The saying “absence makes the heart grow fonder” literally rings true to some extent. Honestly, we all have at least one close family member or good friend who lives far away. The dear ones that always remember your birthday and who call you up just to see how you’re fairing.
That person may be a parent or grandparent, or maybe they’re your cousin who’s practically a sibling or childhood BFF. No matter who it is or where they live, you can’t go wrong gifting them something that’ll make them feel closer to home.
Lets help make even the farthest family member or friend feel nearby. Below, you’ll find a list of practical gifts to stay connected to your long-distance loved ones, as well as thoughtful presents to show them you care.
- 1 . InstaPhoto Frame
- 2 . Good Friends Coffee Mug
- 3 . Pour Over Coffee
- 4 . A Cute Crossbody
- 5 . Weighted Blanket
- 6 . HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer
- 7 . Grill Set
- 8 . Minimalist Watch
- 9 . Sonos Speaker
- 10 . Juicer
- 11 . Table Top Wine Rack
- 12 . Insta Max Mini 90
- 13 . Countertop Expresso Maker
- 14 . Cheese Board
- 15 . Slim Minimalist Leather Wallet
- 16 . One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer
- 17 . Echo Dot
- 18 . Warmies Slippers
- 19 . Digital Photo Frame
- 20 . 3-in-1 Charging Stand
1 . InstaPhoto Frame
Grid art is a multi-picture frame that makes it easy for you to instantly create a custom photo collage showcasing 16 individual 4 x 4-inch photos from the most memorable times of you and your best friends. Some of the best Christmas gifts are DIY! This truly thoughtful gift will make great home decor.
2 . Good Friends Coffee Mug
Good friends are like stars, you don’t see them but you know they’re always there! This generously sized 14 oz. mug from Quotable Cards features an inspirational old saying to start your day off on the right foot. It comes in a matching gift box, as well.
3 . Pour Over Coffee
More smiles per cup. Baristas agree pour-over brewing unlocks the full potential of coffee. This drip kit is the easiest way to get there. Prepare your taste buds for a flavor fiesta that will leave you grinning like a possum eating a sweet potato. Prepare your senses for a fragrant, naturally sweeter, coffee house-standard brew in your own home. If your distant relative is a caffeine fiend she needs one of these.
4 . A Cute Crossbody
A fierce design to add a little diva style to your ensemble Fossil Kinley Small Crossbody bag. Made of softly pebbled leather. Flap with magnetic snap and zipper closure. Adjustable crossbody strap. Exterior front slip pocket under flap. Signature logo detail in front. Flat bottom. Lined interior. Interior zip pocket. Interior multifunctional slip pockets.
5 . Weighted Blanket
Using a weighted throw blanket helps relax your body by simulating the feeling of being held or hugged, making you fall asleep faster and sleep better throughout the night. The 7-layer system is designed to comfortably surround your body and form to your shape while you sleep and the more glass beads & less fiberfill design offer better temperature control to help her relax.
6 . HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer
Chances are your smartphone is filled with memorable photos of you and your long-distance loved one. The HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer allows you to print these photos and turn them into mementos. The small device uses Bluetooth so you can take it on whatever adventure your heart desires.
7 . Grill Set
This high-quality set comes with everything needed for a successful cookout. Easily season steaks with the basting brush, flip hot dogs or burgers the spatula or tongs, eat corn with the corn holders or grill kabobs with the skewers. With a heavy duty aluminum case, you can easily store this bbq set between uses and ensure each tool is neatly organized. The case also makes it easy to take these tools on-the-go to picnics, while camping, tailgating and more.
8 . Minimalist Watch
This quintessential minimalist piece is a modern classic with a 45 MM Case and a higher profile that sits nicely on the wrist. Weatherproof up to 3 ATM/30 Meters and glass case made of hardened mineral crystal for enhanced durability. Perfect for carefree everyday use. A really unique gift for your father in law.
9 . Sonos Speaker
Wonder where all that sound is coming from? The technical answer – from a pair of Class-D amplifiers and custom built-drivers, all meticulously tuned to the speaker’s unique acoustic architecture. Humidity resistant so you can enjoy your favorite songs in music starved places like the bathroom and outdoor patios. All you need is WiFi access and a place to plug it in.
10 . Juicer
A juicer is probably the most special household-equipment and should be used in every kitchen. If you like to take fresh juices from fruits and vegetables, you can’t avoid buying a juicer. Centrifugal juicer is easy to use, assemble, disassemble and clean, Large-capacity Pulp collector and juicer jug.
11 . Table Top Wine Rack
With its black espresso finish and century modern look this tabletop wine rack fits any room or decor and can fit anywhere in your home! It can serve as a dining room, living room, game room or kitchen island wine rack. This wine rack holder is designed specifically for safe wine bottle storage giving you easy access to your bottles while preventing them from falling out and smashing. Keep wine fresher for longer – by storing bottles on their side, this metal bottle rack allows the wine to hit the cork and keep it moist, preventing it from drying out and the wine spoiling.
12 . Insta Max Mini 90
This is a fun gift for the distant relative. The Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 – designed with a classic look offers advanced features, such as bulb and double exposures, that enhanced capability to capture light creatively. The Instax mini 90 is also equipped with new functions and features like macro mode and high performance flash, making this an instant camera for every photographer developed under the concept neo-classic.
13 . Countertop Expresso Maker
With a tiny footprint, compact, lightweight and equipped with an ergonomic handle, the Nespresso inissia by De’Longhi Coffee machine is a smart little machine to make your life easier and fit perfectly into any interior design. Simple to use, it offers and impeccable barista-style Coffee every time, thanks to a simple, one-touch operation and patented extraction system which delivers up to 19 bar pressure. A fast-heat uptime means the water reaches the ideal temperature in just 25 seconds.
14 . Cheese Board
Whether prepping or serving, the versatile Marble and Acacia Wood Paddle Board from Artisanal Kitchen Supply adds a personal touch to your kitchen. Crafted of natural acacia wood and beautiful marble, it makes for the perfect culinary accessory. Stylish and versatile, adds a personal touch to casual or formal entertaining.
15 . Slim Minimalist Leather Wallet
Sleek and simple, this five-slot wallet will free up his pockets, since he isn’t weighed down with unnecessary gift cards, store coupons, and loyalty cards. Because it’ll force him to only keep what sparks joy, it means that you should tuck one of your best photos inside.
16 . One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer
Thanks to this top-rated tool, her blowout budget can be used for more important things like her daily Starbucks habit or impulse Amazon buys. And if you’re doubtful that your unruly hair could be tamed by this compact device.
17 . Echo Dot
Although this isn’t a new release from Amazon, this portable speaker is a favorite because it’s small and affordable enough to count as a stocking stuffer. Now in its third generation, this Alexa-enabled device can control other smart home devices, play music, share weather updates, and more.
18 . Warmies Slippers
“Cold feet, warm heart” doesn’t apply when it comes to your grandma. The next time she catches a chill, she can stick these lavender-infused slippers in the microwave for instant warmth.
19 . Digital Photo Frame
You’ll never have to print hard copies of photos for Grandma again, thanks to this brilliant frame. Amazon users love this smart frame because you can easily manage your photo display from your phone.
20 . 3-in-1 Charging Stand
There are two benefits for this genius gift: It’ll diminish clutter on his nightstand and ensure that his most-used electronics — iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods — are charged at all times.