25 Creative Long-Distance Gift Ideas You Can Send to Anyone

We’ve found some great gifts for you to surprise your long-distance friends or family. Always keep in mind shopping local first and being thoughtful about the environment.

Here they are, in no particular order.

1. Plastic-Free Food Storage

Help rid the planet of single-use plastic, give a plastic-free gift — see more at Abeego.

Source: Abeego

2. An Experience Gift

Have an explorer in your life? Give the gift an experience — from sailing to skydiving. Choose any from Cloud 9 Living.

3. Lumosity Brain Training

It’s like Cross-Fit but for your brain with daily brain games that only take a few minutes to play. Check out more at Lumosity.

Source: Lumosity

4. Non-Toxic Laundry Bundle

For that spotless friend give the gift of cleanliness. Get it at Earth Hero.

Source: Earth Hero

5. Make a Phone Call

No text, email, or DM — a real phone call.

6. Make a Birthday Donation

Donate to their favorite charity to make the world a better place. Some of our favorites, One Tree Planted, The Confetti Foundation, or Box of Balloons.

Source: One Tree Planted

7. An Online Class

Take an online course together and become each others study buddies, check out Udemy or MasterClass.

Source: MasterClass

8. A Friendship Lamp

Let them know that you’re thinking of them with a tap of a lamp. Check out Friendship Lamps.

Source: Friendship Lamps

9. Handwritten Note

No emailing or DMing. Sit down, write a note, and put it in the mail.

10. A Suprise Video Gift

Get friends and family to join in on a surprise video to celebrate any special occasion. Start one at VidDay.

11. Streaming Service Membership

Get them a gift card for their favorite streaming service so they can binge-watch anything they'd like: Netflix, Hulu, Disney +, and more.

Source: Netflix

12. For a Music Lover

Everything that music lover needs from, headphones, speakers, turntables, and more at the House of Marley.

Source: House of Marley

13. All-Natural Cleaning Products

For that health-conscious person who loves to keep things clean and tidy, The Good Home Co.

Source: Good Home Co.

14. Eco-Friendly Phone Case

Beautifully made phone cases and accessories from a natural mix of wheat, straw, and biopolymers — see more at FeroniaBio.

Source: FeroniaBio

15. Game, Games, and More Games

From classic games, puzzles to card games — perfect for that magician, cardist, gamer, or collector in your life. Art of Play has you covered.

Source: Art of Play

16. eBooks — For That Bookworm

You can send Kindle books as gifts even if the person doesn’t have a Kindle (eBooks can be read using the free Kindle app).

Source: Amazon

17. Online Music Lessons

Surprise a passionate music lover with music lessons, from beginner to advanced check out: Artist Works.

18. Box of Their Favorite Treats

Gather all of their favorite treats in one surprise box, putting a smile on their face.

19. Schedule a Movie Night

Watch a movie or binge-watch your new favorite series together online via, Rabbit.

20. Yoga Classes Online

Keep zen and calm together with yoga classes online with YogaDownload.

21. Start a New Hobby

Develop new skills together, like painting, photography, journaling, and so much more with SkillShare.

22. Stay Motivated Together

Sign both of you up for Obé Fitness, for one of their 22 live classes daily. Stay fit and have fun.

23. Candles

Send your candle loving friend a fair-trade, handmade, and natural gift box of candles from Prosperity Candle.

Source: Prosperity Candle

24. Caffeine. For That Coffee Lover.

A bag of coffee from that cute little local coffee shop. Keep it extra strong and local.

25. A Custom Map

Share with them a map of the place you both grew up, went to college, or even that memorable trip you too took. Create your custom map with Grafo Map.

Check out our Ulitmate Birthday Video Guide to learn more about how to create the best birthday video montage!

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