Valentine's Day Gifts for Long Distance Couples

Celebrating Valentine's Day as a long distance couple may seem lonely, but this special event is the time to show your love and appreciation for your partner, even from miles apart!

Planning a virtual Valentine's Day celebration shows your partner that no matter the distance, your love is still strong and unwavering - the perfect example of "if they wanted to, they would".

One of the most meaningful ways to express your love on Valentine's Day is through thoughtful and heartfelt gifts. Here's why.

Sending gifts as a way to bridge the distance gap

  • Emotional Connection: Sending gifts to your partner, especially those with sentimental value or something that keeps you close in spite of the distance, helps build a stronger emotional connection. Gifts are one way to remind them of your affection, love, and commitment, making them feel closer to you even when miles apart.
  • Surprise Element: Unexpected gifts can bring about a sense of surprise and excitement! Long distance relationships means you can't always be there to celebrate special days together, but surprising them with a gift is a meaningful gesture that makes your presence felt.
  • Shared Experiences: Gifts that you can experience together, like matching accessories, virtual activities, and online workshops or or can create shared experiences, further bridging the distance gap! Who says you have to be physically together to have fun creating new memories? It's all about getting creative, and using technology to your advantage.
  • Communicating Thoughtfulness: A carefully chosen gift conveys that you're thinking about your partner and understand their likes and interests, reinforcing the bond between you. It shows that you're paying attention to the little things, reassuring them that you're committed to the relationship in spite of the distance.
  • Creating Anticipation: Contrary to the surprise element, the anticipation of a coming gift can also keep the spark alive in a long-distance relationship, fostering a sense of looking forward to shared future times!

Tips for choosing the perfect Valentine gift for your long-distance partner

  1. Understand Their Preferences: Take into account your partner's likes, hobbies, and interests. A gift that aligns with their personal preferences shows you understand them deeply, improving emotional intimacy.
  2. Choose Something They Need: In a video call, they probably mentioned something they need or want in passing. Get it for them! A practical item or a care package, this conveys your care and affection, making their life a little bit easier.
  3. Think of Shared Memories: Gifts related to shared memories or inside jokes bring nostalgia and deepen your emotional connection. Whether it's about your first romantic date, your favorite movie, favorite meal, or a special moment, these gifts bring back happy memories and create new ones.
  4. Opt for Experiential Gifts: Consider gifts that can provide a shared experience, such as online activities or workshops where you can have fun or learn together. Such gifts can create new memories even when you're apart.
  5. Consider Delivery Logistics: Be mindful of delivery times, especially if you're in different time zones. Choose a reliable delivery service that guarantees your gift will arrive on time.
  6. Include a Personal Message: Including a heartfelt note or a video message can make the gift even more special! It's a great way to express your feelings and the meaning behind the gift.

With the right gift and intention, you'll still be able to have a fun and romantic celebration with your partner! Here are the best gifts that will make both of your Valentine's Day special.

Virtual Date Night Experiences

Private Virtual Cooking Class

 

Private Virtual Cooking Class

Make your virtual dinner date more memorable and cook the same meal together as if you're in the same room! The Chef and The Dish offers private virtual cooking classes with professional chefs from around the world, teaching you traditional dishes from their country. This is a unique and fun way to bond with your partner on Valentine's Day!

Virtual Wine Tasting

Virtual Wine Tasting

A romantic dinner isn't complete without a glass of wine! Cozymeal offers virtual wine tasting experiences with expert sommeliers who will guide you and your partner through different types of wines and pair them with cheeses. This is a great way to learn something new together.

Pair this gift with: a Wine and Cheese Gift Box

Wine and Cheese Gift Box  | Shadow Breeze

After your virtual wine tasting experience, your partner might crave for more! This gift box from Shadow Breeze includes personalized stemless wine glasses, merlot cheddar cheese spread in tin, cabernet cheddar cheese spread in tin, brie cheese spread in tin, olive oil and sea salt crackers, and a personalized card with your message.

Live Stream Concerts

Live Stream Concerts

Are your fave artists having a Valentine's Day special show? Check out Songkick's list of live stream concerts happening on Valentine's Day, or the month of February. You can both watch and enjoy the show together, sing along to your favorite songs, and have a virtual concert date night experience! You might even discover your new theme song or your new favorite band/artist.

Online Mixology Class

Online Mixology Class

Craft your own cocktails with your partner in a virtual mixology class by Couples Classes NYC. You'll learn how to make different drinks while you bond and have fun, and it gives you something to look forward to when you're finally able to meet up in person!  This is a perfect gift if you're a couple who loves trying new things and enjoy a good drink.

Pair this gift with: A Cocktail Gift Box

A Cocktail Gift Box | Shadow Breeze

The fun and magic of mixing drinks on your romantic day might linger even after your virtual date night, so give your partner a little something to continue the fun! This Cocktail Gift Box from Shadow Breeze includes two martini glasses, a personalized three piece cocktail shaker, a stainless steel jigger, and a Cosmopolitan martini mix.

Movie Night + Movie Night Gift Box

Movie Night + Movie Night Gift Box

If you're a couple who loves motion pictures, then your Valentine's Day isn't complete without watching a movie together. Pick a movie that both of you love or have yet to watch, or to make it more romantic, recreate the feeling by watching the same movie you first watched together! For a complete experience, send them this Movie Night Gift Box filled with popcorn with a variety of flavors, a polar fleece blanket, and a personalized insulated tumbler.

Virtual Coffee Tasting

Virtual Coffee Tasting

If you want to celebrate V Day peacefully, you can opt to book an early morning virtual coffee tasting. Spend the morning together as you explore various coffee flavors side by side. It's a heartwarming way to start your Valentine's Day, deepening your connection as you share the simple joy of savoring a cup of coffee despite the miles in-between.

Virtual Escape Room

Virtual Escape Room

Add some thrill to your Valentine's Day with a virtual escape room! You and your partner can put on your detective hats and embark on a digital scavenger hunt. It's not just about being together online, it's about solving mind-bending puzzles, racing against the clock, and winning the game online. It's a date night and a fun experience all at once!

Flower Arranging

Flower Arranging

You might not be able to give her flowers personally, but you two can still arrange flowers together, and isn't that a more romantic gesture? In this virtual workshop by Alice's Table, an expert flower arranger will guide you and your partner in creating beautiful bouquets, providing you a kit with hand-picked flowers. You can even send her the finished product as a surprise gift!

Valentine's Tarot Reading

Valentine's Tarot Reading

After enjoying your virtual candlelit dinner, why don't you spice things up with a virtual tarot reading? This set from Uncommon Goods includes 78 beautifully illustrated cards and a 1-hour session with an expert instructor who will give insight into your relationship and an opportunity to reflect on your love for each other.

The Louvre Museum Virtual Tour

The Louvre Museum Virtual Tour

Embarking on a virtual tour of The Louvre with your long-distance partner is a sophisticated turn on, an intellectual thrill that can be sexier than phone sex. Just visit their website and together you get to explore digital halls of art and culture, fostering an intimate bond that transcends physical proximity and indulges your shared love for history and aesthetics.

Thoughtful Gifts and Gift Boxes

Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger

Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger

The Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger is an incredibly thoughtful gift for your partner. It serves as a digital love letter, sending your message real time as the heart attached literally spins like crazy until they open the lid to read it! This device  is connected to an app so you can send messages anytime, anywhere. A perfect gift to close the distance - sending love letters and make your partner smile anytime of the day.

Dream Big Gift Box

Dream Big Gift Box | Shadow Breeze

Long Distance Valentine's Day might seem lonely, but it doesn't have to be. Cheer your partner up with this Dream Big Gift Box and let them feel your support for their dreams even from miles away! After all, Valentine's  Day isn't just about showing love for each other, but also supporting each other's goals and aspirations.

Print and Frame a Video

Print and Frame a Video

Aside from a PowerPoint night, you can let them know what you've been up to and what's your favorite thing about them by capturing your favorite moments together on video. Then have it printed and framed in a sleek-looking Infinite Object, so they can keep it forever and always remember the love between you two.

Care Package

Care Package | Shadow Breeze

Despite the physical gap, sending a Care Package can give your long-distance partner a sense of proximity and affection. It's not just a gift, but a promise for the near future when you can share these comforts in person. It includes microwavable slippers, USB electric essential oil diffuser, essential oils, honey filled drops, and facial tissues.

Smart LED Display

Smart LED Display

Because you're not by their side for now, give them this smart gadget that will remind them everyday of almost any kind of information or notification - the Tidbyt. It shows updates on weather, news, train schedules, can be connected to Spotify, and social media accounts in real time! You can also send them personalized messages and reminders to brighten their day anytime.

Tea Gift Box

Tea Gift Box | Shadow Breeze

The Tea Gift Box is perfect for your tea-loving partner this Valentine's Day. Indulge their love for tea with this curated selection of tasty blends, paired with complimentary treats. Relish a cup together, virtually, savoring the shared warmth despite the miles, transcending distance with every sip.

Touch Bracelets

Touch Bracelets

This matching touch bracelet is a perfect way to feel close to your partner despite the distance. When one touches their bracelet, the other receives a gentle vibration on their wrist and the bracelet will light up, letting them know that they're thinking about each other! It's a subtle yet meaningful way to stay connected and you can choose from different colors.

Spa Gift Box

Spa Gift Box | Shadow Breeze

When you know your partner has had a hard day, or a busy week prior or after Valentine's Day, you can send  them this Spa Gift Box for some well-deserved relaxation and self-care. It includes microwaveable slippers, essential oils and an USB oil diffuser, scented candle, body lotion, and more - perfect for creating a spa experience at home. You can even schedule a virtual spa date!

Heart-shaped Weighted Pillow

Heart-shaped Weighted Pillow

The heart-shaped weighted pillow is a gorgeous Valentine's gift for your partner. It has a comforting weight that emulates a loving hug, and you can even spray your signature scent to make it even more familiar and intimate.  A perfect gift to remind them that even though you're apart, your heart belongs to them.

Facial Gift Box

Facial Gift Box | Shadow Breeze

The Facial Gift Box is a thoughtful Valentine's Day gift for your partner, especially if you know they value their skin! Filled with five facial masks with varying benefits, a gua sha sculpting tool, and a jade facial roller, they can have a soothing skin care experience on Valentine's Day while video chatting with you, and use the remaining masks whenever they  want!

Cloud Body Pillow

Cloud Body Pillow

This is your partner's new cuddle buddy when you can't be there. Buffy's Cloud Body Pillow has a soft and fluffy feel with just the right amount of cuddleable squish. Made with eucalyptus fibers sourced from forests that have been sustainably managed. They can hug this body pillow to sleep and imagine it's holding them in your place, making the distance not as lonely.

Celebration Gift Box

Celebration Gift Box | Shadow Breeze

Who says you can't celebrate special occasions while being apart? With this Celebration Gift Box, filled with two champagne flutes, a bottle of TÖST, and gummy bears for a sweet treat, you and your partner can still raise your glasses and make a toast to your love virtually. Love knows no distance when there's effort and creativity!

Mini Charcuterie Gift Box

Mini Charcuterie Gift Box | Shadow Breeze

For the significant other who loves to snack, this Mini Charcuterie Gift Box is the perfect Valentine's Day surprise. It includes a mini charcuterie board, acacia wooden snack bowl, mini charcuterie spreader, gourmet crackers, and cheese spread for a fancy snacking experience even from miles away. You can also schedule a virtual date night with a glass of wine and enjoy this delicious treat together!

Subscriptions and E-gifts for Valentine's Day

A Membership for Cheaper Flight Deals

A Membership for Cheaper Flight Deals

For the travel-loving partner, a membership to Going is a perfect gift. This subscription offers alerts for cheaper flight deals, helping them in planning for future trips. You can even plan a welcome surprise and meet them at their chosen destination!

Disney+ Subscription

Disney+ Subscription

Gift your partner a world of entertainment with a Disney+ Subscription. Let them enjoy popular films and TV series, from Disney classics to Marvel blockbusters and Star Wars sagas. It's a perfect way to plan virtual movie dates together!

Netflix Subscription

Netflix Subscription

Another streaming platform you can gift to your partner! Netflix offers a wide range of TV shows, movies, and documentaries that you can both enjoy together. You can even use the Netflix Party extension to synchronize your viewing experience and chat while watching not only on Valentine's Day, but whenever you want to have a cozy virtual date night.

Masterclass Subscription

Masterclass Subscription

The Masterclass Subscription is a wonderful Valentine's gift for your intellectually curious partner. Show that you support their personal growth and give them access to lessons from experts in various fields, helping them pursue their passions.

DoorDash Gift Card

DoorDash Gift Card

Since you can't eat together for now, give them a DoorDash Gift Card instead to still satisfy their cravings! They can order their favorite meals from local restaurants without leaving their home, and you both can still virtually enjoy a meal together!

Airbnb Online Experiences

Airbnb Experiences

The Airbnb Online Experiences gift is a unique Valentine's gesture that transcends physical boundaries. You can choose from a wide range of  online experiences like cooking classes, art workshops, and more, to do together virtually. Create unforgettable moments and learn something new with your partner!

SpaFinder Gift Card

SpaFinder Gift Card

Give your partner their well-deserved pamper time on Valentine's Day with a SpaFinder Gift Card!  They can choose from a variety of spa and wellness services, including massages, facials, and more, at participating locations worldwide.  It's a perfect gift for some much-needed relaxation and self-care. 

AloMoves Gift Card

AloMoves Gift Card

Gift your partner an AloMoves Gift Card for a fun, fitness-filled Valentine's Day! They'll love the variety of yoga, fitness, and meditation classes they can do right at home. Plus, it's a great way to stay healthy together, even from afar!

Broadway Gift Card

Broadway Gift Card

If your partner is a theater lover, surprise them with a Broadway Gift Card! They can stream live musicals and plays from BroadwayHD, bringing the magic of Broadway right to their home. It's a great way to still enjoy the arts together.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Love, No Matter How Far You Are

Celebrating Valentine's Day virtually takes a bit of creativity and thoughtfulness so you can still make your partner feel loved and cherished, even from a distance!

These heartwarming gifts and experiences can bridge the gap, making distance seem trivial amid the celebration of love. Remember, it's not just about the gift, but the thought and love that comes with it. For now, you may have to celebrate love differently, but it doesn't make it any less special, especially when it's with the right person.

Happy Valentine's Day! 

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