10 Cute Ways to Say I Miss You

Far from someone you love? Letting them know you miss them and are thinking about them can go a long way.

Erin Shoshana
Created by Erin Shoshana
On Feb 21, 2021

Does your bestie/significant other/sister or someone else you’re missing live far away? Maybe the pandemic has kept you far from someone close to you, or you simply haven’t found time to connect. Whatever the reason, here are 10 easy and adorable ways to let someone know they’re on your mind.

#1 Send Breakfast

Scout out local bakeries and send your BFF breakfast on you. There’s nothing like waking up to a warm basket of freshly baked croissants and a deliciouscup of coffee. You also will be supporting a local small business which is a bonus! 

#2 Make a Playlist

Send the person you are missing a personalized playlist on Spotify. Share songs associated with memories (like prom, or college) and add some that also remind you of them. They can listen to the playlist on the way to work, while working out, or at home. That’s an easy and free way to make your presence felt even if you can’t physically be there. 

#3 Make a Photobook

These days we keep thousands of photos on our phones and rarely get to enjoy them. Make the person you're missing a photobook- maybe from a vacation together or simply tour favorite photos from over the years. The book is a beautiful physical reminder of the good times you've shared.

#4 Send a Care Package

You don't need to be at summer camp to get a care package! Pack a box with the recipient's favorite items- from a great face mask to homemade cookies to a fun pack of washable tattoos. A sweet box is a thoughtful and fun way to say I miss you.

#5 The Element of Surprise

Surprise them with a visit! Take a plane, train, or road trip it so you can say I miss you in person. Surprising someone can be a little on the more complicated side, but it can make for a significant and long-lasting memory.

#6 Plan a Special Virtual Meetup

It's not always possible to see the person you miss, even when you live in the same city. If this is happening to you, plan a FaceTime or Zoom call- but go the extra mile to make it special. Suggest a glass of wine or that you both do something to relax while you catch up. This will help your meeting to feel more special and purposeful.

#7 Let Them Know You're Listening

Is the person you are missing going through a rough time? It can be difficult when those we love are in pain and we are far away- it makes missing them that much more intense. Try telling your loved one I'm listening, instead of trying to solve their problems. Knowing you are there for them and that they are missed can do wonders.

#8 Say It With a Video

Missing someone? Film it! A video message is a lot more fun and personal to receive than a simple phone call. You can even film parts of your day, or yourself saying I miss you in different locations you frequent every day. Think: coffee shop, work desk, kitchen while you make dinner and more.

#9 Send an Old-Fashioned Letter

Snail mail is a wonderful way to let someone know they are on your mind. Grab a cute card or some stationery and let that person know you are missing them. Most of the items we receive in the mail these days are a bummer (hello, cell phone bill!) Getting a personal note is sure to brighten someone's day.

#10 Just Say It

What's the most important thing to do when you miss someone? Just say it. At the end of the day, whether it's a text, phone call, video, care package, or skywriting plane- just open up and let that person know! You will both feel great about it, and no doubt you are missed too.

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