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. During a pandemic, when travel is being kept to a minimum, living apart from your significant other –– and connecting only through text or video chat –– can add even more 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 receive a sweet reminder of your love with a monthly care package of curated, romantic gifts.
Long-distance relationship gifts can travel across the country or overseas with ease, offering the perfect way of letting your loved one know that they are always on your mind. So give your standard love notes an upgrade by shopping the Valentine's Day Gift Shop, or find a unique gift that says "I love you" in this roundup of his-and-hers gifts for long-distance partners!
Price: Starts at $29.00/month
What's Included: A delightful gift idea for anyone who loves to garden or beautify their living space with pops of green, Succulents Monthly is a fun month-to-month box that delivers a charming collection of low-maintenance succulent plants for home or office. From easy-care succulents to air plants, each box brings a healthy, vibrant plant, along with earthy or colorful planters, potting necessities and detailed care information to ensure their happy future!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the week of the 25th of the month
Price: Starts at $9.00/month
What's Included: Easing the tension and stress of long-distance couples can be as simple as a superior cup of tea. Backed by happy subscribers, Simple Loose Leaf Tea is a straightforward monthly tea box that delivers high-quality, hand-selected teas in a variety of unique flavors. Choose regular or decaf, then send a monthly sampler box that contains 40g of black, green, or herbal loose leaf tea, plus a seasonal blend.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. by the 1st business day of the month
Price: Starts at $16.00/month
What's Included: Make sure that your long-distance boyfriend looks his best for your next IRL visit with a monthly subscription to Culture Carton. Available in 3 great gift options, each monthly box is all about delivering sophisticated and stylish men's accessories and high-quality reads. Surprise him with a curated mix of classy accessories like socks and ties, top-shelf lifestyle products such as leather goods, keychains, and tech gadgets, and an engaging read.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 18th of every month
Price: Starts at $31.99/month
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
Price: Starts at $23.00/month
What's Included: Create a unique long-distance date night experience with your best friend by exploring new tunes and artists brought by Vinyl Moon. Ideal for music lovers of all types, each delivery brings the latest volume, pressed on a custom-color vinyl album and packaged in a beautifully designed original jacket with imaginative insert art. Featuring the works of 10 up-and-coming musicians, simply Skype your SO, drop the needle and enjoy!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. except for select countries around the 17th of every month
Price: Starts at $43.95/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
Price: Starts at $23.59/month
What's Included: 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 Keurig-compatible and 100% plastic-free, fully compostable pods.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the same day you order, and then every 30 days thereafter
Price: Starts at $15.00/month
What's Included: Looking for a gift to go with that keepsake photo mug you had made just for them? The Sips by Box will personalize the perfect cup of tea just for them and send it through the mail. The process is simple. Your SO will take an online discovery quiz detailing their tea likes and dislikes, and then the experts will get to work hand-selecting and curating a box of 4 premium, top-rated teas, from over 150 global brands, that match their unique tastes!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 2 weeks of ordering
Price: Starts at $30.75/month
What's Included: Sun prints, wall hangings, and cross-stitch: Craft in Style! is a gift box that's all about trendy DIY projects. Great for any Pinterest- or Insta-obsessed crafter, each box arrives ready to roll, bringing all the supplies, materials, tools, simple step-by-steps and online tutorials needed to get down to crafting. The next best thing to doing it side-by-side, this gift can keep the mind quiet and hands busy until you meet again.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 3-5 business days of ordering
Price: Starts at $24.00/month
What's Included: 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 to create while helping them hone their style, explore new mediums, and discover new supplies and tools.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the last business day of the month
Price: Starts at $29.99/month
What's Included: 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!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 1st or 15th depending on your order date
Price: Starts at $16.00/month
What's Included: Is there anything better than rich Belgian chocolate and smooth, creamy peanut butter? Instead of a "hug this pillow until you can hug me again" type present, send a combo as sweet as the pair of you with a gift subscription to Jessie's Nutty Cups. A delicious candy box that comes packed with either 8 or 15 handmade peanut butter cups, your special someone will enjoy delicious flavors like PB&J, Pretzel, Sea Salt, Oreo and more!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 6 business days from ordering