Celebrating Valentine’s Day hundreds or maybe even thousands of miles away from your special someone isn’t easy, but it doesn’t mean there isn’t something worth celebrating. In fact, now is the perfect opportunity to show your significant other just how much he means to you.
Sending flowers and chocolates, although beautiful and delicious, is a little cliché. Instead, really think about who your man is, what he likes and what would make him excited.
Sometimes it can be hard to come up with the right words to express yourself when you’re on a Skype date. Try writing down everything you love about your sweetheart and how special they make you feel, and create a video message for them. Email it to them first thing Valentine’s Day morning, and they’ll be sure to have a great day.
These distance bracelets are the male counterpart to a diamond bracelet. These bracelets will serve as a constant reminder that your love is strong. If your special someone doesn’t like jewelry, opt for a keychain instead.
Grab a shoe box and fill it with 14 things your partner loves. They don’t have to be expensive. Stock it with his favorite candy bar or a $5 giftcard to Starbucks. Sometimes it’s the small things that count.
Help him count down the seconds until the next time you get to see each other with a personalized wooden watch. You can engrave the bottom of the watch or the leather strap of the watch with a special message just for him. Made from wood, bamboo and genuine leather, this handmade watch is timeless.
Sometimes falling asleep alone at night is the hardest part. These pillowcases won’t close the distance, but they might make you feel a little bit closer at night when you lay your head down to sleep. This cute You’re Worth Every Mile pillow case will remind your man what you’re working so hard for. BoldLoft also sells other cute gifts for long-distance couples, including T-shirts, coffee mugs and glasses.
Want to know what your guy is up to when you’re not there? Send him a Selfie Click Stick so he can send you snaps of his new favorite coffee shop or the restaurant he wants to take you to the next time you visit.
If there’s anything long-distance couples do well, it’s travel. Get him one of the most detailed scratch maps for travelers. Behind the silver layer, there are markings for resorts, national parks, mountains, rivers, and more. You can scratch off places that you’ve traveled to together or places that are on your Bucket List. Start planning all of the adventures you’ll have when you finally close the distance.
Heat up your Valentine’s Day with a long-distance sex toy. T There are his and her toys that can be controlled from a distance—ANY distance—using Bluetooth technology.
These handmade monogrammed weekender bags are the perfect duffle bags for a long weekend trip to come see you. Choose your color and monogram style so the canvas duffle bag matches your man’s style. Add a coordinating dopp kit for his toiletries.
Heartfelt Books helps you write the story of your relationship. Write short stories about the first time you really knew he was for you, and make a list of songs that remind him of you. Reminisce about one of the craziest things you ever did together, and share with him the time you felt closest. Heartfelt Books then compiles all of your stories into a beautifully designed hardback book.
If you are planning on throwing a special Valentine's date night, find some ideas here!
Instead, dedicate a day that is special to just you two. My Day Registry is an online service where you and your partner can pick a day, month and year that yours alone. Maybe it’s the day you met or the day you plan to close the distance. No one else can have the same registered day as you. You’ll receive a certificate of ownership and a frame.
Jennifer Craig has been in a successful long-distance relationship and started SurviveLDR to encourage those who want to pursue love with partners in far land.
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