Long-distance is never easy, and often there isn’t anything that can be done about it. There are those friendships where one partner moves away from their hometown or the other, which breaks apart a beloved friend.
In this case, interactive long-distance gifts can be perfect for keeping up a healthy friendship between the two people. In some cases, they might even help revive a dying connection as well as remind both of you just how much you care about each other.
If you’re looking for ways to keep in touch or at least have something to show for your relationship, then check out the list below. Some of these interactive long Distance Friendship Gifts will definitely surprise you with what they can do.
1) A joint photo calendar
This interactive gift is a great way to show how much you miss each other in a subtle fashion. There are several places online where you can create a calendar in various layouts and designs, so the hardest part is going to be choosing from all your options. Once you have that figured out, then it’s time to add pictures of yourselves throughout the year. Try to take photos on special dates or memorable events for an extra special touch.
2)A friendship bracelet
This interactive gift is very easy and inexpensive as well, so it’s perfect if you’re looking for something easy but fun. Depending on how close your friendship is or what kind of connection you have with them will determine whether this gift is simple enough for both of you. The interactive aspect comes when one person creates a bracelet for another person. For the interactive experience, you can have one friend create it themselves but remind them to include little secret messages or hidden symbols within their work. If this sounds like too much of an effort, then they could always make a bracelet and send it with instructions on how to make it interactive with details on where and when to wear the piece.
3) An interactive phone case
There are plenty of phone cases available that will interact with your text messages and let you know who is texting you via led lights or vibrations. These interactive gifts are perfect because most people already carry around their phones all day, so they’ll be able to see any notifications, even if they’re not reacting to them at the time.
4) Make interactive video messages
This interactive gift will require both of you to have similar devices, but if you do, it will be well worth it. There are many apps available that let you record short, interactive videos with each other, which can range from reviewing a selfie or letting the person know how much they mean to you. Make sure that you’re sending these interactive videos on special dates so that your partner realizes just how much thought was put into this gift.
5) A personal interactive website
The interactive gifts listed above are all great long-distance friendship gifts for friends who live near each other but sometimes, distance is an even bigger factor. Interactive websites are perfect for those people living in different countries because it’s hard to send physical gifts over such a long distance. For interactive gifts like this, consider sending the person something original every month or create small interactive games for them to play.
6) A photo book
This interactive gift is perfect for everybody since everyone loves looking back at their memories in order to feel nostalgic. There are plenty of opportunities online where you can print out photos and compile them into a personalized interactive photo book that your friends will love. Try different layouts, designs, or fun interactive things like making it, so they have to turn the page in order for your message to be read.
7) An interactive puzzle
Puzzles are great interactive gifts because it takes time and effort to put together- not just by yourself but with somebody else as well. You can let your friend know that they can put the interactive pieces together themselves, and you can take turns exchanging the interactive pieces in order to keep up with your interactive game. You can even incorporate your photo into this interactive gift by having them send you a picture of something that holds special meaning for both of you and then putting it on one of the interactive puzzle pieces.
8) An interactive journal
This interactive gift is perfect if you want to include more than just photos like some of our other interactive gifts. By creating an interactive journal, both people are able to write what they want onto each page, letting their creativity shine through as well as communicating about their thoughts and feelings. This is also nice because both people get to see what was written during each day which is especially helpful for people who are at opposite times of the day.
9) An interactive blanket
This interactive gift is perfect once the colder seasons start to approach because it will keep your friend nice and cozy, even if they’re in a different time zone. For interactive blankets like this, you can decorate one side for yourself while leaving the other blank so that your friend can draw their own picture on there. You could also purchase two identical interactive blankets and then send half over to your friend and use them as a way to communicate what’s going on in your life or how you’re feeling to them every time they see it by just flipping over the interactive blanket.
10) Create an interactive coloring book
We know that we mentioned interactive photo books earlier, but this interactive gift is a little different. With an interactive coloring book, you’re both able to color in the same interactive pages but also send them back and forth to each other without having them colored in order to keep the interactive game going. For interactive gifts like this, try drawing fun simple designs or writing interactive messages that are meaningful for your friend.
11) Interactive postcards
This interactive gift is perfect if you have access to sending physical mail because it’s not only interactive but also cute- which is always a plus! You can create small postcards out of paper with sketches on them, attach photos or even include stickers so that your friend will feel closer than ever! Just make sure that you’ll send too many at once because you don’t want the interactive game to end too fast.
12) Interactive coloring bookmarks
If you both love reading or are even in a book club, interactive coloring bookmarks are perfect for you. All you have to do is print out fun interactive designs onto cardstock and then cut them into individual interactive pieces that your friend can color with. You can even create these interactive game cards by drawing something yourself if you’re both creative. The best part about an interactive game like this is that once one person finishes their bookmark, they can mail it back over, so the other person has something new to color without waiting too long.
13) An interactive pen pal letter
This interactive gift is special because it’s handwritten- which makes it all the more interactive! All you have to do is send a letter back and forth to each other every once in a while with messages written on the outside of the envelopes. You can also decorate your envelope by adding interactive stickers or drawings for a really sweet effect that will make both of you smile when you open it up.
14) Postcard puzzles
This interactive gift is fun because it’s interactive but also allows you to keep track of the days by flipping the pieces over to reveal an interactive number counting down from 365. For postcard puzzles like this, try using stamps from different places around the world or even add photos onto some of the puzzle pieces so that they feel more significant.
15) An interactive calendar
This interactive gift is perfect if you want to reach out to your friend on a regular basis but don’t have enough interactive material to keep sending. All you need for this interactive gift is two identical interactive calendars along with some markers so that both of you can mark down where you are in the month or even draw fun pictures. This interactive game will be especially helpful because not only do both people get updates, and they also get to track each other’s progress which makes them feel closer than ever.
16) A To-Do list
If your long-distance friend has just started school or work, then they might really appreciate receiving an interactive gift like this one. The interactive tasks are up to your interpretation which means that there are loads of possibilities available here. For interactive gifts like this one, try creating interactive tasks that are related to the things your friend is interested in or share with them what you’re doing in your free time.
17) An interactive map of the world
If you feel especially creative, then interactive gifts like this interactive map of the world are perfect for not only strengthening your friendship but also learning about different cultures. All you have to do for interactive gifts like these is print out a map on cardstock and decorate it with colors, drawings, stickers- anything really. Next, cut each individual country out so that they can be placed back onto the interactive map when sent back and forth between friends. This interactive gift will make both people feel closer together even if they live oceans apart.
The best way to make your long-distance friend feel like they are really there with you is by sending them an interactive gift. Whether it’s a yoyo that skips when the string is pulled or a bracelet that lights up when its wearer claps their hands, these gifts will have your friends cozying up in front of their screens while feeling just as close to you as if they were sitting next to you.