No matter how hard, sad, or unbearable a long-distance relationship gets, genuinely loving LDR couples don’t want to give it up. We understand, and that’s exactly why this article will try to make things a bit easier. Thanks to the rapidly advancing world of science and innovation, the 21st century has blessed us with some awesome long-distance gifts. We’ve incorporated these in a list, some of which are tech-related, while the others are genuinely sweet reminders that your partner will be with you soon. Keep reading this article to find out what these exciting products are, and whether you’d like to gift these to your one and only!
Not Seeing Each Other Even for Xmas?
Holidays bring great opportunities to spend some quality time with each other, and that’s what every long-distance couple normally looks forward to. However, sometimes, even these little windows of happiness get stolen away due to unavoidable situations. If that’s the case with you, and you’re not going to be seeing your lover even on Christmas, these long-distance gift ideas will be even more valuable.
10 Unconventional Gifts Suitable for LDR Couples
1. Long Distance Bracelets - Bond Touch
With this product, you and your partner will be able to experience each other’s ‘touches’ even when you’re both miles apart. Bond Touch is a wearable, waterproof bracelet – and it’s a pretty fashionable design to have on your wrist, without even considering its connectivity features. You and your partner need to wear one, and a simple tap on either device will send vibrations to the other one, no matter the distance. This will let them know that you’re thinking of them, without even having to type a message. It has customizable light colors, and its 4-day long battery life is as promising as it gets.
2. Long Distance Touch Lamps
With two of these lamps connected to each other, you can literally ‘light-up’ your lover’s life from anywhere in the world. Once both lamps are in-sync, just tap yours with a touch of your finger, its connected lamp-mate will start to emit ambient lighting in your partner’s room! The shackles of distance are broken through WiFi connectivity that links up both lamps together. Every touch will let your significant other know that you miss them at that exact moment. To make things even more exciting, the lamp features classy multi-color options. With every touch, it cycles through different color variations, making sure that it never gets too repetitive.
3. Syncing Heartbeat Pillows - Pillow Talk by Little Riot
“I love it. It’s so human... like I’m lying with my head on his chest. — Jessica, 22, Chicago”
Now this is one of those must-have products for any long-distance couple. Its name says it all - “Pillow Talk”, which lets you hear every beat of your bae’s heart, real-time, live! It brings back the intimacy of a real living-together relationship, all while you’re still far away from one another.
It’s a miraculously designed wrist band that reads your heartbeat and transmits them to your partner in real-time. The speaker is small and can be easily placed under one’s pillow. Through this live transmission, they can hear your heartbeat in their pillow, and you can listen to theirs. Quite wonderful, isn’t it?
4. "Why I Miss You" Fill-in-the-Love Book
Every relationship has its unique stories, inside jokes, and private secrets! Every lover has a list of favorite things about their loved one, and that’s the whole idea behind this product. It allows you to share your silliest, deepest (and sometimes naughtiest) thoughts with your far-away partner through 100+ quirky fill-in-the-blanks.
Simply add personalized entries that relate directly to your relationship, and these fill in the blanks will turn into a self-written book for a very special reader; your significant other! It’s totally up to you to make it as funny, lovey dovey, cheesy, or romantic as you want!
5. Vesper Massager Necklace
This is the perfect combination that puts together elegant jewelry that reminds a woman of the man of her dreams. It’s the ultimate form of self-love, with a gorgeous necklace that vibrates at your lover’s will. It’s nickel-free and made with stainless steel, plated with silver to ensure lasting durability. The motor inside it is whisper-quiet to make sure the vibrations remain discreet, and only you get to feel them.
It’s super easy to charge as it’s equipped with a USB connector, which means even your laptop could charge it up for you with a custom cable (included with the product). It’s the physical adaptation of “I’m not there, but I’m there in spirit”, and it’ll also get you compliments through just its design and sterling silver look.
6. INFMETRY Capsule Letters
INFMETRY capsule letters are a special, personalized gift. It’s a jar, that stores about 90 capsules; each of these capsules stores a folded-up piece of paper inside. Write sweet messages, tell them how much you love them, make them laugh, mention whatever you want! Your partner can treat it as a daily dose jar, opening up one capsule every day to get reminded of your genuine love. What makes it even better, is that all capsules have super cute and funny faces on them, and the whole design is to create a positive vibe for your loved one. It’s a creative cure to the long-distance blues. These 90 messages will last your partner three whole months, but only if they strictly limit their ‘dosage’ to one capsule each day!
7. TOGON Puzzle Keychain Set
True relationship partners complete each other, in every sense of the world. This addition in the list represents this phenomenon in a beautiful keychain design. Each set comes with two separable keychains, which fit perfectly with each other as two puzzle pieces that were ‘made for each other’. It’s an incredibly sweet message to portray to your loved one through a simple keychain. Its stainless-steel build gets rid of all durability worries too!
8. Letters to Open When...
The sender writes all the letters together at once, but the recipient only reads each one periodically, or on particular occasions. It allows the sender of these meaningful letters to be present with their lover in spirit, for prolonged periods of time. You should fill these letters with cheerful messages, lovely stickers, or printed out memorable photos from your phone. It’s always an absolute treat for the recipient to open these letters, finding delightful surprises inside. Even some encouraging words from a significant other are sometimes enough to last a whole month!
It’s a good idea to label the letter envelopes with messages like “open when you’re feeling sad”, or “open when you miss me”, or prompts that say “open when you feel like laughing!”. In this way, each letter will be read in the most relevant time possible, making your valuable presence felt even when you are miles away.
9. Hug This Pillow Until You Can Hug Me
Here’s a super simple, yet effective gift idea for your long-distance lover. It’s a pillow, but not the kind we’ve mentioned above. These are much simpler, which simply comes with sweet printed messages on the cover. For example, an acute statement like “Hug this pillow until you can hug me” would allow your partner to express their affection physically, even though they can’t give you a hug in person. These pillowcases are totally handmade. They’re as fluffy as pillows get, to make all those hugs feel extra cozy!
10. Handmade Preserved Eternity Flower Rose
Ever wanted to express your love to your girl in the most classic, timeless and iconic way? Well, bringing some amazing flowers with her favorite chocolate is the way to do it. But, in a long-distance relationship, you could only bring her fresh flowers once in months, because you sadly won’t see them often. As a perfect, eternal solution to this problem, this product is a life-saver! They call it an “Eternity Flower Rose”. These aren’t fake or synthesized at all, they’re actually high-quality natural roses, which are preserved using different chemical methods. The ingredients used aren’t toxic, and the flower’s immortality won’t fade for at least 3 to 4 years.
Long-distance relationships aren’t the easiest to go through. The problems and moments of absolute desperation are endless. Every sweet and positive thought about your partner comes with a bitter reminder that you can’t touch them, hug them, kiss them, or even be with them right now. It’s not all bad though after all, true lovers are willing to go through anything to finally end up with each other someday. Long-distance lovers have a unique sense of appreciation and care for their partners. This is because not being able to see them so frequently, brings a lesson as to how much you actually love your partner, and how much you miss them in your everyday life. With these unconventional yet amazing long-distance gift ideas, the sad days in your journey can become a lot easier to get through. All the best!