25 Best Long-Distance Friendship Gifts


When gift shopping, good friends who live far away shouldn’t be left out. There a ton of great long-distance friendship gifts that will show your long-distance bestie that you still love them, despite the distance.

Keep reading for more than 20 great gifts for your bestie, whether they live 100 miles away or 10,000!

Long-Distance Friendship Gifts

A Surprise Visit

Is there any better gift for a friend living hundreds of miles away from you than a surprise visit?

It takes a lot of forethought and might not be cheap, but it will be worth it in the long run because it is perhaps the most touching and heartwarming way to light up your friend’s week. 


Long Distance Friendship Frame

Here is a gift unlike any other. This light-up long distance picture frame is linked via Wi-Fi.

No matter where the corresponding frame is, when you touch yours theirs will also light up with the same color. It is a simple and modern way to let someone know that you are thinking of them. 


Long Distance Friendship Lamp

If you are miles away from someone close to you, this long distance friendship lamp is a perfect way to stay close.

All you need to do is simply touch the lamp and it will light up the corresponding lamp with the same color no matter how far away you are. What a lovely way to literally light up someone’s day. 


Custom Long Distance Mug

This precious and heartwarming custom long distance mug is a great way to remind someone who much they mean to you, distance or not.

It showcases your two different locations with your names and two hearts connecting them. This is an adorable and sweet way to let someone know how much they are loved. 


Custom Far Away Friend Necklaces

This custom far away friend necklace is a great way to connect two people despite miles apart.

It features two states and a single heart connecting them. That says it all, doesn’t it?


Explosion Photo Box

This Explosion Photo Box is a wonderfully expressive and unique way to showcase your favorite memories.

It is a great way to create a surprise photo album, plus you can put a gift in the middle box! There is nothing like this photo book, er, we mean box. 


Long Distance Bracelet Set

This long-distance bracelet set is easy to use and will constantly remind your loved one that they are being thought of, despite any sort of distance.

When you are each wearing the bracelet, all you need to do is tap it gentle and your loved one’s bracelet will light up and vibrate. It is a great way to keep your loved one close to your heart at all times. 


Custom Vinyl Mixtape

Do you want to make a vinyl record for someone close to you? Now you can!

All you have to do is upload your mix and album cover and soon your friend will receive a vinyl just like one they would buy in stores. We’ve all heard of custom mixtapes, but a custom vinyl is way cooler.


Framed Photo

If you’re on a budget and want to give a thoughtful long-distance friendship gift, you can always send them a framed photo featuring a cherished memory of you two!

This is something they can keep and remember forever, without you needing to spend a fortune. Some great places to get affordable frames include Michaels, Amazon, and Hobby Lobby.


Custom Easel Calendar

An easel calendar is an easy-to-use and simple way to keep track of the days and looks great on your desk, at work or at home.

Making a custom photo one (or purchasing a custom one) for a friend or family member who lives far away is a wonderful way to make sure someone knows they are being thought of. 


I Miss You Bracelet

Sometimes something simple says it all.

This quirky “I Miss You” bracelet is a great way to make someone feel loved and thought of and is also a wonderful fashion accessory that looks great with nearly any outfit.


Canvas Photo Collage

A photo collage is always a heartfelt and special way to say “I love you” and one made using a canvas is even nicer.

Create a high-quality and gorgeous piece of art that will have them remembering all of your cherished memories. If you don’t want to go the DIY route, you can also purchase custom printed photo canvas as well!


Friendship Candle

There is nothing more relaxing and refreshing than lighting a candle and enjoying a quiet night in.

This adorable candle is specially made for a friend, making it the perfect long-distance friendship gift. It is understated, simple, and straight from the heart. 


Personalized Letter Blanket

This personalized letter blanket is a lovely and relaxing way to feel loved and cared about.

You can literally input a custom letter on this blanket, so not only will your friend or loved one feel warm at all times, they will also be able to read about how special and close to your heart they are. 


Friendship Jewelry

Buying lovely and special jewelry for a friend is a truly touching way to spread your love and make sure your long-distance friend knows how special they still are.

Bonus points if it comes in a matching 2-pack that you both can wear!


Funny Friendship Candle

When you want to remind your friend from afar how special they are but still want to make them laugh, this funny friendship candle is exactly what you need.

It is humorous, cute, and also smells great too!


Custom Photo Book

A custom photo book is a fantastic gift if you want someone close to you to know just how valued and loved they are.

Relive some wonderful memories and take a great stroll down memory lane. Plus, Shutterfly has a ton of deals, so you can get a beautiful book for an affordable price.


Why You’re My Bestie Book

This book is one of the more thoughtful long-distance friendship gifts. It’s a great way to remind your best friend why they mean so much to you, even if they don’t live close to you anymore!

The book is filled with one-line questions and page filled with plenty of space to write lovingly about your bud. 


Custom Friendship Art Print

Custom friendship art prints are a really terrific treat for your best bud and will warm hearts immediately.

Not only do these prints look great, they speak about how important your friend is to you and will look fabulous on any room’s wall. 


Funny Best Friend Name Mug

Here is a mug to gift your best friend when you really want to make them laugh – and blush.

This mug will spell out your bestie’s name using. . . well, you can see. It is cute, fun, raunchy and certainly unlike any other long-distance friendship gifts!


Friendship Jewelry Tray

This jewelry tray is a great gift to buy for your long-distance friend.

It is made with a heartfelt quote and is the perfect size for jewelry. It will ensure that your friend thinks of you and your close relationship every night when they take off their silver and gold. 


Custom Photo Tearaway Calendar

This custom photo tearaway calendar is really, really special.

All you need to do is choose enough photos for all 365 days of the year and this calendar does the rest! It will be delivered to your friend, full of lovely memories told in brilliant color. Everyday will be another reason to celebrate your friendship. 


LUSH Gift Set

A LUSH gift set is a wonderful present to pick up for someone close to you.

Buying one of these gift sets for your best friend will remind them of how special they are to you (and remind them that they should take a load off and enjoy a nice, relaxing bath). 


Custom Spotify Glass Frame

When you really want to celebrate a relationship and the memories related to it, you need a custom Spotify glass frame.

This frame will showcase a close friendship via you and your friend’s favorite song, plus a photo of your choice.


Homesick Candle

To finish off our long-distance friendship gifts, Homesick has created a line of candles that smell exactly like home.

They are all made with special scents that evoke the place you grew up in. No matter how far away your friend is, this Homesick candle can make them remember home!

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