25 Long Distance Relationship Gifts That Will Bring You Closer

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Let’s face it, doing the whole long distance relationship thing is…kind of brutal. So if you’re currently in an LDR, you know that there isn’t much that makes the heart ache more than being apart from your lobster. (Friends, anyone?) Although we can’t erase the distance that separate you two, we can recommend some great gifts to tide you lovebirds over until you are once again reunited.

With everything from tasty treats and sentimental presents to steamy sex toys that’ll help crank up the heat on those *special* FaceTime seshs, here are 25 of the best long distance relationship gifts that are sure to bring you both closer—even though you’re miles apart.

35 Gifts for Couples (That Aren’t a Bottle of Wine or a Restaurant Gift Card)

love letters candle

1. homesick Love Letters Candle

Sure, romantic, handwritten notes sent via good ol’ snail mail never fail to please, but pairing it with a romantic candle is the chef’s kiss of finishing touches. This one smells of lemon, sandalwood and rose, and will fill their space with a fragrance almost as passionate as those aforementioned letters.

kissing mugs
Uncommon Goods

2. the Kissing Mugs

There’s no question that you two are a perfect pair—just like these mugs. When each of you have your morning coffee, you’ll think of the other—no matter the time zone.

messages in a bottle

3. message Pill Co. Messages In A Bottle

Up the ante on those "I miss you" messages with a pill bottle filled with pre-written love notes in tiny capsules they can open once a day. It’s exactly what the doctor ordered for your lovesick GF.

friendship lamps

4. luvlink Long Distance Friendship Lamps

A day doesn’t go by without the two of you talking. But in the moments when hopping on FaceTime isn’t possible, these friendship lamps are a cute way of letting them know they’re on your mind. This set of two has one for you and one for them, so that when either of you touches it, the other will light up in one of seven colors. It’s almost like being in the same room together.

morse code bracelets

5. ca Souls Morse Code Couple Bracelets

If you’re looking for a more subtle way to be reminded of them, matching couple’s bracelets are just the ticket. The unassuming beads spell out both of your names in Morse code for a discreet way of being with them wherever you go.

digital frame

6. skylight Digital Picture Frame

This digital picture frame makes it easy to not only share photos with your S.O., but to also frame them on their nightstand, bookshelf or wherever you set this up. Just upload via email whatever pictures you’d like—whether they be funny, cute or frisky *wink, wink*—and they’ll automatically be displayed in the frame in a matter of seconds.

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7. lugulake Video Greeting Card

Think of this as a modernized take on a traditional love letter. Record a video of yourself or edit together videos of the both of you, and upload it to the card. Every time they open it, your message will play for a keepsake they’ll cherish on those days when they need to hear your voice.

Uncommon Goods

8. we Found Each Other Custom Puzzle

You complete them and they complete you, so it only makes sense to let them complete this puzzle customized with the location where the two of you first met. (Keep one piece to add when you finally see each other again.)

the sill hoya
The Sill

9. the Sill Hoya Heart Duo

Is your girlfriend also a proud plant mom? Add this duo of heart-shaped succulents to her collection—symbolic of the two of you, of course—so she can put her green thumb to work and watch them grow over time. (Just like your love!)

i love you donuts

10. angel Food Bakery I Love You Donuts

If the best way to your lover’s heart is through their stomach, you can’t beat mailing them a sweet treat to munch on. These aptly worded donuts profess your love in drool-worthy flavors and fun toppings like Fruity Pebbles, Cocoa Puffs and confetti sprinkles.

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Uncommon Goods

11. Bond Touch Long Distance Touch Bracelets

These smart bracelets are sure to make you feel a little more connected even when you’re miles apart. Every time you touch yours throughout the day, your partner’s will light up and vibrate to let them know you’re thinking of them, and vice versa. Reviewers say it’s a great way to remind your partner you love them when you don’t have time to call or send them a text.

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Urban Outfitters

12. We're Not Really Strangers Card Game

Feel like your communication is lacking when you’re apart? This game includes 150 question cards that lead to meaningful conversation. “It’s a great way to strengthen relationships and get closer,” writes one reviewer.

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Uncommon Goods

13. Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger

Type a message in the easy-to-use app and it’ll make the heart on the box spin, alerting your SO that you’ve just sent them a love note. When they open the lid, they’ll see your words displayed on the screen. “My girlfriend gets really excited when I send her messages and it feels like a more personal way to communicate,” one buyer explains.

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14. Satisfyer Curvy 1+ Vibrator

Get this bluetooth-compatible vibrator for your girlfriend, and you’ll be able to control the vibration and air pulse sensations using the Satisfyer app. Psst, you can use the app’s secure video chat feature to see what she likes as you change up the settings in real time.

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Uncommon Goods

15. Sexy Truth Or Dare

Save these sexy truth or dare prompts like “try to take off one piece of my clothing—your choice—without using your hands” for the next time you see each other for an unforgettable date night.

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16. Custom Photo 3d Lamp

You can’t go wrong with a personalized gift, and this one is truly unique. All you have to do is send this Etsy seller your favorite photo of you two, and she’ll turn it into a pretty 3D light that your fiancé is definitely going to want to show off.

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17. Peonyandlaces Open When Letters

For a surefire way to make him smile when he’s having an off day, give him a set of "open when" letters. This Etsy creator will send you a bundle of six to 25 envelopes pre-labeled with prompts like "open when you feel lonely" or "open when you have a bad day," letting you fill out the card with a personal message inspired by the prompt for him to read when he needs a pick-me-up.

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18. gravity Weighted Blanket

Sending your boyfriend virtual hugs might make him smile, but it probably won’t leave him feeling calm and comforted like a real one does. So get him this weighted blanket instead. Experts say the soothing pressure is pretty close to the sensation you get from being held.

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Uncommon Goods

19. 100 Dates Scratch Off Poster

This 100 date bucket list features fun date ideas (quite a few of which you can do over Facetime). Save the rest for when you’re in-person, and make it your goal to scratch one off during every visit.

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Urban Outfitters

20. The Astrology Of You And Me: How To Understand + Improve Every Relationship

If your partner is big into astrology, gift them this astrological compatibility book. They’ll have a blast reading about why your signs are a perfect match (hopefully, at least).

song poster

21. My Wood Gift Custom Acrylic Song Poster

If you two have a special song, his heart will totally melt when he unwraps this acrylic poster. Give the Etsy seller the song and artist title, plus a picture of the two of you for a sweet personalized gift.

dagne dover duffle

22. Dagne Dover 365 Large Landon Carryall Duffle Bag

This expandable duffle bag was specifically designed with weekend trips in mind. It has a ton of useful compartments and even comes with a sleeve to put a change of shoes in. Yup, your GF will use it every time she comes to visit.

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23. Lamicall Cell Phone Stand

You know your boyfriend’s arm starts to get tired from holding his phone up by the time you’re on hour two of your weekly FaceTime. Gift him this phone stand, and he’ll never complain again.

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Violet Grey

24. Crave Vesper Vibrator

This discrete vibrator doubles as a necklace, so she doesn’t have to worry about accidentally leaving it out on her nightstand for her roommates to see. Plus, she’ll think of you every time she uses it.

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25. Bliss Connections Love Coupons

Want to give them a gift that keeps on giving? Opt for these coupon cards, which they can redeem for things like breakfast in bed, a movie night and a relaxing bubble bath later on.

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