Long distance relationships can be the absolute worst. We’re here to help take the sting out of the distance with some pretty unique and totally useful gift ideas.
If you’ve never been in the long distance you may not know just how totally bittersweet they can be. The time together is probably the best ever. But when it’s time to go, it can be gut wrenching. Thanks to the magic of technology there are so many ways to make the distance feel less intense. And going the customization route can help remind them and you just how special and personal your connection is.
Finding a gift that isn’t too cliche can be a bit of a task, but we’ve come up with some of the best-sellers, some of the most unique and innovative and, of course, some of the most sentimental. Shop our picks for the best long distance relationship gifts in 2023.
The Custom Pick
The Customized Map of Our Hearts Artwork – Buy It Here
Perfect for those in a long term long distance situation. You can add both of your locations, names, and even important date to this really cool print that also comes framed in different options! Learn more here.
The Thoughtful Pick
The Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger – Buy It Here
The perfect way to send little love messages to your partner anywhere in the world. Gift them this LoveBox and then from your phone’s app you can send them a cute note. The heart on the wooden LoveBox will start to spin, letting them know a message has arrived, and they’ll take the top off to read it. Super cute! Learn more here.
The Custom Pick
The “Why I Miss You” Fill-in-the-Blank Book – Buy It Here
It’s a really cute personalized option where you can quickly and easily fill in the blanks of the book letting them know exactly why and how much you miss them every day. Some are actually really funny too! Learn more here.
The Affordable Pick
The “Under the Same Moon” Necklace – Buy It Here
While you may be a long distance from each other, it’s always important to remember that you’re still under the same moon. This sterling silver pendant necklace says, “No Matter the Distance That Divides Us…We Are Always Looking at the Same Moon.” Learn more here.
The Funny Pick
The Funny Face Pillows – Buy It Here
Totally unique, totally customizable, and totally funny! You can get your face (or their face) on one pillow, choose two pillows (one of you and one of them) or even three pillows if, you know, you’re in a long distance threesome. We don’t ask questions. Learn more here.
The Best-Selling Pick
The Long Distance Touch Lamp – Buy It Here
People were obsessed with this one last Christmas and it was sold out all the time. We’re still obsessed! Easily set-up these two lamps, create a unique account (for free) and every time you tap your lamp, their lamp lights up and vice versa. It’s a cute way to let the other person know exactly when you’ve been thinking of them. Swoon. Learn more here.
The Tech Pick
The Nixplay Digital Photo Frame – Buy It Here
It’s one of the top-sellers on Amazon right now with over 2,400 customer reviews! This cool frame is Wi-Fi enabled and you can easily send your favorite photos right from your phone to their frame whenever you’d like. Learn more here.
The Cute AF Pick
The Homesick “Pick Your State” Candle – Buy It Here
Remind them of home with this hand-poured scented soy candle based on the state of your choosing. Learn more here.
The Trendy Pick
The New Echo Show 5 – Buy It Here
It’s the latest from Amazon, so much smaller than the original, and perfectly priced right now. Not only can you have face-to-face video calls on it, but you can also listen to music, watch video, read headlines, play games, ask Alexa zillions of questions and so much more. Learn more here.
The Awwww Pick
The “Hug This Pillow Until You Can Hug Me” Pillows – Buy It Here
Funny but practical, this pillow provides a little comfort until you see each other again. And it’s really just a reminder that they’re not allowed to hug anyone else. Learn more here.
The Thoughtful Pick
The Long Distance Touch Bracelets – Buy It Here
They come as a set of two for both of you to wear. When you tap yours, theirs with light up or vibrate and vice versa. You can even set up 10 different tap tones that represent secret little messages between the two of you. Plus, it’s waterproof! Learn more here.
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