5 Best Gift Ideas For People In Long-Distance Relationships

5 Long-Distance Relationship Gifts Under $40

Stay connected with your loved ones with these long-distance gifts.

You know how tough long distance relationships can be if your significant other transferred across the country to seek a lucrative career opportunity, your best friend pursued a graduate school program in a distant place, or you left home to wander the globe.

To help with the difficulties of long-distance relationships, we've curated a gift guide for any kind of long-distance relationship, be it for couples, a precious family member or a close friend. These presents will bring them closer to you and show them just how much you love them even when you’re miles apart.

Personalized Gift for Couples Coordinates Keychain


At first glance, a keychain might not seem to be the most romantic of long distance relationship gifts. However, it is something your loved one can pick up and take with them every day. And every time they use their keys, it's a chance for them to know how much you adore them.

Here are some fun options:

  • GPS coordinates
  • "I am always with you" morse code 
  • "You have the key to my heart" engraved message
  • "Love will find a way" engraved message
  • Or, personalize this keychain with the words or quote of your choice.

Custom Engraved Notebook and Sketch Pad


Give your precious one a stunning leather-bound journal as a gift. Your dear friend or partner can journal in any notebook but a beautiful and personalized notebook, such as this Custom Engraved Notebook and Sketch Pad, makes for a lovely writing experience and will help the writer to treasure the memories for years and years to come. 

Here are some awesome ideas:

  • “Love will travel as far as you let it. It has no limits.” Dee King
  • “Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it inflames the great.” - Roger de Bussy-Rabutin
  • “Distance is not for the fearful, it’s for the bold. It’s for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love. It’s for those who know a good thing when they see it, even if they don’t see it nearly enough.” - Meghan Daum
  • “If you think missing me is hard, you should try missing you.”
  • “Distance means so little, when someone means so much.” - Tom McNeal
  • Or, personalize this notebook with a photo, words or quote of your choice. 

A notebook is made to be used often so this gift will certainly make a lasting impression; your partner is sure to think lovingly of you every time they use the notebook.

Personalized Engraved Wood Coffee Tray


Was hanging out at the coffee shop your favorite thing to do with your best friend? This Personalized Engraved Wood Coffee Tray is a perfect way to strengthen your coffee dates from afar. Make it extra special by personalizing the tray with your own personal message.

Check out these fun ideas:

  • “Everyone should believe in something. I believe I will have another coffee.”
  • “May your coffee kick in before reality does.”
  • “Love is in the air, and it smells like coffee.”
  • “A bad day with coffee is better than a good day without it.”
  • “I like my coffee like I like myself: strong, sweet, and too hot for you.” - Jak Vanec
  • Or, personalize this coffee tray with the words or quote of your choice.

 Certainly a one-of-a-kind treat for long-distance mates who enjoyed their brews together.

Be Optimistic Wood Tokens

Send Be Optimistic Wood Tokens to friends or family going through a tough time. These tiny engraved wood tokens are ideal for them to take around in their pockets to make them smile, keep focused, and be reminded that they  are incredibly special. These thoughtful tokens help them remain motivated when they feel lonely, or even when they're going through a difficult time.

You can choose what words you want to have engraved, but here are a few ideas: 

  • You are Loved
  • Be You Always
  • Believe In Yourself
  • Happy Place
  • Be Strong
  • Never Give Up
  • Be Yourself

Engraved Wood Slice Sign

How adorable is this Engraved Wood Slice Sign? This charming sign is the ideal piece of decor for a partner who needs to travel for work. It will help them feel more at ease with their new surroundings. And if you can't literally be around them all the time, this heartfelt gesture will ensure that they realize you're still with them in their hearts, even if they're too far away.

You may also check out these on-of-a-kind ideas to surprise your dear ones:

  • Engraved family tree for your grandparents or cousin living far-away
  • Engraved sound wave of your sweet (or sexy) voice for your significant other
  • Sassy quote for your BFF studying out of town
  • Family portrait or pet portrait for your son/daughter across country
  • Custom map of your town with highlights of the places you usually hang out
  • Or, personalize this wood slice with the images, words or quote of your choice.

Keep connecting and nurturing your relationship, no matter the distance. Sometimes, it's the subtle things that make the most difference and show to your loved ones how much you feel about them and your bond.