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
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.
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.
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
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
Striped Organic-Cotton Pyjama Shirt
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
Perfect Facial Hydrating Cream
The gift of good skin should never be overlooked. Practical and thoughtful, all in one little pot.
ADER error Hand Scarf
Torn Label Mitten Muffler Scarf
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
SQ20 Instax SQUARE Instant Camera
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
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
Booze Dual Skull Incense Chamber
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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