Make long-distance closer with a digital Valentine’s gift

Distance is hard, but these gifts can help.
Cassidy Dawes Graves
Cassidy at SmartGift
February 6th 2020Feb 6, 2020

If you’ve been in a long-distance relationship (or are currently in one now), you know how hard it can be, especially when couples-oriented holidays like Valentine’s Day come around. Of course, being together face-to-face with your love would be the ultimate gift, but when that’s not possible, a thoughtful present can help make that special day feel even nicer. Whether you’re sending a bouquet of flowers or a sleek new wallet, here are some ideas to make the gifting process more romantic, even from afar.

What’s in the gift certainly matters, but when you’re not able to deliver it in person, how a gift is sent can be just as meaningful. When you send a digital gift with SmartGift, you can deliver it in a variety of unique ways, including via text, email, and social media. Be creative—send a Google Calendar alert for Valentine’s Day with the gift URL nested in the description, or stick it in an email with a run-of-the-mill subject line for a fun surprise. Send it in an Instagram DM with your favorite GIF or meme, or even text it with a fun, creative iMessage animation.

Thanks to technology, in a way you can also enjoy your gifts together, even while you’re technically apart. When your partner’s gift arrives, video chat with each other so you can witness the unboxing process. If you’ve sent them a gourmet food gift like steaks or chocolate, exchange recipe ideas over text.

If a new necklace or watch is what they desire, have them send you photos of what their gift looks like on.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to showing your love with a unique Valentine’s Day gift, even if your partner is halfway across the world.