Your best friend has moved away. Or, you’ve taken the step to change jobs, follow your heart or moved away to gain a new start. Whatever the reason, separating from your best friend feels like heartbreak, and in essence, it is. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to offset the distance and make it feel (almost!) like nothing has changed.
Gifts that Say “I’m Thinking about You!”
The problem with living far apart is you wonder what the other person is doing and you may start to feel disconnected from their lives and their habits. One way to close that space is to send them a gift that truly lets them know you are thinking about them.
- Friendship Ring. The gift of a ring, regardless of the nature of the relationship, whether it is romantic or platonic, is a way to stay close in heart. The two strand knot ring available on Etsy is crafted with entwined silver and rose or yellow gold, to symbolize two separate people staying together.
- Gift Cards. You know them best, and you know what they like! Could they use new towels for their new place from Bed, Bath & Beyond? Or maybe you want to indulge their sweet tooth with a delightful treat from Starbucks. With so many retailers to choose from, it’s easy to give them something they really want. Plus, gift cards are as easy as 1-2-3, one click and you can deliver them directly to their email or phone.
- Best Friend Mug. This customizable mug is so cute they’ll be using it for their coffee every day. Choose highly detailed personalization such as name, hair, skin tone, even the drink they are holding. Of course, there are 2 gals on the mug to represent both you and them. A gift they will hold dear and smile every time they see it.
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“Touching” Gifts to Warm the Heart
Whether it’s jewelry or illumination, bringing light into life when you think about your friend, and vice versa is one of the simplest and coziest ways to celebrate them even when they are far away.
- Friendship Lamps. If you want to bridge the gap that lies between you without saying a word, a friendship lamp is the way to go. Simply plug it in, connect it on your phone, and when you are thinking about them touch the lamp to light up your friend’s lamp many miles away. A range of soft colors make this lamp suitable for virtually any room.
- Soulmate Smart Bracelets. The Always Soulmate Smart Bracelets Set for Two made by totwoo is an elegant and stylish pair of bracelets (one for each of you) made of obsidian with silver links, mother of pearl with gold links or obsidian with black links. Each of them is beautiful and will light up with a heart flash when touched. A great way to stay connected.
- Infinity Lamp. A great take on the first friendship lamp, when you place your hand inside the infinity ring, your friend’s infinity lamp swirls the same color scheme. If they place their hand in the infinity ring at the same time, the lamps will combine colors for an instant connection.
Gifts to Comfort Them
Long distance friendships do take some effort and commitment to stay alive. Even if it’s one phone call a month, best friends should make a conscientious effort to reach out. These gifts can be placed around the home and will comfort them when they are homesick.
- Friendship Candles. Candles are always a popular gift and the friendship candle boasts the city and state for your two locations, with a message that reads: Friendship knows no distance. The top lid is customizable for a sweet saying such as “Miss you tons!”
- Photo Cube. An easy and fun gift to make, a photo cube will have room for six photos of the two of you. Enough
- Personalized Pillow. Whether you grab a customizable Etsy friendship pillow or make your own, they can fluff out their sofa or bed with their friendship pillow, remembering your times together with love.
- Custom Blanket. The Besties Custom blanket is available in a multitude of sizes and is customizable with a dozen pictures of you and your best friend. Perfect for enjoying movies, sitting outside by a campfire or sleeping under, your memories together will always be close at hand.
Just because they are far away doesn’t mean you have lost a friend, it only means that the friendship has changed. Any one of these gifts is a magnificent way to remind your friend of your great times together and to stay in touch even without saying a word.
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