Buy Your Long-Distance BFF This Lamp and They Will Always Know When You Miss Them

published Mar 16, 2019
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Best friends are the people who get us through life. Whether your best friend is your mom, sister, a grammar school friend, or your old college roommate, they hold a special place in your heart. Our best friends are the people we call after a good day, a bad day, or when we’re cooking and just want a familiar voice to fill the room. Some of the best memories of our lives involved our best friends, that’s why they have the title of “best” and are not just an everyday friend.

Not everyone is lucky enough to live in the same town as their best friend. Logistically, it doesn’t always pan out. Post-college, people move to different areas and settle down. Anyone who has a long-distance BFF knows how tough it can be. You try to call each other whenever you have a free minute, but it never feels like enough. You always wish you could talk more often or for longer. There are not enough ways to tell your best friend how much you miss them. But this new product might just be a stepping stone.

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You and your BFF can now buy a long-distance lamp from Uncommon Goods. You can buy the Long Distance Friendship Lamp – Mid-Century for $95 – $190. The lamps were designed as a way to tell your loved ones that you miss them. We’d have a lot of fun with this, turning it on and off when our BFF is sleeping just to scare them awake!

The product description reads:

Light up loved ones’ lives—across town or across the world—with this new design of our beloved Friendship Lamp. The function is still the same: Touch yours, and theirs emits the same glow to send a little “thinking of you.” Creating a group? You can also assign colors, so each person gets their own special hue. Mix and match with the original design, too, if you like. Designed by John Harrison and Vanessa Whalen. Assembled in Kansas.

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This lamp is made with aluminum, a circuit board, electrical components, and it has a LED light. The light has a timer that automatically turns off after 90 minutes, but can be reset to shut off after 30 minutes, eight hours, or 24 hours. When you buy this lamp for you and your BFF, you each can get a color and whenever you give it a tap, it will let the other person know you are thinking of them. You can buy one lamp from Uncommon Goods for $95, or a set of two for $190.