Looking for gifts for your long distance best friend who either lives far away or is socially-distance thanks to COVID-19? For long distance best friends, the struggle is real. Even though you can stay connected via FaceTime, text, social media, postcards (remember those?), and periodic visits, it can still be a challenge showing your best friend how important they are to you—primarily because they live so stupidly far away. That’s where gifts come in. Sending long distance best friend gifts is the most reliable way of saying to your best friend, “You’re the shit. I love you, and I love us.” Whether you have a friend who loves candles, needs some stress relief gifts, or is more into novelty gifts that suit her quirky, unique personality, we’ve got you covered.
If you want to send a gift that’s thoughtful, impactful, and makes for damn sure your best friend won’t forget how awesome you are, here’s a pretty solid list of options.
Miss doing things with your BFF, like baking? Milk Jar Cookies, one of LA’s favorite cookie cafes (if you’ve never tried their cookies, know that they’re unlike any other cookie you’ve tried before — gooey and warm on the inside, and crisp on the outside, and also HUGE) is offering curbside pickup for their Milk Jar Cookies kit. This kit includes all the ingredients you’d need to make an iconic Milk Jar Cookies chocolate chip cookie. If your friend is gluten-free, they also have a GF set of ingredients! Not in LA? No problem. You can also just get their cookies (baked and everything) mailed directly to your doorstep.
Long Distance Best Friend Bracelets:
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Buy your friend this personalized long distance coffee mug, and she’ll think of you every time she’s in serious need of some caffeine.
These connected friendship lamps light up when touched. When the touch is returned, the colors change and you know your bestie received the love.
Send your friend this Nixplay Digital Photo Frame and remotely add photos of you and your family to make it impossible for them to forget what you look like.
The sweetest and more accurate gift box from JTrockandlotus on Etsy, because yes, your friend does live too far away.
This delicate bracelet from CAsouls on Etsy comes in silver or gold, and it can be customized with your friend’s birthstone. You can even include a message that’ll be displayed in morse code. How cool is that?
The circles on this stunning bracelet from AccessoriesAtelier on Etsy are connected to symbolize your close friendship. Hashtag awwwwwww.
A classic name bracelet from Grace Personalized on Etsy to let your bestie know how much they’re loved and appreciated and to help them remember their name.
Bring it back to the ’90s with these old school friendship bracelets from LacedWLoveBracelets on Etsy. Buy all 10 to fill up your bestie’s entire arm like it’s 1994.
A sweet bracelet by LydiaMadeinGreece on Etsy to send your friend who could use a solid wish.
This 1,000 piece Love Lives puzzle by Galison is just so pretty and likely something Michelle Obama would send her best friend.
If you kind of hate self-help books but need a confidence boost, we recommend this one. In it Glennon Doyle explains how she divorced her cheating husband after she falls instantly in love with pro-soccer player Abby Wombach—and what she learned about the experience. Very short version: women need to listen to themselves more and follow their hearts instead of the constraints of society. Agree.
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