Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you are probably thinking about what to get your significant other for this holiday. It doesn’t really matter if you are in a new relationship or have been in one for a long time, you two might be apart for this holiday.
If you are in a long-distance relationship you don’t have to despair, just because you are not physically together it doesn’t mean that you are not emotionally together.
You are not alone, research has shown that there are 14 million couples that are currently in a long-distance relationship. Long-distance couples are on average 125 miles apart and try to visit each other at least once per month.
Write Them a Love Letter
Because we live in a modern world, texting, video chatting, and phone calls are the usual forms of communication. But this is where you will spice things up, instead of doing the usual, grab a pen and write them a romantic love letter and surprise them on Valentine’s Day.
Write about how much you love them and cherish them. It is supposed to be cheesy and mushy. If you want to go an extra step, spray the paper with your perfume to make it more special.
Have A Video Call Dinner Date
If we think about it for a minute, the technology we have nowadays is amazing so there is no real reason that you can have a face to face dinner with your partner on Valentine’s Day. All you need to do is take your phone or laptop with you to the restaurant.
Before you go on your date you need to pick your restaurants. It is perfect if you have the same restaurant where you live, but if that’s not the case, you can pick the same style restaurant to make it feel like you are really together.
To top the night off, because it’s illegal to record or use your phone in a movie theatre you can simply watch Netflix together. The most important thing while doing this is that you and your partner are sharing a moment.
Make Your Partner a Scrapbook
Who said that scrapbooking is just meant to be for you and your family. Scrapbooks make an amazing, unique long-distance gift for Valentine’s Day. Gather all of your favorite memory pictures, tickets, receipts or little things that remind you of them and some of the best times that you’ve spent together and create a scrapbook.
It will put a smile on their face and remind you both of some of the best times that you shared despite the distance between you. Sending them a scrapbook will beat a box of chocolate any day.
Send Your Partner a Care Package
Let your partner know how much you love and care about them by sending them a little care package. Assemble a care package with all of their favorite snacks and treats. To make it even better find snacks that will remind your partner of your time together. By sending your partner something meaningful yet fun will show them just how much you care about them.
Surprise Your Partner with Flowers
Gifting your partner flowers is the classic option for couples of all ages. But when you are in a long-distance relationship, gifting your partner fresh flowers in person just isn’t possible at times. But there are many alternatives that you can try.
The best option you can go for is to look for a flower company that delivers fresh flowers internationally. Yes, those exist and the flowers get delivered alive and well. So, being in a long-distance relationship is no longer an excuse for not gifting fresh and beautiful flowers for Valentine’s Day.
Order Them Their Favorite Food
If your partner is a foodie, but you are not together on Valentine’s Day there is still a way you can order them their favorite meal and have it delivered to their front door. This will make them feel really loved and put a big smile on their face.
Pick their favorite restaurant and contact them and place an order that will be delivered to their front door. Nothing says I love you more than your partner knowing your favorite restaurant order.
Surprise Them by Coming to Them
The best present that you can give your long-distance partner is your presence. If you can afford the trip and if you know that you will fit into their plan and won’t make things complicated, plan a surprise trip. There is nothing more romantic than the person that you love but can be with showing up on your doorstep.
Write Notes to Open Throughout Valentine’s Day
As nice your everyday messages might be there us nothing that can compare to getting a handwritten letter from your long-distance partner. This one takes a little bit of pre-planning and time to write out. Mark the envelopes with numbers in which order they need to open them throughout the day.
Record a Video of Your Day
For long-distance couples, normally, they are living very different lives or your partner hasn’t had a chance to visit your hometown and doesn’t know what it looks like and what you can do to spend your days.
Therefore, a video diary will make the best meaningful gift. You can simply use your phone and film a daily vlog for your partner. Show your partner your morning and night routine, where you work and live, how you commute and what you do in your free time to have fun.
You can make a tour of your hometown and show your partner your favorite places. Making a cute sign off message will make the video the best it can be.
As we can see, there are so many cute and fun ways that you can still feel like you are with your partner on Valentine’s Day even though you’re not physically together at that moment. Be creative with your ideas and have fun.