Long distance relationships are tough – especially in the midst of a global pandemic when a reunion date is about as certain as the month of your next girls’ weekend away (read: not very). I should know. I attempted one. Actually – I’ll give myself more credit than that. I maintained one for a solid three years, before Coronavirus came along and snatched the wind from behind our sails.
Basically, if you’re maintaining an LDR right now, hats off to you. Sure, Facetime and Zoom make things a tiny bit less *rubbish*, but nothing quite beats the feeling of having your significant other lying right there next to you.
If you’re struggling to find ways to show your far-away OH just how much you care, you’re in luck. Presenting: our curation of the best long-distance relationship gifts to brighten their day and reassure them you miss them. From the sexy (think sex toys for couples that can be controlled by an app) to the romantic (“reasons I love you” notecards and beautiful jewellery), there’s a whole plethora of long-distance relationship gifts in this lot to suit your every mood.
There’s a hand-died bunch of flowers from The White Company that can be delivered direct to their door, a heart-embossed mug and a delivery of Prosecco and chocolates from M&S. Scroll further and you’ll find some gorgeous wall art from Oliver Bonas which reads “Big Love”, plus a ceramic jar which has been filled with miniature note cards and envelopes for you to write down memories, hopes, dreams and jokes. So. Damn. Cute.
We’ve also included a few of the best Airbnbs in the country, for you to book (with free cancellation periods, of course) a weekend break in the not-too-distant-future. Case in point: this beaaautiful, characterful cottage in the heart of the Cotswolds – complete with roll-top bath, log-burner and the most sumptuous of double beds. Dreamy.
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