Despite the benefits of facetime, video chat services, and romantic movies about long-distance relationships (thank you Sleepless in Seattle), the long-distance relationship still endures a bad rep.
We get it, your well-meaning friends and family are protective of your heart, that’s a great thing.
We, however, believe in love of all kinds. If you really love someone and believe in what you have, don’t give up. They’re worth waiting for.
In that spirit, here’s our curated list of great gifts tailored to your far away relationship. Show them that whether it’s near or far, you’re still in it to win it.
Long-Distance Gifts for Her
1. Two States Ring
If she’s in Cali and you’re in NYC, it can seem as if an entire country separates you. Oh right. Well, it doesn’t matter because this unique silver ring features the outline of your state and her state in sterling silver, delicately coiled around her finger. Regardless of what states separate you, you’re still connected.
2. Coordinates Necklace
We absolutely adore this coordinate necklace. Put your locations’ latitude and longitude on it, and your initial on the star to remind her that you’re there. It’ll let everyone who sees it know that she’s got someone who loves her, even if you’re oceans apart. Comes in gold, rose gold, and silver, and plenty of length and engraving options.
3. Forget Me Not Earrings
What’s sweeter than delicate Forget Me Not earrings? Demure, yet intimate, every time someone asks her about them (Are those real flowers? Why yes, yes they are…) she’ll be proud to say they came from you. Since they feature real pressed forget-me-not flowers, no two are exactly alike, perfect for letting her know that she’s one of a kind.
Long Distance Gifts For Him
4. Promise Ring
This handsome, modern, masculine take on the traditional promise ring is sure to impress him. Crafted by JewelryRB, you can have his ring specialized by engraving your coordinates, names, anniversary date, or whatever sentiment you share right on the ring to remind him that you’ve got him wrapped around your finger (or vice versa).
Since these coordinate-adorned Cufflinks are available in lots of finish options and are customizable specifically to your place on the planet, we think they’re a fabulous reminder every time he gets dressed for work that you’re thinking of him. Plus, he’ll feel pretty darn fancy in them, too.
6. Wallet Insert Card
A beautiful copper wallet insert card engraved with your own special message will always be there to tell him how you feel, even when you’re not there to tell him yourself. Comes in copper, antiqued copper, aluminum, bronze, antiqued, bronze, brass, and antiqued brass.
Gifts for Both
7. Two Cities Map
This customized Two Cities Map makes a moving statement that says “I’m always here”. Whether it’s for him or her, for birthday or valentines, or even just because, it’ll proooobably bring your significant other to tears (happy tears). Just make sure you can see their face when they open it so you can cry too.
8. Map Pillow
Make a declaration of your love for your long-distance sweetheart with this Map Pillow by FinchandCotter. You can personalize it with your choice of ink colors for the hearts and map, and if you choose, you can customize the text to give them ALL the feels no matter how far apart you are.
9. Bond Touch Bracelets
by Bond Touch
Sometimes the best part of a relationship is spontaneity, so what’s better than a reminder of his or her touch when you least expect it? These Bond Touch Bracelets remind them that you’re thinking about them any place or any time without saying a word.
10. Amazon Echo Show
When face to face screen time is what you’ll have to settle for in-between visits, the Amazon Echo Show is the Rolls Royce of communication. Watch movies together, cook in the kitchen, laugh when one of you burns the souffle, or just watch a slideshow of your photos together. You’ll feel like he or she is right there with you for Netflix and chill.
11. Long Distance Socks
What’s cuter than personalized long-distance socks for Valentine’s Day or your anniversary? These great socks by Solesmith are customizable and will show them that even though you’ve got a lot of steps to go, you’d walk a thousand miles just to be together.
12. Hug Pillow
TheDriftingBearCo got it right when they designed this hug pillow. Made with snuggly faux-suede, it provides luxurious hug time and it looks great on your freshly made bed or living room sofa. With five colors from which to choose, six different filling and size options, and personalized text, this pillow will stay close to their heart and keep them warm during those rainy nights apart.
13. Custom Love Letters
Oh my goodness, these custom letters will have you both in tears in the best way when the times get tough. They feature “open when” occasions printed on the envelopes, like “Open When You Feel Like Giving Up On Us” or “Open when you need to know how much you mean to me”.
Your personal letter enclosed within will be printed in typewriter font on heavy-duty natural, recycled paper. They look so official and no-nonsense, your love will know you mean every beautiful word you say.
This beautiful set of touch lamps are perfect to keep by the bed so you can feel connected from anywhere. You get one, they get one, connect them via WiFi, then set them up to the color you want. Every time you touch it, his or her lamp will glow, too!
Sending your sweetheart this luxe Herschel Carry On Suitcase shows you’re all kinds of ready for them to come home. Choose from classic grey, black, and camouflage designs- the raven crosshatch design matches beautifully with just about anything so they can board that plane in style.
16. Map Art
These map art prints from Minted are so elegant, your long-distance love may want one in every room. Custom made specifically for your location, they’re the perfect way to remind them where you are, and how to get there!
17. Time Zone Clock
We are LOVING this personalized time zone clock! It features two clock faces, one with your local time, and one with theirs, so any time you want to imagine what they’re doing right then, all you have to do is look at the time. 9 AM their time? Maybe getting coffee (and hopefully texting you to say good morning). 7 PM? Perhaps making dinner, or meeting friends out for happy hour. Either way, let them know you want pics.
The clock is made from beautifully finished pine wood and birch plywood and can be personalized by adding the names of your cities, states, countries, or whatever text you need to remind them that you’re thinking about them, regardless of the time.
Long Distance Thoughts
When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping.
Regardless of whether you’re a therapeutic shopper or don’t even want to shop for toothpaste let alone anything else, chances are you’ll still love giving your long-distance sweetheart a gift that reminds them that you’re thinking of them. Besides, even if it isn’t effective for you personally, the right gift at the right time can be good relationship therapy.
We hope some of these gift ideas hit home for you and will let them know that your home is wherever they are. Even if it takes a little time to get there.