One of the biggest challenges that couples in a long distance relationship face is being able to come up with a thoughtful gift while being physically apart. Because you’re missing out on so many aspects of your long distance boyfriend’s life, you really want to make it up by giving him something extra special on his birthday.
But don’t worry! We have come up with a list of 10 fantastic gift ideas that you can use to put a smile on your partner’s face even when you are miles apart. So let’s take a look at what you can send him to show how much you appreciate him on his special day:
Gifts for Long Distance Boyfriend
A personalized music playlist
Compile a list of songs that you think best represent the way you feel about your boyfriend and send it to him, along with a note that explains why you have picked this particular set of songs. It will help you build a stronger bond with each other and improve your relationship.
If you want to make the gift better and have the budget, you can send him an iPod or a memory stick with the songs already downloaded. This way, your boyfriend can listen to the songs right away after receiving the gift.
A video diary
This is a great gift idea that will make your partner feel closer to you and wouldn’t cost a single cent. One of the biggest downsides to a long distance relationship is not being there to see your partner go about their daily life.
Make a video diary capturing a typical day in your daily life and send it to your boyfriend. You can film yourself from the moment you wake up to just before you go to bed. Don’t just send him silent footage though, put in a narrative that lets him take a peek at what’s going on inside your head when you go about your daily business.
A candy or snack subscription
There are some web shops that send you a box of candies or snacks based on your preferences every month for a year. Sign your boyfriend up, and every time he receives a box of sweets, he will think of you!
A customized birthday care package
Leverage your knowledge of your boyfriend’s taste to send him a treasure chest of small presents that will melt his heart. Get a box and fill it up with his favorite candies, some treats that you know he loves, a few photos that capture some of the best moments in your relationship, and really just anything else that you can think of.
To make it even more personal, you can bake cookies and include them in the box of treats. To make it healthier, you can also put in some nuts and dried fruits. Finally, add in a handwritten note or birthday card and you can be sure that your boyfriend will certainly feel the love you’re trying to convey when he opens the box.
A custom-made T-shirt
A T-shirt is something practical that you can give your boyfriend that will be useful to him. Make the gift more intimate by designing a one-of-a-kind shirt that will keep you on his mind whenever he wears it.
You can print a phrase on the shirt that has a special meaning to the both of you. You can also use visuals like a photo of you together or a map showing the location of where you first met. You can have anything printed on the shirt so let your imagination run free!
A jar of sweet notes
Think up short, sweet messages that your boyfriend will like and write each one down on a separate piece of paper. Fold them up and put them in a jar. Then, send the jar to your boyfriend and have him read one note a day or he can choose to read one when he’s feeling down.
A personalized watch
If you have the budget, a watch is always a great gift for a man. Depending on his preferences, you can get him a stylishly modern one or a vintage one. Then, have a personalized message carved on the back of the watch to turn the watch into a unique gift.
A painting of your photo
Instead of sending him a framed photo or a printed photo book (which, let’s face it, is quite predictable), why not have an artist hand-paint his favorite picture of the two of you together? Not only will it be one-of-a-kind, but it will surely be an unexpected surprise that’s perfect for his birthday.
A mug with a quote on it
Think of a specific quote that describes your relationship then have it printed on a mug. Send it to your boyfriend and every time he drinks tea or coffee from it, he will think of you. The bonus here is that he will eventually associate that warm fuzzy feeling you get from drinking a hot drink with you!
A book of coupons
This is where you can get creative! Think up a few coupons that your boyfriend would love. For example, a naughty Skype session, a movie date night or whatever you think he’d appreciate. If you need some inspiration for this, there are many love coupon ideas available at your fingertips on the internet.
Is there a gift you have received from your long distance partner that you think should be added to our list?