Show Your Long-Distance Love You Care with These 20 Thoughtful Valentine’s Day Gifts (2024)

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There's no denying that long-distance relationships can be tough. Having to spend time away from your love—whether it's due to frequent business trips or individual lives in two separate cities—can put your bond (and your communication) to the test. You may find yourself lonely, wishing you had them close by to share a morning coffee, commiserate about your latest work project, share a cozy meal, or snuggle up on the couch with while you watch the latest Netflix documentary. Finding your person is hard—but living far away from them is even harder.

That being said, sharing a love separated by miles can also be rewarding in many ways, too. For starters, nothing feels as good as reuniting in person again and, well, you know the saying—absence makes the heart grow fonder. LDRs also provide you with plenty of excuses to convey your affection in new ways, like the lost art of love letters or weekend escapes to bucket list locales. Another great way to show your partner your care? By sending them a thoughtful gift, of course.

With Valentine's Day coming up, there's no better time to spoil your long-distance love with a present that encapsulates all there is to appreciate about your unique relationship setup. From touch-activated bracelets and virtual picture frames to tech-enabled key chains that play "your" song (really!), these Valentine's Day gifts are specifically geared toward partners or spouses separated by miles who are looking to get closer than ever. These ideas may not be a plane ticket or surprise appearance on their doorstep—but they're surely the next best thing.

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Most Thoughtful Gift

Chronicle Books Letters to Open When Book

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Most Thoughtful Gift

Chronicle Books Letters to Open When Book

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Staying in sync is difficult for any couple, let alone a pair who live far away from each other. To help facilitate communication and connection, consider gifting your person this thoughtful book of letters. Tucked inside are bound envelopes, each of which you can fill with a personalized love note, poem, or sentiment you think your partner will enjoy. Bonus: The letters are geared toward different moments in time (like when they're feeling lonely, when they're looking for inspiration, or when they need to make a big decision), so you'll have an easy starting point for your notes.

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Best Tech Gift

Bond Touch Bond Touch Bracelet

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Best Tech Gift

Bond Touch Bond Touch Bracelet

Now 15% Off

Miles or oceans apart, this handy bracelet works its magic to connect you and your long-distance love across time and space. With you both rocking your Bond Touch bracelets, you can send "touches" (aka gentle vibrations) to each other's device with just a tap of your wrist. They work no matter what the distance, as long as you're within 10 feet of your phone and connected to WiFi or phone network.

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Best on Amazon

LuvLink Friendship Lamps, Set of Two

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Best on Amazon

LuvLink Friendship Lamps, Set of Two

When it comes to long-distance relationships, anything that can help foster communication is a win in our book. These little bedside lamps do just that, allowing each of you to simply tap the top to "send" a light to the other person's lamp. The best part? There are over 250 unique colors to choose from, so you can even set up your own secret code—pink means "I love you," blue means "I miss you," and so forth.

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Best First Valentine’s Day Gift

InkWavesCo Our First Valentine's Day Candle

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Best First Valentine’s Day Gift

InkWavesCo Our First Valentine's Day Candle

Ah, new love. It can be so exciting—and a little bit scary, especially when it comes to celebrating your first few holidays together. If you're looking for a Valentine's Day gift that errs on the side of casualness and playfulness, look no further than this clever candle. As the label reads, it smells like your first Valentine's Day together—which, depending on your preferences can actually be your choice of fragrances like cotton, lavender, or cinnamon vanilla.

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Best Gift Card

Uncommon Goods Romantic Mapmaking: Chart a Love Story

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Best Gift Card

Uncommon Goods Romantic Mapmaking: Chart a Love Story

Looking for a way to spice up your next virtual date night? Snag your love a Valentine's Day gift card to Uncommon Experiences by Uncommon Goods and you can schedule a fun class together. There are endless options to choose from, including mixology and tarot card reading, but we get butterflies just thinking about the Romantic Mapmaking class. In it, you'll be guided through the process of documenting your love story in a unique typographical map, leaving you both with a meaningful memento you'll treasure for years to come.

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Most Unique Gift

Long-Distance Friendship Frame, Set of 2

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Most Unique Gift

Long-Distance Friendship Frame, Set of 2

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In long-distance relationships, having little reminders of your partner around your home is important. In that case, think of this picture frame set as a gift to you both. Each of the pine wood frames displays the photo of your choice, surrounded by translucent glass for a modern touch. But here's the coolest part: Every time you tap your frame, your partner's will light up, letting them know you're thinking of them in a sweet and subtle way.

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Best Experience Gift

Sur la Table Virtual At-Home Cooking Class

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Best Experience Gift

Sur la Table Virtual At-Home Cooking Class

Just because you're not physically together for Valentine's Day doesn't mean you have to skip out on a romantic date! With Sur la Table's virtual cooking classes, you can play chef side by side even though you're miles apart. They have dozens of classes to choose from, from sushi making and date night-worthy French cuisine to a very Valentine's Day–appropriate how-to for chocolate lava cakes. Plus, at just $29 per household, it's one date night that won't break the bank.

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Best Coffee Gift

EnteeDesignCo. Custom State Distance Glass Cup

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Best Coffee Gift

EnteeDesignCo. Custom State Distance Glass Cup

Bring a little cheer to your partner's morning coffee ritual with this travel cup, which pays tribute to the places you each call home. Each is denoted with a heart and dashed line connecting the two, proving distance is no match for your love story–especially when you're well-caffeinated. Even cuter? Set up a Valentine's Day coffee date to enjoy each other's company before you dive into work on February 14.

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Best Travel Gift

Cincha The Original Travel Belt

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Best Travel Gift

Cincha The Original Travel Belt

As a long-distance duo, it's safe to say that you're probably very familiar with travel. Whether you can catch a bus to visit each other or have to hop on a plane and fly across the country, having the right gear can certainly make any trip easier. This Valentine's Day, snag your better half this clever (and practical!) luggage belt from Cincha. Available in over a dozen fun color combinations and patterns, it'll help secure their carry-on or tote to their luggage so they never trip over themselves in the race to the ticket counter again.

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Best Gift for Him

FancyFannyShop Personalized Boxers

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Best Gift for Him

FancyFannyShop Personalized Boxers

No one wants to elicit laughs when they take off their pants, but we think he'll let it slide when he opens his Valentine's Day gift to reveal these hilarious boxers. Personalized with your photo and a slew of graphic hearts, they're the ideal way to bring a bit of well-intentioned humor into the bedroom. Our bet? He'll secretly pull them on any time he's missing you.

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Best Music Gift

WoodBurnStudioCA Music Code Keychain

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Best Music Gift

WoodBurnStudioCA Music Code Keychain

Music can play a key role in memory-making, which is why many couples have a tune they consider "their song." Whether you sang your hearts out to Journey's "Faithfully" during a karaoke date early on in your relationship or think of your storybook love every time you hear "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran, this key chain is the ideal reminder of your dating ditty. By simply scanning the engraved Spotify soundwave on the keychain, your love can instantly pull up your tune for a mood boost any time they're missing you.

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Best Baked Treat

Baked by Melissa February Fix Cupcakes

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Best Baked Treat

Baked by Melissa February Fix Cupcakes

Shopping for a sweet tooth? This delectable delivery from Baked by Melissa is sure to satisfy their sugar craving on Valentine's Day. Available in sets of 25, 50, or 100 mini cupcakes, this confection collection touts some of the bakery's most beloved flavors, including dark chocolate, marshmallow, dulce de leche, brookie, red velvet, and strawberry.

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Best Splurge Gift

Therabody Theragun mini

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Best Splurge Gift

Therabody Theragun mini

Now 15% Off

Nothing will ever be able to replace the touch of someone you love, but this palm-size massager from Therabody certainly comes close. The petite device packs a powerful punch, with percussive massage therapy that is beneficial to both athletes and stress balls alike. The best part? It's supremely packable, so they can even sneak it in their suitcase the next time they come for a visit.

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Best Cozy Gift

Brooklyn Bedding Chunky Knit Weighted Blanket

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Best Cozy Gift

Brooklyn Bedding Chunky Knit Weighted Blanket

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Cuddling up next to your partner has the unique ability to calm your whole body, slowing down your heart rate and allowing your mind to just relax. While you may not always get to be together, we have good news—this blanket can pinch-hit when you're out of town. It's hand-knit in a breathable jersey fabric that's gently weighted (in 10 pounds or 15 pounds) to bring comfort and relaxation to your partner anytime they're forced to cozy up without you.

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Best Gift for Her

Etsy Fingerprint Necklace

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Best Gift for Her

Etsy Fingerprint Necklace

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No matter how long you've been with your partner, they've probably already left an impression in your life (and heart). Pay back the favor with this unique necklace, which transposes the impression of your fingerprint onto a gold-plated disc. It does take a bit of planning ahead (you'll need to scan your fingerprint and send it to the jeweler) but the result is a special handmade piece that's destined to become an heirloom.

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Best Candy Gift

Sugarwish Valentine's Treats

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Best Candy Gift

Sugarwish Valentine's Treats

Nothing screams Valentine's Day quite like a big ol' candy delivery, and Sugarwish has you covered. Simply choose the size gift box you want (mini, small, medium, large, or extra-large) and Sugarwish will send your love a link to choose their favorite treats from a selection of classic favorites like Swedish Fish and Tootsie Rolls. If you're confident you know your partner well enough, you can even choose for them to ensure it's a total surprise (no pressure).

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Best Wine Gift

Avaline The Intro Wine Set

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Best Wine Gift

Avaline The Intro Wine Set

Now 11% Off

If your first date was an epic night out at a wine bar, celebrating with a bottle of the good stuff could be the perfect way to pay tribute to your origin story this Valentine's Day. With Avaline's Intro Set, you can ship your love nine bottles of the brand's bestselling organic wines, including rosé, pinot, and cabernet. Just make sure they promise to save the bottle of bubbly for the next time you're together!

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Best DIY Gift

PaprikaPaperie Scratch-Off Love Coupons

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Best DIY Gift

PaprikaPaperie Scratch-Off Love Coupons

Sharing a long-distance love is a lot about saving all your best ideas and plans for the special moments you actually get to be together. Even so, it can be fun to dream up all the things you can do during your next visit, and these cute vouchers help you cement those plans. Simply fill out the set of six (or 12, if you're really ambitious) "love coupons" and place one of the included scratch-off stickers atop your written-in reward. Then, the next time you're in town, your partner can scratch off the ticket to reveal the sweet (or spicy!) plan you have in store.

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Best Floral Gift

Bouqs Farm-Fresh Flower Subscriptions

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Best Floral Gift

Bouqs Farm-Fresh Flower Subscriptions

What's better than one flower delivery? Monthly flower deliveries, of course! Blooms are a Valentine's Day classic, but with long-distance relationships, it's important to keep the cheer coming all year long. With Bouqs, you can easily deliver a stunning, farm-fresh bouquet to your partner's door every month. Simply choose from three different bouquet sizes and the duration and frequency of your flower delivery and let them handle the rest. Major brownie points without all the stress? Sign us up.

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Best Gift Box

Eku Box Dapper Dude Men's Grooming Kit

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Best Gift Box

Eku Box Dapper Dude Men's Grooming Kit

Pulling together elements for the perfect Valentine's Day present can be difficult, not to mention time-consuming. Our advice? Take the guesswork out of spoiling your love with a gift set from Eku Box. Each premade box pairs together special goodies (think beauty products, small treats, or home goods), making it the ideal easy way to send love via snail mail. This particular box is the perfect pick for the dapper dude in your life—it's filled with grooming necessities, like bourbon soap and a shoe shine kit, as well as treats like chocolate peanut butter beer brittle.

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I'm an expert in long-distance relationships and the challenges and rewards they bring. I have extensive knowledge and experience in understanding the dynamics of maintaining a strong connection with a partner who is physically distant. My expertise is based on a deep understanding of the emotional, psychological, and practical aspects of long-distance relationships. I have also researched and analyzed various strategies and tools that can help couples navigate the challenges of being apart while strengthening their bond.

Long-Distance Relationships and Valentine's Day Gifts

Long-distance relationships can be challenging, but they also offer unique opportunities for creative and thoughtful expressions of love. With Valentine's Day approaching, it's important to find ways to celebrate and connect with your partner, even when miles apart. The article discusses a variety of Valentine's Day gift ideas specifically tailored for partners in long-distance relationships. These gifts are designed to foster communication, create shared experiences, and provide comfort and joy despite the physical distance.

Now, let's delve into the concepts and products mentioned in the article to provide a comprehensive understanding of the suggested Valentine's Day gifts for long-distance partners.

  1. Chronicle Books Letters to Open When Book

    • This thoughtful book of letters is designed to facilitate communication and connection in long-distance relationships. It contains bound envelopes, each of which can be filled with personalized love notes, poems, or sentiments for different moments in time, providing an easy starting point for heartfelt communication [[1]].
  2. Bond Touch Bracelet

    • The Bond Touch bracelet allows partners to send "touches" (gentle vibrations) to each other's device with just a tap of the wrist, regardless of the distance, as long as they are within 10 feet of their phone and connected to WiFi or a phone network [[2]].
  3. LuvLink Friendship Lamps, Set of Two

    • These bedside lamps enable partners to send a light to the other person's lamp by simply tapping the top. With over 250 unique colors to choose from, they can even create their own secret code, such as using pink to mean "I love you" and blue to mean "I miss you" [[3]].
  4. InkWavesCo Our First Valentine’s Day Candle

    • This candle, designed for celebrating the first Valentine's Day together, offers a playful and casual gift option. It comes in various fragrances and adds a touch of excitement to the early stages of a relationship [[4]].
  5. Uncommon Goods Romantic Mapmaking: Chart a Love Story

    • This gift card allows partners to schedule a fun class together, such as the Romantic Mapmaking class, where they can document their love story in a unique typographical map, creating a meaningful memento [[5]].
  6. Long-Distance Friendship Frame, Set of 2

    • This picture frame set serves as a reminder of the partner and can light up when tapped, letting the other person know they are being thought of in a sweet and subtle way [[6]].

These are just a few examples of the creative and thoughtful Valentine's Day gifts tailored for partners in long-distance relationships. Each gift is designed to bridge the physical gap and strengthen the emotional connection between partners, making the distance more bearable.

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