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 can put undue stress on even the little things.
Knowing that long-distance love is worth it in the long run, here at the Cratejoy Marketplace, we want to help you make it easy to show your partner just how much you care, no matter which time zone either of you live in! Imagine the smile on their face when they receive a sweet reminder of your love with a monthly care package of curated gifts.
One of the best parts of living apart is that 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. Whether you're searching for a Valentine's Day gift, unique gifts that say "I love you," or an upgrade to the standard love letters, we’ve rounded up a list of his-and-hers monthly boxes that make the best long-distance relationship gifts to close the gap between you.
Price: Starts at $12.24/mo.
What's Included: A delightful gift idea for anyone who loves to garden or beautify their living space with the perfect pop 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. Sending a wide range of easy-care succulents, cacti, or air plants, along with specific care information, each month's box is packed with either 1 large or 2 medium plants in earthy or colorful planters, all wrapped with care to ensure a safe arrival.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. around the 25th of each month
Price: Starts at $9.00/mo.
What's Included: Easing the tension and stress of long-distance couples can be as simple as a superior cup of tea. Backed by plenty of 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 and send a monthly sampler box that contains 40g of loose-leaf tea, including a black, green and herbal tea, plus a seasonal blend, in both classic and fun flavors.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the 1st business day of the month
Price: Starts at $24.50/mo.
What's Included: When those missing you oh-so-much love notes need an extra infusion of sweetness, turn to Jackie's Chocolate! A monthly treat box that's filled with rich chocolatey goodness, each monthly box brings 1/2 lb of assorted artisanal chocolates. They'll open to find 15 assorted, freshly made chocolates and sweets, including everything from decadent soft-centered truffles and fruit-filled delights, to salted caramels, buttercreams, nonpareils and more.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 7 days, and then every 30 days thereafter
Price: Starts at $16.00/mo.
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 ties, socks and sunglasses, along with top-shelf lifestyle goodies, including leather goods, key chains, tech gadgets and an engaging book for some extra refinement.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 17th of the month
Price: Starts at $31.99/mo.
What's Included: What better way is there to pass the time until you meet again than to sit back and enjoy a bestseller and a fresh brew? A perfect gift for coffee-loving bookworms, My Coffee and Book Club delivers the perfect combo every month sending a 12-oz bag of small-batch micro-roasted premium coffee, in either whole bean or ground, with 2 hardcover books in a preferred genre. Simple and straightforward, it's a long-distance gift idea that will fill their coffee mugs and put a good read in their hands!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 48 hours from receipt of order
Price: Starts at $23.00/mo.
What's Included: Create a unique long-distance date-night experience by exploring new tunes and artists together in a fun new way. Perfect for music lovers of all types, each monthly delivery from this original music subscription brings the latest volume of Vinyl Moon, a custom color-vinyl album that highlights the works of 10 up-and-coming musicians, packaged in a beautifully designed original jacket with imaginative insert artwork. Skype your SO, drop the needle and enjoy!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. except to select countries around the 17th of every month
Price: Starts at $8.49/mo.
What's Included: Searching for a long-distance relationship gift idea that will let your sweetie know that she's your one and only? Bauble Mail is an affordable earring-of-the-month club that sends beautifully designed, boutique-quality pairs in either trendy or classic styles. Choose between gold or silver tones, or opt for a surprise mix, and she'll get an interesting pair of earrings that are perfect for both day or night. There's no reason to not engage in a little old-fashioned wooing and gifting, even from afar.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. within 3 days from receipt of order
Price: Starts at $25.00/mo.
What's Included: If the way to his or her heart is through the stomach, call on the expertise of Mi Cookies Co. to deliver some home-baked goodness right to the front door, no matter how far they are! Made in small-batches in sunny SoCal, each box brings a dozen soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies to enjoy. Whether you're sending a birthday treat or a Valentine's Day sweet, every cookie is made from only the finest ingredients and is guaranteed to arrive fresh and taste delicious.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 4th of every month
Price: Starts at $43.95/mo.
What's Included: Laurel & Reed is one of the best gifts for any partner, near or far, interested in the best of 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 the beauty biz. Open each box to find 4-6 full-size clean beauty essentials, including skincare products, makeup and cosmetics, stress-relieving bath items and top-quality accessories.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. immediately if the current box is still available for first time purchases, with renewals shipping on the 15th of the month
Price: Starts at $23.59/mo.
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 with a gift 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 100% plastic-free compostable pods.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. every weekday!