Long-Distance Relationship Gift Boxes That Make Miles Disappear

Updated by Timothy Paradis

While it's definitely true that distance means so little when someone means so much, there's no denying that long-distance relationships present some unique challenges. Living apart from your significant other –– connecting only through text or video chat –– adds an extra layer of stress to long-distance love. Thankfully, monthly subscription boxes make it easy to send a little love to any time zone in the world!

Just imagine the smile on your bae's face when they open a sweet reminder of your love with a monthly care package of curated, romantic gifts. Take it beyond the standard love notes, greeting cards and digital gift cards and send a thoughtful gift across the country or overseas with ease. Whether you're searching for a special Valentine's Day Gift, a fun Christmas gift, or a lovebox to spice things up, these gifts for long-distance partners (and long-distance friendships, too) say "I love you" in a special way!

Which subscription boxes make the best long-distance relationship gifts?

Date Night Box Subscription

Date Night Box Subscription

From $23.33 per box
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The creation of a team of marriage and family therapists, each monthly box is designed to strengthen any relationship, delivering a themed date that includes challenges and activities to give couples a night of intimate fun and laughs!

Shipping: Your first box will ship within 5 business days of the order being placed. Your subscription renews on the same day of the month as your first order based on your subscription type (month-to-month, three-month, or six-month). All renewing shipments (your second shipment and onward) will ship within 10 business days of the renewal date.

Customer Review

“We loved our date with Date Crate. It took a moment to get over the awkward feeling of trying something new but it ended up sparking lots of conversation and laughter we otherwise wouldn't have had. We're trying out our second date crate tomorrow!” – Surrey A.

Shaker & Spoon Cocktail Club

Shaker & Spoon Cocktail Club

From $49.91 per box
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Mix things up by giving them a craft cocktail subscription box. Each month, subscribers will get three unique and tasty cocktail recipes, along with everything needed (minus the liquor) to whip up 12 delicious drinks. Every Shaker & Spoon box focuses on a specific liquor, so they’ll be able to make the most of their home bar. Whether they’re celebrating a special occasion, getting together with friends, or just building their bartender expertise, this monthly box will have subscribers raising a glass in delight.

Shipping: The Begin Again Box is slated to ship the week of August 5th. **IF YOU NEED A BOX SOONER, WRITE TO US by clicking the CONTACT SELLER button (bottom of the page) and we’ll hook you up with a different box from our vault!**

Customer Review

"Gave this as a gift and got to try some of the cocktails. The cachaca box was really fun! Really interesting combinations and usually some ingredients leftover for another batch of cocktails." - Leyna M.

Monthly Mocktail Box - Raising the Bar

Monthly Mocktail Box - Raising the Bar

From $60.00 per box
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This delicious subscription service features alcohol-free beverage kits that make it easy to mix sparkly, seasonally-flavored concoctions. Get them prepped with all they'll need, like fresh spices, handcrafted syrups, barware and more.

Shipping: Boxes ship out mid-month.

Customer Review

“Love, love, love this gift! Fantastic box - thoroughly enjoyed every detail. I was especially impressed with the thoughtful garnish - which was included. We already purchased more of the sparking NA wine and mixer. Great way to get turned on to new products/vendors for those of us not imbibing.” – Rachel K.

The Deadbolt Mystery Society Monthly Box

The Deadbolt Mystery Society Monthly Box

From $23.66 per box
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With the Deadbolt Mystery Society, they can have a monthly immersive experience without the dead body to clean up. Each month brings them a unique, stand-alone box that includes intriguing scenarios, lively characters, and fascinating stories.

Shipping: Subscriptions are taken from the first day of the month through the last day of the month at 6PM CST. Boxes ship to subscribers the first week of the following month. (Ex. Subscriptions from December 1-31 ship the first week of Jan 2024). Subscription renewals take place on the 15th of every month. Shipping rates applied when address is added.

Customer Review

“I've been a customer since the beginning. I love the all-in-one monthly boxes. I've collected every box released but until this year, I never completed any. But now I have monthly murder mystery nights with my friends and we have a huge collection to choose from so we're never bored! Highly recommend DMS over all the other subscription boxes.” – Amanda A.

Date Night In Box

Date Night In Box

From $42.58 per box
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Does the special person in your life prefer to spend date night at home instead of going out on the town? This subscription box is perfect for date night! Each box includes several interactive activities and accessories for ambiance along with snacks, mixers, or chef-curated dinner menus. Each month centers around a theme so planning is a cinch!

Shipping: Boxes ship between the 16th-21st. If you subscribe after the 11th of the month at 7 PM EST, your box will be shipped the following month. We estimate your order will deliver within 3-14 business days based on your shipping location.

Customer Review

“This was such a cute box! It was a really fun way for my husband and me to get some real quality time celebrating Valentine's Day. We loved it!” — Cassidy M.

Explore Local Box Monthly

Explore Local Box Monthly

From $45.00 per box
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Take a tasty trip to a new town without leaving the house, thanks to the Explore Local box. Each month, this subscription service spotlights a different U.S. city. They’ll receive a curated selection of artisanal snacks and locally-made treats from that region, along with a beautiful watercolor map and fun facts. It’s a neat way to discover small businesses and local artisans, and it’s the perfect spring subscription box for people who love to travel. With the Explore Local Box, they can sample a little taste of a whole new place.

Shipping: Your first box ships within 3 days of purchase. All subsequent boxes ship the first week of the month. Order by the 14th to receive this month's box.

Customer Review

"GREAT GIFT, GREAT BOX. They support small businesses all around the country and choose the very best locally made items for each month. 10/10 reommend!" - Gene E.

Wordy Traveler Dual Backpacker Subscription One Fiction and One Non-Fiction book

Wordy Traveler Dual Backpacker Subscription One Fiction and One Non-Fiction book

From $87.99 per box
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No matter where in the world they find themselves, the Wordy Traveler sends the sweet message that all places are up for exploration. This seasonal subscription sends them on a new journey every 3 months with 2 books that feature a new destination, 1 fiction and 1 non-fiction, plus a mix of scene-setting gifts and goodies. Plus, every purchase pays it forward to women and children in need.

Shipping: Your first box will ship via USPS Priority Mail within 2 weeks. Subsequent boxes will be shipped quarterly. Renewals take place on the 11th of the month and ship out afterwards. International customers are responsible for any duties.. . Subscriptions must be cancelled 24 hours before the renewal. Once the renewal processes we cannot issue a refund

Customer Review

"I have got 2 boxes and loved them both. Books were great as were the gifts. I got the full suitcase. Loved the most recent with the hat" - Angel S.

The Clean Beauty & Skincare Box - by Laurel & Reed

The Clean Beauty & Skincare Box - by Laurel & Reed

From $43.95 per box
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Everyone from skincare novices to Sephora addicts can get behind the luxurious beauty and skincare products packed into Laurel & Reed. Guaranteed to be clean, each box features a selection of 3 or more non-toxic, all-natural, and cruelty-free products. Plus, it’s also beautifully gift-wrapped, making it the perfect last-minute gift.

Shipping: For first time purchases we ship immediately if current box is available - or you will receive the next box in our shipping cycle - 15th of the month. You will always receive an email from CS to confirm. DELAY: Due to COVID we have seen a delay in shipments WW due to customs, 4 wk+.

Customer Review

“Love love love Laurel & Reed. It is by far my favorite subscription box. Wonderful products you can never go wrong with this one.” – Martin K.

Craft in Style, Monthly Craft Supply Kit Subscription

Craft in Style, Monthly Craft Supply Kit Subscription

From $32.58 per box
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Do they have Pinterest FOMO? Don’t worry! The Craft in Style: Monthly Craft Supply Kit will help them transform their space with cute, unique craft projects. This monthly box sends them a new, on-trend DIY project every month so they can craft everything from handmade soaps to cute terrariums.

Shipping: Sending a gift? We have instant downloadable gift cards! Craft in Style Subscription Box ships within 3-5 business days of your order from the USA. All boxes ship USPS or UPS with tracking. Email us for assistance, anytime!

Customer Review

“I’m looking forward to my next shipment. These boxes are so fun! The packaging is gorgeous. They make a great way to have fun at home and they all make great gifts. What a treat!” — Carol C.

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