Despite the fact I might not like my birthday very much and that 25 seems to be this big ol’ daunting year for me, I do love a birthday gift haul. I love reading them myself because I’m nosy and love to see why other people got for the birthdays and the kinda stuff they like. I also love writing them myself and taking photos of my presents as it gives me a chance to reflect and be grateful all over again for the gifts I received for my birthday. So here’s my 25th birthday gift haul! 

I’ll start with a selection of gifts which I actually asked for. Despite being 25 now, my mum still goes “all-out” on my birthday even though I tell her not to spend a lot of money on me. So this year I had in mind a few items which I really wanted that I knew she could get me which wouldn’t break the bank. (Also, sorry about the not-too-brilliant photos, I still haven’t got the hang of this picture taking lark).

  • Beauty and the Beast DVD: I honestly can’t tell you how much I adore the remake, it’s on my top 5 list of favourite Disney movies! (I’m sitting here listening to Evermore as I write this post)
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy: I always used to play the Crash games when I was younger so I was buzzing when I heard they were remaking it but keeping the original format!
  • No Filter by Grace Victory: This was the only book I actually got this year but I’ve been looking forward to Grace’s book for ages. She’s one of my favourite YouTuber’s.
  • Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water: I desperate needed a new skincare routine as my skin has been so bad recently. I really like Micellar water cleansers so asked for a couple!
  • I also received some new underwear, which doesn’t really need to be pictured.

She also, as always, got me a few little surprises. But both of which I absolutely adored. First was these super cute and sparkly earrings from Diamonique, which are totally my style and the type of earrings I would wear constantly. I also got this gorgeous pillow with, “Second star to the right and straight on til morning” on; as you may know, Peter Pan is mt favourite Disney movie and that quote is also my tattoo!

Now onto my boyfriend’s gifts; I had no idea what I was getting from him this year whereas usually I have some sort of inkling and it’s usually something Formula 1 related! It wasn’t this year but I love all my presents from him. First of all, two Beauty  and the Beast themed gifts. He got me this cute little Chip ornament which will be going on my shelf and a replica necklace of the one that Belle wears in their dance scene of the new movie and it’s absolutely stunning! My last gift I was dribbling over for a good 10 minutes, was this fucking stunning Syltherin notebook. We’re both proud Syltherin’s and I’m a huge notebook lover as well. I’m not sure if I could ever bring myself to write in this, I might just display it instead but it’s honestly the most stunning notebook I’ve ever seen in my life.

I hope you liked this little birthday gift haul! I’d love to know what your best gift you’ve ever received is and what you think of this selection of gifts! Let’s chat! 


  1. I have never before read a birthday post but have already decided to google more after this haha. I love that neckace and the pillow is so cute! I love story themed gifts, make you feel the magic of being a kid again 🙂

    Jen xxx

  2. That notebook is absolutely stunning and it’s making me thirst for a new one despite having at least three unused ones just in my line of sight right now… You got some beautiful gifts!

  3. Do you know what? I think we’d sooo get along if we know each other in real life. Because I love all the things you love. Disney is like my top favourite thing in my life! And oh, that Peter Pan pillow! So cuteee! Even our usernames have something to do with Neverland. Haha. But aw, glad you had a pleasant birthday (mine’s coming up later this month and I’m absolutely dreading it to be honest)! Happy belated birthday to you hun 🙂 x Ain

  4. I LOVE reading birthday posts too! Looks like you got some really great stuff! I’m jealous of the crash bandicoot game haha! Clare xx |

  5. I love how thought-out your gifts were this year! You can tell the people buying them for you really knew you. I love those earrings–they’re something I’d probably wear regularly (or whenever I wear earrings), too, and that pillow looks great! I love the Peter Pan reference.

    1. Aww thank you, I agree! I haven’t taken the earrings off since I got them (: they’re super sparkly but not too in your face so you can wear them every day (: thanks I LOVE the pillow too – it’s super big and squishy and comfy xxx

  6. I’m not that bothered about my birthday either so you’re not alone! I think as kids when get so excited over it and then when we get older we’re like meh can’t be bothered now haha!

    You got a great mix of presents and I love your Slytherin notebook. I want a Hufflepuff one <3

    1. Yeah for sure I agree. I know loads of adults who love their birthday though but for me it just feels daunting and scary and I feel a lot of pressure (usually that I’ve put on myself!) especially this one, as it was 25!

      Ah thank you I love the notebook too; they’re all gorgeous xxxx

  7. Love this post! I love seeing peoples birthday or christmas hauls, so this was so up my street. I used to play the Crash bandicoot games when I was younger too! And that cushion is so lovely 💞 Happy Belated Birthday! hope you had an amazing one 💛 Thanks for sharing! X

  8. Ohhh this is a great idea for a post! I’m also nosey and love to know what other people get for their birthday! Interested to know what that micellar waters like, I always use my trusty bioderma one!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    1. Thank you (: I love reading these sort of posts too. So far, I’m really liking this micellar water. You definitely can’t use TOO much of this one as it just makes your face soaking wet haha but if you get the right amount on the pad it’s perfect and feels super refreshing! xx

  9. Happy birthday! All the gifts are lovely but I think those Beauty and the Beast items are the best. Soooo cute 🙂

  10. What a great haul! I’m not a big birthday person myself but I love celebrating other people’s birthdays so I hope you had a fantastic day my fellow Slytherin! Xx

    1. Ah same, my birthday usually makes me sad but I’m always so grateful for my gifts, regardless of how it makes me feel. I LOVE celebrating other peoples birthdays and really spoiling them (: xxx

  11. I love Chip. I haven’t seen the Beauty & Beast remake yet, but I’m so looking forward to it. I might just ask for it for my birthday too. 🙄
    Belated happy birthday. It’s nice to do birthday hauls to be grateful all over again.

  12. OMG that HP Slytherin notebook is to die for, your boyfriend has excellent taste! The chip cup is so cute as well, basically everything in this haul is super cute and amazing xx

  13. Aww, you got some really beautiful and thoughtful gifts this year! I absolutely adore the live-action Beauty & the Beast as well, and that Chip cup is so cute.

      1. Makes you a Virgo sun… lovely. My good friend in Queensland is born on the 24th.
        I like the archetype of Virgo. Originally about earth goddess. Got altered considerably by medieval patriarchal Christianity

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