This post includes 25 awesome long-distance friendship gifts your BFFs will love!
College is one of the most exciting and transformative times of our lives. But for some of us, these four years might also imply moving away from our hometowns and venturing into a whole new environment. And the hardest part of it all is probably leaving our family and friends behind.
Transitioning from seeing someone literally every single day of your life, to only being able to see them virtually through Facetime, is not easy at all. So today, I’d like to share with you some super cute long-distance friendship gifts that can make you and your besties feel better about the situation, and help you sustain this wonderful friendship despite the distance!
Long Distance Friendship Gifts
1. Why You’re My Bestie Fill In The Blank Love Book
If you’re not super comfortable with expressing your love to your bestie through Facetime or Skype, maybe writing it down would be much easier! This little book includes fill in the blank pages that allow you to explain to your BFF why he or she is the best. How cute!
2. Friends TV Show T-shirt
Was “Friends” you and your best friend’s show? If so, this T-shirt would be such a cute gift for the both of you.
Even though you’re far away from each other, you can still plan a Netflix-and-wine night where the both of you get on Zoom or Skype, and watch Friends together while wearing this T-shirt. Haha, so corny, but kind of adorable at the same time.
3. Long Distance Friendship Lamps
These long-distance friendship lamps are so fascinating! They can connect with each other from anywhere in the world as long as there’s Wifi. And when you touch your lamp, your friend’s lamp will change to the same color as yours, which is such a cool way to show that you’re thinking of them.
4. Burt’s Bees Classics Gift Set
I personally love anything that’s from Burt’s Bees. Hand cream, lip balm, foot cream, you name it! If your bestie is living in a dry and cold country like Norway let’s say, then this gift will for sure come in handy. We’ve got to keep our lips and body hydrated at all times!
5. Gifts For Long Distance Friends: Wine Tumbler
Hahaha! This gift is absolutely hilarious. I actually want to give this to my best friend for her birthday. You know, just as a way of expressing my love and appreciation for her. I’d shank a bi*ch right in the kidney for ya!
6. Feel Better Herbal Tea
If your best friend is sick, this will be the perfect gift to send her while you’re miles away. Not being able to personally take care of your bestie while she’s suffering sucks. But that doesn’t mean you can’t send her something sweet to show her how much you care. This herbal tea will for sure bring a smile to her face and help her recover much faster!
7. Starbucks Gift Card For Your BFF
The best thing you could do for a best friend is to send her a Starbucks gift card loaded with money, lol! At least that’s what I’d want (wink wink, bestie… if you’re reading this)
In college, coffee is literally life support for a lot of students. So, if your best friend is about to go into finals season, this would a great gift to help her stay awake and hopefully ace her exams.
8. Adorable Custom Designed Softs
If you want your best friend to NEVER EVER forget about you. Print your face on these long socks. And trust me, they’ll have nightmares about you haha!
Honestly such a cute way to annoy them even from miles away.
9. Motivational Anchor Compass Necklace
Best friends support and motivate each other through the thick and thin! If your best friend is going through some hard times, and you want her to know that you believe in her. Send her this chic motivational necklace to let her know that she’s got this!
10. De-Stress Coloring Book
Being away from your best friends is a stressful situation. Especially if you’re just starting college and trying to navigate through your freshman year. So here’s a little coloring book that will help your friends relieve their stress of not being with you, lol.
11. Cute Doggie Plush Pillow
My ex-roommate actually gifted me this exact doggie pillow for my birthday! She was in SF at the time and I was in LA, and when I received this adorable gift at my doorsteps, I immediately fell in love. And I named it Jeff. LMAO!
Also, if your bestie is currently living alone, this doggie pillow will hopefully help her feel a bit less lonely!
12. Hey Friend, I Wrote A Book About You
I don’t know about you, but my absolute favorite gifts are handwritten and hand-made ones. Because its unique, one-of-a-kind, and you won’t be able to find the same copy anywhere else in the world. That’s truly so special.
This adorable book allows you send a personalized gift to your bestie without having to literally make a book from scratch. And I’m sure they’ll love it.
13. Friendship Capsule Letter
I LIVE FOR HANDWRITTEN NOTES LIKE THIS! Sorry, I had to use all caps to express how much I love these adorable friendship capsules.
And honestly, if you’re on a tight budget, you could totally re-create this using your own materials at home. It’s the thought that counts!
14. Long Distance Friendship Gifts: Bath Bombs
Remind your amazing best friend that it’s time to treat herself! Even though you might not be able to spend a relaxing girls’ night with her in person, you can still send her cute bath bombs to remind her to live her best life, and take care of her wellbeing.
15. Puzzle Friendship Pendant Necklaces
These necklaces remind me so much of the Powerpuff girls. Red, blue, and green. Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup! And when you three unite, y’all can conquer the world together. Absolutely love it!
16. Bad-Ass Morse Code Bracelet
Okay, this badass morse code bracelet is so creative. I actually might get one for myself.
If you want to tell your bestie how much of a badass she is, but still want her to be able to wear this bracelet at school/work without embarrassing herself, Morse code is the way to go, haha!
She’s a badass, but lowkey about it, which makes her even more badass….that’s hot (*Paris Hilton voice*)
17. Polaroid Photo Album
Polaroid photos are so “IN” right now. If your bestie owns a polaroid camera, you can send her a photo album like this to help her keep all the memories organized in one place.
Or, if you have a bunch of polaroid pictures of you and your bestie together, you can fill the photo album up with those photos and sent it to her all at once!
18. Fudge This S-Hit Travel Case
Yaas! We love a sassy empowering quote that makes you feel like a bad b*tch! Send your best friend this travel case to let her know that, indeed, she IS that b*tch. Point, blank, period.
Hype her up even from miles away. Honestly, best friend goals!
19. Let That Ish Go Journal
Sometimes, self-help books are kind of too much. Like, it’s helpful, but the author is just not that relatable.
But this journal allows YOU to be the person that helps yourself. By journaling your thought processes every day, you’ll be able to find the inner peace you need.
Do you think your best friends will enjoy this? Consider sending them a copy to help them rediscover themselves.
20. Artificial Flower For Besties
Sending an actual rose to your bestie across the country or across the world is probably not the best idea. But, you can still send them artificial ones that are just as elegant!
21. Vanilla Cupcake Infused Candle
You’re my best bitch, that I love bitching about other bitches with. Haha, ain’t that true!
If your best friend is obsessed with candles like I am, I think she will really appreciate this gift. Every time she lights this candle up, she’ll think about you and all the fun times you’ve spent together.
22. Ceramic Jewelry Trinket Dish
I’m sure you understand the frustration of not being able to find the left side of your earring when you’re running late for class. Looking cute and being on time doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive, haha! This is why I think these jewelry dishes are so essential to a girl’s life.
Send your bestie this jewelry trinket dish to help her stay organized and also be reminded of your awesome friendship!
23. Gifts For Long Distance Friends: Makeup Bag
Awww, as I was reading this definition, I thought about my besties that are currently living across the world from me.
Your besties are people that will always be there for you, and your “one in a million” person. Send them this makeup bag to let them know how much they mean to you.
24. Long Distance Friendship Frame
My best friend in middle school gave me a BFF picture frame like this and I still have it on my desk to this day. Send your long-distance bestie a cute picture frame with a nice picture of you two! It’ll be a great piece of decoration for her living/working space, and a beautiful reminder of your precious friendship
25. Funny Friendship Candle
Are you worried that your best friend will make new friends while you’re not with her 24/7? This is an awesome gift to show her how much you love her, but also mark your territory haha! You know, just a friendly reminder that you’re still her one and only bestie in this entire universe, for life, and to infinite and beyond… yea.
Send Your Bestie These Long Distance Friendship Gifts!
I hope these long-distance friendship gifts helped you brainstorm some awesome gift ideas for your besties across the world.
Here’s a long-distance friendship quote that I’d like to share with you:
We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere
Being away from your best friend does not mean that your friendship has to suffer. With a little bit of effort and a lot of love and appreciation for each other. I’m sure that no matter the distance, your precious friendship will preserve and defy all odds!