Celebrate your love from afar with these unique and exciting long distance anniversary ideas!
Anniversaries are a special time to celebrate and cherish your relationship, no matter how near or far you both may be. And it’s no secret that long distance relationships especially require extra effort!
So for all the lovebirds out there in long-distance limbo, here are 26 unique and adorable ideas to help make your anniversary just as special as if you were together! From romantic delivery boxes to surprise rendezvous calls and virtual scavenger hunts, these super cute ideas will help keep the flame alive in-between visits.
So whether it’s your first one or fifteenth — let’s get this milestone celebration started!
26 crazy cute Long distance anniversary ideas
1. create a virtual scavenger hunt
Organize a fun scavenger hunt through text or over video chat with tasks like taking pictures of your favorite places, sending silly selfies from hidden spots or sharing fun stories about each location. And make sure the winner gets a special surprise gift, in any form, and lots of love!
2. Make a time capsule to open on your next anniversary
Fill a box with things that represent your relationship and what it’s meant to you over the past year. Include items like photos, movie tickets, concert tickets, etc. Then, seal it up and agree to open it on your next anniversary.
3. Get matching tattoos…temporarily!
What a cool long distance anniversary idea, right? These tattoos can be applied at home from professional-grade tattoo kits, allowing you to easily customize your designs with meaningful symbols or words. And what better way to show off your love for each other?!
4. Make each other mix tapes (or playlists)
Remember making mix tapes (or playlists) for your crush in high school? It’s just as fun (and cheesy) as an adult! Pick out some of your favorite songs and make a compilation for your partner. They can do the same for you. Then, listen to them together and discuss why you chose each song.
5. Have a virtual spa day
Set aside some time for both of you to enjoy spa treatments in the comfort of your own homes. Light some candles, put on some soothing music, and get ready for a relaxing evening filled with aromatherapy, scented oils, bubble baths and facemasks.
6. Watch a sunset or sunrise together
Set a time to watch the same sunset or sunrise outdoors and take in the beauty of nature together while apart. You can even send each other photos of the view!
7. DIY virtual wine tasting
Purchase the same bottle of Spanish or Italian wine and taste it together through a video call, discussing the flavors and notes and having some fun with wine trivia.
8. Make matching art pieces
Send your partner a piece of art that they can hang up in their space while you keep one for yourself! You could each write down things you love about each other and write them down on paper to frame or put on canvas.
9. Have a picnic in your living room
Plan a menu of picnic food favorites, then shop for the ingredients together online. Set up a picnic blanket in your living room and enjoy a romantic meal together. You can even pretend you’re in your favorite park or on the beach. Don’t forget the wine!
10. Plan a surprise delivery of cake, flowers, or gifts
Now, I know this is a very common long distance anniversary idea, but it still is super adorable and help you express your feelings and affection cutely.
Surprise your boo with a care package filled with their favorite things – from flowers to chocolates and things they need and will treasure. It’s a great way to show them you’re thinking of them and make them feel loved from afar.
11. Make a homemade dinner using a recipe from your partner’s culture
Choose a recipe that you’ll both enjoy from each other’s culture and cook at the same time, with each of you in your own kitchen. You can chat on the phone or Skype while you cook, then sit down to enjoy your meal together virtually. Don’t forget to light candles and put on some soft music!
12. Make a scrapbook or photo album
Put together a scrapbook or photo album filled with memories of your time together. This is a great way to reminisce about good times and keep the spark alive during long-distance periods.
13. Have a themed night
Dedicate one night each week (or month) to doing something special together. For example, you could have Mexican night, where you make Mexican food and watch Mexican movies; or game night, where you play games online together; or movie night, where you watch the same movie at the same time and then discuss it afterward.
14. Play virtual charades
Who doesn’t love a good game of charades? Pick out some fun categories (movies, TV shows, books) and take turns acting out clues for each other. It’s guaranteed to be a night full of laughter!
15. Exchange handmade love cards
Make personalized cards for each other and exchange them in the mail, or send it electronically. Get creative and make your cards as unique and special as possible! This is a great way to express your love in a tangible way.
16. Make a video montage
One long distance anniversary idea that I have made my ultimate favorite is creating montages of us. I have made one for every year in the past 5 years. It’s just so cute!!
Put together a video montage of all your favorite memories together. Choose photos and videos that have special meaning or represent a certain time in your relationship, and let the music play while you watch it together. It’ll be a really fun way to look back on all the amazing moments you’ve shared.
17. attend a virtual concert or show
If your favorite artists are going on tour, take advantage of the fact that many concerts are now streamed online. Buy tickets for a live show and plan a night to watch it together from the comfort of your own homes. It’s sure to be an unforgettable evening filled with great music!
18. Sing karaoke together
Find a karaoke app or website (like Smule) and start singing your favorite songs together. It’s such a fun way to have a good time and make some amazing memories!
19. have a virtual game night
There are tons of online games that you can play together. Choose a game (like Scrabble, Monopoly or Pictionary) and create an online lobby where you can both join in the fun.
20. Send postcards with your favorite memories
Send each other postcards or letters of all your favorite moments from the past year—with cute little illustrations and stories of the memories you’ve made.
21. Have a movie marathon
Pick out a movie genre that you both love (romantic comedies, action movies, etc.) and make a list of films to watch together over the course of a weekend. You can even dress up in theme-appropriate attire while you watch! For example, if you’re watching a James Bond marathon, make martinis and wear your fanciest clothes.
22. Play tourist for the day in your own city
Another long distance anniversary idea would be to visit some of the tourist spots in your own city that you’ve always meant to see but never have. Take lots of photos and send them to your partner throughout the day. At the end of the day, plan a Skype date to share all of your adventures.
23. Send each other handwritten letters
Nothing beats a handwritten letter filled with love and appreciation. Take the time to write down all of your favorite things about each other or some of your fondest memories together. There’s nothing quite like opening up a letter that you know was written with love!
24. take them along to the best restaurants in each other’s cities
If you can’t physically be together, why not take each other on a virtual tour of the best restaurants in your respective cities? Research which spots they should visit and then order takeout from one of those places. Have dinner together over Skype or FaceTime and enjoy the meal as if you were there with them!
25. ask who’s more likely to questions
This is a great way to get to know each other better and have some fun! Come up with funny or interesting questions that you can ask your partner (e.g., “Who’s more likely to forget an important event?”) and then take turns asking them. You’ll end up learning lots of new things about each other!
So, if you plan to do so, here’s a list of ultra-cute and funny who’s more likely to questions for couples. 😉
26. if you can, just show up to their door!
This may not be possible for everyone, but if you can safely make the trip to your partner’s house, nothing beats showing up at their door with a bouquet of flowers and a thoughtful card. They’ll love the surprise and it will definitely make them feel loved and appreciated!
final thoughts on long distance anniversary ideas
No matter how far away you are from each other, there are plenty of creative and meaningful ways to celebrate your anniversary. From virtual dates to outdoor picnics, these long distance anniversary ideas can help make the day extra special for you and your partner. No matter what you choose to do, it’s sure to be a memorable day for both of you.
Have a happy anniversary! 🥰
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