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24 long distance gifts to send to your best friend to show you care

These gifts will make you both feel like you’re not so far away

long distance gifts for friends
Updated: February 5, 2021
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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

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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. 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!

friendship gift

Personalised 'Open Me When' Messages Box, £21,


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.

friendship mugs

'Soul Sisters' Friendship Mug Set, £19,


One for you, and one for your bestie! This cute mug set is the perfect way to show you care.

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aspinal keyring long distance friend

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.

katie loxton gift for long distance friend

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.

candalia candle

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.

MORE: 31 things to buy yourself to put a smile on your face

friendship print

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.

chlobo friendship bracelet

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!

asos heart top

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!

river island perfume

'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 box set

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!

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nameplate necklace gifts for bff on lockdown

Personalised nameplate necklace £78.95, Prezzybox


Another great choice for SATC fans – a Carrie Bradshaw-style nameplate necklace. Get one for yourself, too, so you can both wear them, showing the world that your bestie is the Miranda to your Carrie (or vice versa!).

gifts long distance friend photo

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!

bestie cups

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!

friends tv gift

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.

long distance gifts

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!

furla gift personalised friend

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 phone case

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

I Miss Your Face gift, £9.95,


How sweet is this acrylic hanging heart decoration? We love.

a z personalised gift

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!

pocket hug gift

Personalised Pocket Hug, £14, Etsy


With this personalised pocket coin, your best friend will always feel your love and presence. Cute!

hug biscuit gift

Little Miss Hug Letterbox Biscuit, £10.95, Biscuiteers


Send this vanilla flavoured biscuit anywhere in the world to spark some joy.

pandora best friend charm

Polished Best Friends Heart Charm, £35, Pandora


This dainty best friend charm from Pandora is super chic and can be worn on a number of different bracelets.

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monica vinader friendship bracelet

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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