Avril Lavigne says seeing her husband Chad Kroeger was the ''best birthday present'' she received this year.

The 'Here's To Never Growing Up' hitmaker turned 29 last Friday (27.09.13) and the greatest gift was being able to see the Nickleback frontman - who she married in July - because the two musicians have had to spend a lot of time apart in the last two weeks as he's been on tour in South America and she has been busy promoting her new album in Los Angeles.

Speaking before her special day, she told new online chat show 'The Lowdown with Diana Madison': ''Well, we've only been apart for 10 days and ... the best birthday present by far is getting to be with him and see him.

''We actually have spent the majority of our relationship, like, all of our time, together.''

Since they wed, many people are anticipating babies in their future, however, Avril is preoccupied with putting the finishing touches to her upcoming self-titled album.

Quizzed on the prospect of babies, she said: ''You know what, I want to be ready. Focusing on my music, just releasing a new record this is my priority and by baby right now.''

Avril and Chad got together in February 2012 when Chad was helping her record her fifth studio album which will be released on November 5.