Recently Published: Gift Ideas for Long-Distance Relationships

Disclaimer: This post only contains a few sections of my article. To read the whole article, click here.

“For years, I dreamed about finding the right guy and building a wonderful relationship with him. My dream love story was always the stereotypical one – a nice guy becomes interested in me, we begin dating, we go to each other’s family events and holidays, we fall in love, get engaged, plan a beautiful wedding together, and get married.

But God’s dream for me was different. His plan for my love life involved a long-distance relationship.. . . Chances are, many of you reading this completely understand my situation. In fact, according to a study by, one in every seven college relationships is long distance and approximately 15 million people in the United States were in a long distance relationship at the time of the study.

. . . Keeping up a relationship that involves no personal time together presents multiple obstacles.  Sometimes, even talking on the phone can be a challenge when you’re trying to balance two different time zones. I discovered that when we struggled to find time to talk, it helped to maximize my own free time by making something special for him that he could open during his own free time, resolving the time-zone problem. Here are my favorite ideas for gifts for a long distance beau.


If you don’t have a lot of money to spend on a gift, this idea is for you! Not only is it cheap, but it’s also customizable. The basic idea is to give a collection of short notes that he can go through one day at a time. The notes can contain anything from jokes, to things you love about him, encouraging Bible verses, or sappy love quotes. Variety keeps thing interesting. Next time you see him, consider giving him a mason jar filled with just enough notes to open one every day until you see each other again. Or if you’d rather not wait until you see him next, you could mail him an envelope filled with them and instructions for how to go through them.”

To see 3 more DIY gift ideas, read the rest of the article.

Thanks for reading! By the way – if you enjoyed this post, you may also like DIY Bedside Lamps.

Keeping up a long-distance relationship is tough. But making these gifts your significant other can open in their free time (almost) makes you feel like you're together..png


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