Gift Ideas for Long Distance Relationships

Choosing the right gift could keep your long distance relationship on track.

Sending the right gifts at the right time often enhance a long distance relationship. Anyone in a long distance relationship will identify with the saying that absence makes the heart grow fonder. But there’s science to back up that claim. A study revealed that couples in LDRs (long distance relationships) can be closer than those who are not. Published in the Journal of Communication, the research showed that LDR couples shared more meaningful feelings than other couples. That said, being hundreds of miles apart can still put a strain on even the strongest relationships.

Stay In Touch with Thoughtful Gifts

One way to maintain the connection with a loved one across the miles is to send a thoughtful gift or package. A surprise champagne gift basket in the mailbox is sure to make any heart flutter. A bouquet of heart shaped love balloons a teddy will impress any gal or guy.

Make Your Gifts Personalized

Adding a personal touch to any gift you send will instantly remind your partner of your special love for them. Your personalized gift will also be unique, making it a treasured item that symbolizes your love and relationship for years to come. Sending one half of personalized pillow case set - and keeping the other - can be a romantic way to show that, despite the miles between you, you’re still connected. A personalized romantic state sign is a wonderful gift to share. Displaying two states connected by a heart and a quote that says because we fell in love..... this sign would make a great item to add to a home that you share.

Guys Love Food

If you and your guy friend or husband are separated by distance you can't go wrong by sending them a food gift occasionally. Guys like to eat big so forego the dainty gifts and consider sending them a hearty meat and cheese gift basket. Or if they like beer, consider a beer basket.

Gals Love Chocolate and Roses

The way to a woman's heart includes chocolate. So when you want to remind her of your love for her send her chocolate gift basket. There are lots of gifts featuring chocolates available for ordering and shipping online including chocolates and champagne, candy gift baskets and even fresh bakery gifts. And instead of sending a fresh flower arrangement choose gold dipped roses which are much better since they will last for a lifetime.

Practical Gifts Work Too

Sometimes a thoughtful practical gift can really show someone you care. And even more importantly that you listen to them! If your partner recently lost their favorite monogrammed water bottle, sending them a personalized one will be a cute surprise they won't expect. Plus, as they’ll be carrying the bottle with them wherever they go - it’s the perfect way to keep reminding them of your important connection.

If your fiancee is wrecking his dress pants by sitting on a large wallet consider giving him a monogrammed money clip. Since you both may travel regularly to see each other why not give each other personalized luggage tags. Does your girl friend play the role of wine connoisseur? If so she is sure to enjoy using a personalized wine bottle opener. While your guy make prefer beer so give him a gift of convenience with a bottle opener and cap catcher wall sign.


Gift Them A Gift of Choice

Sometimes, no matter how well you know someone, the best gift to send could be a gift card for their favorite retailer. That way they can treat themselves to a luxury item, something they have always wanted or anything else they really need. They'll still get the warm fuzzy feeling of receiving a gift from you, but have the freedom to choose their own item. Be sure to write a heartfelt message to send with your card, to give it that all important personal touch.

Don't under estimate how much a gift message from you can mean. Sometimes even just slipping a gift card from a favorite store inside a romantic greeting card and your personal message is more than enough to show you care.

Listen for Gift Hints

Don't get too concerned with what to buy your partner. Research shows that the best gift we can buy for a loved one is something for which they have asked. Sometimes going for the big surprise moment isn't the best approach. If your loved one is telling you all about their constant cookie craving, send them a cookie basket or a giant fortune cookie. Maybe they’ve recently printed out pictures from the last time you met up? Time to send a picture frame so they can show off their favorite photo. Or have they been leaving travel brochures around the house. If so that is a hint that it is time to take a romantic trip.

Ultimately, keeping in touch regularly and sending thoughtful packages will strengthen your relationship - no matter how many miles there are between you. One day, when you’re living together in the same state and city you can look back on all the keepsakes and remember the moments you shared along the way.

About The Authors

Rachel Stinson has always had a knack for writing, food, fashion, and places. Blogging has combined all four for her with an added bonus of enthusiastic audiences. She expertly analyzes real estate, restaurants, and online fashion stores with respect to pricing and people involved and can express her opinions in an unhesitating, engaging manner for a variety of topics. 
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