I hope you’re all doing well and many of you probably didn’t know but it was my birthday on Monday and for today’s post I thought I would show you guys what I received of family and friends for my birthday.
Quick disclaimer I’m not trying to brag or anything that I got I just want to basically show you guys what I received as I thought it might give you guys maybe some ideas on gifts for people or even for yourself. Any way’s enjoy!
Gifts of my family
Every girl loves a new perfume and with me, I love trying a range of new scents as it’s a good way to explore. I love Dolce&Gabbana they are probably one of my favourite brands when it comes to perfume. So my mum decided to buy me Dolce from their range and I love it. The scent is very fresh and girly and the bottle is very pretty too and just reminds me of the flowers and summer.
The opposite of loneliness
As you guys can probably tell I love to read so my mum decided to buy me this book and this was actually recommended to me by the lovely staff in Water Stones who read it and I thought it sounded good from their perspective so I can’t wait to read this. Marina Keegan was very inspirational and this book sounds amazing so I will be reading that very soon.
The Best Of Me
This is probably one of my favourite films ever. You guys know I have read the book and literally the storyline is so good but if you have seen the film you will know that it was a bit different to book. I mean I found the book a lot better than the film I mean that’s just my point of view but the film is yet again very good and I recommend watching it if you like Nicholas Sparks and his franchise.
This was probably the biggest presents I got and this is my new camera. For a while, I have wanted a new camera and I was going to save up for one but my parents decided they would treat me to one for my birthday present. I’m literally so excited to use it as I have really been getting into photography and I’m so excited to go out and take pictures for memories and also for you guys for this blog.
Plaques and scrolls
For my birthday every year, my nanna gets me a personally designed card by her friend at work who designs them and they are beautiful. She also got me a little plaque which I thought was adorable and it had written on a little message for being a special granddaughter and I thought that was so cute. Then she also gave me a little scroll that was rolled up with a special message on about me and it was so nice and cute I loved it.
Crystals, butterflies and candle holders
From my auntie and cousin, they decided to get me quite a range of things and I thought it was so nice of them both. First thing I got was some beautiful silver butterflies and you stick these on anywhere and they look so pretty and they came in a pack of four. Next, she got me two gorgeous candle holders with different patterns on each pot. I really like these but I think instead I’m going to store pens or other little bits in bobs in them as I have a candle trio already and they would look nice on my desk too. The third thing she got me was a crystal chain and what you do is you hang it on your window and when the sun shines through it creates loads of lights and rainbows in your room. I really like that and it will look very cosy. Then she got me a vanilla bath bomb and some lip glosses to go with them which was super nice of her.
Gifts of friends
Luyanda bought me such a pretty plaque that says follow your dreams. I love this and I can’t wait to hang it in my room, my mum says my room is going to start looking like a gift shop with all the signs and quotes and plaques. Then she got me some Milky Bar chocolate to go with it to which was very nice of her. She knows me far too well, thank you, lulu!
The final present I received was of Nikki. She actually didn’t buy this present, she made it herself from hand with all the materials she had. Basically, she designed me a book that says on the front 34 reasons why I love you and inside is full of all of our memories over the years and the special qualities she thinks about me. I just thought it was such a nice idea and she took all her time and effort to make and I love it. She also got me a box of Roses to go with it to which was very sweet of her.
Anyway I had an amazing night with them both and we went to Frankie and Benny’s for a meal and then the cinema later on to see Insidious Chapter 3 and it was so much fun and I had a brilliant day. I’m also so grateful for everything I received and it made me so happy and a big thank you to everyone who made that day amazing for me!