Celebrating your partner’s birthday when you’re a million miles away

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Celebrating your partner’s birthday when you’re a million miles away

Birthdays are one of the most important events in a relationship. We all know people who “don’t want a huge fuss” and “don’t want you spending money on them”, and that’s up to them. It doesn’t change the fact that birthdays are the one day every year where you can show someone how much they’re appreciated, and boy does it make people feel good!

But, in an LDR, when the person you love most is far away, showing them how much they mean to you becomes so much harder and a lot more disheartening. If this is the case, you need to stay strong. You may not be able to be physically close to the person you love on their birthday, but you can still be emotionally intimate. You can make them feel special, and make sure they have a fantastic day.


In the movies, if someone was separated from their one and only on their birthday, they would book a flight because, hey, why not! They would turn up at the workplace of their SO, who had absolutely NO IDEA they were coming, even though they had been talking about not wanting to be apart for the whole film. Then they would start kissing in front of all the other uncomfortable office workers while a cheesy crescendo plays in the background.

It sounds nice, but in reality, all this is expensive. Not everyone has the money to book flights across oceans on a whim, or even buy train tickets across the country. But, don’t let this stop you.

There are other things you can do

The key to giving your partner a great birthday when you’re apart is making it feel like you’re there. We’re not talking about a life-size cardboard cutout. We mean you should insert the spirit of your relationship into your gifts.

Sending a card is something that everyone does on birthdays. But you should make yours better. Fill it with inside jokes, heartfelt paragraphs, make them laugh - go crazy. You might not be there, but your personality sure is, and that’s what your partner loves about you.

If you’re going to give a gift, why not make it yourself. It’s not about giving the most expensive or fanciest gift to show your partner you appreciate them. Merely showing that you have put thought and effort into doing something beautiful for them will make their birthday that bit more special. It shows you’ve been thinking about them, that you remember what they like, and you care about them.


With technology, things get even more exciting. Apps like Helpfulpeeps allow you to get people all over to do simple tasks for you, for a small fee. This means you can plan, and execute even the most extravagant event for your significant other without having to leave your home. You could also get in contact with your partner’s friends or family to give a helping hand where they are. You can throw them a party or even plan a Facetime date night where you go on the same date in different locations.

Make your gifts and activities as crazy and fun as you want. We’re sure your significant other will love them, but it’s also important to end on a serious note. After all the jokes, the laughter, and the fun, make sure your partner knows how much they are loved and appreciated.

At All The Many’s, we understand how challenging LDRs can be, especially when it comes to missing out on significant couple events like birthdays. That’s why we’ve come up with a range of products to make them a lot easier.