Just because you’re in a long distance relationship doesn’t mean the gifts you get your man can’t be original, creative, and loving.
Distance makes things somewhat difficult, yes, but it also opens up a whole new world of possibilities, so long as you have an open mind for new ideas.
Surprise your dearest with a gift every now and then instead of waiting for the perfect occasion to let him know how much he means to you.
The ideas listed here are divided into three types, depending on what kind of gift-giver you are.
Do it yourself gifts
An adorable idea that is bound to bring a smile to your man’s face is to make him a container full of encouragement.
Not as abstract as it sounds, this gift is easy to make and immensely thoughtful.
Use any writeable surface, from paper, through popsicle sticks, to small strips of cardboard.
Write down a brief message of encouragement, love, support, or even a joke.
Tell him to take out one message each day, as every day will be a new chance to make him smile, think and remind him how much you love him.
Care packages are actually readily available online, but I personally find them a little… impersonal.
If you really love your boyfriend, than you’ll know what he loves, what moves him, what calms him down, and what makes him thrive.
Use this to create a care package of your own.
Even better is to toss in something from your country or city, that he can’t get otherwise.
You can also buy one item for every week or month that you’re not together, and label the gifts accordingly.
It may take a while to build the care package, but the care and love will show.
Men love women with a sense of humor.
And creating a seemingly manly wilderness survival guide that actually discusses how to survive the distance between you two will really hit the nail on the head.
Flip through a few actual survival guides online to get a feel for the writing style, especially if you’re not a very skilled writer.
Then, find a way to adapt it into the scrapbook, with witty details, comments, photos and postcards.
Get a table of contents and categorize it into chapters; go crazy with it!
With this gift, there are no limits to your imagination.
If you can afford it…
Get him a plane ticket
If there is something every long distance relationship movie has taught us, it’s that surprise visits are a risky proposition.
You’ll most likely disrupt your partner’s weekly plans, and while love conquers all, we’re still human.
Men, in particular, aren’t too keen on this gesture, as it can make them feel you don’t trust them, and want to spy on them.
Instead, get him a plane ticket with an open date to where YOU live.
And ask him not to announce when he plans to arrive so that he surprises you instead.
Enclose the ticket and a sexy selfie into an envelope and scent it to leave him guessing what’s inside.
Yes, you read it correctly: you can actually buy a heartbeat pillow.
What’s the deal?
A pillow and a bracelet function as one.
The bracelet firstly picks up on your pulse when it’s worn.
The pillow then receives the pulse (in real time, mind you!), and you can fall asleep listening to your beloved’s heartbeat.
While it’s a little pricier, this innovative gadget allows for intimacy no matter the distance.
And, for you, it makes you feel as though you’re resting your head on his chest, which we can all agree is one of the best feelings.
Make his day from far away
Has your man had a bad day, or a bad week?
You know that, if you were there, you could throw him a Netflix and chill night, with your favorite takeout and a conversation… but sadly, you can’t even drive to him.
Lucky for us, a lot of restaurants and fast food joints offer online ordering!
You can even customize a pizza order with a note.
Order a six pack of his favorite brew as well, and you’re the best girlfriend a long distance boyfriend could ask for.
Then suggest you stream a movie together and watch simultaneously.
Don’t forget to come prepared with a selection of his favorite movies!
Organize his friends
Similarly, you can remotely organize a gift in the form of a surprise night out.
Whether your man has had a bad day, or he’s celebrating, or simply needs some downtime, you can make his night awesome, even if you’re not there.
This only works, though, if you know his friends.
Be the organizer of a small guys’ night out, or a mixed friends’ party.
Call them all up or create a chat group and explain the situation.
Make a reservation at your boyfriend’s favorite place, all without him knowing.
If you want to play it even more creatively, send him hints and clues during the day that you’re preparing something.
As a last message have a cab pick him up and take him to the address you gave them.
Watch him grow in anticipation throughout the day, getting more and more thrilled about the surprise, as if you were actually there to organize it.
It’s a gift he’ll never forget.
Arrange a sexy Skype call
Men adore lusty little gifts.
However, when you’re so far away, it can prove to be… difficult, to say the least.
The next best thing is to organize somewhat frequent sexy Skype calls.
Get some candles in your room, and select some lacey underwear
Turn into a sexy naughty vixen at least once a week, and make his nights memorable by sexting and Skyping.
What you should always remember is that distance means little for couples truly in love.
As they say, distance makes the heart grow fonder.
And to make sure your man never strays, keep him hooked on you by learning how to talk dirty.
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