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Cute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Couples in a LDR

Morgan McMullen

A long-distance relationship comes with a unique set of hurdles. Chief among them—aside from the sporadic spans of celibacy and having to deal with interrogations from family members about when you’re going to take the next step together—is not always getting to spend cute holidays together. Namely, that pink- and red-adorned one dedicated to celebrating love. Ahead, 44 Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your long-distance love…because they’re worth all of the budget airline flights, and then some.

Hearts Scarf Farm Rio $120.00

The heart motifs on this cozy Farm Rio scarf are pure joy. The scarf can be worn year-round, but gifting this on Valentine’s Day is particularly apt.  

SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS Classic Shortbread Assortment $30.00

If your valentine has a sweet tooth, surprise them with pretty cookies decorated in edible flowers from Alma Kitchen. 

Baguette Diamond Pinky Ring Italic $720.00

Remind her that she has you wrapped around her finger in the chicest way possible with this 14k gold and diamond pinky ring. 

Bond Touch Long Distance Bracelet – Set of 2 Urban Outfitters $108.00

It’s rumored that Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello wore these rechargable, waterproof bracelets while they were touring. Simply touch your bracelet for your partner’s to light up and gently vibrate as a way of letting them know you’re thinking of them.

Six-Piece Box of Luxury Chocolates La Maison du Chocolat $17.00

La Maison du Chocolat is the cat’s meow of luxe artisanal chocolate brands. If you date a chocolate lover, gift them the French brand’s gesture box featuring a fresh assortment of milk and dark ganaches and pralines to win at Valentine’s Day. 

Japonica Archive Candle Set VOLUSPA $75.00

This beautiful candle set contains 12 Volupsa votives from the fan-favorite candle line’s Japonica line. Your S.O. will be able to enjoy some now while putting aside a few for the next time you’re reunited to set an ~intimate~ mood. 

Retro AirPods Case for Apple AirPods 1 & 2 YONOCOSTA $8.89

For the tech-y S.O., gift them a clip-on AirPods case that’s cheekily designed to look like a retro landline phone. It’s a thoughtful gift for the person who has thrown a fit or two about not knowing where the f*ck their AirPods are. 

Rose Geranium Bath Bomb NHCO Botanical Bodycare $10.95

We could all use some peace and relaxation these days, which is why this rose geranium-scented bath bomb is a thoughtful gift idea for Valentine’s Day this year. 

Microwave Heating Pad for Back and Shoulder Comfort SunnyBay $33.99

In lieu of being able to hug in person, send them a microwavable heating pad wrapped in a soft, machine-washable fleece for all the cozy feels. Designed to help soothe tired and aching muscles, this multi-use heated pad will be the gift that keeps on giving.

Asem 2 Vase IBKKI $120.00

If their work from home situation could use a design upgrade, here’s a vase that makes for a truly special gift. This one-of-a-kind beauty was handcrafted in the Djurdjura region of Algeria using ancestral artisan techniques. 

Crafting Subscription Home Made Luxe $25.99

If they could use a happy distraction during these emotionally draining times, surprise them with a crafting subscription box. Founded by a mother of twins, Home Made Luxe includes all the supplies needed to create a fun and unexpected DIY art project each month. Subscription plans start at $26 a month, but Crate Joy offers a one-month plan as well.

Women’s Llama Cozy Slippers Soludos $74.95

If you’re a quirky dynamic duo (not unlike these smiling llamas), these slippers will be all the more sentimental.

Kiss Me Lips Candles in Red & Pink NEOS CANDLESTUDIO $27.00

These lip-shaped candles will be an eclectic stand-in for not being able to kiss each other on Valentine’s Day this year. These are cute for year-round decor too.

Personalized Long Distance State Relationship Necklace The Singing Koala $22.99

Etsy seller The Singing Koala offers a range of customizable long distance-themed jewelry, which includes this easily-layered bar necklace depicting two states with a heart in between. A rose gold and gold-plated option are available as well.

PERSONALIZATION OPTIONS Locket Necklace Mejuri $105.00

Beloved jewelry line Mejuri has a turnaround time of two to three days for personalized jewelry orders and ships to 32 countries. Here, a gold vermeil locket whose interior can be engraved with up to 14 characters for no extra cost. 

The Claire Floral Arrangement with Vase Urban Stems $100.00

Sending flowers is expensive, but you’ll get your money’s worth with this Instagram-worthy arrangement of dried flowers that can last for months if they’re cared for properly. 

Halo Jacket in Cherry Cola Alo Yoga $128.00

If she’s an athleisure enthusiast, you’re in luck as Alo Yoga ships all over the world and offers free and easy returns. (Not that she’ll want to return this, though.) Here, a new zip-up style from the brand in a smart neutral shade that pairs nicely with everything. 

Slogan Print Coaster Set More Joy $50.00

There’s no such thing as too many coasters. This set from designer Christopher Kane’s “More Joy” collection will express how much you’re missing them.

EST. 2020 Sweatshirt Yony $19.00

This unisex hoodie from LA-based designer Johnny Schwartz’s new eponymous line, YONY, is certain to be the coolest in their loungewear rotation. In small letters the text beneath YONY reads “Est. in 2020,” which will serve as a reminder that you two are making it through these challenging times together.

UGG Men’s Scuff Slipper UGG $79.95

When it comes to fancy-feeling slippers, UGG reigns supreme. Available in men’s and women’s sizes, this easy breezy gift is sure to be loved.

Soft Mesh Open-Back Night Slip Savage x Fenty $64.95

This mesh slip from Savage x Fenty will make your next reunion even more exciting. 

Coral Violet Adjustable Gemstone Gold ‘So Solar’ Ring Yaa Yaa London $80.00

If you’re after a unique jewelry gift, behold this colorful cocktail ring from British jewelry brand Yaa Yaa London. Unsure of their ring size? Don’t sweat it, this beauty is adjustable.

Men’s Midnight x Black Classic Watch Daem Watches $300.00

If a sleek watch is missing from his wardrobe, this leather number from Brooklyn-based Daem Watches will fill the void. This will also come in handy for counting down the minutes until you’re reunited again. 

Mia 1/2″ Bracelet (14k Gold) Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry $486.00

Just because you’re not going to be there for her to open it, doesn’t mean she doesn’t want jewelry! Heart jewelry happens to be very in at the moment, so gift her a versatile gold bracelet with a lil’ diamond detail.

Oprah’s Favorite Things 2020 Extra Large Sweetheart Hoop Earrings Simone I. Smith

If you’re after a louder heart-shaped style, check out these fun Oprah-approved earrings. This gift also gives back as a portion of the proceeds from every piece in Simone I. Smith’s collection goes directly to The American Cancer Society.

PERSONALIZED GIFT IDEA Holy Basil Adaptogens Powder Supplement Respect des Fonds $40.00

In case you and your S.O. are new to adaptogens (non-toxic plants that support the body’s ability to deal with stress), Respect des Fonds is the brand to gift during these chaotic times. It offers a range of high-grade adaptogens and is completely transparent about how all of their products are sourced. Also cool: Each jar can be customized with up to 30 characters for a personalized touch.

Sam Wolford Reversible Lace Silk Face Mask Wolford $43.00 $21.50 (50% off)

Jennifer Aniston and Kamala Harris have both been spotted wearing Wolford’s popular soft-to-the-touch face coverings. Lace on one side and solid on the other, this mask will be a useful gift for these strange times.

Ice Gel Memory Foam Pillow Blu Sleep Products

A luxe memory foam pillow is a gift they won’t see coming, but will appreciate every night for years to come. This option from Italian pillow brand Blu Sleep has ventilated holes in the foam, which makes it well-suited for sleepers who get hot easily. 

The Chocolates Eyeshadow Palette Juvia’s Place $14.00

This chocolate-themed eyeshadow palette is so good it’s drool-worthy. If they’re a makeup lover, they’ll be able to mix and match these shades to create a range of looks.

Ultrawear Intense Matte Liquid Lip Colour Set Chanel $121.00

For the S.O. with caviar taste, this Chanel Beauty set contains three matte lip colors and a makeup bag she’s guaranteed to keep forever. How do you say “very sexy” in French?

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