Boyfriend’s Birthday Surprise!

This past weekend it was my boyfriend’s 25th birthday! I was super excited to celebrate and spend the entire day with him. I had plans for his birthday for a long time (that he didn’t know about) and I finally got to put them in place. A few times I mentioned a secret project on the blog and his birthday surprise was it. As he was turning 25 the first idea that came to mind was to give him 25 presents. I combined sentimental handmade gifts, with humorous ones as well as some of his favourite sweet treats. The gifts are unique and not what you’d automatically think to buy. I had so much fun buying all of these gifts and putting everything together and I wanted to share how things turned out!

Each present was numbered from 1 – 25 and given a sticker. There was no particular order apart from a few presents; #1 was a birthday card and #25 was a list of ’25 Reasons You’re Amazing’.

I blew up 25 silver balloons and tied them into bunches of 5. They were present #2.

Most of the presents are in this collage. The consumable presents hadn’t been purchased yet. They included Skittles, chocolate and fizzy drink.

All wrapped and boxed up!

I wrote a list of reasons why I chose each present which was the final thing I gifted to my boyfriend after he opened the presents.

The presents all unwrapped and my boyfriend opening a gift from his parents.

My outfit and makeup of the day.

Outfit Details:

  • Jacket – Postie
  • Top – Glassons
  • Jeans – Dannii For Target

Makeup Products Used:

  • Simple Radiance Brightening Moisturiser
  • Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil in 002 Hazel
  • Max Factor Lasting Performance Foundation in 101 Ivory Beige
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – 1 Fair
  • Maybelline ‘The Nudes’
  • Max Factor Excess Shimmer – Copper
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes Lycra Flex Mascara
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Opal
  • MAC – Show Orchid

We went for an outing to Orakei Korako which is a geothermal area roughly an hour from where we live. There is a short boat ride which takes you to the guided path area where you can walk around the geysers and hot springs. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking and the weather couldn’t have been more beautiful. The temperature was warm without being too hot and it was also the first time I’d been on a boat. I only wish the boat ride had been longer.

After the trip we drove back and I had fish and chips for lunch – they were delicious! My boyfriend had Subway using the gift card I got him as one of his presents. After lunch I had a nap and we chilled for the rest of the evening.

It was such a lovely day and my boyfriend was very grateful for all the effort I had gone to to surprise him. I almost made him cry after reading the card and that was only present #1!


What did you buy your significant other for their last birthday?

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33 thoughts on “Boyfriend’s Birthday Surprise!

  1. livelikealauren says:

    This is so sweet!
    This past weekend it was my boyfriends 24th birthday! I drove him to a cycle convention show – he loves bikes – brought him a new hoodie that he wanted and took him out to a very posh steak restaurant and drinks afterwards. 😊

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  2. danniijane says:

    This is so cute. How lovely the 25 giftsπŸ˜ŠπŸ’• Very thoughtful. Where you went with the natural springs, geysers etc looks so gorgeous. I need to visit NZ! My partner’s birthday is next month but his main gift is I’m taking him away. I’m trying to find small thoughtful gifts still😊 xx

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  3. stashy says:

    Awww you’re so good! This took a lot of thoughtful planning. I’m glad it was well received! πŸ˜€ The visit to the geysers and hot springs really capped off the day. Happy belated birthday to your boyfriend! πŸ™‚

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  4. Eena says:

    This is the cutest! Belated happy birthday to your boyfriend – glad he enjoyed your presents and that you two were able to spend some quality time together!

    As for the last question, my fiancé’s birthday was last June and I bought us tickets to see Hamilton up in San Francisco for his birthday where he ended up proposing… I guess you can say it was the best present ever hahaha

    ☼ cabin twenty-four

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