Kissing keychains, cheeky cards, and more things that’ll warm the heart even if you’re miles apart.
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TheLittleSparkleShop is a small business based in Gilbert, Arizona that sells signs, tumblers, and other adorable gifts that’ll cheer up your long-distance partner, fam member, or bestie.
Get a set from TheLittleSparkleShop on Etsy for $28+ (available in 15 primary colors and 22 primary colors).
Promising review: “This was perfect! I put one on my boyfriend’s keychain and one on mine. We are long-distance and this was a cute gift. Whenever we are together the whales kiss.” —Amazon Customer
Here’s how it works: Slip on the bracelets, sync them with the Bond Touch App, and you can send touches (aka the bracelets light up) if you can’t physically be together.
Promising review: “Loved being able to give this gift to my boyfriend. We are in a long-distance relationship living over an hour away from one another. With our very busy life schedules it makes it hard to always text to let each other know we’re thinking about the other person. This product is great! We can let each other know throughout the day we’re thinking about them with our secret touch codes.” —Amazon Customer
Promising review: “My husband is currently deployed. This is the first deployment I have been through. He customized everything on this pillow and then mailed it to me as a surprise. When I read it, it made me cry. This is such a thoughtful gift. It is good quality for a pillow case and the colors and lines are sharp. I absolutely love it!” —Amazon Customer
Promising review: “I loved this little book. I got it for my boyfriend for Valentine’s Day. We’re in a long-distance relationship so it was a perfect little thing to remind them of all the ways I love them. Lots of different, fill in the blank prompts.” —Amazon Customer
Promising review: “I sent this to my boyfriend; we are in a long-distance relationship. It is perfect for his desk and a daily reminder. It is great quality and exactly what I was looking for.” —Amazon Customer
Chantallenting is a small business owned by illustrator Chantal Lenting. They’re known for beautiful LGBTQIA+ gifts, including art prints and custom couple portraits.
Promising review: “Aesthetically and in terms of comfort, these socks are amazing! I bought them as a gift for my sushi-loving girlfriend and she was incredibly pleased, not in the least because the packaging is so creative and adorable. I definitely recommend buying these socks for the sushi-aficionado in your life.” —Amazon Customer
Promising review: “This was a great Valentine’s gift and makes us feel so connected even though we live in different states. There is nothing more exciting than seeing it light up and or watching the colors change! As long as you follow the steps and use your computer the set up was super easy and quick! It’s a little pricey, but definitely worth the smiles and feeling connected to someone far away.” —Uncommon Goods Customer
Promising review: “I got this as a surprise for my boyfriend. I wasn’t sure about how it would smell, but I figured even if he wasn’t a fan it would be neat as a decoration for his room. When I surprised him with the candle and he smelled it, he actually got very emotional and started crying because he said the smell instantly brought back so many memories of home. Definitely worth my money.” —Amazon Customer
Promising review: “The instructions were easy to follow and it was a fun project to do with my partner. We were laughing the whole time while we have our hands in the bucket. Our hands came out so detailed and will go on our mantel so we can see it everyday. A great way to show your love to one another.” —Amazon Customer
Promising review: “I ordered this as a Valentine’s Day gift for my boyfriend who is a pilot. My thought was we could use it to scratch off places we visit together or even places he has flown to for work. He absolutely loved it! It is the perfect size, perfect for framing and hanging on the wall.” —Amazon Customer
InANutshellStudio is a small California-based business that sells cheeky cards and gifts, including ones for anniversaries, long-distance relationships, and friendship.
Promising review: “The absolute best cards to share with someone you love! My boyfriend laughed so hard when they got this one.” —Etsy Customer
Promising review: “My girlfriend loved it! I put all of our memories (adventures) into it chronologically so that we can reminisce all the fun times we had. Would totally recommend for anyone who is creative, likes Disney movies, or has a lot of pictures to share.” —Amazon Customer
Promising review: “I love, love, love this product. I bought it for my boyfriend since we are about to be in a long-distance relationship and I am so skeptical of buying stuff online but this was a win for sure. The bottle is very decently sized and good quality glass. The little papers and capsules with rings are so cute.” —Amazon Customer
Promising review: “It came vacuum-sealed and was honestly super fun to unpack, I got to watch him expand. My boyfriend and I love him, he’s so soft and he’s perfect for hugging while going to sleep, definitely worth it.” —Amazon Customer
Promising review: “We love our Skylight frame. Since we don’t live close to our families it is a great way to keep up with their lives. I love seeing the new photos pop up. It is so easy to use and has plenty of space. All of our children and grandchildren share photos with us. I have purchased frames for my sisters so we can share.” —Skylight Frame Customer
Promising review: “Bought the shirts for my boyfriend’s birthday when we went to a comedy show. We looked so cute matching each other. I’ve washed the shirts several times since then they have not shrunk now the color is starting to fade just a little but not too much.” —Amazon Customer
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