DIY: 12 gifts to make yourself in a Distance Relationship

Sometimes you want to please, but not the budget. Or simply the desire to create something that cannot be found anywhere else! What if you broke the codes by making an old-fashioned gift? The DIY (Do It Yourself) is in fashion, and could well allow you to create the perfect gift for your boyfriend or girlfriend from a distance. Here are our 15 best DIY gift ideas.

Top 15 of the best DIY gift ideas for couples from a distance

1. The homemade love letter

The love letter is clearly the best in romanticism. Written in pen with well-chosen words and strong, even poetic sentences, it will be a good way to prove once again to your soul mate that you love him more than anything in the world.

With a lipstick kiss directly on the paper for her, or a little spray of perfume on a corner of the card for him, your love letter will make your partner shiver when it’s time to read it. A cheap gift, both classic but very intimate, romantic, and that your boyfriend will keep preciously on his bedside table in order to read it again in case of blues.

Basic material:
– paper (+ a draft is essential)
– a pen with good ink
– a good imagination
– a proofreader, if necessary!

The little extras:
– a seal to seal your letter, for a touch of romanticism
– beautiful “aged” paper , more authentic
– a calligraphy kit , for poetic writing

      

2. The letters “to be opened when”

Life has its moments of ups and downs, and in a long-distance relationship, unfortunately, we cannot be with our significant other for all of them. Sometimes he/she will be sad, and you won’t be there to see it. How about anticipating the future? How? ‘Or’ What ? By making “letters to open when”. The only materials required, per se, are rudimentary stationery and lots of imagination!

Examples:
– To open when you are sad/nervous
– To open when you have doubts about our relationship
– To open when it is our anniversary as a couple
– To open when you have had a bad day…

The little extras:
– colorful envelopes , for a dose of good humor
– pretty shipping bags , for more style
– metallic markers , to vary the decor

      

3. A gift filled with everything he or she loves

The key to a DIY gift for a long-distance couple is personalization. You must give your partner something he or she loves, show him or her through this gift that you know him or her by heart, and that despite the miles you still have small intentions. A favorite candy brand? A favorite perfume smell? A favorite nail polish color? A brand of clothing often worn? Give your partner a summary of everything he or she loves, in a 100% personalized package!

Material:
– his/her favorite snacks: cereal bar, chocolate, candy
– a stuffed animal that he/she would love
– something he/she often talks about, without offering it to himself
– …it’s up to you!

The little extra:

– A box that unfolds at once and reveals lots of surprises   as below!
It is customizable at will, which makes it the DIY par excellence for a remote couple.

    

4. A poem or song

What could be more personalized and more romantic than a poem? Take your best pen, and compose yourself a poem or a song based on the loved one. If you have a gift, too bad not to use it, right? If you don’t have one, it doesn’t matter: get started, and you will work miracles. The intention injected into the poem is far more important than its form. Since you are in a long-distance relationship, do not hesitate to send it by post: the surprise effect will only be greater.

To help you:
– use rhyming dictionaries
– consider using lexical field dictionaries
– take your time, and use drafts

5. An infographic

Have you thought about making a custom infographic about your long distance relationship? If you have graphic design skills, this DIY gift idea is for you. Use online software like Piktochart to create a beautiful infographic that will illustrate your love from a distance with its key data: date of your meeting, the day you saw each other for the first time, number of kilometers between you … This can create a very pretty visual that you will keep for a long time!

Equipment:
– A computer, and Internet

The little +:
– an original frame to display your work instead of leaving it in a drawer

   

6. A playlist made by yourself

Your remote boyfriend or girlfriend will love that you compose a playlist for them yourself , especially if you know their musical tastes! A fine selection of music is worth more than a thousand words, and will accompany him in his daily life. A way to cheer up in the morning in transport, or at work by listening to a little music, not without remembering that it is our other half who took the time to do it! Services like Soundcloud, Spotify or even Youtube make it easy to make your own playlists.

Equipment:
– A computer, and Internet

7. A personalized album with Scrapbooking

This DIY gift idea requires a few materials, but it’s totally worth it. Make a photo album with all the photos of your couple from a distance, and decorate it as you wish! A favorite idea if you don’t yet have a photo album just for the two of you.

Material:
– All your photos printed!
– Pretty colored markers
– Colorful scotch tape

The plus:
– A beautiful notebook (like this one, adorable, from the film “Là Haut”!)

   

8. Make a pastry yourself for your girlfriend/boyfriend from a distance

Notice to cooks, this idea for a gift to make yourself will not go unnoticed… How about making some cookies or a pastry (depending on transport times), and having it delivered? Even if it takes a little time to make yourself, it’s a gift that will undoubtedly make a splash with your boyfriend or girlfriend from a distance if he/she is greedy! Be careful though: prefer biscuits to a cream cake… for transport.

Equipment:
– a well-stocked fridge
– kitchen utensils
– a fast delivery service, suitable for transporting food!

9. A box of origami hearts

Origami is easy to make and it throws! To impress your significant other, why not give them a box full of origami hearts? An original and unexpected gift that she can only appreciate, and why not hang on the walls at home to decorate.

Material:
– Square papers (if possible in different colors)
– Good tutorials on the Internet

The little extra:
– origami paper with different patterns (already square, thinner to be folded better!)

   

10. A jar of compliments

Easy to make, this original DIY gift is sure to put a smile on your half’s face every time she sees it. All you have to do is buy a nice glass jar (not too thin so as not to risk breaking during transport), and slip in, inscribed on pieces of paper , pretty compliments, little secrets, souvenirs, or reasons why you love your significant other . Then it’s up to her to pick one a day, or only on days when she feels a little woozy…

Material:
– A jar, or a box
– Small colored papers, and scissors

The little extra:
– A pretty transparent jar , to showcase the multitude of colored papers!

    

11. A keepsake box

Carefully collect all the memories you have accumulated so far in your relationship. Movie tickets, plane tickets, photos taken of the two of you, images of the places you’ve been through, postcards… So many memories in which your other half will be delighted to dive back.

Material:
– A beautiful box –
Photos of the two of you
– Sweet little words, printed text
messages – Postcards from cities visited, letters exchanged…

The little extra:
– a pretty treasure chest , in which to store your memories!

   

12. A video that traces your relationship

If you are an expert in digital technologies, why not make a video that retraces your story as a couple from a distance? This is a great gift to make yourself. Even if it takes a bit of time, the result will definitely be worth it! You will find many examples of videos of this type on Youtube to inspire you.

Equipment:
-A computer
– Photos/videos of you
– Editing software
– Royalty-free music

And you, do you have any other good DIY gift ideas for a long-distance couple?

Author: Erika

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