A Day of Presents


In my “LDR Birthday Ideas…” blog post I posted about sending your sweetie 12 presents so that they could open one each hour on their birthday. In case you are looking for present ideas, here are all the ones I sent my darling for his 🙂


I started off the day at 7am when he was allowed to open his first present. The first present was a batch of envelopes that say “open when…” For example, “open when you’re mad at me,” “open when you miss me,” “open when you’re stressed,” “open when you’re bored,” “open when you’re in the mood,” and “open when it’s your birthday!”  ballonmessage  birthday boy ribbon

In the “open when it’s your birthday” envelope I included a homemade card, balloons that I had written cute messages on and a birthday boy ribbon to wear to the bar to get more free drinks… however I did write “no kissing the…” birthday boy on it in thin marker 😉 I will post a detailed blog post about what was in each envelope once my baby has opened them all 🙂


Present number 2. was a beer opener key chain with a maple leaf on it to remind him of his girl in Canada and present number 11. was a hockey puck since hockey is what Canada is known for.


Present number 3. was a photo frame that I made him with a photo of us in it. Had such a hard time getting the stickers to stick on!


Present number 4. was a small box of assorted chocolates from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.


Present 5. was two Oh Henry bars (my fav. chocolate bar that I’ve now got him hooked on :p). Present 7. was his favourite candy (gummy bears).


Present 6. was a pair of boxers that glow in the dark (from American Eagle) with dinosaurs on them. I like them because anything that glows in the dark is awesome and also they remind me of the Jurassic Park ride at Universal Studios which was our favourite ride when we went there 🙂 American Eagle usually has a few styles of glow-in-the-dark boxers with some sort of sexual innuendo on them :p


Present 8. was a remote control helicopter because boys like toys :p I took it out of it’s original packaging which took up alot of room and put it inside this map photo box where my honey can keep all the letters and little presents I send him (I bought myself a matching one to keep his letters in).

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Present 9. was beef jerky which I learned he really likes when we were in Florida.

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Present 10. was an American Eagle T-shirt similar to this one (they don’t have American Eagle in England and he really liked the store when he was here).


And present 12. was a pair of Ralph Lauren shoes he had his eye on in Florida that I went back and bought after he’d flown back home.

My darling really appreciated all the thought put into his presents; I think he spent the whole day thanking me (he’s kind of a sweetheart :p). I will warn you though that even though the box was lightweight it still cost 85$ to ship (and I sent it two months ahead of time since the shipping is 4-6 weeks).

Feel free to comment below with your best present ideas 🙂

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