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    40 Gifts For Your Long-Distance Significant Other

    As the saying goes, distance (and gifts) makes the heart grow fonder.

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    1. A heart messenger box so they can receive your heartfelt love notes, reminders, or dirty jokes from anywhere in the world! Send a message through the app and the heart on the box will start spinning, letting your S.O. know that there's a surprise message to read.

    Uncommon Goods

    Send a message through the easy-to-use app and it will appear on the screen inside the box. Whoever is on the receiving end signals that the message has been read by spinning the bamboo heart to send a shower of digital hearts back to the sender's screen.

    The Black & White Lovebox can display emojis along with its messages; the Color & Photo version can display photos (as you might've guessed).

    Promising review: "This really is an awesome invention. I was searching for a perfect gift and I wanted it to be sweet, UNIQUE, and can make him smile and voila! I found this! I'm sure it will continue to make us smile every day despite our distance from each other. I'm in the Philippines and he is in the US. Thank you so much for the brilliant mind of the creator of this." —MS. A Soyao

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $100+ (available in two styles).

    2. A high-def webcam that'll upgrade video calls with crystal clear video quality and not one, but two microphones! No more trying to communicate with a blob of pixels over Zoom.


    Promising review: "Since we are all shut down and have to work from home I invested in a new web camera. The camera on my laptop does not work well and I needed something to help with my work meetings. The streaming quality is great and the camera is very sturdy. I have not had any issues with it at all and am enjoying it. It latches onto my desk and stands sturdy. If you can find it in stock, I recommend purchasing it." —Jorge Juarez

    Get it from Amazon for $112.72.

    3. A three-year Q&A couples journal full of daily prompts that'll guide you and your partner through conversations about your relationship and each other. It also makes for a great keepsake down the road when you can look back at answers from years past.,

    Promising review: "My boyfriend and I answer a question in this book every day and it helps us to take time out of our busy days to talk for a bit, especially with long-distance relationships. It's a good way to get to know each other in ways you never would have thought about before and to continue learning about each other." —brownbear

    Get it from Amazon for $14.02.

    4. A sock subscription that'll send them a fresh pair of fun socks every month, and will have them thinking of you every time they wear a pair!


    Promising review: "I got this subscription for my boyfriend to surprise him with some pretty cool socks for Christmas this year, however, the first delivery came and I could not wait to give them to him! He really loved the pizza socks and got compliments at work when he wore them. Plus the delivery and packaging is super cute and fast!" —Samantha L.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $11.99/month (available in men's and women's sizes).

    5. A cooling weighted blanket designed to mimic the comforting weight of a hug. This one is made with layers of breathable cotton fabric to prevent overheating. It's the next best thing to actually cuddling with you!


    It's recommended that you choose a blanket weight that is 6%–10% of your total body weight. For example, a 15-pound blanket is suitable for individuals who weigh between 150 pounds and 190 pounds.

    Promising review: "This blanket is very soothing! It's very relaxing at the end of the day. I feel like my energy is becoming calmed and contained when I am stressed out. When I am extra stressed I fold the blanket lengthwise, doubling the weight and lay it over me for the first 15 minutes and my muscles begin to release, almost like a massage." —lamplight

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in 14 size/weight combinations and 20 colors).

    6. A pair of long-distance touch lamps that'll *brighten* their day even when you're miles apart. Just touch your lamp and your partner's lamp will change color in response!

    Uncommon Goods

    All that's needed for these lamps to work is a Wi-Fi connection!

    Promising review: "This was a great Valentine's gift and makes us feel so connected even though we live in different states. There is nothing more exciting than seeing it light up and or watching the colors change! As long as you follow the steps and use your computer the setup was super easy and quick!! It's a little pricey, but definitely worth the smiles and feeling connected to someone far away. So happy it was purchased!" —KS

    Get a set of two from Uncommon Goods for $170.

    7. A Mejuri gold vermeil locket because lockets are wildly underrated as far as romantic jewelry goes. If they're not into carrying around tiny pictures of you, it can also be engraved with a sweet note.


    If you're engraving it, just note that engraved items can't be returned (but that won't matter because they're gonna love it).

    Promising review: "I love love looooove this little locket! The gold vermeil is GORGEOUS and bright and really pops! I’ve been careful to not get it wet and it hasn’t gotten tarnished after about six weeks. Also, getting it engraved enhances emotional attachment x100000. I feel like I’m carrying around a little secret 💖" —Shannon M.

    Get it from Mejuri for $105.

    8. A Homesick candle that smells like their favorite place (aka where you are), or reminds them of a place special to you both!

    One white Homesick candle with a label featuring an image of the state of Texas and another featuring an image of the state of New York.
    Uncommon Goods

    For more information, check out the full scent profiles for each state.

    Promising review: "The candle is securely packaged, ready for gifting. The scent is lovely and the candle is large enough to last quite a while." —BusyBee

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $34.

    9. An Around the World Beer Bucket so they can crack open a cold one, indulge in some serious snackage, and feel like they're traveling the globe — all thanks to you.

    A steel bucket filled with 12 beers surrounded by an array of popcorn, jerky, cheese, peanuts, and crackers
    Gourmet Gift Baskets

    The basket comes with everything that's pictured, including the steel bucket! This women-owned business also has super fast delivery. Your S.O. can have this arrive on their doorstep as early as the next day (perfect for gifting procrastinators).

    Promising review: "Well first off, great packaging!!!! UPS literally threw the box down on the ground at my door. I knew it had been delivered by the loud thud. Video confirmed. I was so scared it would be broken — but as I said — great packaging! It saved the day. The beer, the treats, the tin were all in great condition. It was perfect. What a great way to try beers around the world." —MoMo123

    Get it from Gourmet Gift Baskets for $129.99.

    10. The Love Language card game because communication is hard and this will provide you both with tons of conversation-starting prompts to liven up future video calls., Amazon

    Promising review: "Great for long-distance relationship. My husband and I purchased this as a way to deeply communicate since he's a truck driver. We've been married nearly five years and this 'game' has allowed us to still learn new things about one another. He took half the deck and I kept the other half." —Stephanie Thorne

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    11. An interactive piece of soundwave art so they can hear your voice whenever they want! Almost any message or song can be converted into striking art that's printed with a barcode that will play the actual audio clip on their phone.

    ArtBlox / Etsy

    ArtBlox is a Danbury, Connecticut-based small business creating handmade, personalized wooden signs and acrylic block art.

    Promising review: "It's perfect. I wasn't sure what to expect because sometimes items aren't like the picture. But this one definitely is! I'm in love. And my husband is going to love it!" —Jessica Jones

    Get it from ArtBlox on Etsy for $59.95 (available in 27 styles).

    12. An adjustable phone stand that'll make hands-free video calls a breeze. Their phone can even be plugged in and charging while using the stand! No more spontaneously dropped calls from a dead battery.

    Promising review: "Just love this mobile holder. I have spent some hours video chatting and this helps me to chat easily without holding and stressing my hand. Very durable and moves up and down. You can put it anywhere which is especially good for me when I'm cooking and chatting with family and friends. No more stress of keeping the mobile anywhere and have scratches on it." —Sia

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in five colors).

    13. A personalized coordinates bracelet to remind them of where you met, where you are, or any place that's special to them. Get yourself one too! It makes for a romantic matching set.

    A bracelet with a dual leather brand and a copper charm engraved with coordinate wrapped around packaging that reads "The Traveling Penny, EST 2016, GVL, SC"
    The Traveling Penny / Etsy

    The Traveling Penny is a South Carolina-based small biz creating jewelry, keychains, and other tokens to commemorate your favorite locations.

    Promising review: "This was the perfect gift for my best friend and I. Super fast shipping too!" —Leticia Breunig

    Get it from The Traveling Penny on Etsy for $15.29+ (available in three band colors).

    14. A fill-in-the-blank book so they can flip through all the things you love about them any time they want. Last time I checked, compliments are always a welcome surprise.,

    Promising review: "I loved this little book. I got it for my boyfriend for Valentine's Day. We're in a long-distance relationship so it was a perfect little thing to remind them of all the ways I love them. Lots of different, fill in the blank prompts." —Kierstin

    Get it from Amazon for $9.94.

    15. A symbolic wildlife adoption for the "I don't want anything" animal-lover. Plus, it comes with a plushie version of the adopted animal so they have something to snuggle in your absence.

    A sloth plushie sitting in front of a cardboard box with a mix of sloth-related fact cards and an adoption certificate
    Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute

    Get it from Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute for $75+ (available in ten species).

    16. An Echo Show 5 that combines all the smart home features of the other Amazon Alexa hubs, but adds a sleek touch screen and a camera perfect for making hands-free video calls. Alexa, call my S.O.

    Promising review: "I love the Echo Show 5 because it helps me keep track of my medications, the weather, the traffic, etc. It plays both movies and music on my Prime Account, I can make phone calls hands-free to my contacts, and obtain recipes with hands-free instructions and videos. It controls your smart home, I can get the latest update on sports and news, watch current events around the world, plus many more added features. I plan to get a couple more as gifts for my family members so we can stay connected through long-distance and see each other using the camera. This is a must-have device for every home with excellent service for the price and Home features." —Lissa W.

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99+ (also available in white).

    17. A set of dream decoder cards that'll make for great conversation when either of you actually remembers one of your weird dreams.


    Promising review: "I LOVE these cards. They have been such a fun conversation starter and an interesting thing to have around the house when my boyfriend or I have a super strange dream. Plus the artwork is gorgeous and the descriptions are thorough and thoughtful." —Kenzi

    Get it from Amazon for $15.29.

    18. An engraved tea spoon perfect for stirring their morning brew while looking longingly out a window, and thinking of you. Ya know, like you imagine all their mornings must start.


    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    19. A set of "open when" letters so they can feel like you're there for them, even when you can't be there for them. The stamped-on occasions are 100% customizable, but the store listing has a lot of great ideas to get you started.

    Two stacks of brown envelopes stamped with "Open when you feel lonely" and "open when you can't sleep"
    Peony and Laces / Etsy

    Peony and Laces is a Kansas-based small business designing gorgeous vintage-inspired stationery for a range of occasions, many of which feature delicate botanical designs.

    Promising review: "These envelopes are beautiful! I love the recycled material. The packaging was also amazing. I'll be giving this to my long-distance boyfriend who's in med school. He loves notes and this is a long-lasting way to show him I care. Thank you so much!!!!" —Cami Dahl

    Get six envelopes and blank notes from Peony and Laces on Etsy for $16 (available in larger quantities).

    20. A digital board game simulator that'll shake-up the standard video call date night routine. Nothing fosters romance quite like a little friendly competition.


    Not just for long-distance couples, this game has been a lifesaver for me during quarantine to connect with far-away family and friends. From classic games like checkers to more niches games like Wingspan (my fav), this simulator has it all!

    The system requirements for Tabletop Simulator are Windows 7 SP1+ and macOS 10.12+, so just make sure their computer is relatively up-to-date and able to handle the game!

    Promising review: "I wish I would have picked this game up YEEEARS ago! It has been a great way to connect with friends and family that live across the country and play all sorts of various tabletop games with new faces. The mods and scripts people have added over the years seem boundless and are very creative. I spend more time playing this than any other game now." —Wrenpo

    Get it from Steam for $19.99 (also available in a four-pack for $59.99).

    21. A skyline pillow – it's a huggable, squeezable reminder of their favorite city. Make it extra special and personalize it with an anniversary date or monogram.

    One white pillow with a black city skyline that says "The Johnsons 06.29.2018" in the corner and another pillow with a New York City skyline print that reads "ACS" in the corner
    Uncommon Goods

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $45 (available in 15 styles).

    22. A virtual wine tasting that brings the Napa Valley experience to their bed. Honestly, I'm not sure it gets more luxurious than that.

    A model holding a glass of wine browsing the Clif Family Winery website on their laptop
    @cliffamily / Via

    There are two pricing tiers, but each booking includes three Clif Family wines from Napa Valley with individual food pairings, guided by one of their wine educators. They need at least 10 days notice to book a virtual tasting (mostly to get the wine tasting kit to you and/or your S.O.).

    Book a tasting from Clif Family Winery for $100+ (per wine tasting kit).

    23. An electric foot massager so they won't have to go without a foot massage in your absence. Tbh, this gadget will probably do a better job than you anyway (no offense).,

    Promising review: "I bought my boyfriend this foot massager for his birthday and he absolutely loves it! He is on his feet all day working, so he was looking for something to relieve the pain of using his feet all day long. This is the perfect massager for him, it hits the right spots and has an option to go hard or go soft depending on how much pain your feet are in." —Jaclyn L

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99.

    24. Or a 10-motor massage mat if foot pain isn't their problem. They can lay it on the floor or use it to line their favorite chair, turning any room into a soothing, relaxation station.


    Promising review: "Very easy to use! I like the versatility of the zone settings and varying intensities. The cushioning is quite nice. I lay it down into my La-Z-Boy recliner and it is very relaxing!" —Donna Shreve

    Get it from Amazon for $66.97.

    25. A super functional carry-on suitcase that'll make their next journey to visit you easy-breezy with a hidden laundry bag, TSA-approved combination lock, 360-degree wheels, and an ejectable battery to charge their always-on-the-brink-of-death cellphone.


    Promising review: "I’ve used my suitcase four times since I got it one month ago and I can’t recommend it enough! Wheels are super smooth, and the portable charger always comes in handy. I can fit all my clothes and it’s the perfect carry on size! If you travel often (or even once or twice a year) invest in this suitcase, is really worth it!" —Isabel H.

    Get it from Away for $225 (available in 16 colors and two styles).

    26. On that note, throw in a travel blanket and eye mask set because, for some reason, planes, trains, and buses refuse to ever get the temperature right. Both the mask and blanket fold up into the accompanying packable pouch. Finally, they'll be able to get some sleep on those red-eye trips to you!


    If you don't trust me? Then trust Oprah, who's given this travel set from a woman and Black-owned business her coveted seal of approval.

    Get it from Amazon for $98 (available in 11 colors).

    27. A personalized cushion you can customize with your smiling face, because what could possibly be a better gift than an only slightly-weird picture of you they can hold and squeeze? Exactly.


    Just upload a photo and Firebox will take care of the rest! Have a different photo on each side, or have the two sides match!

    Get it from Firebox for $27.

    28. A Jeopardy! 2021 tear-off calendar so you both can show off your smarts. Text each other the questions or get one for each of you. Be sure to keep a tally throughout the year. Whoever wins buys next year's calendar!


    Promising review: "The Jeopardy! calendar is a family favorite. We've played our own form of the famous TV show for about 10 years, using the calendars answers/questions. They are perfect for our whole family." —Ms. Western Virginia

    Get it from Amazon for $9.94.

    29. A personalized Lego portrait for a quirky take on the classic long-distance framed photo gift. Plus, it'll fulfill any childhood dreams they have of seeing what they'd look like as a Lego person. I can't be the only one who's curious, right?

    Mrs. Crazy Creations / Etsy

    This UK-based small business creates unique, customized gifts (many of which are Lego-centric) for a wide range of occasions!

    Promising review: "Great product! My boyfriend loved it! 10/10 customer service - I was informed of each part of the process. Will buy from here again 😊" —Colette Heaney

    Get it from Mrs. Crazy Creations on Etsy for $31.84+ (available in six styles and two frame colors).

    30. A *cheeky* magnet they can stick on the fridge as a constant smile-inducing reminder of one of their greatest assets.

    A pink magnet that reads "I hope your day is as nice as your butt"
    Elisabeth Fredriksson / Redbubble

    Get it from Redbubble for $7+ (available in three sizes).

    31. A pair of custom long-distance keychains so you both always have a piece of one another to carry around. These keychains look best together — just like you two.

    A keychain in the state of California and one in the shape of Indiana with a heart and dotted line etched into each that, when placed side by side, connects the hearts
    The Light and The Dark / Etsy

    The Light and The Dark is a Massachusetts-based small business creating custom-engraved giftables.

    These keychains can come in the shape of any US state, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, a number of Canadian provinces, and a wide range of countries! Fill out the personalization options with specific towns/cities and the creator will place the heart accordingly.

    Promising review: "The shipping on my item was extremely fast and the quality is amazing. Super adorable and dainty so it doesn't clutter the keys or weigh them down. It's manly enough to be seen by others and not be teased for it, but also perfect for my keys too!! P.S. the packaging it came in is so cute that I now use it for jewelry when I travel. 10/10!!! :-)" —Zoe Griffin

    Get it from The Light and The Dark on Etsy for $22.50+ (for a set of two).

    32. A scratch-off movie bucket list poster so they can keep track of all the hit movies you've watched together on your Netflix dates.


    Promising review: "I got this as a gift for my husband. We have an established weekly movie date night. This gives us ideas for movies and is a fun way to track what we see together." —Britt WT

    Get it from Amazon for $19.50.

    33. A screaming goat figure that'll help them express themselves when they miss you so much they want to scream! Just press the button on the stump and let 'er rip.

    The goat figurine, plus the box and booklet

    And it comes with a 32-page, illustrated booklet all about goats. As if the screaming figurine wasn't enough!

    Promising review: "This little piece of screaming plastic has created an excellent outlet for resolving frustrations in our home. Every time a conflict or struggle arises we push the little goat, get a gratifying screech, chuckle and move on throughout our day. No regrets on purchasing this. When you get one, get four or five because you're going to want to share with family and friends." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.18.

    Learn more about the brilliance of this in If You Need A Quick And Easy Gift, This Screaming Goat Is The Answer.

    34. A hand-thrown bottle vase so they have somewhere pretty to display those "wish I could be there" flower deliveries.

    A tall white bottle vase with a bundle of purple flowers in it

    Tracie Hervey is the talented Black artist behind this gorgeous vase. Her style is all clean lines and striking shapes. Harvey describes her work beautifully: "My work functions in the world similarly to the mason jar, in that it leaves space for your imagination."

    Get it from Bloomist for $168.

    35. Speaking of, sign them up for a flower subscription so they can fill that vase up on the regular (and you'll barely have to lift a finger).

    A model holding a bouquet of multicolor roses and other flowers

    Choose from four different flower collections: Roses, Farmer's Market, The Classics, and Seasonal. Bouqs will create a bouquet based on that selection and send it out at the chosen frequency. You can cancel any time, no questions asked!

    Sign up at Bouqs for $36+/per bouquet (available in three sizes and at four delivery frequencies).

    36. A DIY hand-hold casting kit for a fun activity when you are together again. The end result? A one-of-a-kind keepsake they'll cherish!, Amazon

    Totally nontoxic and skin-safe, this kit for two includes an illustrated step-by-step instructions booklet, The Edinburgh Casting Studio's "Recipe Like No Other" molding alginate, high strength stone casting powder, a reusable translucent casting container, wooden cleaning tool, latex-free protective gloves, and sandpaper. AKA everything you need!

    Promising review: "So excited about the sculpture my boyfriend and I created on our three-year anniversary! We wanted something fun and special to do together and my friend who had done a hand cast before with her husband suggested this. It was so fun — we couldn't stop laughing! And really quick and easy. The instructions are super clear. I can't believe the skin detail, it picks up everything, and I kept my rings on, which came out perfectly. I would definitely recommend the Edinburgh Casting Studio kits...they seem like the best quality, and it arrived very quickly." —Fi McD

    Get it from Amazon for $67.99+.

    37. A sweet-yet-funny card that'll surely leave their missable face smiling.

    Hands holding a white card that reads "I miss your face (and the rest of you too)" in black text
    I Am Nat Designs / Etsy

    Based in the UK, I Am Nat Designs offers hilarious and relatable prints, stationary, cards for any occasion! You can send this card directly to your S.O. and the store will fill it out with the message of your choice.

    Promising review: "Beautiful card and great quality! Given the current circumstances, this was the perfect card to send to my boyfriend, seeing as we are 200 miles away! Thank you! I would definitely buy more cards from you :)" —Rachael

    Get it from I Am Nat Designs on Etsy for $5.47+ (available shipped to you or directly to the recipient).

    38. A cozy throw blanket that's got all the qualities necessary for a good couch companion — cute, warm and soft!

    A model holding up a blanket that reads "Very big big hug" with a heart motif being hugged by hands
    Tent And Bungalow / Etsy

    Based in Colorado, Tent and Bungalow offers a range of playful gifting items, from a Dr. Fauci mug to a pair of dinosaur earrings.

    Promising review: "Communication with the seller was excellent, helpful and really quick. The blanket, too, is awesome. My husband loves it and it seems like very good quality and a great product." —Laura

    Get it from Tent And Bungalow on Etsy for $56.95+ (available in three sizes and in three styles).

    39. A pair of cutesy whiskey glasses perfect for sipping drinks with one another over Zoom. And once you live together, they'll always be a keepsake reminder of that long-gone, long-distance phase.

    Two clear glasses printed with a scene of two people talking through cans connected with a red string

    Both of these glasses are printed with the entire picture and are 100% dishwasher safe.

    Get a two-piece set from Amazon for $29.99.

    40. A bottle of "happy pills" you can lovingly fill with sweet notes (perfectly-sized paper is already included in each capsule) for a fun distance-friendly take on the good 'ole message(s) in a bottle.

    A jar uncorked and filled with tiny two-colored pills with faces on them. One of the pills it opened in front next to a rolled-up piece of paper

    Promising review: "I thought this would be miserable to fill out, but took me under an hour from start to finish. Long-distance relationship (LDR) and I have him open one a day until we’re back together. Filled out fun inside jokes, and funny sayings. Like a fortune cookie, with some lovey things added in. Super genuine gift idea which is affordable!" —JMV

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in three sizes).

    Your S.O. after they open the perfect gift:

    CBS / Giphy

    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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