Finding the perfect gift to give on a special occasion is tough enough. Tack on being in a long-distance relationship and you have yourself a full-blown task. When it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts for your long-distance partner, you are probably searching for something thoughtful (duh) and topical to your LDR situation. After all, gift-giving can be a whole lot more meaningful if it can seemingly diminish some of the space between you.
When you can’t constantly splurge on plane or train tickets, there are some surprisingly creative gifts to bring you and your partner closer even while far apart. Whether you are in a long-distance relationship for the foreseeable future or just temporarily, gift-giving is a great way to show your partner you are thinking of them. And if you are on the hunt for the best long-distance relationship gifts for Valentine’s Day, you’ll be grateful for this list of sweet and romantic options for your far-away partner.
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These LDR-appropriate presents include a full range of gift ideas, including tech gifts created through straight-up sorcery, personalized gifts to hone in on the romantic factor, and even long-distance bracelets that actually look stylish. Whether you’re going for something that exudes romance, something quirky, or something that can keep them cozy while you’re apart, we’ve got you covered. Sure, some may be a little cheesy and lovey-dovey, but isn’t that what Valentine’s Day is all about?
Project Watches Grand Tour Dual-Time Orange Watch
This eye-catching watch features two faces, letting you set one to your time zone and one to theirs. It’s a gift that’s both practical and sweet.
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Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt Candle
Many perfume and cologne brands sell candles in their signature scents. If your go-to scent happens to have a candle equivalent, gift it to remind your partner of your essence.
Sex in a long-distance relationship can be quite complicated. This best-selling toy by We-Vibe makes connecting sexually a bit easier, allowing you to control the toy via an app in real-time, even while your partner is miles apart.
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Long Distance Friendship Lamp
Sure, you’ve seen these long-distance lamps before. Touch one and it sends a glow to the coupled lamp, letting your partner know you are thinking of them. But this wooden set just looks infinity cooler than other models.
Precious Metal Prints Fingerprint Cuff Links
This gift takes a little planning, but it’s worth it. Simply order a kit and press your fingerprints on the given clay. Send the kit back to the makers, and you’ll receive a pair of metal cufflinks with your fingerprint embedded in them.
Courant CATCH:3 Charger Tray
Long-distance relationships require a strong cellphone connection. If your partner needs a little help keeping their phone battery full, this tray by Courant helps them power up in style.
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This modern wooden mixtape may not go in a cassette player, but it’s a great replacement for the plastic ’90s version. All you have to do is create the perfect playlist on the music platform of your choice, add the link in the customization field when you purchase, and the finished piece will feature a QR code linking to your creation. How cool?
Lovense Max 2 and Nora Long-Distance Set
Innovation is real. With this long-distance sex toy set by Lovense, the masturbator sleeve and rabbit vibe sync together and react to each other’s movements, even if you are states (or countries) away.
Couple Name Morse Code Bracelet
If your partner isn’t a jewelry person, this tiny bracelet is like wearing nothing at all, but still will remind them of you every time they look at their wrist. Plus, you get one too.
Custom Illustrated Couples Portrait
A custom couples portrait may sound expensive, but this illustrated option from Uncommon Goods is actually pretty affordable—not to mention adorable.
Bond Touch Pair of Bracelets
Bond Touch bracelets send vibrations through touch, letting your partner know you are thinking of them. Some couples even use them to wake each other up from afar, gifting back a mundane (but likely missed) task.
Personalized Heart Map On Canvas
This colorful canvas print pieces your location and their location together for a cheesy-yet-cute decor piece.
Why I Miss You Fill-In-The-Blank Journal
Count the reasons why you love (and miss) them with this fill-in-the-blank journal. The given prompts help you write something meaningful even if you aren’t a wordsmith, reflecting on your love and relationship.
Reusable Countdown Clock
Help them count down the days (and seconds) with this countdown clock. It’ll help build the anticipation….as if either of you needs the assitance.
Airbnb Gift Card
Instead of buying plane tickets to their location or vice-versa, buy an Airbnb gift card and plan a trip that has you two meeting halfway. Bonus points if you truly meet halfway in a middle-of-nowhere destination for a real adventure.
Love Is Art Canvas And Paint Kit
OK, this gift is slightly NSFW—but all the best Valentine’s Day gifts are. In this kit, you get a canvas, paint, and a few accessories to help you make an abstract art piece while, ehm, getting down and dirty.
Personalized States Watch Band Charm
If your partner is a fan of subtle tributes, this metal charm for their Apple watch is minimal yet meaningful.
Custom Magic Box Lamp
You can print any message you’d like on this customizable box lamp, but there’s something undeniably romantic about the message, “Soon my love.”
I Love You To Pieces Couples Frame
Everyone loves LEGOs and a good pun. Immortalize your love with these plastic figurines depicting your likenesses.
The Kissing Mugs
These mugs are perfect for all the coffee required on long video chat dates. There’s one for you and one for them.
Long Distance Relationship Keychain
Tell it like it is with this personalized keychain. It’s both chuckle-worthy and undeniably sweet.
Trtl Travel Pillow
For those long trips by plane, train, or automobile, gift your partner this top-rated (and compact) pillow that will help them catch some Z’s.
Always Under the Same Sky Hand Stamped Coin
A small token of your love, this hand-stamped coin is romantic in just the right dose—especially for the low-key kind of guy.
Custom Dual Time Zone Wall Clock
This custom clock lets you highlight two timezones, giving your partner a low-key way to display your love (and LDR) in their space.
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Two State String Art
A unique art piece, this state string sign unites both your locations with a small heart pinpointing where they intersect.
Personalized Leather Photo Keychain
This little personalized photo keychain can hold 14 small photos, giving your partner a way to wirelessly remember the times you’ve spent together.
Custom Love Letter Blanket
Now here’s a stellar long-distance gift idea: Write your partner a love letter and display it on a custom blanket that they can curl up under in your absence.
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Luna Bean Keepsake Hands Casting Kit
This viral hand casting kit by Luna Bean lets you make a sentimental plaster keepsake with your partner while you two are together. It’s easy to use and they can display it to remember your connection while you are apart.
100 Movies Scratch Off Poster
Buy two of these posters: one for you and one for them. To keep virtual date nights interesting, watch the 100 classic films together through video chat and scratch each one off as you go. It’s a great way to keep virtual hangs interesting and will make you more cultured in the process.
141 Outrageous Conversation Starters For Couples
You may think you know everything there is to know about your partner—but think again. These conversation cards will teach you new things about each other with questions like “What is the sexiest non-sexual thing your partner does?” and “What was something you used to believe but you don’t anymore?” Perfect for virtual date night.
The Sill Hoya Heart
Need a cute Valentine’s gift? Send them your heart—well, sort of. Even if they don’t have a green thumb, this is an easy plant to keep alive.
Love Knows No Distance Unframed Print
Tell your story with art. This print depicts just how long it takes to travel between your two current locations, reminding you of your relationship’s resilience.
“Letters to Open When…” Book
With this romantic gift, you first fill the book with 12 letters for each prompted occasion and seal them for later opening. Gift it to your partner, and they can open each letter when they need your words of encouragement and love, even when you are far apart.
Sound Wave Acrylic Art Print
If you have a “song” as a couple, this acrylic art piece displays the tune’s sound waves like art. And there’s even a QR code that links directly to the song so your partner can listen whenever they’re thinking of you.
Great long-distance tech gifts include things that they 1. really need and 2. look pretty. A very good (and very pretty) speaker is basically the modern equivalent of burning your love a CD. Only, you know, way better sound and with infinite possibilities.
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Moleskine Classic Notebook
A beautiful notebook for them to write beautiful love letters to you Or just notes about their day while they are away from you and away from any technological communication. Analog love, baby.
Milliard Full Body Pillow
Thinking of ideas for long distance relationship gifts is all about pinpointing the times where you really wish you were together. One of the big ones: nighttime. A body pillow isn’t as good as a person pillow, but it’ll do.
Leewadee Triangle Cushion
Everyone’s been caught on Facetime in weird bed lounging and couch sprawled positions. For a long distance relationship that spends a lot of time online, gift your partner something to make it a little comfier. This pillow is adjustable and helps keep you upright—and your neck comfortable—as you chat for extended periods of time.
Aesop Istros Aromatique Room Spray
You might not be sharing the same home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find some similarities. Gift your long-distance partner (and yourself) the same glorious room spray. When one of you visits the other, you’ll already feel at home.
Brook & York Personalized Coordinates Cuff
Some long-distance relationship bracelets are incredibly cheesy, but not this one. Send this sleek cuff to your partner with your coordinates so they can always feel close to you, no matter the distance.
Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger
This Lovebox messenger is one of the most popular long-distance relationship gifts of the moment. Whether it’s your anniversary, Christmas, or just a day when you really miss each other, you can send a message anytime, anywhere by using an app that alerts your partner with the spinning heart on the box. Inside, they’ll get to read your message, making this a romantic and cool tech gift idea for boyfriends or girlfriends.
Long-Distance Relationship Puzzle Piece Keychains
If there’s one item we tend to carry at all times (besides our smartphones), it’s a set of keys. Add a daily reminder of your love to you and your partner’s keys with this kind-of-cheesy-but-still-cute gift idea.
Long-Distance Relationship Envelopes & Note Cards
There’s nothing better than a romantic handwritten note, even if you’re no Lord Byron. Whenever your partner is need of of some affection or words of encouragement, they can open one of these envelopes and know you’ll always be there for them.
Long-Distance Relationship Lamp
Long-distance relationship lamps have been a top gift item for the past few years—and with good reason. It’s like a bat signal for when you really miss your other half, yet they blend in well with your home decor.
Artifact Uprising Instagram Friendly Books
Looking for a personalized long-distance relationship gift for your anniversary? If your partner loves to ‘gram your memories, you can turn it into a book that they can look at when they really miss you. It’ll be a great addition to their coffee table or book shelf to save those cherished memories.
Eleni Pal Ceramics Handmade Ceramic Mug
The sweetest thing we can think of for a long distance love is finding a way to feel connected. Share a morning coffee once in a while; a handmade ceramic mug will make it feel all the more special.
Uncommon Goods Long Distance Frame
Yes, this long-distance frame is the modern take on old-school friendship bracelets. Pair it with a frame for you (or a pairing light). When one of you touches theirs, the other lights up, too.
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Beis The Carry-On Roller
When they do get to come visit you—or when you finally take that trip you’ve been planning—don’t let the lugging derail the adventure. Beis’s rollers are simple, chic, and expertly roomy.
Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam
Because Facetime is already the go-to date of the decade, you might as well embrace it. A better quality camera makes for a more enjoyable video chat with your long-distance partner. Or…whatever you’re doing.
Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Facetiming and phone calls are essential to long-distance relationship survival, and a good pair of noise-canceling headphones makes communication infinitely easier. They are also very good for drowning out annoying travel noises while on the go.
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