23 Easy DIY Long-distance Relationship Gifts To Spoil A Special Someone

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A list of last-minute DIY long-distance relationship gifts for your boyfriend or girlfriend

It sucks to be away from a loved one on special occasions. The pain of not being able to hug or kiss bae is real. For long-distance couples, special days can be especially hard.

So how to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or Valentine’s day together when you are miles apart from each other? How to keep your SO surprised besides switching the themes of care packages

If these are the questions you’ve been asking, these DIY ldr gifts can be the answer.

You don’t need to be a genius crafter to pull off the task. These DIY gift ideas are beginner-friendly and will definitely impress your long-distance sweetie.

Easy long-distance relationship gifts

Plane tickets keepsake shadow box

An adorable idea to turn letters, plane tickets, and postcards into a handmade gift. 



52 things I love about you

Show your love and appreciation with these cute cards.



DIY flipping photo album



For selfie hoarders, this easy DIY gift turns your collection into a heartwarming desktop decor.

Follow the instructions here to make your own.

DIY tote bag for book lovers

If your Significant Other is a bookworm, why not take a page out of his favourite book and make it a tote bag? 

Watch the tutorial down below and learn how to do it!

An “Up” DIY wall art

Whether you love the movie or not, this wall art is just cute. Karina Jaramillo created this DIY gift with a canvas of blue sky, buttons and a couple selfie. 

Check the tutorial down below to see how you can make one too!

A book of sweet texts

Being in a long-distance relationship, you will have tons of text messages. Pick some of the cute texts or your inside jokes. Print the screenshots out and put them together.


Though you are not together, the love is captured in these words and they shouldn’t be lost in time.

Handprint love card

Just because you are not together, it doesn’t mean that you can’t hold hands. This handprint craft is the easiest way to send some warmth to your SO if you are in a long distance relationship.



You have my heart DIY card for him



Want a unique card to put in your care package? This interactive card is something that you can make at the last minute. Here’s how to do it.

A sharpie mug

That says “I love you” over and over again.



Turn your shirt into a pillow

So even when you two are not physically together, your sweetheart can still hug you and feel your warmth.

Follow the DIY instructions here.


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A fairy light jar

And it will definitely make the nights alone less lonely. 

Follow the instructions here.


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Open when…letters



The open when letters are not just a cute DIY ldr gift to receive. Writing these letters is also an awesome thing to do when the distance gets a little unbearable. 

The love alphabet

Start listing the qualities that make you believe he’s the one. Alphabet just gets so much more romantic.


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An Upcycled CD wallet scrapebook



Got an old CD wallet that you no longer need? With some photos and love notes printed out, you can effortlessly turn the wallet into the most heartwarming upcycled gift ever.

Sweet confession cookies


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Is there any homemade gifts sweeter than these cookies? Follow the video tutorial for writing on your goodies.

10 Things I love about you scratch off


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Follow this tutorial down below to create your own scratch off.

A DIY phone case

Everyone needs a phone case. It is super easy to DIY and you can pour your creativity into the decoration, making it one-of-a-kind gift for him.

I am loving the idea from Susan Carolynn of using a phone case as a mood board. You can add in the screenshots of your texts and your selfies to make it more personal.

A cube card


This DIY gift idea reminds me of 3d flash card back in childhood. You can now write down what you want to say to your LDR boyfriend and make it a surprise hidden message. 

Watch this video down below from 5-Minute Crafts PLAY for the full tutorial!

The special night wall art

Youtuber Natasha Rose has created this easy DIY gift using an image of a particular night and turned it into a canvas.


It can be the night you met, the night of your first kiss or the night of your LDR boyfriend’s birthday. If you are making a last-minute DIY gift and still want it to be personal, this is it!

A 3D memory box

Another sweet DIY gift idea from Natasha Rose! This is highly customisable and easy to make.


You can throw in movie tickets as she does, or a keychain, a couple bracelet…anything that speak to you personally. 

Sentimental heart-shaped bath salt



So your long distance Significant Other can bath in the love and support you send.

A hug from home pillow

Buy a white pillow and write your love messages on it. This easy DIY gift is sure to melt hearts.



Paper roses made out from maps

Distance doesn’t always have to be painful. With miles in between comes a deep and strong connection. These handmade paper flowers will remind both of you why long distance relationship is worth it.


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Which of these DIY long-distance relationship gifts is your favorite?

Tell me about it in the comment! Let me know if you have more DIY gift ideas to share!

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