The 27 Most Heartfelt Long-Distance Friendship Gifts for Your BFF
Long-distance friendship sucks (but NOT the gift ideas in this article). She is the Monica to your Rachel, and the Abbi to your Ilana. But for some reason, 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.
Wipe those tears as we are here to help you find the best long-distance friendship gifts for your best friend that speaks your heart out. On her birthday, Christmas, or just because, these presents will bridge some of that distance and make your faraway BFF feel like you’re there in spirit.
Our Top Picks
- Best Interactive Gift: Photo Lovebox (Jump to Review)
- Best Long-Distance Gift for Guys: Matching Promise Rings (Jump to Review)
- Best Budget-Friendly Gift: Desktop Photo Plaque (Jump to Review)
- Most Creative Gift: BESTIE Letter Photo Collage Print (Jump to Review)
The Best Gifts for A Long-Distance Friend
1/ Photo Collage Canvas Print
This photo collage will help remind them of your best memories together. The endearing quote, “Side by side or miles apart, best friends are always close at heart”, expresses your distant friendship perfectly! You can add names to the print for a more personal touch.
2/ “I Will Always Be There for You” Desktop Photo Plaque
The message on this desktop plaque will warm their heart. The plaque can be personalized with names and a picture of you and your best friend. Small and affordable, this plaque is the perfect gift for your long-distance bestie!
3/ State Maps Candle
With this “I Miss Your Face” scented candle, she can light it up whenever she misses you. There are various scents to choose from. And on the label of the item, you can place the hearts on the two states that you are living in.
4/ Custom Face Socks
These color socks are customizable with your face images. You also get to print the image of the states you are living in. Give them these socks, and they will never forget your face!
5/ “I Wish You Lived Next Door” Mug
Sometimes you may wish that your bestie lived right next door. This custom-name coffee mug will help you express that thought to them.
6/ “Never Too Far to Wine Together” Glass
Do they miss the drinking sessions between the two of you? This adorable wine glass with the most relatable quote will help dim their sorrows!
7/ Photo Lovebox
With more than 800 reviews on Amazon, this device from Lovebox is one special interactive gift you can get for your distant friend. You can send photos and colored messages, stickers, and even drawings to your loved ones. When you send them a message, the heart on the box will spin to let them know. And they can spin the heart to reply and send you a virtual rain of hearts. How cute and meaningful!
8/ Long Distance Touch Bracelet Set
These bracelets allow you and your BFF to stay close while apart by mimicking the natural vibration of their touch. When you touch the bracelet, the one on your friend’s side will light up and vibrate at the same time. It is just like you two are sharing intimate moments even when you are apart.
9/ “Friendship Knows No Distance” Canvas Print
The saying on the print states that no matter where you live, you are always connected and your friendship will never fade. You can customize this canvas print with a photo, names, and state maps.
10/ True Friendship Trinket Dish
This trinket dish makes for a practical gift for your long-distance friend, giving her a place to put her pieces of jewelry. Plus, the saying on the item will remind her that your friendship journey is without an end.
11/ Matching Promise Rings
How about buying matching rings for both of you to wear? These mountain-ocean couple rings are super cute, and the adjustable band makes it so easy to fit on any finger.
12/ “True Friends Are Never Apart” Photo Collage Mug
This photo mug is a token of true friendship. Customize it with your favorite photos, and you’ll have a great long-distance friendship gift that helps them relive the beautiful memories you had together!
13/ “Distance Means So Little” Wooden Coaster
Distance means so little when someone means so much. This coaster, engraved with such a heartfelt message, will put a smile on their face every time they enjoy their drinks.
14/ Letter Collage Canvas Print
Here is one unique gift idea for your long-distance friend on special occasions: a letter photo collage. You can upload six photos for the BESTIE letters and add your names at the bottom of the print. Imagine how they will be surprised and speechless upon opening the present!
15/ Best Friends State Map Key Chains
These state map key chains will help your far-away friend stay connected to you. You can order two key chains, one for yourself and one for them.
16/ Custom State Map Mug
This coffee mug will be perfect for your BFF. There is a funny message on one side of the mug, and on the other side are the images of the states you are living in. The mug will make their morning coffee sweeter than ever.
17/ Long Distance BFF Pillowcase
If you’re looking for a simple, subtle yet meaningful distance friendship gift idea, this pillowcase is the right pick. You can personalize it with names and states of living, and even change the message on the pillow as you like.
18/ “Good Friends Are Like Stars” Photo Plaque
The saying on this desktop plaque is just perfect to describe your relationship with your friend. You can customize it with a photo and names, making the gift more personal and meaningful.
19/ I’ll Be There For You Photo Canvas Print
You might have binge-watched the Friends series hundreds of times together, and even remember the lyrics of the theme song. So, as they are moving away, you can give them this photo print and let them know that you will always be there whenever they need.
20/ Matching Wine Tumbler
These stainless steel tumblers are a wonderful gift to celebrate your long-distance friendship. Get one for her, and one for you!
21/ Pinky Swear Promise Ring
This ring, engraved with a pinky swear sign, is an affordable gift option for your friend who is moving away. It will be a great reminder of your friendship for years!
22/ Custom State Necklace
For this necklace, you can choose to have engravings on both the front and back. On the front are the state maps with name initials. On the back, you can customize it with a short, sweet sentiment for your bestie.
23/ Friendship Knows No Distance Spa Box
On a special occasion, you can send her a spa box so she can have a home retreat. This gift box includes a soy candle, sugar scrub, and bath bomb that she will enjoy. You can also include an amethyst crystal necklace in the box to help her send stress away.
24/ Long Distance Friendship Ornament
If it is Christmas, give her this ornament to bridge the distance between you two and let her know how much you still love her. You can customize the item with state maps and even a custom quote of your choice.
25/ Engraved Planter Box with Mason Jars
If they are into planting and gardening, they will adore this planter box that comes with 3 lovely mason jars. You get to select the style of the jars. As the wooden planter box is hand painted and personalized, it is truly a unique gift to give.
26/ Dandelion Seeds Necklace
This dandelion seed necklace is a meaningful long-distance friendship gift you can give. It means you wish your best friend long-lasting happiness and youthful joy. Although you are no longer by their side, they can still survive through all challenges and difficulties thanks to the motivational message in this item.
27/ “No Matter Where We Go” Custom Desktop Plaque
Give her this custom photo plaque as a surprise keepsake from the heart. The item comes with a sentimental message that will make her feel warm no matter how far away you are from each other.
That concludes our list of the best long-distance friendship gifts for your best friend. These tokens of love will remind them that no matter how far they go, they will always remain close to your heart!
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