Being in a long-distance relationship has its ups and downs, and when it comes to your partner’s birthday, trying to give them a meaningful gift when you can’t be with them can be hard. You don’t want to lose that personal touch that shows you care, but don’t worry! It’s easy to make your loved one feel special even if you can’t be there in person. Here are our favorite 3 birthday gift ideas for long-distance relationships.
Switch Up Your Card
Of course, every gift needs a card, but what can you find that is a little bit different to the everyday, mundane, store-bought card? Well, there are plenty of options – birthday certificates are a little bit unique and are a lot easier to personalize than birthday cards, as you can add different pictures, patterns, text and messages to suit you best. They come in all sorts of styles and can be anything from lovey-dovey to hilarious – whatever you think is best for your partner! You could even go one further and personalize it by adding photos of the two of you, giving you something adorable, heartfelt and cute, too.
Custom Music Box
This is a great, personal gift for anyone of any taste, and if you’re looking for something really special, a custom music box is perfect. Sites like Etsy offer a service in which you can choose an engraving for the lid of the box (your partner’s name, a cute quote or an anniversary date) as well as the tune that plays when open. If you have a song that’s “your song” or just want to remind your partner how much you love them, it’s a really unique and thoughtful gift that is bound to put a smile on their face. You can even fill the box with gifts or little objects – maybe little things that remind them of you, photos, messages, small comforts. It’s very versatile and can be personalized down to the last detail.
Something a bit different is to get you and your partner a long-distance lamp each. These are genius – you keep one and send the other to your partner. Not only is it a lovely addition to their room and perfect for reminding them of you, but you can also communicate with it. If you touch your lamp, theirs will light up and vice versa. There are many that come in lots of different colors, so you can personalize it to their favorite. Some even have an inbuilt speaker that allows you to send songs to your partner, whether that’s a love song to show that you’re thinking about them, a happy song to cheer them up or a song you can both dance to together. It’s great for connecting the two of you in a unique way, making it easier to be apart until the next time you meet.
These are just 3 of our favorites, but there are plenty more out there! Remember that whatever you decide to get, what makes it special is you and the thought you put into it, and your partner is sure to love it because of that alone!