35 Best Christmas Gifts For Long-Distance Relationships

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Relationships are hard. They are even harder for people in long-distance relationships.

One of the hardest parts is staying connected when you don't see each other every day. Physical contact and intimacy is so important, and the most successful long-distance relationships find ways to maintain that connection, even with hundreds of miles between them.

And with the holidays here, coming up with gift ideas means finding something that keeps your connection.

Luckily, this gift guide of long-distance relationship gifts will give you inspiration.

RELATED: 6 Positive Things To Remember To Keep Your Long-Distance Love Flourishing

Style and Wellness

1. Matching Underwear Subscription

A matching underwear subscription is the perfect long-distance give because it's a monthly reminder that while you can't touch your partner, at least you'll both be wearing something that does. It's like an inside joke that only the two of you know about.

(Shinesty, $25+)

2. Figleaves 'Lana' Silk and Lace Chemise

The Figleaves 'Lana' Silk and Lace Chemise is a gorgeous pick for your girlfriend. Available in easy-to-fit sizing, it’s crafted from the softest silk, making her feel (and look!) extra special.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

3. Bond Touch

A pair of Bond Touch bracelets for you and for your dearest. When you touch it, they feel it. No matter where they are on the planet.

(Bond Touch, $98)

4. Tobi Tobin Chalet Scented Candle

A flame burns even brighter when the person you are smitten with is miles away. This candle is an intense combination of Cedar Wood and Pine. Eucalyptus oil carries this fragrance into the holiday season. A spicy blend of cinnamon bark, clove bud, ginger and nutmeg mixed with sandalwood and Middle Eastern frankincense complete a beautiful fragrant holiday experience.

(Bloomingdales, $78) 

5. wishBeads

Give the gift of a wish! Make a wish. Wear it on your wrist. Creating something physical around intentions. Write down your wish. Roll it up. Tuck it inside the bracelet’s secret compartment. Wear it as a daily reminder to stay focused, take action, and create what you want.

(wishBeads, $58+)

6. Homesick Candles 

These candles are beautiful and make great decor for a home, but they are also great to remind your partner of home or a place you both have enjoyed together.

(Uncommon Goods, $30)

7. MantraBand Bracelet Stack

MantraBands are meant to remind the wearer every day of the mantra on it. Inspire your someone special with heartfelt words they will smile at.
 

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

8. Victorinox Vx Touring Wheeled 2-in-1 Backpack Carry On

With a 40-liter capacity, the Vx Touring Wheeled 2-in-1 Carry-On is where practicality and portability meet. The 2-in-1 comes from the option to remove the zip-away wheel cover to roll the bag or to go hands-free and wear it as a backpack. A zippered expansion and adjustable exterior compression straps allow capacity customization.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

9. Organic Pharmacy Detoxifying Seaweed Bath Soak

Treat her to a romantic bath. Maybe you can't join her in person, but joining her on video may be rather fun!

(Knockout Beauty, $73)

10. BELIF Ho-Ho-Holiday Kit

This set is a great gift for couples since all the products are travel size and great for visiting your significant other. A set of must-have skincare minis — in a festive limited-edition waterproof travel pouch — to keep skin healthy and glowing through the holiday season.

(Sephora, $23)

Home and Living

11. Baloo Weighted Blanket

This blanket is made to feel like it’s hugging you to sleep. Made with premium, breathable cotton, the vegan blanket molds to one's body to mimic the feeling of a warm bear hug, allowing you to sleep deeply while calming anxiety and stress. The perfect cuddle buddy for when your partner can’t be there.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

12. Love Bottle

Love Bottle is a beautiful, elegant, reusable bottle that is all about bringing Love and Water together and Drinking with Love. The bottle was created to help the physical and emotional health of our bodies, our communities and our planet. Plus, 5 percent of their revenue is donated to charity: water.

(Love Bottle, $25)

 

13. Bruce Charles Designs Schulte Spinning Top

Give your long-distance lover an elegant spinning top and they will have you on their mind as they watch the artistic spinning action of the Schulte Spinning Top from Bruce Charles Designs. Made with solid metal and a silicon nitride ceramic bearing, the Schulte combines superior engineering with artistic elegance and comes beautifully boxes for gift giving perfection.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

14. OstrichPillow GO

Should your long-distance relationship involve a long-distance flight or train ride, shower your one and only with this bestselling memory foam pillow from OstrichPillow. Perfect for naps on the go so you can be well rested upon arrival to spend quality time with your loved one. 

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

15. Winston Flowers 

Give a gift that keeps giving with a subscription to the season’s finest flowers. Every month, designers create original arrangements featuring the most exceptional in-season blooms. Plus, each month’s flower delivery is a surprise!

(Winston Flowers, $70+)

16. The Paper Seahorse Letter Writing Kit

The letter writing kit is an all-in-one box with everything you need to keep your relationship burning the old fashioned way: through hand written love letters. Most people don't often appreciate the power of the hand-written note, but this thoughtful gift will help you stay connected, grateful, and happy for years to come.

(Paper Seahorse, $69)

17. Intimacy Deck by BestSelf

BestSelf's Intimacy Deck helps you start relationship-building conversations with brilliant, fun, and engaging cards that introduce the same curiosity and excitement you shared with your partner on your first date together, even when you're far apart. It's a perfect gift to help couples talk in a way that strengthens the relationship for the better. 

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

RELATED: 10 Smart Ways To Be Closer Than Ever In A Long Distance Relationship

18. Olive & Cocoa Parisian Love Lock & Key

Crafted from antiqued cast iron, this working heart-shaped lock opens and closes with its matching key and lets your partner know that no matter how far apart they are, they have “the key to your heart." Set comes gift wrapped along with a story card in a hand crafted wood crate with ribbon.

(Olive & Cocoa, $38)

19. Phone Stand

Say goodbye to your partner awkwardly dropping their phone on their face when they’re on that a Skype or Facetime call with you. Says Gibson about this functional yet stylish phone stand, “Though it makes for a nice memory to laugh about, a phone stand also enables them to remain comfortable as they talk to you.”

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

20. LuMee Duo Illuminated LED Phone Case

LuMee Duo phone cases are perfect for the couple that relies on FaceTime dates to keep in touch, as the front and rear-facing lights provide professional quality lighting to make sure your FaceTime date is perfectly lit. 

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

Books, Art and Fun

21. Selfies Custom Plush Dolls

Budsies custom Selfies dolls are handmade to look just like you. When you can’t be there to cuddle your loved one at night, your Selfies plushie will be there, keeping your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife safe and warm all night long. Your other half will love having you by their side and on their mind.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

22. The Popcorn Factory's Cards With Pop

The Popcorn Factory recently launched Cards with Pop, a new and exclusive collection featuring more than 100 uniquely designed giftable greetings for every occasion. Each greeting contains six ounces of Caramel Corn or Cookies & Crème gourmet popcorn and arrives in a signature gift box. 

(The Popcorn Factory, $10)

23. KSR Gold Bars

The Gold Bars represent a symbol of investment, are meaningful in that they can be gifted by someone who wants to commit in the long run and assure their loved ones that they are serious about investing in the relationship. The KSR Love Gold Bars are stamped with SEBR’s trademarked Love's design. This is the start to a lucrative relationship with investing for a millennial girl.

(Sebrny, $290)

24. Custom Hands Casting by Luna Bean

How cool is this! Create when together and enjoy when apart. It will be so touching to have a holding hands sculpture in your home, reminding you of your love.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

25. The Couple's Bucket List

Just because you're far away from your partner doesn't mean you can't make date night fun. This box is filled with 100 fun and romantic ideas you can do with your partner. The best part? Given a little creativity, any one of them can be done long-distance.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

26. Hug This Pillow Until You Can Hug Me by Oh, Susannah

This is great at night when sleeping can be difficult when missing your partner. This is a "stand in" gift until you are together in person.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

27. The #LDR Activity Book 

This is a fun and interactive activity book for couples in long-distance relationships. Each chapter includes foundational relationship topics and an associated activity that you complete with your partner, but from a distance. 

(Idr Activities, $55)

28. Bring My Song To Life 

Gift a customized song to your loved ones, no musical or songwriting experience required! Simply say who the song is for/about, share some details and insights about the story you want to tell, and Bring My Song To Life will create customized lyrics and a fully produced song to go with it. 

(Bring My Song to Life, $99+)

29. Bottle Capsule Letters

Texting is fine, but message in a capsule is special. Inside each "pill" is a blank piece of paper, so you can write any message you want to your partner.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

30. Long-Distance Touch Lamp

Perhaps you’re fortunate enough to stay in the same city as your lover. If not, it’s essential to obtain things that maintain the connection. “Long phone calls aside, these lamps are another adorable idea to make you feel connected when you’re separated,” says relationship expert, Mary J. Gibson, of DatingXP.co.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

31. Letters to Open When

Every letter is lettered with a different prompt such as “open when you need a pep talk” or “open when making a big decision.” Adds Gibson, “You fill these 12 letters and ensure your lover stays cheerful knowing you’re always there for them.”

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

32. If Our Love Were a Book... This Is How It Would Look 

This collection of heartfelt poems and adorable illustrations captures some of the sweetest, most whimsical, romantic gestures that could ever be imagined — the perfect way to show a loved one just how much they are cared for.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

33. A Walk Down Memory Lane Photo Album

Such a great way to share your favorite memories! This is a coffee table book when closed, and a photo album when opened. Print your memories and put them on display with our clean cut albums. Each album contains 30 pages.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

34. The Lovebox Connected Messenger

Send heartfelt messages anywhere in the world with this kinetic, modern take on the classic love note.

(Uncommon Goods, $100)

35. Knock Knock Why I Miss You Fill-in-the-Blank Journal

Simply fill in the blanks of this little book and voilà! It becomes a personalized gift someone you miss will read again and again.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

RELATED: 10 Things That Will Make Your Long-Distance Relationship Even Better

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who loves browsing for cute gifts (and great sales) on the Internet, so she found a way to make it part of her job! Find her on Twitter or via email.

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