These days with faster transport and quicker communication, it is easier than before to be in a long distance relationship. So when those special occasions come around, don’t forget to send your boyfriend something to show him that he is still your number one. Here are a few gift ideas for your long distance boyfriend, ranging from the practical to the romantic.
What man does not like to toy with the latest gizmos and gadgets? So browse through online shopping portals for something that your boyfriend would enjoy tinkering with. If he is a great one for home improvement projects, choose a carpentry set or multiple tool kit as a gift. On the other hand for geeks, the latest in computer accessories like e-readers or the newest version of i-pod would be the ultimate in gifts. The great thing about online shopping is that you can have the item gift-wrapped and delivered to any address you want. However make sure that you don’t send something he already has or has declared an aversion against since some men can be quite particular about brands or models.
If your boyfriend enjoyed your cooking when you were together, there is no reason why he cannot continue to do so, albeit on a more limited basis. So even if your guy has now moved away, make it a point to indulge him with home-made treats every now and then. You could buy an unbreakable cookie jar, have it filled with brownies or other similar goodies and mail it to your lover. Be sure to send the item in a sealed container and if the package is going to be shipped abroad a better idea would be to go for vacuum sealing. The taste of home-made treats and the thought behind them can rarely be replicated by what you can buy over the shop counter.
Put together a scrapbook for your sweetheart so that when he gets lonely he has something real to touch and hold as a reminder of your love. Paste photos from times you went out for picnics, celebrated birthdays or clicked snaps of each other for the fun of it. Don’t forget to include in the scrapbook love letters, romantic messages scrawled in your partner’s handwriting or even post-it notes reminding one to pick up a favorite dessert or a bottle of wine for the other on their way to a date. Also create captions and write your own comments throughout the scrapbook. The best part of this gift is that it can be added to during your relationship as you continue to create memories together. So ask your boyfriend to include his own contributions in the scrapbook and send it over to you again.
Personal care products
If you know your boyfriend’s preference in personal grooming, how about sending a special gift hamper as a gift. You could include in it an aftershave, a bottle of cologne, some perfumed bath salts and a men’s moisturizer. If you are not sure about your packaging skills, you could order such a gift hamper from an online shopping portal and ask it to be delivered to a particular address. Some major brands in fact might offer mailing service to its regular customers too. So the next time your boyfriend sprays on his new cologne, you are sure to figure in his thoughts in very sensual way.
His favorite movies/music/books
For a more practical gift idea, choose something that your boyfriend will enjoy during his leisure hours. It could be a CD collection of his favorite rock band or eighteenth century composer. Again if your guy is a movie buff, mail a set of DVDs featuring his favorite actor, director or genre. Men who are crazy about Agatha Christie mysteries – and there are quite a few of them, mind you –for instance would lap up a dramatic series of Poirot’s exploits. Book lovers again can be spoilt not only by gifts of fiction, autobiographies and histories but also by memberships to book clubs which can help them to avail heavy discount on new titles throughout the year. While it is easier to send books by post, if you are planning to mail CDs or DVDs, make sure that your parcel includes an advisory on handling or the product might be unwittingly damaged en route.
While sending jewelry or expensive baubles by mail may not be a good idea, you can definitely look for personalized gifts to send to your long distance boyfriend. A moderately expensive watch engraved with your man’s initials or a photo frame personalized with a romantic message could make for great long distance gift ideas. Your boyfriend will not only love receiving a gift with your own unique touch but wearing it or looking at it every day will make him feel connected to you despite the miles in between.
A love letter
Real time communication as in phone calls or chats on Skype have made being in touch with a long distance lover easier than ever. Despite all these advances, sometimes an old-fashioned hand-written letter is still the best way to express the emotions that lie deep in your heart. So the next time you wish to send a unique gift to your boyfriend, pick up the pen and put down your thoughts on paper. Reminisce about the lovely times you spent with each other and share a bit about what you plan to do when you meet again. However be careful to avoid any complaints, suspicions or anxieties about your boyfriend’s commitment in the letter. Including negative thoughts will not only defeat the purpose of writing a love letter but will in fact make him feel terrible both about being away from you and not worthy of your trust. There are other ways of addressing such issues in a long distance relationship but a love letter is not one of those. Let your epistle be a bearer of love and trust in your relationship and the hope that very soon you will be with each other.