Look up restaurants in your love's area which deliver. Order something you know he'll/she'll like and have them deliver it to their door. Arrange to have the tip paid on your credit card, and maybe you can schmooze them into scribbling a little love note to attach with the dinner. (Be sure that they'll be there to accept it.
This might be a litle risque for some of you, but it was recommend to me by Mallory at Pope Hill Photography. She started doing boudoir photos for military wives, however, it can apply perfectly for any type of long-distant couples. If you have a tripod and digital camera, this will eleminate a 3rd person from viewing your photos. Seriously, how much would your spouse love something like this when he's away from you?!
Before You Go
Before they leave, give him/her a little bag with these goodies and a can of sprite with this note attached:
When it gets down to 30 days (or 15, or 10, whatever), do a fun count-down via email (if you didn't plan ahead of time) OR.... send a package in the mail with 30 envelopes. Instruct them not to open the package until the date in which the countdown begins.
On each envelope, write the number for the day, "25 days left..." Only one can be opened each day. In the envelope, have a little coupon/index card which has a reason why you love him/her, and something you want to do with them when you're back together. Get as creative as you'd like with this.
Send him/her an email/letter with instructions for a little adventure. Give them clues (like specific directions or riddles) that will take them from their home to their destinations. It may take a lot of planning and schmoozing with locals, but you could "guide" them to a local bakery to get a treat you pre-ordered for them and then to a restaurant for a pre-ordered reservation/meal/take-out, and then to a store where a special gift is waiting for them. This idea has endless possibilities.
These are three of my favorite things/ideas on their site..
You an order these bracelets for him and her for $4.50.
"Love Knows No Distance"
HoochyMail - #6 This is funny! HoochyMail is a website where you enter information and it automatically generates a story with your names/info in a MadLib type fashion. You choose the story level: sexy, x-rated, or off the wall. You gotta give it a try. (You don't have to be in a LDR to use this.)
The miles between you don't have to ruin your date nights....try some online games HERE!
So, what do you think? Do you have any other creative ideas to offer long distance relationship couples?