In a long distance relationship? Stuck for Christmas gift inspiration this year? We’ve got you covered. Check out our 25 best-of-2019 ideas below, and if you want even more inspiration, hop on over to our long distance relationship gifts page. So without further ado, here are our top picks for Christmas presents for your significant other this year…
Email them smiles with a skylight frame
What’s the next best thing to magically beaming yourself over to your SO? Sending photos of your smiling face that show up, like magic. The Skylight is a touch-screen photo frame that you can update by email from anywhere. Get $10 off with code SKY10VIP.
Write them Open When letters
Keep it affordable and make it super-personal this Christmas and give them a gift that will keep on giving for weeks, Open When Letters. Find 30 great ideas to get you started here.
Give them 12 weeks of great long-distance dates
Download our most popular combo-pack of resources to help you build a stronger, closer relationship even while you’re far apart. Includes 401 Great Discussion Questions For Couples In Long Distance Relationships and our 12-week guided long distance dates series, The Long Distance Dating Blueprint. (Get 20% off with code XMAS2019)
Make a photo book
You really can’t go wrong reminding your partner of all the funny, fun, and tender moments you’ve shared. I recommend Shutterfly for ease of use and fun layouts. Choose the 8 x 11 size and one of their fun travel-themed books, and you’re halfway to a great present.
Plan a picnic
Picnics. SO romantic. When you’re in a long distance relationship you obviously can’t go on picnics every weekend, but anticipating your next picnic will make it all the sweeter when it DOES happen. So help out in that anticipation dept with this fabulous red for-two picnic set. It’s got everything you need for a romantic outing, including an insulated holder for a bottle of wine.
Join them for coffee in the morning
Coffee mugs sometimes get a bad rap as gifts, but I don’t know why. When friends give me mugs I think of them every time I use them! And drinking a delicious warm (usually caffeinated) beverage at the same time just reinforces all the happy feelings. So don’t overlook the power of a simple mug to warm someone’s heart and keep you on their mind. Check out these uber-cute matching Couple Coffee Mugs for LDRs from BoldLoft.
Warm up their heart AND their body
If you can’t be there to snuggle them, a soft blanket printed with sweet messages such as “I love you” and “I miss you” is the next best thing. This plush option comes in more than a dozen colours–there’s one in there to suit everyone.
Send them 100 messages in a bottle
Gosh, it really sucks being separated from the person you love, doesn’t it? Play up the dramatic romance of it all by gifting them a message (or 100 of them) in a bottle. The easy way to do this is to grab our download kit of 100 long distance love quotes, roll them all up, and put them in a bottle. If you want to get really fancy you can dash a small personal note on the back of each quote.
Go to bed with them
OK, OK, so you can’t do that in person a lot of the time. Sigh. But you CAN buy them something they can WEAR to bed. Then they can drift off to sleep literally wrapped up in your love. I like the tee shirt below. It was made for runners, but what is a long distance relationship if not a marathon? Buy big and it’ll make a great sleep shirt.
Make them even happier
You already know that YOU make them happy, just by being their lives, but here’s a scientifically proven way to make them even happier… help them practice gratitude. Studies show that if you express gratitude, it raises your happiness by 25%. There are lots of ways to do this, but I recommend using this simple book as a tangible prompt. Buy them one, and write something in the front cover about how…