What To Get Your Long-Distance Partner — Besides A Trip To See You

When you're in a long-distance relationship, getting your partner a trip to see you is an obvious gift that checks all the boxes: it's useful, thoughtful, and memorable. But depending on your schedule or cashflow situation, buying a plane ticket or taking time off work isn't always doable. Sometimes you have to cave and get your partner an actual thing, which isn't the end of the world.

Ahead, we found the best gifts that will show your long-distance partner that you care. Some of the options will make their alone time feel a little less lonely. Others will make back-and-forth travel a bit more tolerable. And a few of these gifts will help you feel closer as a couple, despite your physical distance.


Whether you live miles apart or are just temporarily out of arm's reach, these are the gifts you want to get your partner.


Whether they're wearing new lingerie, you're wearing new lingerie, or you both are, give the gift of dressed-up sexy selfies.
Savage x Fenty Women's Floral Lace Zip-up Teddy$74.00 Buy

Phone stand

Prop your phone up on this stand for FaceTime dates that go all night.
elago M2 Stand - Rose Gold$19.99 Buy

Portal From Facebook

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The perfect gift for a bi-coastal partnership.
Facebook Portal From Facebook$179.00 Buy

"Send nudes" pin

A pin to celebrate your favorite couple's activity: sending nudes.
Towne9 Send Nudes Polaroid Enamel Pin$10.00 Buy

State clock

So they know when it’s time to send you a "goodnight" text.
Storsberry Custom State Clock$30.00 Buy

Body pillow

For the little spoons missing their big spoons.
Leachco Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow - Grey$64.99 Buy

Bluetooth vibrator

This vibrator is controlled by a smartphone app and can be turned on from any distance. So your partner can do the honors of making you orgasm from across the country.
Lovenese Lush 2$119.00 Buy
Photo: Courtesy of Away.


If they’re going to be traveling to come see you, might as well get them a practical suitcase. This one has a built-in phone charger and won’t get lost in a sea of black rolling cases on the luggage carousel.
Away The Carry-On$225.00 Buy

Matching phone case

Using a couple's phone case shows the world who they're texting.
AlphaCases Stars iPhone Case Heart Couple$30.99 Buy
Photo: Courtesy of Izola.

Dopp kit

A new dopp kit for all those future overnight trips.
Izola Weather the Storm Shave Kit$48.00 Buy
Photo: Courtesy of Bloomsy Box.

Bouquet subscription

Send your partner a recurring bouquet of flowers every month that you're away.
Bloomsy Box Bloomsy Original$39.99 Buy


Pretty stationery for all those love letters you said you were going to send each other.
Paper Source Crushed Blush Stationery Set$14.95 Buy


This classic planner comes with a two-page map so you can track all your trips.

Poketo Moment Planner in Small$26.00 $22.00 Buy


A candle to match the perfume you always wear.
Le Labo Santal 26 Classic Candle$75.00 Buy

The Sun Is Also A Star

This bittersweet story of a couple working through their own LDR challenges could give you hope for your relationship. Send a copy and keep one, so you can do a book club for two
Delacorte Press The Sun Is Also a Star$18.99 $14.31 Buy

Long-distance lamps

Tap this light when you’re thinking about your partner, and their corresponding lamp will simultaneously light up miles away. Cheesy? Yes. Cute? Also yes. Funny way to creep them out in the middle of the night? Sure, that too.
Uncommon Goods Long Distance Friendship Lamp$170.00 Buy

SiriusXM gift card

Your partner is always game to take a road trip to visit you, so give them a SiriusXM subscription so they can listen to the best tunes along the way.
SIRIUS $50 Prepaid Service Card$50.00 Buy

Blue Apron gift card

Sign the both of you up for Blue Apron and you can cook the same dinner "together" each night.
Blue Apron Gift Card$60.00 Buy
Photo: Courtesy of Etsy.


Matching mugs with your corresponding states can help keep your coffee ritual unscathed, even when you're away.
Baby Cake Lane STATE to STATE Long Distance Mug$12.00 Buy


A millennial pink vibe gives them something to look forward to.
LELO ELISE™ 2$199.00 $139.00 Buy

Instagram photo book

Cherishing memories is important when you're in an LDR. Print a photo book of the Instagrams you posted during your last visit so they can re-live them whenever they want.
Artifact Uprising Instagram Friendly Books$15.00 Buy

Foot massager

You can't rub their feet at the end of a long day, but this gift is the next best thing.
Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager Machine with Heat$149.95 $124.96 Buy

Audible gift card

Start listening to the same Audible book and you can compare notes along the way, like a virtual book club.
Audible Gift Card$45.00 Buy
Photo: Courtesy of Amazon.

Going Into Town: A Love Letter To New York

This clever New York City-themed picture book will remind them why they moved away in the first place.
Amazon Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York$28.00 $15.91 Buy
Photo: Courtesy of Bed Bath & Beyond.

Laptop lap desk

People in LDRs can Netflix and chill, too.
Bed Bath & Beyond Deluxe XL Laptop Lap Desk in Black Carbon$49.99 Buy

Neck pillow

This comfortable neck travel pillow makes those discount bus tickets seem like a good idea after all.
MoMA Ostrich Pillow Go$60.00 Buy
Photo: Courtesy of Lush.

Bath bomb

A sexy bath bomb for all your partner's "me time."
Lush Sex Bomb$7.95 Buy

Hulu gift card

So you can both cry to This Is Us together.
Hulu Hulu Gift Card$25.00 Buy
Photo: Courtesy of Lumee.

Light-up phone case

A light-up phone case, because taking sexy selfies requires just the right lighting.
Lumee LuMee Duo Marble iPhone 8, 7, 6s, 6 Case$69.95 Buy

College hoodie

Wearing this college hoodie will remind your partner of all the memories you shared together. But it's made with cashmere yarn, so it's fancier than the ratty sweatshirt they actually wore in college.
Hillflint University of Michigan | Cashmere Hoodie | Michigan Wol$265.00 Buy

Picture frame

Fill this cube frame with the fun Polaroid photos you took together.
Urban Outfitters Instax Mini Cube Picture Frame$12.00 Buy

Travel toiletries

Upgrade their travel toiletries with this Kiehl's set. It comes with all the fancy night creams that they always forget to pack.
Kiehl's Best of Kiehl's$40.00 Buy

Outlet Adapter

They could probably use another outlet adapter for their travels; this one isn't hideous.
Flight 001 5-in-1 Universal Adapter$35.00 Buy
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