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?
Even if you have to do date night over FaceTime, it's still a great opportunity to tune in and connect with one another. That's especially true when date night is designed by the pros at Crated with Love. Making it a point to keep love and laughter happening in all types of relationships, this box is designed by marriage and family therapists to enhance the ties that bind. Unbox a themed date night that's filled with couple's challenges, games, and activities!
Skip the bond touch bracelets and the 'hug this pillow until' pillowcases, and instead, raise those glasses and toast to a bond like no other with the Shaker & Spoon Cocktail Club. Bringing everything they need to create craft cocktails, including 3 drink recipes, syrups, mixers and garnishes, this unique gift gives them the chance to have the ultimate at-home bartending experience
Looking for a fun way to relieve that homesick feeling and enjoy a unique date night over Facetime? Well, Raising the Bar has you covered with the Monthly Mocktail Box. Featuring fabulous alcohol-free libations, every month's box will get them ready to prepare seasonally flavored mocktails. Whether it's just for them or you've got a box on the way to each of you, unpack all that's needed to mix, stir, shake up and enjoy!
No one has been quite as affected by the pandemic as the travel and entertainment biz, so send a musical love message that's not only a heart-warming gift, but also a box that gives back to artists and small businesses who are feeling the weight of Covid restrictions. Perfect for couples who bond over travel and live music, Safiya's World Music Playlist offers a range of boxes that are packed with handcrafted gifts and good tunes!
The Deadbolt Mystery Society is a monthly box that makes the cut for long-distance relationship gift ideas because it offers a great opportunity to shift our focus off of the distance and onto fun! Keep your partner on their toes with a DIY stand-alone mystery offering an immersive world filled with challenging gameplay, puzzles, codes and clues just waiting to be solved.
Take the struggle out of long-distance date nights with the Date Night In Box, the perfect fill in when you can't be there IRL. Each fun box leaves the planning to the pros and makes spending time with your special someone a smashing success -- even over Skype! Each month's themed box sends activities (with all the supplies), snacks, convo starters, and custom recipes. There's even a Spotify playlist to set the mood.
Quit searching for the answer to 'why I miss you' and send a staycation trip like no other with the Explore Local Box, one of the best gifts for those permanently afflicted by wanderlust. Travel lovers will delve into the uniqueness of cities throughout the States with a one-of-a-kind box that explores the month's destination through local favorites and treats, including small-shop goodies, artisanal snacks and more.
No matter where in the world either of you find yourselves, 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.
My Coffee and Book Box (12 Ounce Bag of Gourmet Coffee, 2 New Hardcover Books, and an eBook selection)
What's Included: What better way is there to fill in the time between meetings than to sit back and enjoy a bestseller and a fresh brew? A thoughtful gift for coffee-loving bookworms, My Coffee and Book Club delivers the perfect combo every month! They'll receive a 12oz bag of small-batch, micro-roasted premium coffee in either whole bean or ground, along with 2 hardcover books in a preferred genre. Nothing says love like a filled-to-the-brim coffee mug and a good book!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 2 business days from ordering; future boxes ship on the 1st of the month
What's Included: Laurel & Reed is one of the best gifts for your beautiful BFF who wants only the best in all things body and beauty! Boasting nothing but 5-star reviews, this monthly beauty box features the top vegan, cruelty-free, nontoxic and all-natural brands in clean beauty. Open each box to find a mix of full-size beauty essentials including skincare products, makeup and cosmetics, stress-relieving bath items, and top-quality accessories.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. immediately if the current box is still available for first-time purchases; following boxes ship on the 15th of the month
Now there's no need to worry about the time difference, because you can keep your LDR partner alert and fresh for those late-night phone calls by gifting them a subscription to Tayst Coffee. More than just a delicious brew, this earth-first company is on the pinnacle of the green revolution, fully committed to delivering sustainably grown, Rainforest Alliance-certified coffee packed into 100% plastic-free Keurig-compatible compostable pods.
Looking for a gift to go with that keepsake photo mug you had made just for them? The Steep Society Tea Club is the perfect gift for tea lovers, setting out to treat them to some of the best teas in the world. Unlike the personalized gift from Sips by, this box delivers a pre-selected mix of 4 premium, top-rated teas, selected from over 150 global brands, along with brewing instructions to ensure the a perfect cup every time!
Sun prints, wall hangings, and cross-stitch: Craft in Style! is an LDR gift idea that's all about trendy DIY projects. Great for any Pinterest- or Insta-obsessed crafter, each box shows up ready to roll, bringing all the supplies, materials, tools, step-by-steps and online tutorials needed to get down to business. The next best thing to crafting side-by-side, this gift can keep the mind quiet and hands busy until you meet again.
Step into the role as his or her muse by sending out a box of high-quality art supplies that will let their creativity shine! Focusing on providing the best art supplies and teaching new techniques, each monthly box from ArtSnacks will help creative minds bring their passions to life. Even from a distance, you can inspire your loved one or best friend to create while helping them hone their style, explore new mediums, and discover new supplies and tools.