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25th birthday gift haul

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! 


Jenny in Neverland

Twenty-something lifestyle blogger from Essex. Book lover, Slytherin, organisational wizard and enjoys Motorsport, Disney and Yoga.


  1. 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

  2. Omg I love Grace Victory and I’m so jealous you’ve got her book!! She’s so inspirational and I hope you enjoy reading it. Maybe a review? xx
    Morgan // http://www.justmorgs.com

    1. I’ll definitely be reviewing it! I have a huge backlog of books but wanna get around to it soon. She’s really inspiring isn’t she? xx

  3. I’m obsessed with the Chip cup and Slytherin notebook! Quite a haul you got there! <3

    1. Haha thank you! (: xx

  4. Your boyfriend’s presents are so cute! You’re so lucky!! But I also like the Peter Pan pillow a lot!

    1. Awh thank you! Yeah he did really well this year (; (he does well every year!) the pillow is so comfortable! xx

  5. Hi, I love the chip ornament and those pretty earrings. What a fab set of gifts you got. I hope you had a fab birthday.

    1. Thank you, I did! (: xx

  6. Ruminvte says:

    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

    1. Yeah I used to play Crash when I was younger but I never remembered it being this bloody hard! Honestly, this game is super stressing me out 🤣 and thank you very much (: xx

  7. What lovely presents!! I LOVE that Slytherin notebook. Looks like you had a fabulous birthday!! X

    1. Thank you (: isn’t it gorgeous?! xx

  8. Happy belated birthday! You’ve got some amazing gifts, beauty and the beast is amazing and I’m in love with the chip teacup!

    Jessica & James | http://www.foodandbaker.co.uk / http://www.foodandbakertravels.co.uk

    1. Awh thank you! The new BATB is so so so good! xxx

  9. I never buy DVDs anymore but seriously considering it for Beauty and the Beast because it is so amazing! I hope you had a wonderful day!
    Tara xo

    1. Same! I rarely rarely buy DVD’s unless it’s something super special xx

  10. 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

  11. I hope you had a lovely birthday! Those beauty and the beast things are adorable!

    – Lauren xx


    1. Thanks Lauren! (: xxx

  12. themymanylovesblog says:

    oh my god i LOVE that belle necklace! You got some lovely gifts! X

    1. Thank you! Me too (: xxx

  13. Happy belated birthday, hope you had a lovely day! You so many amazing gifts, I really love the earrings you received, they’re beautiful!

    1. Thank you (: I’ve had the earrings in every day since I got them! xxx

  14. HAPPY BURTHDAY *looks for cake* Uh…so like where’s the food? Lol I’m kidding. OMG THE TEACUP! The jewelry is stunning too.

    1. Haha I had a pretty amazing cake (; thank you xxx

  15. That chip mug is amazing! I love it. Great Post xx

    Jamie | http://www.jamies-corner.com

    1. Thank you (: xx

  16. carolineontheglobe says:

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

    1. Awh thank you (: I love the Beauty and the Beast stuff too! Can’t get enough of that film! xxx

  17. 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

  18. Happy 25th Birthday to you!!!! I myself, am a huge fan of “Sleeping Beauty”, then my second favorite is “Beauty and the Beast”. Gorgeous gifts. I Love “Chip!”

    1. Sleeping Beauty is brilliant too! I haven’t watched that film in ages! Isn’t Chip cute (: xxx

      1. I do adore Chip. His little voice was adorable!!!

  19. 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.

    1. Oh you absolutely should! It’s out on DVD now so available to get a copy and you won’t be disappointed I can almost guarantee it! (: xxx

  20. These are SUCH amazing gifts! Hope you had a lovely birthday x

    1. Thank you (: I did! xx

  21. that necklace! I love it, so pretty! I’m a massive fan of those particular Micellar waters, my skin always feels so clean when I’m done.

    1. Right?! I’m loving the micellar waters too! (: xx

  22. 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

    1. Haha thank you lovely! I agree about the notebook I literally gasped when I saw it! I really don’t wanna write in it tho and mess it up! 🙊

    2. Coyote from Orion says:

      Haha… the bard produced his Slytherin banner last night

  23. 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. Thank you lovely, I agree! I’m SO happy with all my gifts. The live action is amazing isn’t it? I honestly don’t think I would ever watch the original again 💕 xx

  24. Coyote from Orion says:

    Happy birthday. Hope you Have a great year 🎈🎈🎀

    1. Thank you – my birthday was on the 4th and my 25th year has been alright so far! (:

      1. Coyote from Orion says:

        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

  25. I love that necklace, it’s beautiful!

    1. Thank you! 😍

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