It鈥檚 hard enough living far away from your BFF (and we mean hours away by train, plane or automobile), but you鈥檙e both particularly bummed to be so far apart right after she鈥檚 just had a baby. In a perfect world, you鈥檇 be able to share all these huge milestones with your bestie, but jobs, college, relationships and family sometimes keep the two of you apart. If you can鈥檛 be there in person, you can totally send all those loving vibes to her by sending a thoughtful care package that will warm her heart (and introduce your auntie status to their little one). Scroll on for five sweet new-mom BFF gift suggestions.

1. Read their baby a book.聽Let your wifey鈥檚 baby get used to your voice with a recordable baby book like the super sweet My Wish for You聽by Keely Chase ($30), which you can buy, record and send. Or you could do it in a more high-tech way with A Story Before Bed, a new app that allows you to select a whole bunch of books (with hundreds to choose from) and record your own narration (starting at $9.99 per month). Then your pal and her babe can see the pages and hear you reading on an iPad or iPhone. (Photo via Hallmark)

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2. Send them a well-traveled stuffie.聽While you could simply send the new baby a cute stuffed animal, you can send so much more. Gift them a stuffed animal that comes not just from your heart but your town. Bring the stuffed animal out with you around your city and take a variety of photos of the plush in a pretty local park, sitting in a cafe and taking a ride on a merry-go-round. Then collect the photos and put them in a small album, that way they鈥檒l get to know their new toy and where their mom鈥檚 BFF lives. (Photo via Getty)

3. Make them a diaper cake.聽
You might not be able to be there to help change the baby鈥檚 diapers, but at least you can help with the diapers themselves. While this is a rather practical gift (and is pretty old school), it can also be pretty. You can create your own and send it to your BFF, or you can go to a pro like Etsy seller聽All Diaper Cakes and have them do the work for ya (for $50). (Photo via All Diaper Cakes)


4. Send them a baby book (and a mommy book).聽Every new parent should have a baby book to remember all those oh-so-fleeting memories. While this is a classic 鈥渉ey, you just had a baby鈥 gift, include a second (smaller) book of memories of you with the mom to go along with it. This is a way to celebrate your BFF鈥檚 old life and her new one. We love this handcrafted Hugs and Kisses XO Baby Memory Book聽($58). (Photo via Hugs and Kisses XO)


5. Send them little gifts every month.聽You aren鈥檛 near enough to swing by and bring them a freshly brewed cup of coffee, a pint of yummy ice cream or a bouquet of flowers from your garden. But you totally want your BFF to know that you鈥檙e thinking of them鈥 always. Spoil your mama pal with a subscription box like Mommy Mailbox that will send them a mix of items just for them. There are also plenty of boxes that include both mommy and babe or are just for the wee one. For inspo, check our list of nine carefully curated subscription boxes for new moms and moms鈥搕o鈥揵e. (Photo via Mommy Mailbox)

Which one are you most tempted to send to your long distance BFF? Tweet us and share your choice @BritandCo!

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