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30 Best Gift Ideas For A Long Distance Relationship

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A long-distance relationship is one of the hardest relationships to have.

Distance can either bring people closer together or further apart — it all depends on how much effort each partner is willing to put into the relationship.

If you're looking for long-distance relationship-specific gifts for your partner this year, there are certain gifts that you might want to have in mind for this holiday season.

Every moment apart from your partner feels like an eternity and if you both can't be together for the holidays, maybe some of these gifts can help. 

Unwritten rules for gifting a boyfriend or girlfriend that lives far away from you include gifting them cards, care packages, and any other gifts that can help bring the two of you closer together even though the two of you are physically separated. 

Here are the 30 best long-distance relationship gifts.

A Starbucks Holiday Gift Card for a nice treat.

Give your boyfriend or girlfriend the gift of a warm holiday drink from you. By gifting them a Starbucks holiday gift card they can think of you every time they use it and buy a drink, and you can send it right to their email to avoid any shipping delays.

 Photo: Target

Where to buy: Target, $25

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Love Lingual: Card Game to bring the two of you closer together.

The card game that can bring the two of you closer together and get to know each other's love language is the perfect long-distance relationship gift. This is perfect for long-distance couples because it aims to explore and deepen connections with your partner, and you can play it even if you're not physically together.

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A romantic greeting card to remind him or her that you're on their mind.

Nothing is better than getting a meaningful and heartfelt love note in the mail. Bring back this classic tradition of love letters and give your partner a sweet gift from the heart this holiday season. 

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Where to buy: Target, $7.50

Download a free video chat app.

If you and your boyfriend or girlfriend have an android or iPhone and don't have zoom or facetime, this free video chat app called JusTalk lets the two of you talk and video chat for hours. The best part about it is that it's free and is one of the best holiday gifts for your long-distance boyfriend or girlfriend that you've been yearning to see more and send loving messages.

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Send an UnboxMe care package full of romantic gifts.

Sometimes all you need is a boyfriend gift or a girlfriend gift that includes gifts from the heart. A care package filled with thoughtful gifts is a perfect romantic gift for your partner. 

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The Hygge Game you can play anywhere in the world.

Inspired by the Scandinavians, the word Hygge is a word for enjoying things in life. Play this game to spark a more meaningful connection between you and your partner with this unique gift and get ready for a long date night. 

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A sweet book for the partner you choose to do long distances with.

'I Choose You (Every Day & Always)' couldn't describe your relationship any more perfectly. No matter where you are, anywhere in the world, if your love is strong your long-distance relationship will work out. This book is a perfect LDR gift to give your partner and let them know just how much you care. 

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Where to buy: Target, $9.99

A customized love story for your loving partner.

Ever wanted to tell your partner or hear their version of the story of how the two of you met? You can now do that with this personalized love book that includes adorable illustrations of the two of you and the story that you each can write for each other. 

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Where to buy: LoveBook, $44.95

A conversation-starting game you can play when you spend hours on the phone together.

This is a cute game that you and your partner can play together if you're feeling like getting to know a bit more about your partner and their choices. "Would You Rather" is always a fun game and this version includes thoughtful and intimate questions

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Where to buy: Target, $9.99

A "Spa at Home" gift set to help your partner relax.

If your partner needs some relaxing time, then this is the perfect gift. Sometimes long-distance relationships are stressful and it can be hard to handle that, but with a nice de-stressor day or night using gifts from your partner, it can be a reminder of just how much you care. 

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Where to buy: Target, $14.99

Bond Touch bracelets to feel like you're together again.

Thank god for technology being able to bring people together no matter where they are in the world. These long-distance touch bracelets are perfect for long-distance friendships and relationships to feel connected to each other. When one person touches their bracelet, it's shown on the other person's bracelet in the form of light, so when you see your bracelet light up, that means your partner is sending you a touch. 

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Send some love messages in a bottle.

A message in a bottle idea is so cute for you and your partner to use. This bottle happens to be a fake pill bottle and each little pill capsule has a special message written on the inside. Whenever you're missing your partner, pull out a capsule and see what message is inside from them for you to read. 

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Friendship Lamps to bring light into you and your partner's life. 

These new friendship lamps are all the rage for friends and partners who live apart. Touching one lamp will turn the other's lamp on and vice versa. If you want your partner to think of you before bed, tap your light and send them a message that you are thinking of them. 

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Magnetic couple bracelet for the couple with the strongest bond.

These bracelets are a perfect gift for your boyfriend or girlfriend because they prove how much you care about the bond between the two of you. These bracelets work by connecting magnets when they are held close together, representing eternal love. 

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An LDR picture frame for all of your picture-perfect moments.

Having a long-distance relationship is hard because you rarely get those special in-person moments, so when one happens you want to capture it forever. You can do this by framing a picture of the two of you together in this LDR frame and giving it to them as a holiday gift. 

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Custom Engraved Wooden Gift Box to hold all your memories together.

If you are in need of a memento box for trinkets and pictures from your relationship, why not hint at your partner to get you an adorable gift box? The box includes delicate engraving of each of your states and with an inspiring message above. 

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9-Piece Pasta Starter Set for date nights.

Who says you can't cook together even if you're not together? This easy pasta starter set is perfect to try and make pasta on your own with each other while video chatting and will definitely be a fun learning experience for the two of you. 

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Letters to Open for when you need your person and they aren't there.

Sometimes your partner is busy and can't be on his or her phone at all times. In those situations, you wish they were there, and that's why these letters are perfect to gift your partner this holiday season so they can know what you're going to say to them in every situation. 

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A Three-Year Couples Journal for the couple that's going to last ages.

If you and your partner have been together for years and see that you're going to be together in the long run, why not gift them this couple's journal? It's long enough to last three years and can help the two of you stay connected with over 1000 daily questions to answer. 

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Personalized acrylic song album cover for you and your partner's song.

Every couple has a 'their' song that represents their relationship. If you already have a song in mind, frame it with a picture of you and your partner as the album cover and your partner will love it. 

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Custom star map of the sky the night you and your partner met. 

Remind your partner of the night it all began with this custom star map. Visualize the night the two of you met with the exact constellations in the sky, coordinates on earth, and the date it all started. 

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Custom photo socks so the one you love will always be with you.

Nothing is better in the winter than having some cozy cocks, especially ones that feature your boyfriend's or girlfriend's face all over them. Remind your partner of you by gifting them socks with your face on them and gift them a laugh and a smile.

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Aromatherapy diffuser & essential oil set to bring each other peace and quiet. 

Sometimes all you need in a relationship is a break from your partner for a day, especially if tensions recently got high. Help your partner out with relaxing a bit by gifting them an aromatherapy diffuser with essential oil. 

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The Knock Knock Why I Miss You love journal for your funny partner.

There's no better way to tell your partner "I miss you" than through a heartfelt book filled with your words and thoughts about your partner. This funny journal allows you to fill in the blank statements about your partner and relationship that will make your partner laugh and fill his or her heart with love. 

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A "Hug This Pillow Until You Can Hug Me" pillow to hug when you're missing them.

One of the hardest things about a long-distance relationship is not being able to have physical affection. Hugging and kissing each other is off the table in a long-distance relationship until the next time you see each other. If your partner is missing your hugs send them a pillow meant for hugging so they can hug it when thinking about you.

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Engraved Wood Keychain to bring your partner around wherever you go. 

If you want to give your long-distance partner a heartfelt holiday gift, then get them an engraved keychain so they can bring you with them wherever you go. This keychain includes a detailed embroidered message that says "Love You More Than The Miles Between Us” and includes an intricate image of a world map, reminding the two of you that your love is strong no matter the distance.

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A bracelet with a message to remind your partner how much you miss them.

Jewelry can be something that's very personal, especially when there's a message behind it or literally on it. Gift your partner a beautiful and classic cuff bracelet that lets you know how much you miss them and make them think of you with something special this holiday season. 

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A funny long-distance card for some laughs.

Sometimes being brutally honest can be fun. Giver your partner a funny card that lets them know just how much you miss him or her. 

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Where to buy: Etsy, $4.70

A couples' vibrator for some fun in the bedroom.

If you're needing some love in the form of sexual activity and so does your partner, this is the perfect gift. With this vibrator, both you and your partner can control each other's vibrator no matter how far the distance.

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Neck and foot massage pillows for couples who miss massages.

Having a partner in person to give you free massages, foot rubs, and cook you food is one of the best gifts. Couples in long-distance relationships, unfortunately, can't always have that same experience, although they can have a similar experience by gifting their partner a neck and foot massage pillow for the holidays. 

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Megan Hatch is a writer at YourTango who covers news & entertainment, love & relationships, and internet culture. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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