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    35 Perfect Gifts For Your Long Distance Best Friend

    You'll be next door neighbors one day, but for now...

    1. A ceramic mug that can be personalized with two different states on the front and a sappy message in the back to signify that while you may not be close geographically, you *are* in each other's hearts.

    2. A organizational notebook that will bring a bit of humor to the cubicle they sit in every single day (the one that's many many miles away from yours): This nifty gift includes long-list pad, six page markers, and five square sticky pads all held together by an illustrated sloth.

    3. A scratch-off chart featuring major league ballparks scattered throughout the United States that can be crossed off their list whenever they go to a new stadium. Sing it with me: Take me out to the ballgame, I need to scratch off everything on this list.

    4. A waterproof sticker pack to cover every precious thing they own — I'm specifically thinking their laptop and cell phone — with their favorite bits of The Office. Beets, bear, stickers you can give as a gift but will likely keep for yourself.

    5. A soy candle that is the literal embodiment of what I text my long-distance pal on the daily. Perfect message aside, the available scents for this vegan gift are divine: think lavender woods to cinnamon bun.

    6. A Cadbury box packed with ten full-sized chocolate bars. The best gifts IMO are ones that are edible, and what better an edible gift than this delicious UK treat?

    7. A pack of photo stickers featuring the apple of their eye: the pet of the house. Sure, you can get customized stickers of yourself! But something tells me they’d prefer adding a picture of their dachshund to the surface of her laptop in lieu of your selfie.

    8. A gorgeous custom ring that can be personalized with their favorite cityscape (or the one they're currently living in now). Think places like New Orleans and New York to Paris and Prague being adorned by their digits — plus cities that are much smaller.

    9. An activity journal filled with illustrations, blank pages, and prompts that will inspire them to embrace their inner weirdo. Suggestion: Write a note inside this book signifying that they don't need a lot of help in the weird department.

    10. An 80-page blank adventure book stolen from the set of Up and delivered into the hands of your Pixar-loving BFF. Fill this up with things like photos and ticket stubs, then use the included colorful corner stickers, specialty scissor, colored pens, adhesive lace, and postcards to add extra embellishment.

    11. A Groot pot so adorable, they'll be thrilled to receive it even if they aren't Guardians of the Galaxy fans. This is perfect for storing succulents (it's designed with a drainage hole and all) or any of your other knick knacks that need a home. Consider this the perfect thing to gift a friend who lives a ~galaxy~ away.

    12. A 60-sheet customized journal that looks super expensive and thoughtful, but in reality costs less than a New York City lunch. Luxe items + an affordable price tag = a very happy me.

    13. A silicone ice cube tray to send your favorite long-distance Scrooge that prefers Halloween to Christmas. These molds make four giant ice skulls to ~liven~ up any mixed drink, and the molds themselves are microwave-, oven-, and dishwasher-safe.

    14. A Lucky Feather 14k gold-dipped pendant necklace available in all 50 states. So, hypothetically, if Dorothy was your best friend, you'd be gifting her the Kansas option.

    15. LED curtain string lights to give their new out-of-state apartment a super cozy feel. This is perfect for folks who prefer dim ~mood~ lighting while spending their Friday night bingeing the newest Netflix original.

    16. A palm-sized map in which each city is connected by a red string and held in place with two initialed brass hearts. The red string is important: In Asian myths, being connected by a red string means those two people will always find each other, despite changing paths or circumstances.

    17. A playing card set featuring some of the most badass women throughout history, including icons like Wilma Rudolph and Sacagawea. (It should be noted that cards themselves are also beautifully illustrated by artist Zeb Wahls, so I wouldn't blame them if they opted for framing this deck instead of playing it.)

    18. An Elizavecca clay mask that's become a cult favorite for the fact that it produces bubbles upon application. Fun insta-ready look aside, this actually contains an impress blend of extracts (ranging from green tea and aloe vera to charcoal powder and peony root) to significantly reduce blackheads. Send this to a friend in a different city with a note that reads: Have yourself a little spa day.

    19. A fill-in-the-blank journal so mushy, it's basically a foolproof way to put a gigantic smile on their face. Prepare to jot down your favorite memories, their best qualities, and how you plan on being when you ~grow old~ together.

    20. An ultra soft knit sweater they can slip on over any ensemble for a hint of both warmth and coziness. This layer truly pairs well with everything in their closet, from that tight LBD to that leggings and white tee duo. Useful gifts = the best gifts.

    21. A personal library kit for the friend who loves to read and dreams of having an at-home library one day. Send them this package along with a copy of your favorite novel, then prepare for an impromptu FaceTime call in which they're crying happy tears.

    22. A slouchy beanie to give your BFF the gift of keeping their noggin warm. I'm not sure what possessed them to move to a city in which the weather can be best described as "my face hurts", but at least this cozy accessory will prevent them from totally freezing.

    23. Rustic hooks because they've just moved into a teeny apartment and are in desperate need extra storage space. This gorgeous decor transforms their walls into an extension of their closet, where they'll be able to hang everything from hats and purses to scarves and bath towels.

    24. The Golden Girls socks available in all four of the most beloved characters to ever grace your television tube: Blanche, Dorothy, Rose, and Sophia. They'll consider this gift a thank you for being their friend.

    25. A handmade chocolate box that will be like that scene in The Princess Diaries, but with chocolate and fondant in lieu of Skittles and pizza. Change up the messaging or keep the whole "I miss your face" thing going.

    26. Sterling silver cubic zirconia studs that look like a trillion bucks, but thankfully cost very little and can actually be purchased using even my humble savings account.

    27. A magical cookbook perfect for the friend currently dorming at Hogwarts. This will have them sipping on gin and (pumpkin) juice in no time, and contains recipes for treacle tarts, rock cakes, kippers, and so much more.

    28. A suitcase bank so they can save all their pennies and put them toward their next adventure with YOU. Send this to your favorite travel buddy along with a list of the destinations you've yet to cross off your joint bucket list.

    29. A microfiber blanket about to become the superstar of their entire household. Whether they're away at grad school or found a job in a new city, they'll always look forward to going home and relaxing under this hunk of ultra-soft fleece.

    30. A Lucky Feather dainty friendship necklace encrypted with a super secret, super special message in Morse code (although if you hate secrets, I should probably tell you said necklace says BFF).

    31. A Takeya cold brew maker with an airtight lid and stainless steel filter because they've yet to find a solid coffee spot by their new abode. "No more spending money on subpar caffeine," they'll say to their reflection in the mirror, heart jittering as they sip their 15th cup of cold brew for the day.

    32. A hand-poured Homesick candle perfect for people who are, yes, homesick. Each state has their own unique fragrance: Tennessee has notes of bergamot, tea, single-malt whiskey, and magnolia while Florida smells like citrus, vanilla, and amber

    33. A wooden postcard superior to all the paper ones you've bought and received in the past. This gift acts as both a heartfelt present sure to promoted the shedding of several tears and provides them with some serious Joanna Gaines-inspired decor.

    34. A mini Sriracha bottle keychain with a leak-proof cap and refillable design that will remind them of you every time they go to add their favorite sauce to a bland meal.

    35. Every Person in New York — a book filled with illustrations that depict (surprise!) New Yorkers in every New York environment: Eating fast food, hanging out on the subway, admiring artwork at the MoMA, etc. This is ideal for the pal who either lives in Manhattan ~already~ or plans on moving very soon.

    Me and my BFF, who decided to be a smartypants and go to grad school in Boston AKA left me here to ROT:

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