This year’s Highsnobiety Gift Guide is all about the presents that’ll make a difference in these new and strange times. From gifts that encourage connection with loved ones, to self-love suggestions you entirely deserve at the end of 2020.

The holiday season is here, but Covid-19 continues to shutter borders and ground flights. It's looking likely that the pandemic is going to force many of us to spend the festive period separated from the ones we love. Unfortunately for you and that extra-special person in your life, it means that IRL romance may have to be called off for now.

Physical distance doesn’t have to result in a complete loss of connection, though. Making a statement of affection is what the holiday season is all about, and we’re not going to let anything change that. Instead, we’re going virtual with our gifting this year.

Whether mailing memory-evoking scents or something to fill that hug-shaped hole, we’ve curated a list of gifts to feel close to the one you love this Christmas, even if, by no fault of your own, you're not. This is Highsnobiety's guide to buying gifts for your long-distance partner in this age of chaos. So, without further ado, up yours 2020!

Scroll on for gifts to buy your long-distance lover.

Samsung Galaxy Fold2

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Galaxy Z Fold2 5G



Buy at Samsung

Does anything say communication from the future quite like Samsung's revolutionary folding-screen phone? Boasting a 7.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED display, this transformable phone is a beauty both to hold and to look at. In fact, it's that pretty that it'll be even harder to end those video chats with your loved one.

Seance Candle

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Anonymous Candle



Buy at Slam Jam

Chat with your loved one via the agency of medium with this slightly creepy Seance candle. Or, you know, just call them on the phone above.




Eliza Lawrence

Buy at VooStore

Communication is key. Perhaps now more than ever. Berlin-based publisher Eliza Lawrence brings one of a relationship's most important conversation topics to the table by asking – Was It Good For You?

Urban Outfitters Teeny Tiny Record Player

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Teeny Tiny Record Player


Urban Outfitters

Buy at Urban Outfitters

Too cute. A gift that's certain to put a smile on their face wherever they happen to be in the world. Coming with mini rock, jazz, and soul records, these may be the moments you retell from an armchair in years to come.

Tekla Pyjama Shirt

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Striped Organic-Cotton Pyjama Shirt

from $135


(Available at 5 Merchants)
(Available at 5 Merchants)

The pajama is a holiday essential and there's nothing quite like putting on a new pair come December 25. Will also have them appropriately dressed for the many upcoming video calls.

Aesop Perfect Facial Hydrating Cream

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Perfect Facial Hydrating Cream

from $90


(Available at 11 Merchants)
(Available at 11 Merchants)

The gift of good skin should never be overlooked. Practical and thoughtful, all in one little pot.

ADER error Hand Scarf

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Torn Label Mitten Muffler Scarf

from $112

ADER Error

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Since you may not be there to offer a real arm around the shoulder during the holiday, this ADER error giant hand scarf will have to do.

Fuijifilm Polaroid Camera

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SQ20 Instax SQUARE Instant Camera

from $200


(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Send this to them and when you finally see each other again, you'll be able to share holiday memories via retro polaroid photos. One romantic moment, coming right up.

Urban Outfitters Long-Distance Bond Bracelet

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Bond Touch Long Distance Bracelet - Set Of 2


Urban Outfitters

Buy at Urban Outfitters

The 2.0. of friendship bracelets, this bond touch band lets you know your thinking of them by sending vibrations the paired accessory at your command. Adorable.

NEIGHBORHOOD. Skull Incense Chamber

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Booze Dual Skull Incense Chamber

from $99


(Available at 4 Merchants)
(Available at 4 Merchants)

Incense is calming, it's science. And in an anxiety-ridden year like this one, they might just need it. It's also much cooler when it pours out of a skull's mouth.

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