If you're spending Valentine's away from your S.O., here’s a list that will help you find the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your long distance partner.
Valentine's can be either very romantic or very depressing. If you're half across the world from your favorite person, you’ll probably won’t want to do much except be glued to the phone on Skype or Facebook. That’s okay, but you could actually have a great Valentine's Day if you think ahead and give your S.O. a gift from abroad.
The Lovebox connected Messenger
This is a small box connected to a cloud where you can leave a message. It combines nostalgia for pagers and a convenient and subtle way of staying connected. It's like writing love notes on post-its when you can’t physically do it. Once connected to your phone, use the app to send a sweet message to your honey; it's much more exciting than a text. The heart on the box will spin, alerting your partner that they’ve got mail. This could be an adorable gift for parents or grandparents, too.
The Furbo Pet Cmera
Being away from your partner is hard, but what about being away from the dog you and your S.O. co-parent? This is the perfect gift for when you have to be away from your best friend. It’s a two-way pet camera and app-operated treat dispenser where you can watch, talk to, and fling treats at your pup or kitty.
Nothing says “I love you, I miss you, and I can’t wait until we meet again at a middle point” like matching underwear. It’s also an excuse to show them off to each other.
An instant camera bundle
You don’t want digital photos, trust me. You want instantly printed, physical, and private-as-can-be pictures that you can hold in the palm of your hand.
Syncing Heartbeat Pillows
Each person has a wristband they wear to bed and a small speaker you can place under your pillow. The wristband picks up your realtime heartbeat and sends it to the other person's pillow. In your own pillow, you can hear the heartbeat of your loved one, wherever they are in the world.
Long distance touch lamps
The lamp is a signal. Every time you touch it, it will light up wherever its pair finds itself. It’s like a lighthouse or the light at the end of the tunnel. Beautiful.
A good old-fashioned letter is the best thing you can receive. There’s something magical, even mystical about a handwritten letter that really does it for everyone. But! A handwritten, personally-delivered letter isn’t that cool. You know what’s cool? A love letter that arrives through the mail.
If, for whatever reason, you can’t seem to write a letter...
It’s pretty much the same, except, if you find yourself traveling without your S.O., this will certainly help. It’s true that a postcard lacks the immediacy of any instant message service, but here you have physical proof for posterity that you went to that place where you’re sending the postcard. It’s also a way of involving your love on a solo trip, to make that person feel like they were with you every step of the way.
It’s a classic for a reason. Do your research, plan ahead, and send those flowers. Nothing beats the feeling of having something delivered to your door, and since it’s not you who’s there to actually give it to them, it’ll feel even more magical.
A plane ticket
Sometimes it takes a grand gesture, and this is as grand as it gets. So, you can either buy a plane ticket for yourself to be with that special someone on a special day, or better yet, have them fly to you!
With these gifts, there’s no reason whatsoever for Valentine's to be a sad day. Ok, maybe a little. But this list helps, right?
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