memento to store at home.
An extra-long weekender is exactly what they need for when they get to come visit you. This Dagne Dover bag prepares for any type of weekend trip as it contains a shoe bag, water bottle holder, and a laptop sleeve on the inside.
There's no question you two are a pair like these cute mugs. And if words aren't enough, show your partner how much you love them with these matching mugs.
The next virtual watch party just became easier with this scratch-off movie poster. Explore 100 iconic films to scratch off your movie night bucket list.
"I miss you" text messages are too predictable. Instead, send these pre-written love messages tucked away in capsules for your partner to open once a day.
Rather than recapping each other's day, get to know each other more with this couples game. Switch out normal conversations with this card game's ridiculous prompts that guarantee a fun phone call.
When they're having a stressful day, this neck and back massager is a soothing companion when your hands are too far for a massage. The heated massage device has eight kneading massage nodes and three speeds level to alleviate muscle soreness and stiffness.