No matter how far you live, true friends are always there at the end of the phone, to help bring a little joy into your life. Especially during a global pandemic, it can be even harder to visit best friends who are across the pond. But sending them a thoughtful gift is the perfect way to celebrate your long distance friendship and show them that you care!
To help you find something special, we've whipped up a selection of the very best gifts for long distance friends. Go on, get shopping...
Gifts for long distance friends: The HELLO! Edit
Kit Heath x HELLO! Kindness necklace, £99.99, Kit Heath
For a truly thoughtful gift that your best friend will cherish forever, look no further than HELLO!’s exclusive Kindness Necklace. Together with the award-winning British jewellery brand, we’ve created a beautifully elegant sterling-silver necklace with an oval charm of two interconnected elements to represent protection and support.
The necklace can be worn showing the smooth outer layer or reversed to reveal the core that is cradled inside and bears a tag branded with our special message of kindness. Plus, £5 from every purchase goes to charity, so your best friend can pay forward your kind act.
OFFER: The next 200 people to purchase a HELLO! Kindness Necklace will get a FREE 6-month digital subscription to HELLO! Magazine worth £42.50!
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Personalised 'Open Me When' Messages Box, £21, NotOnTheHighstreet.com
How cool is this little message box? Your best friend will love opening messages throughout the year, to help bring them joy whenever they need it most.
'Soul Sisters' Friendship Mug Set, £19, NotOnTheHighstreet.com
One for you, and one for your bestie! This cute mug set is the perfect way to show you care.
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Heart Key Ring, £32, Aspinal Of London
Hand-crafted from Italian full-grain leather, this personalised heart keyring is the perfect way to show your best-friend some love.
Perfect Pouch Fabulous Friend, £14.99, Katie Loxton
Your bestie can use this pouch to store makeup, or even use it as an evening bag. We love the ‘fabulous friend’ engraving on the front, too.
Fleur D’Oranger Candle, £35, Candalia
You really can’t go wrong with a candle – this one is made of 100% natural wax and will fill your best friend’s room with the delicious smell of orange blossom, exotic rosemary and cedarwood.
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Friendship Print, £4.99, Etsy
This lovely print will remind your best friend of you every time they see it. You can personalise the hair colour, clothing, and quotes on this print to make it truly unique, too.
Compassion Set of Two, £132, ChloBo
Why not get a set of two bracelets that represent love? With two, uniquely handcrafted heart charms, these ChloeBo bracelets naturally fit together and will be a lovely reminder of your friendship whenever you wear them. Plus, you can add a complimentary engraving, too!
Wednesday's Girl relaxed t-shirt with heart balloon print, £12, ASOS
Your friend can wear this love heart t-shirt with pride. How cute is it!
'Isnt She Lovely Powerful' eau de toilette, £14, River Island
Remind a friend that she’s powerful with this lush EDT from River Island. We love.
Sex And The City: The Complete Series – DVD, £27.99, Warner Bros
This ultimate collector's edition of Sex And The City truly is the gift that keeps on giving. Your friend can enjoy watching this girly series over and over again!
The Mini Pocket Book, £3.99, Pocket Memories
Create a sentimental mini photo album filled with up to 20 snaps of you and your bestie. Plus, for every photobook sold Pocket Memories will donate one pocket photobook to Make-A-Wish UK. Aww!
Besties Stemless Wine Glasses, £14, Moonpig
Even if you're on the other side of the country, you can sip a drink from this cool cup whilst your bestie does the same!
F.R.I.E.N.D.S Letterbox Gift Set, £20, Moonpig
There's no better way to show how much your value your friend than with a F.R.I.E.N.D.S gift set - this one includes a quote pen, pencilcase, notepad and two mini jotters.
Cafeyn subscription, £7.99 per month, Cafeyn
If your friend loves to read and keep up-to-date with everything that's happening in the world, why not gift them a Cafeyn subscription? This handy streaming platform and digital newsstand lets them read thousands of magazines and newspapers, all in one place!
Mini crossbody bag, £255, Furla
For a gift with wow factor, opt for this personalised bag from Furla. Send it straight to your best friend's door, complete with their initials engraved on the front for a truly special touch.
Heart iPhone case, £15.95, Case Warehouse
With this case, every time your friend looks at their phone, they'll be reminded of you! How sweet.
I Miss Your Face gift, £9.95, Notonthehighstreet.com
How sweet is this acrylic hanging heart decoration? We love.
A to Z of You Book, £17.95, Martha Brook
This foil embossed mini book is the ultimate gift for a long distance friend - simply fill it up with 26 reasons why you love them!
Personalised Pocket Hug, £14, Etsy
With this personalised pocket coin, your best friend will always feel your love and presence. Cute!
Little Miss Hug Letterbox Biscuit, £10.95, Biscuiteers
Send this vanilla flavoured biscuit anywhere in the world to spark some joy.
Polished Best Friends Heart Charm, £35, Biscuiteers
This dainty best friend charm from Pandora is super chic and can be worn on a number of different bracelets.
Linear Friendship Bracelet, £125, Monica Vinader
Available in rose gold, gold and silver, this stunning friendship bracelet makes for the perfect gift for a bestie.
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