Long Distance Loving is never easy – and it’s especially hard when all the couples around you are getting all lovey-dovey on Valentine’s Day! How can you make sure your Valentine’s day is as fulfilling and special as theirs? After all, your relationship is as important…wait no…MORE important than theirs! So here are some unique ideas that I’ve found (some of which I may use this year!) around the ‘net that I think are amazing!
1) BoldLoft Pillowcases are Absolutely Priceless!
I think these are awesome because the lonliness of a long distance relationship really gets to you in the quiet times – like during dinner or as you’re about to fall asleep…and these pillows will not only cheer you up because of the cute decals, but also cause he’ll be smiling at his half of the set when he’s falling asleep – and thinking of you and how much he adores you!
2) Seven Days of Long Distance Loving!
Quick – you still have time!! (Yes I’m a little late for you for this one!) I think this is brilliant – a little sweetness for your lover’s day both figuratively (through your little daily love note) and literally (through the little yummy sweetie included per day). An easy and inexpensive DIY option, give your lover a whole week’s worth of appreciation and love! Perhaps for this day, start it on Valentine’s Day and continue it for the week after, since I’m late at posting this for you – and you’re obviously late in looking for ideas!! (sorry I closed the site I found this on – if you are the owner please let me know so that I can give you credit!)
3) What I Love About You Book
Similarly to the “dating coupon book” that is wildly popular, this book does even more by way of strengthening your relationship! I would personally make my own – buy a pretty notebook at a paper or book store and fill it out, but you can also buy this template on Amazon and fill it out with all the reasons you appreciate and adore your loved one! This way whenever they are down and out and missing you, they can read why you think they’re special, get a confidence and ego-boost and think of you and how special you are all year round!
4) Go Beyond Chocolate, Flowers And Teddy Bears.
This one is sorta for the guys – chocolate, flowers and teddy bears are all nice and good and traditional – but if you’re someone who gives these constantly, think about your partner and figure out something they’d really use and love…like comfy PJs, cute salt and pepper shakers etc…be different this Valentine’s Day and happily surprise them (in addition to the chocolate, flowers and teddy bears if you want!). Perhaps you can even package it really cutely to give them that extra smile?
5) Twelve months of letters or “Open When…” letters
No, you don’t have to write a love letter per day (unless you want to?) – I’m suggesting giving him twelve sealed letters for him to open once a month to get that little boost of long distance loving and encouragement that he needs. Alternatively, give him a letter for every situation that he’ll need to hear from you – one to give him encouragement, one to get his blood pumping, one to just say how much you love him, one when he wants to know how to make your famous chicken pot pie, one when he’s discouraged…etc. etc. The sky is the limit.
6) The Way To A Man’s (or Woman’s) Heart Is Through His (Her) Stomach…
Nah – forget the chocolates, that’s too traditional. Cupcakes? So 2012!! We’re onto things like macaron and meringues recently people! I love this idea – making an ice cream cone out of meringues, chocolate and hiding a little note inside the cone. Send them wrapped nicely (and securely) in some bubble wrap and there you go – a special and yummy token of love!
Other Awesome Ideas That Are Sorta Cool for Long Distance Loving
– A clock with a countdown feature.
This way you can set it to count down to the next time you are together so that you have something to look forward to!
– Message in a bottle.
A more modern take on an old romantic idea – find a fancy bottle at an antique store or a flea market and put a special note from you in there…send it in the mail and let him get his message in a bottle to keep with him wherever he goes!
– Message in a bottle KEYCHAIN.
They sell these little keychains in which you can put a strip of paper with a personal message – per. That way he keeps your loving with him all the time everywhere!