If you’ve ever been told that your long-distance relationship is doomed to fail, we have a statistic to throw in those people’s faces. There’s actually a 58% success rate for long-distance partnerships, making them pretty much just as successful as those among people who meet in person.
In long-distance relationships, communication and trust are key. However, it’s also necessary to occasionally show your partner how much they mean to you with romantic gestures and presents.
Here, we’re going to talk about some long distance relationship gifts that you and your partner are sure to love!
1. Floral Arrangements
Giving your loved one flowers may sound like a cliche, but it’s a classic for a reason. There’s such a huge variety of flowers so that everyone is sure to find something that they love.
Different flowers also mean different things, so look into some of these meanings before choosing a flower type! Roses are great for expressing love and passion, but if you want to tell your partner that they’re a steady and everlasting source of comfort for you, carnations may be a better choice. Unique flowers like bleeding hearts are perfect for eclectic relationships.
Hire an international flower delivery service to send your loved one a gorgeous bouquet from anywhere in the world!
2. The Other Classics
Here, we’re going to talk about a couple of other classic romantic presents.
First up, a box of chocolates is a great way to show someone with a sweet tooth that you love them.
Consider the flavors that they love the most. Does your partner prefer really chocolatey treats like truffles, or would they like mint meltaways better? This is the perfect opportunity to show your partner that you listen when they tell you their likes and dislikes (and pay attention to small details about them like what they eat.)
Another classic gift that your partner is sure to love is jewelry. While you can order something beautiful and expensive offline, this is likely unnecessary. Handmade is heartfelt, and your partner is going to love a bracelet that you bead or a necklace that totes a charm that you selected with love.
Either of these classic gifts lends well to placing a small note in the box. This is a great way to personalize your gift and make it something special.
3. Handwritten Letters
Speaking of notes, have you considered writing your partner a heartfelt, handwritten letter?
Everyone loves getting mail, and everyone likes opening an envelope and seeing something nice written about them. This appreciation is only magnified when coming from someone that they love. Consider the things that your loved one would be most happy to hear coming from you. Tell them how much you love them and how proud you are of their accomplishments.
Handwritten letters are also awesome because they’re free to create. If you’re on a budget, this is definitely the way to go!
4. Bath Products
Everyone loves taking a relaxing bath. It’s great for both your physical and mental health. So why not give your partner a little something to make their bath even better than it already would be?
Get your partner some natural bath oils that they can enjoy. These items will moisturize and exfoliate their skin, which means that you’ll leave your loved one feeling refreshed and relaxed. Using certain bath oils as aromatherapy is also a great way to get your loved one feeling… amorous… before a Skype session.
5. A Good Book
When you’re soaking in the tub, there’s nothing to do than read a good book. It’s a great way to relax your mind and expand your creativity as your body relaxes, too. That’s why it’s an awesome idea to send a book to your partner.
A fantasy novel is an amazing escape from the stresses of everyday life, and a romance is a great way to remind your partner of the strong feelings that they have for you.
When selecting a book for your partner, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. Make sure that you send something that’s to their individual taste, not just something that you like. That being said, though, if you really enjoyed something and think they will, too, send that along! You can discuss it and bond over it later.
Speaking of books, do you know your partner’s favorite?
If you do, this is an opportunity to show that you care about the story that they’ve made a part of them. Litographs is an online company that prints the full text of various novels on t-shirts, scarves, and more.
These items are inexpensive and thoughtful gifts that show your partner that you listen when they talk about the books that they love most. They’re sure to think of you (and how thoughtful they are) after they put these awesome products on and wear them out!
7. Handmade Photo Albums
In addition to handcrafted jewelry and other handmade items, creating a scrapbook or photo album of yourself and your partner is a great way to show how much you care across distance.
Think about the places you went and the things you did when you were last together. How can you incorporate this into a scrapbook? Try putting inside jokes and photos of meaningful places onto the pages of your album.
You’ll also want to include photos of yourself as a couple, of course! Go through your camera roll on your Smartphone and find pictures of yourself and your loved one embracing, going on adventures, and more. There’s so much you can do with a photo album!
More Awesome Long Distance Relationship Gifts
Now that you know some awesome long distance relationship gifts, it’s time to read up some more on romance and real love.
Check out the ‘dating and relationships’ section under the cool vibes tab on our home page. Here, you’ll find more information on how to express your love for your long-distance partner and make sure that your relationship is as happy and successful as it can be!