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18 Perfect Gifts for Long Distance Boyfriends

Your boyfriend is on the other side of the planet! At least, it feels that way when you are in a long distance relationship. There are some gifts that can help bring you closer together despite the thousands of miles that separate you. You’ll also find a lot of great ways to celebrate his special day or your special day together. Whether you’re looking for a holiday or just a way to say “I love you,” this list has it all.

Open When Letter Box

Open When Letter Box

This is a simple way to show your love and affection. You can get as creative as you want. Some of these can be for particular holidays or you could have a few letters that are for “Really Bad Mondays.” You write letters to cheer him up and remind him just how much he means to you. Then you label them for when he should open them: Birthday, Anniversary, Bad Day, Good Day, Feeling Lonely, etc.

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What I Love About You Book

What I Love About You Book

A cute, little gift that will remind your boyfriend why you love him whenever he is feeling lonely is this “What I Love about You” book. It is easy to make and just requires your imagination when coming up with everything you love about your significant other for each letter of the alphabet.

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Kiss Flip Book

Kiss Flip Book

Give him a way to get kisses where ever he is with this kiss flip book. This is a cute and simple DIY project to show your boyfriend that you are always giving him kisses. All you need is a photo of you blowing a kiss, a red marker, and some ribbon for this gift.

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Pop-Up Photo Box

Pop-Up Photo Box

For those moments when he is missing you, this gift will help him feel connected again. A pop-up photo box is stylish and contains several photos for him to look at when distance makes him lonely. You need a wood craft box, photos, wood stain, and a wood burning tool to create this heartfelt gift.

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Memory Jar

Memory Jar

For a simpler, but still meaningful, gift, try this memory jar. It consists of writing all of the wonderful memories you share with him on pieces of paper to fill up the jar. You can decorate the jar however you want. When he is missing you, he can read through the memories in the jar.

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Lipstick Art

Lipstick Art

One of the worst parts of being away from each other is missing out on physical connections. This lipstick art is a great way to give him something that will remind him of your kisses and your love. Use some of your favorite lipstick colors to great a personal piece of art for him.

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Travel Toiletries Kit

Travel Toiletries Kit

This convenient kit meets all the guidelines to go straight into a carry on bag. He’ll have his shampoo, conditioner, shave cream, and everything he needs in prepackaged single use packets. He can keep squeaky clean without getting into your costly goods. Avoid an argument over your shampoo and get him his own.

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Carry On Cocktail Kit

Carry On Cocktail Kit

There are a few options to choose from. Whether he prefers the Old Fashioned or a Bloody Mary, he can bring on exactly what he needs to make a couple of cocktails for the flight. He’ll arrive ready for a night out on the town with his beautiful partner at his side. This is especially useful for the reluctant frequent flyer.

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Photo Booth Picture Strip

Photo Booth Picture Strip

Another cute picture project is this photo booth picture strip. Photos make excellent gifts, because they give us something to look at when we miss someone or a memory. This photo booth strip gives a stylish twist to any four digital pictures you have that will give him something to remember you.

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Leather Duffle Bag

Leather Duffle Bag

While you’re at it, go ahead and splurge on him a little and get him this high end duffle bag. He’ll be flying in style with this little bag. It’s the envy of every guy’s eye. Fashionable and rugged enough to say, “I’m a man, but I’m well kept.” The best part is when everyone asks where he got it. “It was a gift from my girlfriend.”

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3D Mechanical Safe Puzzle

3D Mechanical Safe Puzzle

Life is tough when you’re in a committed relationship but you can’t really go out with the guys. This functional safe will keep him buy for awhile. Best of all, when he finally finishes the construction, he has a safe that can actually function. This is a great place to keep personal letters and notes.

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Go Clean flight bags

Go Clean flight bags

These bags make a great addition to any traveler’s arsenal. With these bags he can leave, arrive, and leave again with everything organized and clean. No need to worry about spills, messes, or cross contamination with clothing. It’ll save him the headache of laundry and let him really focus on you during a visit.

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Love Map

Love Map

This is an especially adorable gift to give your boyfriend if you are in a long distance relationship. The love map takes sections of maps and allows you to show places that are significant in your relationship, like where you met. All you need are some maps and a frame to do this project.

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Origami Lampshade

Origami Lampshade

Another way to help him spruce up his place is with this eye-catching lampshade. For the novice folder, this will take some doing. Give yourself a day to put together this beautiful lampshade. You can pair it with a simple light kit from a home improvement store to complete the lamp, or build it for a lamp he already has in his place.

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Aromatherapy Portable Oil Diffuser

Aromatherapy Portable Oil Diffuser

The fact is that your boyfriend is indeed a boy. He’s going to have some smells that need to be neutralized, especially if you ever plan to visit. This gift is for you as much as it is for him. Instead of having the perpetual smell of laundry hanging in the room, go ahead and invest in this oil diffuser to let the Aromatherapy scents fill his domicile.

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Salt Shotgun

Salt Shotgun

When you’re home alone, there are plenty of things you can do to occupy your time. None are more fun and rewarding than unloading a spray of salt bullets toward the annoying fly that just won’t leave out the window on his own volition. In case of emergency, this can also be used as home defense to shoot intruders blind.

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Instagram Calendar

Instagram Calendar

This Instagram calendar is a perfect gift to keep help him keep track of important dates while getting to look at great memories you share. To make this calendar you’ll need twelve great pictures of you or anything he likes, poster board, calendar pages, and ribbon or yarn. This easy DIY makes a useful gift.

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Polaroid Magnets

Polaroid Magnets

Magnets always have a place to go in the household, so why not make magnets for your boyfriend to look at and remember you by. These Polaroid magnets are a great gift for a long distance boyfriend, because they allow him to look at you every day. They’re also easy to make and really cute.

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