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How to Surprise Your Sister on Her Birthday?

How to Surprise Your Sister on Her Birthday?

November 10th, 2022

Growing up in the same household, or under the same roof, you probably share a lot of memories with your sister. So, be it a bad memory or a good one, the fact that you share it with one another as a part of your childhood or adulthood makes it special and adorable. So, if your sister's birthday is around the corner, you probably want to give her something meaningful and worthwhile.

A lot of people spend a lot of money buying expensive gifts which go unused or aren't relevant at all. While outfits, jewelry, watches, and accessories make great gifts, they sometimes lack a personal touch!

What you want to give your sister, ought to be meaningful and must have your personal touch. A personal touch is important as it communicates a sense of belongingness. While there are numerous birthday gift ideas for your sister, let us check out how you could in fact surprise your sister on her birthday.

A group drive away

One of the most celebrated gift ideas is a group drive away. If you and your sister have a common group of friends, you could plan a surprise trip for her on her birthday. This works even better if you plan this trip to a place that means a lot to her, or if you have significant memories attached to this place. If she is already planning a trip with her friends, you could plan a short and memorable experience with the family members who she loves. You can either have this place decorated and celebrate her birthday here or make it even more exciting by planning an adventure such as hiking or mountaineering. This works even better if your sister is into such adventures and activities.

Broadcasting over the radio

This is one of the most unique ideas when it comes to birthday gifts, especially if you're wanting to make a person valued and special! If your sister really admires a Radio Jockey or follows a radio channel, you could send her a birthday message through this radio channel. You can also have this birthday message followed by a song which means something to her or you both! Not only will this surprise her, but reflect the efforts you put in.

Video message

One of the most trending and popular birthday gift ideas is to make a birthday video compilation! You can have all the family members and your sister's friends, record short videos for her and then make a collage of these videos and present them at her birthday party! This is a great way of including those members who live far away but are really close to her heart. This one's a pretty easy and effective birthday gift idea as several online platforms offer easy video compilation at a pocket-friendly fee!

Surprise handwritten email

Gone are the days when people would send emails to convey messages. You can make use of this to send a gift to your sister. This will work extremely well if she's old school and loves receiving unexpected gifts! You can also leave an envelope in the mailbox along with the gift, with an anonymous letter to keep her guessing, and a personal message to give her a hint.

A themed dinner/party

For a themed surprise birthday party, you could plan a destination party, and invite all the family members and friends. Further, if she's into any specific TV show or series, you could plan a theme of that particular show to surprise her. Themed parties are quite common, and you can find a lot of ideas and themes on the internet.

The scrapbook surprise

A scrapbook might seem like an old idea, but it works most of the time. A scrapbook is basically a wide collection of all the memories in the form of personalized notes, messages and pictures that are common to you and a person. You can glue such memorable pictures together and stick them in a scrapbook, along with small messages for your sister. You can also leave some space for her to write her thoughts about you. This can be an ideal form of a birthday gift, which is only about you and her!

Signature name jewelry

While jewelry is a great idea for a birthday gift, it's just something everyone can buy. But if you want to give it a personal effect, you can give your sister a necklace with her signature or name on it! A rose gold signature name necklace can be personalized with your sister's name or initials on it. You can also personalize it with her birth date on it. Gifting jewelry can, thus, be taken to another level. Apart from a necklace, you can also try a bracelet, which makes another personalized keepsake gift for your sister. Place it in an aesthetic gift hamper or box and you're good to go!


While there's a wide spectrum of options available out there, you may want to consider something that has a definite sense of belongingness and a personal touch.

Laura Bartlett

Laura Bartlett

Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.