As someone that found the love of her life in a long distance relationship, I can tell you that there are many ways to show a long distance boyfriend you care. If you don’t make an effort, the relationship can crumble because your boyfriend can feel neglected, unloved or unappreciated. Use different ways to show a long distance boyfriend you care so that your relationship stays strong regardless of the miles between you.
1. Create a Scrapbook
One of the sweetest ways you can show your long distance boyfriend that you care is to create a romantic scrapbook of your relationship. Gather any mementos from your relationship such as photos, post cards, greeting cards, love letters and ticket stubs that you have. In the beginning of the scrapbook, write your first impressions of your guy and how your love story began. Add pages for anything related to your relationship such as inside jokes shared between the two of you, your favorite dates, funny moments of your relationship and special moments.
2. Send Photos
Take pics with your cell and send them to your boyfriend frequently. Take pics of the things you do during the day so he can get a glimpse of your life. Pics of you will help ease those "miss you" feelings he will have. Fuel his fantasies at bedtime by sending him some racy pics but leave some things to the imagination. If you are camera shy like I am, try to get over it because pics are an essential part of keeping that attraction burning.
3. Spend Time Together Online
Another way to show your boyfriend you care is to find ways to spend time with him online. Talking on messenger programs can become boring after awhile especially if it's hard to find topics to talk about. Try playing online games together that put you on the same team and also play games where you have to beat each other to win. Or another idea is to watch an online movie together. Your guy will enjoy hanging out online doing different things with you. One of the best things I did for my relationship is to buy a video game console so my boyfriend and I could play a variety of cool games while talking on a microphone.
4. Send a Care Package
Everyone loves surprise care packages in the mail and your boyfriend is no different. Send him things that will make him feel closer to you like a t-shirt or sweatshirt that smells of your favorite perfume. Buy a matching piece of jewelry such as a necklace or a bracelet and send him one. Or create a CD with love songs that remind you of him and send that too him. You could also send him a framed photo of the two of you. You really can’t go wrong as long as it's an item that he will enjoy and reminds him of you.
5. Love Letters
Since everyone uses text messages, e-mails and instant messaging to communicate, surprise your man with a love letter. Pick up some cute stationary and write him a love letter. Tell him the reasons why you love him and how much he means to you. Or another cute idea that will melt his heart is to send him a love letter but put it in a glass bottle.
6. Keep Him Warm
Personalize a fleece blanket with a special message for your man. Create a fleece-tie blanket or purchase a fleece blanket in your boyfriend’s favorite colors. On one side of the blanket, write a message to your boyfriend such as "I love you" or "Miss you" using contrasting colors of felt. He will feel closer to you when he cuddles with his blanket when you aren’t there.
7. Gift Basket
Another popular idea for a long distance boyfriend is to send a gift basket custom-made with the things that he likes. Depending on your man’s preference, there are various possibilities such as a basket of gourmet chocolates or cookies if he has a sweet tooth. Or maybe a gift basket filled with DVDs in his favorite movie genre with some finishing touches such as different flavored popcorn and his favorite theater-style candy. Or satisfy his munchies with a basket full of snacks such as summer sausage, roasted peanuts, cheese spread and caramel corn.
8. Weekly Surprise
Send your boyfriend little trinkets that remind you of him or your relationship. You could send him funny greeting cards, books, key chains or sports memorabilia. Send him a different item every week so he never knows what to expect. It’s a really awesome way to let him know that you are thinking of him even though he isn’t there.
9. Surprise Visit
While care packages and whatnot are great, have you ever thought about just completely surprising him with a visit? Call him when you are at the airport or even just drive down to wherever he is. This is a fantastic gift and it'll be the best surprise ever!
10. Love Texts
Text messages are an important part of any LDR, which means that if you are sending lengthy love texts, he'll completely know that you care about him and that you love him! Send him poems that are your favorite or even song lyrics!
11. FaceTime Him
Ah, FaceTime is something that is a life-saver for any long distance relationship and this is a fantastic surprise for any boyfriend! FaceTime him and see what happens!
12. Homemade Gifts
Long distance relationships aren't made up of homemade gifts all of the time because you aren't in the same place, but if you bake something specifically for him, why not send it to him? It's an awesome touch!
13. Share Songs That Remind You of Him
Another great way to show him that you love him is to send him some awesome songs that are just between the two of you and that describe your relationship! He can listen to them and think of you!
14. Have a Ritual
Whether it's saying good morning to him when you wake up or saying good night when you're going to bed, you'll give him the sense that he's close to you. It'll become something that he looks forward to everyday, making the whole "missing you" thing just a tiny bit easier. Do you have a little ritual? Something you NEED to do everyday?!
15. Share a Journal with Him
This is a really cool take on the whole love letters thing. Buy a journal and write in it daily for a few weeks. Then, send it to him. He can read it, add on to it, and send it back to you. You can include cute little drawings, photos, etc. in them. It's a cool way for the two of you to feel connected because you're sharing this!
16. Share a Special Ringtone
If you guys have a "special song," use it! Set it for your significant other only. That way, every time you hear it, you know it's him. It's a little thing but it'll bring you guys comfort!
17. Plan a Vacation Together
Even if you guys plan visits to each other, how romantic would it be to just get away from both locations and go somewhere new together? Meet up in a different country or state. That airport reunion is sure to be epic! Or, instead of flying/driving all the way out to each other, how about meeting in the middle? Wherever that might be!
When you are in a long distance relationship, it’s the little things that can mean so much to a guy. Your boyfriend will love that you did something special for him. Ladies do you have any other ideas that will put a smile on your boyfriend’s face?