Living away from your partner can be incredibly challenging. Not being able to catch up with each other in-person at the end of a long day, coupled with those late night forced conversations when you want to connect but are just too darn tired to talk on the phone, make finding ways to keep the spark going difficult. That said, LDRs are incredibly rewarding as well. Time together is cherished in ways that cohabitating couples likely don't experience, and if you live apart for professional reasons, that means both of you are able to pursue your career passions, which is wonderful.
That said, there are a whole host of things you can do to bridge the miles that go far beyond texting and phone calls. If you're looking for a unique gift to let them know you're thinking of them, consider the Long Distance Touch Lamp ($75). When each of you have one turned on, simply touch it and the mate lamp emits the same ambient glow. That means if you're looking at a purple lamp, so is your partner. It's one special way to light up their day.