Depending on how you look at it, a long distance relationship can be a great opportunity to surprise your partner with presents. Who doesn’t love getting a package? We put together a quick list of great long distance relationship gifts for every budget and many interests!

Etsy

If you’re not familiar with Etsy, have fun getting sucked down the Etsy rabbit hole on your first visit! You can find literally anything on Etsy. Many shops sell handmade and even personalized goods, while others sell vintage.

Some of our favorite Etsy shops are the ones that make personalized gifts that you’ll actually use and like. Even if you have no idea what you want, simply typing in “long distance relationship” yields hundreds of results.

We love this LDR mug and these LDR latitude/longitude coordinates keychains. If you want something handmade that’s not long distance themed, fear not! So many options exist, from jewelry to beard oils, to hula hoops.

Local

Want to give your partner a taste of your city? Putting together a box of local goodies is the perfect way to do it, and it doesn’t have to be expensive. (Tip: If you’re shipping it yourself within the US, choose items that will fit into one of the flat-rate shipping boxes.)

Shipping to another country? Choose light-weight items that don’t contain liquids. Local snacks are a really fun option for international couples. Some exotic potato chip flavors are a good pick, and the air-filled bags can act as shipping material for anything in the box that might be more fragile.

Date-in-a-Box

If you live within a few time zones of each other, plan a special LDR date night and include all the stuff your partner needs to enjoy it! You can send over a DVD (or a USB stick), some microwave popcorn or other treats, a blanket or pillowcase spritzed with your signature fragrance… Get creative!

Teledildonics

Not to toot our own horn, but Teledildonics really can make a great long distance relationship gift. See, what many people report missing the most when they’re long distance is physical intimacy. While it’s not quite the same thing as making love, haptic sex toys like Onyx and Pearl allow you far more intimacy than you’d get with regular old Skype sex. And yes, we can ship straight to your partner.

What’s the best long distance relationship gift you’ve given or received?

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