45 Best Long-Distance Relationship Gifts for When Your Presence Can’t Always Be *the* Present

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This couple’s sex toy

We-Vibe We-Vibe Chorus App and Remote Controlled Rechargeable Couple’s Vibrator

We-Vibe Chorus App and Remote Controlled Rechargeable Couple's Vibrator

This couple’s sex toy

We-Vibe We-Vibe Chorus App and Remote Controlled Rechargeable Couple’s Vibrator

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Yes, absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it can also make the sex even hotter. This toy can be controlled from any place using the We-Vibe app *wink wink* for when you’re in the ~mood~ but can’t be together IRL. Did we mention that it has 10 different vibe modes and touch-sensitive receptors? Sold.

This modern messenger

Lovebox Love Note Messenger

Amazon’s Choice

Love Note Messenger

This modern messenger

Lovebox Love Note Messenger

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Sure, you could wake up and text them, but where’s the fun in that?! With this gadget, you can send them a message or a drawing that feels extra special.

this keepsake journal

Rockridge Press 100 Things I Love about You: A Love Journal

100 Things I Love about You: A Love Journal

this keepsake journal

Rockridge Press 100 Things I Love about You: A Love Journal

Now 12% Off

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When you’re in a long-distance relationship, you can feel pretty, well, distant. Make it a point to do something every day (like filling out the prompts in this cute journal) to bring you two closer.

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These little love notes

MESSAGE PILL CO. Long Distance Messages in a Bottle

Long Distance Messages in a Bottle

These little love notes

MESSAGE PILL CO. Long Distance Messages in a Bottle

Now 19% Off

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Not crafty or creative enough to put together a DIY LDR gift? Order one of these jars instead. Each comes with 50 prewritten love notes for your loved one to read when they’re really missing you.

These love letters

Chronicle Books Letters to Open When…

Letters to Open When...

These love letters

Chronicle Books Letters to Open When…

Now 22% Off

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Few things are more romantique than a handwritten letter, which is what makes this book filled with blank love letters for you to fill out the most romantic gift on this list.

These touching bracelets

Bond Touch Long Distance Connection Bracelets

Amazon’s Choice

Long Distance Connection Bracelets

These touching bracelets

Bond Touch Long Distance Connection Bracelets

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With just a touch, your loved one can send a little light-up alert and vibration to let you know they’re thinking of you. The bracelets also connect to an app for you two to send sweet lil messages back and forth.

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this token of your love

Naveeti Pocket Hug Token with Gift Card

Naveeti Pocket Hug Token with Gift Card

this token of your love

Naveeti Pocket Hug Token with Gift Card

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It’s the little things, right? Get ’em this token they can keep in their pocket, wallet, purse, or at their bedside, that’ll be their constant reminder of you. You can customize it with a sweet message.

this neck and back massager—with heat

MoCuishle Neck Massager

Amazon’s Choice

Neck Massager

this neck and back massager—with heat

MoCuishle Neck Massager

Now 29% Off

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Since you can’t be there to give your person a back rub at the end of a long day, this handy lil device can do it for you. Do not ever underestimate the power of heat and deep tissue massage to make the end of a weekday a little better.

this unique nightlight

PatMadeCrafts Light Up Scannable Music Plaque

Best Seller

Light Up Scannable Music Plaque

this unique nightlight

PatMadeCrafts Light Up Scannable Music Plaque

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This light up acrylic frame lets you put one of your favorite photos on display and choose a song that reminds you of your recipient (which they can play on Spotify any time they scan the plaque with their phone). Swoon.

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this personalized hoodie

CustomTrendyGoods Custom Embroidered Initial Heart Sweatshirt

Best Seller

Custom Embroidered Initial Heart Sweatshirt

this personalized hoodie

CustomTrendyGoods Custom Embroidered Initial Heart Sweatshirt

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They can wear your heart on their sleeve wherever they go if ya get ’em one of these precious embroidered sweatshirts (which come in just about every color imaginable).

this pair of glowing lamps

FriendshipLamps Set of Two Long Distance Friendship Lamps

On Sale

Set of Two Long Distance Friendship Lamps

this pair of glowing lamps

FriendshipLamps Set of Two Long Distance Friendship Lamps

Credit: Etsy

No matter how far apart you two are, you’ll feel like your person is right there with you, thanks to these lamps that light up when the other person touches theirs.

this deck of conversation prompts

BestSelf Co. Couples Game Deck

Couples Game Deck

this deck of conversation prompts

BestSelf Co. Couples Game Deck

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If your nightly calls/FaceTimes have devolved into long pauses followed by “Sooo…” then this book of intimate conversation starters is the perfect restart button. Even if you think you know the answers, your partner may surprise you—then you have way more to talk about!

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this dried floral arrangement

Urban Stems The Suri

The Suri

this dried floral arrangement

Urban Stems The Suri

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Flowers are pretty and all, but they tend to die way too fast. With this gorgeous dried floral bouquet, you can get your boo something that’ll last until the next time you see each other.

these top-rated earbuds

Apple Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) Wireless Earbuds

On Sale

Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) Wireless Earbuds

these top-rated earbuds

Apple Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) Wireless Earbuds

Now 23% Off

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Whether you’re usually talking to them while they’re on the go or if they have roommates, a solid pair of earbuds will come in clutch. These ones from Apple are majorly discounted RN!

this cute soy candle

SnarkyMermaid Miss Your Face Handmade Candle

Best Seller

Miss Your Face Handmade Candle

this cute soy candle

SnarkyMermaid Miss Your Face Handmade Candle

Credit: Etsy

Nothing says, “Miss u, mean it,” quite like a pretty soy wax candle with a message. Choose between three different size options and a WHOLE bunch of gorge scent options.

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this modern cassette tape

TheBlankRecordStore Retro USB Mixtape

Retro USB Mixtape

this modern cassette tape

TheBlankRecordStore Retro USB Mixtape

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With this handy mixtape, you can put together a playlist of their fave jams on Spotify or Apple Music that they can listen to whenever they have access to a USB port.

these illustrated postcards

Kamaria Gunn and Brooke Villegas Our Custom Story Mail Art

Our Custom Story Mail Art

these illustrated postcards

Kamaria Gunn and Brooke Villegas Our Custom Story Mail Art

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Simply send in three snapshots of yourself and your boo, and artists Kamaria Gunn and Brooke Villegas will transform those pictures into custom illustration to be send to your S.O. over a span of three weeks. It’s a gift that keeps on giving!

this bead-filled heart throw

DEMDACO Heart Shaped Decorative Throw Pillow

Heart Shaped Decorative Throw Pillow

this bead-filled heart throw

DEMDACO Heart Shaped Decorative Throw Pillow

Credit: Amazon

A bead-filled, heart-shaped throw pillow that they can hug whenever they miss ya? Cuuuute (and as a bonus, it comes beautifully packaged).

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This personalized puzzle

Uncommon Goods We Found Each Other Custom Puzzle

We Found Each Other Custom Puzzle

This personalized puzzle

Uncommon Goods We Found Each Other Custom Puzzle

Credit: Uncommon Goods

Have your loved one complete this customized puzzle the way they complete you (sry, couldn’t help ourselves).

this heart-shaped succulent

The Sill Hoya Heart

Hoya Heart

this heart-shaped succulent

The Sill Hoya Heart

Now 15% Off

Credit: The Sill

Give ’em a lil piece of your heart with this precious heart-shaped plant, which comes in your choice of planter and is ridiculously easy to keep alive (even if your cutie is a notorious plant killer).

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Daisy Maldonado

Associate Shopping Editor

Daisy Maldonado is an associate shopping editor at Cosmopolitan who loves writing about fashion trends, must-have beauty products, and digital culture. When she’s not writing, you can almost certainly find her shopping (she knows her credit card numbers by heart) or obsessing over celebrity news. Although she’s acquired an extensive closet over the years, her favorite item she owns is a Harry Styles Love On Tour hoodie she purchased at his concert in Manchester. Daisy’s work has appeared on Refinery29, The Daily Beast, E! News, Allure and more. Keep up with all of her chaotic travels, NYC life and fashionable moments on her Instagram. 

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