A long distance relationship is hard, but quite honestly, worth every second if you've found the right person. For those who argue otherwise, would have never experienced that rush of emotions when you see your loved one after months of separation or hear their sweet voice after a long, tiring day. That moment, my friend, becomes absolutely priceless! So, if you truly love someone, you would be willing to do everything it takes to make your relationship work, without any excuses. With the advent of so many apps like WhatsApp, Skype and Snapchat, even technology becomes your best friend in bridging the gap.
Therefore, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, if you cannot spend the day with your long distance valentine, worry not! We bring you a list of some of the most awesome gift ideas you can use to surprise your special one and help them feel your presence even while you’re apart.
When two souls are apart in two different states, nothing serves better than a sweet reminder that distance is just a word. Customise this mug with pictures of you and your bae and the states you belong to. This will remind him that he is worth every mile.
Price: Rs 690. Buy it here.
There’s nothing more beautiful than waking up to mark the beginning of each new day by looking at your loved one’s picture on a calendar. Not only will it brighten up their day, but will surely make them feel like you’re in their presence for at least a few seconds, every morning. Customise it with some of your best moments spent together and bring a smile to their face every time they look at it to see the date.
Price: Rs 250. Buy it here.
With these revolutionary in-sync lamps, light up his life in less than a second - across town or country - with just a simple touch of your hand. All you need to do is set up each of your lamps via Wi-Fi, then reach out and touch your lamp whenever you want your loved one to know that you’re thinking of them. So, whenever you’re feeling low and missing your constant sunshine, this lamp will remind you in its own way that light can be found in the darkest of times.
Price: Rs 5,987. Buy it here.
Beautifully handcrafted, this photo frame wall art connects the two locations (of you and your other half) in a world map with a heart. All it needs is a collection of six of your most favourite pictures, your initials and a sweet message.
Price: Rs 1,690. Buy it here.
This is one of the coolest love hampers you will ever find. This Special Edition gift box involves personally written secret messages in QR codes that unlock the beautiful steel box. Inside, they will find fridge magnets, chocolates, vintage pocket watch and a bunch of 7 adorable letters with ‘7 Reasons To Stay Mine Forever’. If it sounds this romantic, I can only imagine how amazing it looks!
Price: Rs 2,240. Buy it here.
This perfect long distance gift can be customised with your own pictures, the two states you belong to, and even a sweet message for your Valentine.
Price: Rs 1,790. Buy it here.
Surprise bae with secret messages in this set of three bottles, which have the oldest tradition of being the best delivery service for love. As soon as they pull the cork, a long ribbon tied to it will open out to reveal your messages. To make it even more interesting, you can send each one separately to build up the excitement.
Price: Rs 790. Buy it here.
Show your loved one that you mean the world to them, literally - just by naming a star after them. No, we’re not kidding and it's much simpler than you think. All you need to do is share the name of the person you want to surprise, select the zodiac and a star will be automatically picked for them. The package would, then, include a personalised certificate with their name and a constellation chart with the location of the star. You can even add a beautiful personalised message on the certificate if you want. Can you think of doing anything more special on Valentine’s Day? I certainly can’t.
Price: Rs 1,950. Buy it here.
This handcrafted map easily connects your love that spans across two countries/towns, only to prove that distance definitely makes the heart grow fonder. All you need to do is choose the two places to be connected, printed on a canvas sheet and back framed. This lovely art of happiness can, then, be hung anywhere around the house and remind us of how special our Valentine is.
Price: Rs 990. Buy it here.
This unique gift is nothing less than a modern take on the classic love notes. With this, you can now send as many beautiful and heartfelt messages to your loved ones as you want - anytime and anywhere in the world. Whenever you send a new message through the easy-to-use app, the chunky heart on the beechwood box would begin to spin to alert the recipient. Then, your better half will need to open the box to read the sentiment on the mirrored screen inside. They can even return the virtual affection by spinning the heart to send a shower of digital hearts to the sender’s screen. Isn’t that just adorable?
Price: Rs 6,974. Buy it here.
Ever dreamt of having your own love story published in a novel? Now, you can! Each love book is a custom made list of all the little reasons why you feel they are important to you. Not only is it easy to build by selecting from thousands of ideas and creative illustrations, but even more fun to give. You can make your own avatars, write personal messages, and add all your special moments and inside jokes to the stories.
Price: Rs 2,689. Buy it here.
This website owns a collection of some of the most unique and superbly personalised wooden home decor accessories, photo engraved wooden posters, funky certificates, wooden signs, notebooks, wall art, eyewear and even cool wooden bowties. So, go ahead and choose what you think may appeal to your loved one the most and let the creativity begin!
Price: Rs 999. Buy it here.
To express how much you look forward to staying with them for life, say it with this incredibly innovative set of five beautiful gifts - each designed for one of their senses. The gift box contains a small bell with a message that says ‘ring this for a kiss’ for Hearing, five pictures of both of you together for Sight, 10 heart shaped homemade milk chocolates for Taste, a bottle filled with bath salt for Touch and a potpourri with two scented candles for Smell. Now, this seems like a pretty perfect Valentine’s Day treat, doesn’t it?
Price: Rs 1,950. Buy it here.
These lamps not only beautify your home interiors but also express your sentiments effortlessly. Imagine coming back home to some of the best memories - all bright and beautiful - shining in your house only to make those moments come alive and reminding you of your loved ones. You can choose from a variety of lamps including Personalised Table Lamps, Rotating Lamps, Hanging Lamps and Bottle Lamps.
Starting Price: Rs 599. Buy it here.
Give voice to your feelings with this gift. All you need to do is add a lovely voice message to a smiley shaped soft toy and every time they press it, your message will automatically play. The cushion can be unzipped to change the audio message whenever you please. Looks like your cuddling partner finally found something new to hold onto in bed!
Price: Rs 1,950. Buy it here.
When you live away from someone for a long time, a lot of things tend to remain unsaid. Such feelings are neither describable in texts nor expressed properly in hurried phone calls. This Valentine’s Day, surprise your partner with this classic miniature cassette shaped pen drive, with an actual audio message from you. This 8 GB pen drive is reusable and compatible with all devices as well.
Price: Rs 1,790. Buy it here.
Try being a little naughty and send him a pair of your favourite, sexy lingerie with a secret message to turn him on. It might take him by the surprise, but he’ll definitely thank you in the end. It might even get him to visit you much sooner than you're expecting.
If you’re the kind who shies away from confessing what’s in your heart, then this is your day. Take a pen and paper, and start expressing your deepest secrets, thoughts and feelings and almost everything that you wouldn’t on normal occasions. Just pour it all out - your Valentine deserves it!
On this special day, why not take them down the memory lane? Show them how much you know about your dates, their likes/dislikes and fond remembrances. Create your own personalised gift hamper with the first tub of ice-cream you both ever shared, the DVD of the first movie you both watched together and maybe, a souvenir of the place you both went out on your first romantic date. This little package of love will definitely make them feel on top of the world!
If your Valentine is a big-time food enthusiast, surprise them with a feast from their most favourite restaurant in the world. Make sure to pamper them a little extra today by adding all delicious toppings, appetisers and siders to the meal. Give them sinful pleasure by ordering desserts as well.
Most importantly, gift or no gift, just try to make them feel like they are the most precious gift that life may have given you so far. We all know that no distance remains forever. So even though it might be hard today, just remember that all this time spent apart will only make the moments you spend with each other sweeter. Till then, have a little faith and keep sexting! *wink*
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