Celebrations // Birthday wishing

So my birthday has rolled around again and here I am, lusting after all the gifts I would love to recieve.

Since becoming a mum I don’t really treat myself. I never get pampered somewhere special or buy nice perfumes and cosmetics. In fact I rarely even buy any clothes now. It is all about the little man and I never thought I would become this cliche. But here we are.

So I figure if I can’t wish to be spoilt any other day, then surely I can be a bit self indulgent on my birthday, am I right?


I love reading, especially in bed, much better than scrolling instagram for the twentieth time that day. I have to say that I love a good book set in the olden times with a bit of romance, but I also enjoy some good ol’ non fiction. Dunc bought me Sara Pascoe’s Animal a few years back and I love it. I think Scar Curtis’s book Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and other lies would be a really interesting read. I also want Hollie Newton’s How to Grow for my future gardening self.

Photo Frames

I have so many pictures to frame, but hate spending the money on frames! There are so many nice ones in Homesense at the moment but I can’t justify the cost. But I do think they are extra special as a gift. I still remember who gifted me frames I have had since I was a teenager.

Cosmetics and the like

Again, another thing I hate to spend money on myself! I need some more blusher, I like a good quality one and usually use Benefit. I also want a nice new perfume for everyday use. Also, I spied this nude lipstick which would be a treat.

Along these lines I always love a good pampering present along the lines of bath treats, creams or posh shampoos. Who doesn’t love to have a spa sesh in their own home?

Card Subscription

Maybe a bit odd for a gift? But how amazing would it be to have a subscription to a card scheme? I particuarly like Card Nest, Wildflower Illustrations and of course Paper Gang.


How incredible would it be to recieve plants for a birthday? I got an apple tree from a friend for my 30th and it is one of my most favourite gifts ever. Plus I love, love, love greenery in the house.

Imagine recieving a rose plant or a monstera? I would make an extra special effort to keep them alive!


Speaking of grown up gifts, a good print for the house is always a good thing. My current faves include Chloe Vaux, Eleanor Bowmer, Wonder & Rah, Present Indicative and Desenio.

Interior Treats

If anyone wanted to splurge on me then I do love any interior pieces from Projekti TYYNY, Nkuku and Lisa Valentine Home.

Clothes and Accessories

These are always a good treat right? I would adore a wax jacket, or a really good quality jumper or breton. Plus I think I need a new pair of black lace ankle boots for winter (no heels obviously!).

I would also love some cosy gloves for cold winter mornings and one of the gorgeous necklaces from Wander Lust Life.

Of course I also want all the socks and slippers. I spied some of the cosiest looking slippers on Forage Somerset (I also fell in love with their silver brogues…).

Oh and a swell flask, or something of the like please!

So yeh, not much on my wishlist. However, just a date night out and about with my husband would be a ruddy lush gift.


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