36 Best Gifts To Surprise Long Distance Boyfriends

So you want to surprise your boyfriend who is hundreds or maybe even thousands of miles away? Let’s choose some amazing gifts for long distance boyfriends that could make them happier.

We know that maintaining long-distance relationships can be hard, but small gifts can do wonders and will show him you are still thinking of him.

The best gifts for long-distance boyfriends are either original or personalized items that remind you of your relationship or useful and funny items that will enable him to “survive” without your guidance.

As always, The Gift Hacker has your back and found the most original and heartwarming gifts for long-distance boyfriends

Long Distance Boyfriend Gift Ideas

36. Personalized Story Card

Personalized Story Greeting Cards

We kick off this list of best gifts for long distance boyfriends with probably the most original greeting card you’ve ever seen.

An artist will create a unique and personalized greeting card just for you.

Remind him of “your story” in a beautiful and original way. He’ll love it!

35. LDR Couple Pillow Cases

Ldr Couple Pillow Cases

For most people in a long-distance relationship, the hardest part is having to sleep alone.

But with these ultra-cute pillowcases, you’ll both go to bed with a smile.

No matter where he is, he’ll know that he’s the first and last thing on your mind every day. This is one of the best gifts for long distance boyfriends.

34. LDR Smart Photo Frame

Ldr Smart Photo Frame

Okay, so sending a framed picture of both of you is like the most stereotypical gift for a boyfriend ever, right?

But what if you could change that picture at any time from a distance? This way you can surprise him any time you want.

That is exactly what you can do with this smart digital photo frame!

33. Your Girlfriend Personalized Socks

Your Girlfriend Personalized Socks

We continue this list of gifts for long distance boyfriends with a classic item when it comes to personalized gifts.

Put your adorable face on a pair of socks and you’ll be with him wherever he goes. Literally!

Complete the whole by adding a touching or funny personalized message.

32. Naughty Birthday Card

Naughty Birthday Card

For those of you that are feeling a bit more naughty, this next birthday gift might just make both of you blush.

Your man will probably have the largest grin on his face ever after receiving this greeting card.

Tip: tell him he can only open his card during a video call. You’ll want to see his reaction.

31. Freshly-Baked Cookies

Freshly Baked Cookies

I don’t like homemade cookies, said no one ever!

The love of a man goes through his stomach. So send him a freshly baked batch of delicious chocolate chip cookies and he’ll love it.

And while you’re at it, you might as well make an extra batch for yourself…

30. Why I Miss You Book

Why I Miss You Book

Tell him in detail about all the little things that make you miss him so much.

The book is pre-filled with funny and touching topics that will guide you as you write.

This lovely book deserves its spot on our list of best gifts for long distance boyfriends.

29. Secret Message Puzzle

Secret Message Puzzle

This next gift is one of our absolute bestsellers and for good reasons!

You can put a little note or small item inside this puzzle.

So your boyfriend will need to enter the right word cipher. This can be the name of your favorite restaurant, the street where you first kissed, etc.

28. I Love The Sh*t Out Of You

I Love The Shit Out Of You

Oh come on, this gift is just too hilarious not to buy!

Perfect as an extra birthday gift on top of a more serious one. This roll of TP is sure to crack him up.

Shut up and take my money already!

27. Personalized Couples Painting

Personalized Couple Portrait

Looking for a more serious gift for a long-distance boyfriend?

Then what about a personalized painting of the two of you?

Just provide the artist with a photo and he’ll create a lovely painting that deserves a premium spot in your boyfriend’s place.

26. Long Distance Relationship Vouchers

Long Distance Relationship Vouchers

One of the fun things about being in a relationship is showering your boyfriend with small gifts and treats.

While these are not possible when in a long-distance relationship, you can make up for them thanks to these original vouchers.

From a relaxing massage to some more naughty fun, he’ll love receiving each one of these vouchers.

25. 100 Dates Bucket List

100 Dates Bucket List

Looking for fun date ideas for when you finally get to see your long-distance boyfriend again?

Then gift him this original dates bucket list!

With this bad boy, you’ll have 100 fun-filled dates guaranteed.

24. Boyfriend Beer Care Package

Boyfriend Beer Care Package

Want to send him a little something just to let him know you are thinking of him?

This cute six-pack beer holder is the way to go!

Fill it with his favorite beer and he’ll be a happy camper. Indeed, boys are not that complicated.

23. Miles Apart Matching Undies

Matching Undies

OMG… matching undies!

Forget about what he wants, this is one for you!

This website has a ton of cute prints to choose from, and you can also pick the type of underwear for both him and her.

22. Personalized Wooden Postcard

Personalized Wooden Post Card

This beautiful postcard is made of high-quality wood and engraved with the greatest care.

You can personalize the message to create a truly unique gift for your long-distance boyfriend.

Beats a normal postcard any day of the week!

21. Where We Met Puzzle

Where We Met Puzzle

As far as personalized gifts go, you probably can’t find a more original one than this puzzle.

Upload a map indicating the place where you first met and this company will create a unique puzzle out of it.

A truly great gift that will keep your long-distance boyfriend busy while thinking of you.

20. Prankster Greeting Card

Prankster Greeting Card

Looking for a gag gift to send your long-distance boyfriend?

Well, look no further!

This hilarious greeting card starts ominous but holds a more tender secret message on the inside.

19. Funny Boyfriend Tumbler

Funny Boyfriend Tumbler

Another great gag gift idea for boyfriends is this hilarious tumbler.

His drink will be gushing through his nose as he can’t stop but laugh with the hysterical print.

The tumbler is available in different colors.

18. Chill Pill

The Chill Pill Device

A groundbreaking, drug-free device designed to alleviate stress and promote quicker, deeper sleep.

Being in a long-distance relationship can be emotionally taxing, often leading to stress and sleepless nights due to time differences, missing one another, or the challenges of communication.

Gifting the Chill Pill signifies a deep level of care and understanding. It’s like sending a personal, comforting touch to help him relax and sleep better, even when you can’t be there physically.

Every time he holds the Chill Pill, he’ll be reminded of your love and thoughtfulness, making the distance feel a little bit shorter.

17. Pizza Socks Delivery

Pizza Socks Gift

Meet one of our all-time favorite gifts for people in a long-distance relationship.

These pizza-print socks come presented in a pizza box to complete a fantastic gift idea.

Special delivery, a large pie with extra love!

16. Personalized Couple Art

Personalized Couples Art

Early in this list of great gifts for long-distance relationships, we already talked about a personalized couples painting.

But if you think a full-sized painting is a bit too much, perhaps a smaller piece of art might be more your thing.

The artist has a lot of flexibility and can draw virtually anything you’d like.

15. Long Distance Giftbox


Entering our top 15 of best gifts for long-distance relationships we have to talk about the “LDR box”.

This creative gift box unfolds to hold a collage of all your favorite pictures, and keepsakes, as well as a romantic gift in the middle.

It’s a classic, and although not for every boyfriend it does deserve a place on this list.

14. Comical Boyfriend Shirt

Comical Boyfriend Shirt

How can you make sure other girls stay far away from your man when you’re not around to protect him?

With this shirt, that’s how!

A great gag gift. Now you just need to figure out how you can get him to actually wear it.

13. Grooming Care Package

Grooming Care Package

As we mentioned before, care packages are a big hit with long-distance boyfriends.

With this exclusive grooming kit, he’ll be able to look his best whenever you visit him.

It’s filled with a variety of lotions and brushes and comes presented in a lovely gift box.

12. Long Distance Messages

Long Distance Messages

Instead of sending him one love letter, send him one every day!

This beautiful jar can be filled with a whole bunch of small notes.

Make some of the heartwarming, others funny, and maybe even some a bit more naughty. It’s all up to you! Your man will love reading something from you every day.

11. Engraved Wallet Card

Engraved Wallet Card

With this engraved wallet card you’ll be with him wherever he goes.

Personalized it with some loving words or a touching message.

The card itself is a high-quality metal plate that is laser engraved.

10. For When We Meet Again

For When We Meet Again Token

Want to send your man a little something just to make sure he’ll still be thinking of you?

This token will probably do the trick…

Also a fun little extra to add to a more serious birthday or Valentine’s day present.

9. Any 2 States Wall Art

Any 2 States Wall Art

Most American couples that are in a long-distance relationship are living in a different states.

But thanks to this lovely gift you’ll seem slightly less far away.

You can combine any two states and personalize the frame with both of your names.

8. Miles Apart Mugs

Miles Apart Mugs

We started this list of best gifts for long-distance boyfriends with a set of pillowcases.

These mugs are a different execution of the same idea!

While you’re enjoying your morning coffee you’ll both be thinking of each other thanks to this cute matching mug gift set.

7. Long Distance Relationship Frame

Long Distance Relationship Frame

He’ll have a daily reminder that distance is no match for the love between you, thanks to this original picture frame.

Add your favorite photo of the two of you together, wrap the frame up in some nice paper and you’re good to go.

A classic LDR gift that never fails!

6. Personalized “Property Of” Boxers

Personalized Property Of

In case there was still any doubt to whom that cute but belongs, here is a gift idea to set the record straight once and for all.

The boxers are made of high-quality fabric and available in different colors.

A hilarious personalized gift that will crack any boyfriend up.

5. Our Adventure Scrapbook

Foto Adventure Scrapbook From Up

If you’ve ever watched the movie ‘Up’, you won’t need any more explanations why this is the best gift for a long-distance relationship ever!

Fill this beautiful scrapbook with photos and keepsakes of your adventures together.

But make sure you leave plenty of room at the end for all those memories still to come.

4. Monthly Snack Box

Monthly Snack

Just want to send your boyfriend some snacks?

Then check out this delicious boyfriend care package by Cratejoy.

This box was voted one of the best care packages of the year.

3. LDR Book Of Letters

Ldr Book Of Letters

When you’re in a long-distance relationship, letters mean everything.

With this lovely book, he won’t have to wait for your next letter to arrive in the mail.

You can prefill it with a bunch of letters. Prepare one for his birthday, Valentine’s, or just for every Friday of the month. You choose!

2. Thinking Of You Lamp

Long Distance Thinking Of You Lamp

Are you ready for one of the all-time cutest gifts for a couple in a long-distance relationship?

These lamps are connected, even when they are miles apart.

When one person touches the lamp, both will light up. This way, the other person will know that you are thinking of him! How cute is that!

1. Name A Star

Name A Star

Go big or go home! That’s what they always say, right?

That is why at the very top of our list of best gifts for long-distance boyfriends we find the gift of naming a star.

Go for your name, his, or a combination of the two. Either way, when both of you look up at night you’ll be thinking of each other!

What are original long-distance relationship Valentine’s day ideas?

Right off the bat, the best long-distance relationship gift idea will always be to surprise him and be with him in person.

That being said, you can still make your gift more original by adding one of the LDR gifts mentioned above, or by planning a romantic and unique experience together.

What are great long-distance birthday ideas?

There are basically three routes to follow when deciding on the perfect gift for your long-distance boyfriend:

  • Go Cute: The most common birthday gift for a boyfriend when in a long-distance relationship is a thoughtful or heartwarming item to hold meaning to you both as a couple. In the above list, we talked about the long-distance lamp, the “Up” scrapbook, and our #1, naming a star. 
  • Go Funny: Give him a birthday gift that will make him laugh and he’ll love you, even more, it’s as simple as that. A gag gift also makes for a great warming-up present for a more serious birthday gift. 
  • Go Naughty: Well, it’s his birthday after all. So for the more daring ladies among you, a more naughty gift like the token and greeting card mentioned above might be a great gift idea.

How to make the perfect care package for your long-distance boyfriend?

The secret to getting a care package for your long-distance boyfriend right is to fill it with items tailored to his passions and needs. Besides giving him stuff he’ll actually want and use, you’ll show him you really know him.

So the first step in creating the perfect care package for a long-distance boyfriend is to think about what his passions and hobbies are:

  • Sports: Is he a gym fanatic?
  • Fishing & Outdoors: Does he like to spend his free time in the outdoors?
  • Studying: Is he in the midst of his finals?
  • Food & Drinks: Is he really into beers or certain foods?
  • General Care: Boys will be boys. Could he use some help with clothing or grooming choices?

When in doubt, ask his close friends or family members. They’ll be able to help you out.

The second step is to fill up your care package with different goodies related to your boyfriend’s passion, hobby, or need.

  • If he’s into working out, send him a care package with protein-filled snacks.
  • If he’s studying for his final, send him a box with the “brain food” and other goodies.

Are you not the creative type? Or perhaps you don’t have time to run to different stores to find all the different items you need to create a package? No worries, the Cratejoy platform offers a ton of popular subscription boxes and care packages. Just type in your category and choose the right care package for your long-distance boyfriend.

Finally, don’t forget to add a little note with a heartfelt message. It completes the gift and he’ll love it!

Should I spend big on long-distance relationship gifts for guys?

For a guy, it doesn’t really matter how much you spend on a gift for him. What matters most is that you show him that you know him and give him something related to his passions (you being one of them of course).

That being said, research has shown that women do tend to spend significantly more on gifts than men. So if you feel like splurging on a present for your man, go for it. You are not the only one who does.

Looking For More Gift Ideas For Long Distance Boyfriends?

We hope you find this list of best gifts for long-distance boyfriends useful, and you are now set to surprise your sweetheart with the perfect present! If you have comments or questions, feel free to post them below. Didn’t find what you were looking for? Have a look at our lists of best gadgets and personalized gifts for him.

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Last Updated on September 7, 2023 by Emily Scott