Long Distance Girl here!

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, and while many people don’t like to think about it, you might want to celebrate it in your own way with your long distance sweetheart.  This holiday is quite commercial, but deep down, there are many people who celebrate because it is about celebrating the person you love, most frequently the person you love romantically.  If you have a long distance boyfriend, or a long distance girlfriend, this might mean some planning and forethought that should start rather soon. 

I know that because Mike is going to be in basic training by then, so I’m going to be putting together a care package for him that I can send off in plenty of time for him to get it.  I plan on putting in romantic and silly little things like those snack cakes shaped like hearts, and a card, as well as other items that I know he’ll enjoy or find romantic.  But if your long distance relationship is just a matter of the two of you being far away, like Internet relationships, then you might want to find something unique online to let you send a gift to someone special.

Flowers

Flowers are a normal gift when it comes to Valentine’s Day, and are a good gift for men and women.  There are plenty of floral shops online that you can visit, and they not only have flowers, but chocolates, gourmet gifts, and little stuffed animals as well, so they’re perfect for whatever your sweetheart likes.  Some of the most popular sites include:

 Candy

Another traditional Valentine’s Day gift is, of course, candy.  Your Internet girlfriend or Internet boyfriend will appreciate getting something sweet in the mail if they like chocolates or some fun candy.  Some websites you might want to check out for this include:

Other Gift Ideas

Of course, there are plenty of other gift ideas out there for people who want to send something special to a long distance boyfriend or a long distance girlfriend.  These are gifts that are something different, and might not come to mind at first, but are certainly appropriate for the holiday if you are really celebrating the true spirit of the holiday.  You might want to consider:

  • Pajama Grams:  A great way to send someone a gift of adorable pajamas.  These pajamas come in a hat box or a personalized box, and have gifts for men and women.  http://www.pajamagram.com
  • Personalized Romance Novels:  Get your dear lover a romance story staring the two of you with a personalized romance novel.  http://www.bookbyyou.com
  • Gift Baskets:  Sending someone you love a gift basket is a great idea simply because it not only gives your lover an assortment of gifts, but you can also find something personalized.  There are coffee gift baskets for coffee lovers, fruit baskets for fruit lovers, wine baskets for wine lovers, and many other ideas.  http://www.giftbaskets.com
  • Cookie Bouquets:  If you want to make a unique statement, try sending a cookie bouquet.  There are many different styles to choose from, and these bouquets can even be personalized.  http://www.cookiesbydesign.com
  • Gilded Roses:  Real roses dipped in gold or platinum is a way to send your love something that will last forever, but still has the traditional feel of Valentine’s Day flowers.  http://www.goldroses.net
  • Amazon:  Many people have Amazon.com wish lists.  What says that you care about a person more than taking the time to find out what they really want?  http://www.amazon.com

As you can see, if you just plan ahead, you can certainly surprise your long distance romance with a special gift this Valentine’s Day.  Let him or her know that you’re thinking about him or her.  It’s not about what you get, but the thought that you put into it that matters, and that is more important than any gift.  Even if all you send is a card, at least you took the time to let him or her know that he or she matters to you.  So celebrate Valentine’s Day together, even if you are a continent apart.

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