A list of long-distance relationship gifts that are either sentimental or practical
Only those who have been there would understand how hard it is to be in a long-distance relationship. When the person you love is beyond your reach, we will try everything to keep our hearts close to each other.
With modern technology, it’s almost too easy to send anyone anything. It’s the thought that matters. If you struggle to come up with things that melt hearts, we have rounded up a list of different long-distance relationship gifts for guys that will put a smile on his face.
Table of content
- Cute LDR gifts for the sentimental guys
- Thoughtful LDR gifts for the practical boyfriends
- Unusual gifts to surprise your long-distance sweetheart
- Gifts that are perfect for your LDR virtual dates
- DIY gifts for your long-distance boyfriend
Cute LDR gifts for the sentimental guys
Having someone to miss is bittersweet. When the loneliness attacks, these sentimental and romantic long-distance relationship gifts will keep him company just like you used to.
A cushion cover that speaks your mind
Long-distance relationships aren’t easy. Send him a cushion cover to let him know that everything will pay off.
Long-distance sync lamp
A gentle touch of the lamp will light up the other one on his side, so he knows that you miss him when the light is on no matter how many miles you are from each other.
A personalized LoveBook
Lovebook Online is a platform that you can create your own love comic book to show your LDR boyfriend how much you care. It’s not only a cute gift, but also a rewarding creative process.
Pick a cover, fill the pages with the sweet memories between you two and you are good to go. It’s surefire to bring him to tears when he receives the one and only book designed by you.
A pair of personalized portrait mugs
A hugging pillow for LDR couples
So he’ll have something physical to hold onto every night.
A “together forever” spoon
This cute spoon will make your virtual coffee date much more real.
A self-made wish video
It doesn’t have to be his birthday or a special occasion. Get some cardstock and write down what you want to say.
Use your phone or a camera to make one of this sweet message video. Especially when the network is not stable enough for FaceTime or Skype, being able to see you on the screen will warm his heart.
You can also record a series of “watch when” videos (similar to “open when” letters). They will make him feel like you are by his side.
“I miss you” chocolate message
If you think morning messages are sweet, think about turning them into chocolate! You can also order personalized boxes to suit every occasion. If your LDR boyfriend is a sweet-tooth, he’s going to love this cute gourmet gift.
A cute mug for LDR couples
Sometimes a mug is worth a thousand words. This one will remind him that he’s not alone.
Create a couple year book
Are you keeping all your photos together on your phone or on your memory card? It’s time to dig them out and turn them into a yearbook of you two.
You can either DIY on with cardstock paper or get a customized one printed out with Mixbook. Reliving your sweet memories together will ease the bitterness when you are not around.
A hand-drawn couple caricature
A cute hand-drawn portrait like this will make both of you feel like you are actually together. Take your time to choose the best photo as your reference and start drawing. Or you can hire an artist on Fiverr for $20 to draw for you.
A spinning heart messenger
Send him a message on the app, and the heart on the box will spin. He will know that you are missing him from the message in the box. Each good morning text is now a surprise.
Thoughtful LDR gifts for the practical boyfriends
Not all guys enjoy sentimental gifts. Some of them prefer gifts that are useful. Here are some practical long-distance relationship gifts that won’t end up on his shelf.
Homesick Scented Candle
This candle is a perfect gift for long-distance couples who are separated because of college or work. If you can’t be there with your sweetie, you can still be there for him and soak his stress in the sweet scent.
A 5-Minute Breakfast Maker
When you are not there, he will still be having a Gordon-Ramsey-level all breakfast with less than 5 minutes in the morning with a dummy-friendly cooker.
An Echo or Echo Dot
With an Amazon Echo as his personal assistant, he can set alarms, play music, control the room temperature or switch channel just by asking. It will make his life so much easier.
An essential oil diffuser
A few drops of essential oil, this ultrasonic oil diffuser can rinse his nerves away and turn his apartment into stress-free heaven. And it’s super quiet so it can also be used as a healing therapy for insomnia.
A waffle cooker
Whether for breakfast or a quick bite, this cooker will make cooking waffles an easy peasy process.
A watch that speaks volume
Time is the most valuable asset we own. If you want to spend more time with your Significant Other, getting him a watch may be a good idea.
A single-serving juicer
This juicer will make just enough cleansing smoothie for himself. Sorry, not for share.
Microwave-safe ramen cooker
Who doesn’t love ramen? With this Dishwasher-safe ramen bowl, he can now satisfy his midnight cravings in minutes.
A Carry-on cocktail kit
So he can always have a taste of his favorite cocktail wherever he goes.
A microwavable omelet maker
Your long-distance boyfriend will be able to add one more signature dish to his menu even when he only has a microwave.
Unusual gifts to surprise your long-distance sweetheart
Surprises are the antidote to spice up a relationship. And they are even more important with the miles in between. There creative long-distance relationship gifts will either wow him or put a smile on his face.
Dual time zone necklace
Never miss a good morning or good night even with hours’ time difference in between. This dual clock keeps both of you on track with each other’s time zone with a glimpse.
Matching crystal bracelets for long distance couples
Rose Quartz is the stone of love and represents loyalty, compassion and self-love. Black Onyx works like a powerful protection shield and perfect for those who are far away or travel alone.
The two together make a perfect long-distance couple gift. Wear it together and it will help to keep you two closer.
A superman apron
This Superman Apron will make your boyfriend look hot wherever he puts on it. Who knows, he may fall in love with cooking!
Say what’s on your mind with cookies! Let him know how much you miss him and how delicious he is.
The breaking news
Surprise him with a custom video message by a former Hollywood actor or drop him breaking news on his birthday. This is a gift that no one could ever surpass.
If you are going to spend his birthday separately, this video will make a great birthday gift.
If your Significant Other is a gamer, the Twitch Primes is the perfect gift he would die for. He can now enjoy new and free games every month and subscribe to Twitch channels for free. Claim a free-trial for him here.
A birthstone dragon egg
Calling out all the Game of Thrones fans. You don’t have to be Danaerys to own a dragon. Pick a dragon egg statue according to his birth month.
A scratch map
Perfect for those who travel a lot. So next time when you are together, you can share all the fun stories that happened in the places that you scratched off from the map.
An interesting read
An eye-opening and somehow humorous book. What’s the one question that interests him the most? This book will provide so much to talk about in a long-distance relationship.
Custom cookie cutters
We bet that he would love to eat you and this is the best way of doing it from miles away.
It may take some time and effort (probably some skills as well), but imagine his reactions when getting the one and only portrait from you! He will be so surprised about how much work you’ve put in this gift.
Gifts that are perfect for your LDR virtual dates
Dates should not be absent because of the distance. These following long-distance relationship gifts are perfect for your next virtual date night.
Conversation starters for your skype chat
“Distance makes hearts grow fonder.” This quote about long-distance relationships is particularly true when we spend more time engaging in deep conversations.
Top 100 movies scratch poster
So you’ll never need to come up with a movie to watch on your LDR date night.
An interactive book game
Get one for your LDR sweetheart and yourself. Put on your game face and start digging in the details! You’ll need to solve puzzles in the book and hop onto the web, enter your answer and check if it’s correct.
Not all of them are easy and you can definitely use the help of each other. If you have never try game night before, this book can be something to start with.
A set of popcorn seasoning
You can’t have a legit movie date without popcorns. Buffalo wings, sugar cookies and pumpkin spice popcorns? Sign me up.
A customized couple blanket
LDR date night just gets more cuddly.
Homemade LDR gifts that will make him feel at home
If your Significant Other is hard to shop for, why not make him a DIY gift to show him how much you care. These long-distance relationship gifts are cute, cheap and easy to make.
A long-distance relationship care package
There’s so much about care packages that make them perfect homemade gifts. You can change the decoration and items to fit almost every occasion. You can also put in handmade items or store-bought snacks to fit his needs.
To give you some inspirations, here is a list of LDR care packages ideas to begin with.
Sending out kisses
If you can’t physically kiss him, send out the kisses that remind him of the sweet taste of your lips:) Click here for a full tutorial.
You turn me off
Write down the reasons why you love your Significant Other on paper. Roll them up and put them in a light bulb. It makes an easy last-minute gift that is still hearty!
Are we missing anything?
What LDR gifts have you sent your sweetheart? Tell us about your recommendation!