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.
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.
4. Non-Toxic Laundry Bundle
For that spotless friend give the gift of cleanliness. Get it at Earth Hero.
5. Make a Phone Call
No text, email, or DM — a real phone call.
6. Make a Birthday Donation
7. An Online Class
8. A Friendship Lamp
Let them know that you’re thinking of them with a tap of a lamp. Check out 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
12. For a Music Lover
Everything that music lover needs from, headphones, speakers, turntables, and more at the 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.
14. Eco-Friendly Phone Case
Beautifully made phone cases and accessories from a natural mix of wheat, straw, and biopolymers — see more at 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.
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).
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.
Send your candle loving friend a fair-trade, handmade, and natural gift box of candles from 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!