Long Distance Relationship Care Package Ideas

Keep your long-distance relationship fresh with occasional care packages.Keep your long-distance relationship fresh with occasional care packages.

If you are in a long-distance relationship, you can maintain communication frequently via phone, text, email and postal mail. Occasional care packages are another way to let your partner know you are thinking of him from afar and remind him of all the reasons you love each other. Pick a theme for each package and fill it with gifts that are meaningful to you and your partner to keep your relationship thriving and surprising even from a distance.

Pack a Picnic

Create a “picnic” care package with a bottle of your favorite wine (be aware of any state restrictions on shipping alcohol), nonperishable snacks, a picture of the two of you and a handwritten note. Plan this package near a visit so you can enjoy the picnic together, and include a copy of your itinerary in the picnic basket.

Concert in a Box

Create a CD with your favorite tunes or upload them onto a digital music player. Include tickets to an upcoming concert -- ideally, one you can attend together -- and a t-shirt featuring her favorite band.

Coupon Care Package

Homemade coupons are an easy way to express your love without spending much money. Write or print your own coupons featuring free massages, movie or video game nights, golf outings and other intangibles that he can enjoy the next time you are together.

Sweet Sensations

Send your loved one her favorite chocolate, snacks or gourmet foods. Make it personal by including local specialty items you have enjoyed together, such as a favorite hot sauce or homemade treat.

Book Club Monthly

Send a book or two on a topic your partner enjoys or on something that makes you think of him. Write a personal note inside the front cover of each book.

Virtual Care Package

Not every package has to come in a box. An occasional electronic gift card, video message, podcast or digital photo is a simple way to send your loved one a gift spontaneously.

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Karen Spaeder began her editorial career at Entrepreneur magazine. True to the entrepreneurial spirit, she works at a startup digital marketing firm, blogs at karenspaeder.com, teaches yoga and runs her own organic beauty business. Spaeder holds degrees in English and certifications in yoga, karate and early childhood education.

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