7 Best Valentine's Day Ideas For Long-Distance Couples

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7 Best Valentine's Day Ideas For Long-Distance Couples

Don't let the miles keep you from celebrating your love!

The most romantic day of the year is almost here. Valentine's Day is the best day of the year for couples to celebrate their love and indulge in some special time together.

While there are plenty of Valentine's Day ideas for couples, it's not always as easy for long-distance lovers. Long-distance relationships are tricky in many ways and especially on holidays, but Valentine's Day is particularly difficult for couples living miles apart. Since the whole point of this day is to spend it with your special someone, it can almost seem impossible for a long-distance relationship to partake in the holiday.

Before you play a sad love song and try to forget that Valentine's Day was ever created, we've got some lovely ways you can still celebrate the day with your boo even though you're miles away from each other.

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Here are the best Valentine's Day date ideas for long-distance couples:

1. Arrange a video chat date.

Video calling is a lifesaver for any long-distance relationship. It's basically the next best thing to actually having the person on the other side in the same room with you. So what better way to celebrate Valentine's Day with your long-distance bae? 

If you're in a long-distance relationship, you've most likely already used some kind of video calling to communicate with your partner. So to make this call different from the others, you can plan out a date just like you would if you were together. And it can be just as romantic and fancy as it would be IRL. Break out the candles, music, and wine and you've got a very lovely evening with your SO. To take the romance level up a notch, make your favorite meal and have your partner do the same. This way you'll still be having Valentine's dinner together.

And if your boo is in a completely different timezone or you just want to plan a date during the day, you can spend your virtual date the same way with a pretend picnic right in the comfort of your home. It'll be just like going on a picnic together without the grass and possibility of a bad sunburn. In other words, a perfect way for long-distance couples to spend Valentine's Day.

2. Send your partner a unique gift.

Long-distance relationships are a special kind of relationship that comes with its own set of trials and ups and downs. Take the opportunity to show your unique love and dedication to the relationship with a thoughtful gift made specifically for your situation. Send your partner one of these love knows no distance bracelets or a cute gift that shows how little distance matters compared to your love for each other.

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3. Write a love letter.

This is the most romantic day of the year, so up your love letter game by sending your partner a whole jar of them. KindNotes lets you send your love a beautiful jar filled with customizable messages. Love letters are always romantic, but a jar of them will last longer and let that special someone know how much you're thinking of them even beyond Valentine's Day as they can open a message every single day if they want.

4. Call your partner.

It may seem like a no-brainer, but just a simple call to say "I love you" can make Valentine's Day special for you and your SO. Call them first thing in the morning and again at the very end of the night before you go to sleep so that they know they were the first and last thing on your mind.

5. Send flowers or a sweet treat.

A pretty bouquet is always a good idea. And just because you can't see your partner in person doesn't mean that you can't still gift them with some lovely flowers. ProFlowers lets you send any kind of flowers you want, whether she likes roses or tulips. And everyone likes to indulge in something sweet on Valentine's Day, so sending cookies, a cake, or other sweet goodies will definitely brighten their day.

6. Surprise your partner by visiting them.

The best gift you can give your loved one is you, especially when you're so far apart. Showing up on their doorstep unplanned on Valentine's Day is one of the most romantic things you can do for your long-distance lover. So book a trip and spend the special day with the one you love most.

7. Watch a movie "together."

Sure, you're far apart — but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy some Netflix and Chill. Thanks, technology! Set a time to choose a movie or show that you want to watch, snuggle up on the couch, and hit play at the same time. You can text each other as you're watching and it'll be like you're enjoying it in the same place!

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Sloane Solomon is a professional writer and editor. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelors in English Writing. When she's not writing or editing, you can find her daydreaming in French about coffee, online shopping, travel, and baby animals.