Long Distance Friendship Gifts: 25 Ideas To Bring Your Best Friend Closer In 2020

  • BY Editorial Staff
  • July 7, 2020
Long Distance Friendship Gifts: 25 Ideas To Bring Your Best Friend Closer In 2020

Long distance friendship sucks (but NOT the gifts in this article).

She is the Monica to your Rachel, and the Abbi to your Ilana. But for some reasons, you have to part ways. You still FaceTime, text, and tag each other in silly posts on social media.

But once in a while, you will probably crave the memories you shared together and feel bummed out for not being together on special occasions like her birthday or the holidays.

Wipe those tears as we are here to help you find the best gift for her that speaks your heart out.

On her birthday, Christmas, or even New Year’s Eve, these long distance friendship gifts will bridge some of that distance and make your BFF feel like you’re there in spirit!

a photo collage canvas print that says side by side or miles apart, Best Friends are always close at heart

A Personalized Gift For Long-Distance BFF

Best Friends Photo Collage Canvas Print

To let your best friend know you’re there for them, there is nothing better than this adorable photo collage to cherish all your memories together. With an endearing quote, ‘side by side or miles apart, Best Friends are always close at heart’, express your long distance friendship perfectly! Add your names to this best friendship long distance gift for a more personal touch.

Long Distance Friendship Mug With State Maps - I Fucking Miss You Bitch

Moving Away Gift For Friends

State Map Mug

Distance fades away when you have such a cute mug all the way from your long distance bestie to make your morning coffee even sweeter with a funny message reading, ‘I fucking miss you Bitch’. This long distance friendship mug gift is ideal for friends who have moved states. Get the maps of your states printed on the mug to celebrate the strength of your bond.

Homesick Scented Candle With Texas Map For Long Distance Friend

A Gift That Urges Her To Come Home

Homesick Scented Candle

This long distance friendship gift from Amazon is all you need to evoke fond memories of the time you spent together. The sweet, nostalgic fragrance will remind your best friend of the place where they grew up and immediately light up their day. The scented candle will ensure their heart and home remains lit.

Long Distance Friendship Lamp

Long Distance Friendship Lamp

No matter how far apart you are, this interactive long distance friendship gift will connect your hearts as a touching way to let them know you’re thinking of them. These in-sync lamps transcend states and even countries! Light up their day by conveying your message that ‘you’re on my mind.’

lovebox spinning heart messenger for long distance friends

Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger

No matter how far away, now you can send heartfelt messages to your long distance friends, even if they are thousands of miles away. (Of course we are not talking about FaceTime or Skype)

This unique long distance friendship gift is a modern take on the traditional love note. The heart keeps spinning until you open the box to reveal a message from your best friend miles away.

Puzzle Map Canvas Print

Puzzle Map Canvas

They say friends are like pieces of a puzzle that come together. Why not give your Bestie for the Restie this unique puzzle map personalized with the maps of states you both are in? Your friend will think of you every time they look at their adorable wall art.

True Friends Are Never Apart Photo Collage Custom Mug

True Friends Are Never Apart Photo Collage Mug

This long distance friendship gift mug is an ode to true friendship. Choose your best friend’s favorite color to serve as backdrop for your cherished memories together with a touching quote for friends who’re away. What a great way to relive the beautiful times you spent together before they moved!

Photo Face Socks As A Funny Long Distance Friendship Gift

A Funny Gift For Your Long-Distance Bestie

Photo Face Socks

If you’re thinking, ‘how can I surprise my long distance friend?’ we have the perfect solution for you. Move away from boring gifts and surprise your friend with a pair of these funky socks with your faces printed on them! You can bet your friend will be laughing at this gag gift even miles away.

And here is another article on the best gifts for a teenage girl. Explore more marvelous ideas for your distance friend!

A Desktop Photo Plaque that says I may not always be there with you but I will always be there for you

I Will Always Be There For You Desktop Photo Plaque

One of the best long distance friendship birthday gifts is this endearing photo plaque holding a memorable picture of you and your best friend. The plaque reads, ‘I may not always be there with you but I will always be there for you‘ to warm your hearts even miles apart. The plaque can also be personalized with your names.

Best Friends State Map Key Chains

Best Friends State Map Key Chains

One of the most innovative gifts for long distance friendship, stay connected to your friend with this key chain! Choose two locations, one being yours and the other your friend’s, and keep one key chain for yourself while the other will be sent to your friend. Even while away, you both can smile and think of each other with this beautiful gift idea.

Sweet 16th Quarantine Birthday Shirt Gift

Sweet 16th Quarantine Birthday Shirt

Will she be turning 16 soon? Then our pick for this momentous occasion is this trendy shirt with the all-famous ‘Friends’ theme! The shirt celebrates their birthday with a hilarious ‘The one where I was quarantined’ message, imitating the names of episodes in the hit show. What better way to wish you friend than with a gift related to the greatest ever show about friends?

Is your pal still bummed out about her sweet 16th in quarantine? Brighten up her day with some creative sweet 16 gift ideas!

Engraved Planter Box With Mason Jars For Long Distance Girlfriend

Engraved Planter Box With Mason Jars

Your best friend will love this gorgeous planter box with distressed mason jars. You can personalize the three mason jars as well as the planter with a loving quote of your choice. This decorative gift is ideal for long distance friends to remember each other by.

Long Distance Friendship BFF Pillow Case

Long Distance BFF Pillow Case

If you’re looking for a handy long distance friendship gift, this soft pillowcase with an adorable message is the right pick for you. The pillow case reads, ‘Distance means so little when someone means so much’, defining long distance friendships in the most precious way possible! You can also personalize it further with your choice of names and states.

Long Distance Friendship Ornament Gift

A Gift For The Holiday

Long Distance Friendship Ornament

This Christmas, if you’re missing your best friend overseas, gift them this beautiful ornament to put in the garden or to use as a magnet. You can get a state map on either side to personalize the ornament or get a quote of your choice. Keep your long distance friendships alive with this precious token of love.

Monica And Rachel Duo T Shirt For Long Distance Friendship

Duo T-Shirts

If your friendship resembles the iconic bond of Rachel and Monica, this is the creative long distance best friendship gift for you! Get a Monica tee and a Rachel tee for you and your pal to adorn even while you’re states apart. The clean-cut style is simple yet elegant for everyday wear.

Handmade Yellow Frame From Friends - A Long Distance Friendship Gift For Friends Fanaatic

A Long-Distance Gift For Your True ‘Friends’ Fanatic!

Yellow Frame From Friends

Revive the times you and your pal laughed over the classic episodes of Friends with this surprise gift for them. The gift features the iconic yellow frame from Monica’s apartment with a peephole sticker too. This is the ideal gift for a ‘Friends’ fanatic!

Distance Bracelets For Friends

Distance Bracelets

These bracelets are a great goodbye long distance friendship gift. Give this your best friend as a last-minute token of love before they move away. This accessory will remind them of you every time they wear it and cherish the times you have spent together.

Cat Ceramic Succulent Planter Pots As A Gift For Long Distance Friendship

Cat Ceramic Succulent Planter Pots

If you’re looking for a long distance friendship gift for a cat lover, these cute cat planter pots have got you covered. This set of 3 adorable cat themed pots will ensure your friend knows you realize their love for all things cat!

Do you want more gift ideas for your cat loving friend? Check out this article on gifts for cat lovers!

Pinky Swear Promise Ring For Best Friend

Pinky Swear Promise Ring

If your best friend is moving, this pinky promise ring is perfect as a going away present. The high-quality ring is cute to adorn and will be a reminder of your friendship forever!

Dandelion Seeds Necklace - Matching Gifts For Long Distance Friendship

Matching Gifts For Long-Distance BFFs

Dandelion Seeds Necklace

Getting identical necklaces for you and your best friend will help bridge the distance between you. Made of glass and steel, this minimalist locket is ideal as matching long distance friendship gifts. The necklace contains beautiful dandelion seeds. You can personalize this to get as many seeds as you want.

Best Friend Heart Enamel Pin

An Affordable Goodbye Gift

Best Friend Enamel Pin

College goers looking for an inexpensive goodbye gift for their best friend can look towards this emotive heart shaped enamel pin. The words ‘best’ and ‘friend’ are separated with two broken heart pieces to signify how you would feel without your long distance best friend!

A Custom Wine Glass With The Quote Never Too Far To Wine Together

If Both Of You Are Wine Lovers

Custom Long Distance Friendship Wine Glass

Do you miss the drinking sessions between you and your bestie? This adorable wine glass with the most relatable quote will help dim your sorrows! Customize the high-quality vinyl glass with your states or city to print on the back of the glass. This cheap long distance friendship gift will prove useful and memorable both.

Funny Wine Coasters Set and Holder

Another Long Distance Gift For Your Wine Loving Gal

Funny Wine Coasters

Feeling bummed about missing your friend? Send them an assortment of these hilarious wine coasters, perfect for a wine lover. Your long distance friend will think of you every time they use the coaster for a wine session.

Why You're My Bestie Fill-in-the-Blank Gift Journal For A Long Distance Friend

A Fill-in-the-blank Book Journal

Why You’re My Bestie Journal

Sometimes, you need to speak out why your best friend means so much to you! Do just that with this fill-in-the-blank book to give a message why your pal is so special to you. This personalized and unique gift might even get your pal to tear up a little!


There is no better way to say ‘I miss you’ than with these unique long distance friendships gifts, with something for everyone. These tokens of love will remind your pal that no matter how far they go, they will always remain close to your heart!

READ MORE: Gifts for Best Friend to Prove You Really Know Each Other



Sign up for the 365Canvas newsletter.

Get notified of the best gift ideas to surprise your loved ones on special occasions.