Long distance gift ideas for a holiday across the miles

Designer Lindsay T. has family and friends spread far and wide, so as the holidays approach she is no stranger to the post office. She loves to package her gifts and send them across the miles. Today, she shares with us some inspiration and a few simple tips for adding a little flair to your long distance gift ideas.

Hi all! Happy holidays! While we’re all in the midst of figuring out what we want to get our loved ones, family + friends for Christmas I wanted to share with you a one-stop, cozy way to send a little Christmas love to those far away with these long distance gift ideas.

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First, gather everything you need. I gathered everything I needed from the Hallmark Gold Crown Store. Because Hallmark has IT ALL! #OneStopShop I found tape, bows and even gift boxes! Chocolate shavings came in packs of 3 – perfect to divide up. And those peppermint bark bars are to die for…one definitely fell in the cart for my stocking.

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And there are lots of options for the gifts. What if it’s a stationary set? Or a couple of books? A candle and lotion from Crafters & Co. would be nice! Or maybe a fancy Keepsake Ornament for each of your besties?

I went the cozy/hot chocolate route. I really dig these monogram mugs and knew my friends would too. And because I wanted the gifts to feel unique, I made sure to get some greeting cards that were specific to each of my friends.

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It is the holidays, so I wanted to jolly up the box a little. A bit of tape and some flashy ribbon is a quick way to add a little glitz to a package. One helpful tip: tape those tricky folding boxes open first. It makes your life much easier! Then line the top with a ribbon of your choice. I used some Hallmark tinsel ribbon. You could even do this with battery operated Christmas lights (wouldn’t that be fun?!).

Long Distance Gift Ideas | thinkmakeshareblog.com

Long Distance Gift Ideas | thinkmakeshareblog.com

Now pack it all up…carefully of course. I will be putting this gift box in a mail-safe heavy-duty box, but I doubled up on the tissue paper for that ceramic mug.

Long Distance Gift Ideas | thinkmakeshareblog.com

Long Distance Gift Ideas | thinkmakeshareblog.com

And of course, what’s a package without a card? How great is the “Friends Make Spirits Bright” message? #SoOnTheme And – tada! – a fun way to receive a little Christmas joy from across the miles.

Long Distance Gift Ideas | thinkmakeshareblog.com

Long Distance Gift Ideas | thinkmakeshareblog.com

Long Distance Gift Ideas | thinkmakeshareblog.com

I love unwrapping presents, so I wanted my friends to have that same feeling.

Once the gifts were wrapped and labeled (so when I’m at the post office I know who’s is whose), I pop each one in a mail-safe container and send it on its way with a Christmas wish that it would bring a little Christmas cozy to a special household.

How do you spread the cheer across the miles? Show off your own long distance gift ideas by tagging us on Instagram @think.make.share or Facebook. Find more great holiday ideas from our artists here!

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  1. 11.30.18 | Reply
    Doug Arthur wrote:

    How do you get the white coffee cup?

    • 11.30.18 | Reply
      Trish B. wrote:

      Hi, Doug! Sorry, but it looks like they’re out of stock on Hallmark.com. You might try asking your local Hallmark Gold Crown store if they have any left!