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It's that time of the year again when everyone is trying to think about what to give people for Christmas, as well as making their own wishlists. I thought I'd do a quick post with a range of ideas because I know I always look for posts like this to get some inspiration!

→ Bath or shower set - I mean you can't go wrong can you, they make a great gift and can be used by anyone. I love this set from the brand Hugg that I got from Waitrose.
→ Perfume/Cologne - Also a super simple idea but it's so nice to get something new to wear. Also Fragrance Direct has 70% at the moment!
→ Bath bomb - A good bath is underrated and of course Lush is the ultimate go-to for amazing bath bombs but of course, lots of places sell some lovely ones.
→ Makeup palette - For the makeup lovers, I feel like a palette is a gift that will be appreciated and you can get eyeshadow, contour, highlight etc. James Charles x Morphe Palette is insane for those who like to experiment with colour but goo…


As you may know from my previous post, it was my birthday recently and as I always enjoy reading what gifts other people received, I thought I would share mine too! As I get older I find it increasingly harder to decide what I actually want so I'm so grateful for everything I did get!

Bath Set

One of my presents from my sisters was this bath set from the Scandinavian brand Hugg. Little sets like this one are the ideal birthday gift for when you don't want anything in particular and I've never used anything from them so I'm excited to try it out! I also think the packaging is so pretty, it's pretty minimalistic but that's definitely the sort of thing I'm into at the moment. The set contains a 100ml bath soak and body lotion and is only £8 in Waitrose at the moment!


My sisters also gave me a diffuser from Fired Earth in the scent Assam and White Cedar. I'd never heard of this brand before but I absolutely love their packaging and the product itself looks really sophisticated. The scent is so gorgeous, it would also work really well as a perfume, it is fairly citrusy as it also has notes of grapefruit but there is definitely a depth to it with the assam and white cedar. If I walked into a house smelling of this I would definitely want to know what it was!

Shower Gel Set

My boyfriend's family also got me a few bits, including this Neal's Yard Revitalise Shower Gel set. I'm a sucker for mini things like this, they're so handy for travel and most of all, they just look cute! The 4 different scents are all gorgeous, my favourite would have to be the Rosemary and Elderflower. Each bottle is 50ml so you get a fair amount of product and I love the packaging!


They also got me a deodorant fragrance spray from the brand Weleda. Again I'd never tried anything of theirs so I was pretty intrigued by it. This particular one is in the 'Wild Rose' scent, though I know they do a few others too! I really like floral smells and this definitely resembles a rose, I'm also a fan of the spray bottle itself - being glass it just seems more luxury than your average deodorant! You can get it from Amazon here.

London Trip

My main present, from my boyfriend, was a trip to London. We travelled up on the day before my birthday, stayed in a beautiful hotel that night and then spent my birthday there too! I had the best couple of days and we really made the most of our time there, travelling all over the city to experience different things! If you want to read about what we got up to then please head over to my last post where I went into much more detail! This was really the perfect sort of present for me this year -  I love London and spending time doing so many great things with my boyfriend is my idea of a fab birthday!


I also received this top from Topshop, it's a sort of cropped fit with frilling on the sleeves and neckline but what I love most are the stripes! I must own so many striped tops because they're so simple but can really make an outfit! Navy stripes are always one of my go-to colours and I can't wait to pair this with different outfits!

PlayStation VR

So as well as going above and beyond by taking me to London, my boyfriend also splashed out and bought me the PlayStation VR set. I've always enjoyed different consoles and virtual reality is something that I've wanted to try for ages so when I opened this I was so excited! Presents like this are brilliant because it's not just you that benefits from it. My family and I all played it together, taking it in turns to try it out and there are so many games that lots of people can get involved with so it is definitely something I know I'll keep going back to!


White Converse have been a staple in my wardrobes for years now and mine were definitely well loved, so much so that they began to look a bit worse for wear! I decided it was time to get a new pair and asked my parents for some! They go with pretty much every outfit so I know I'll be wearing them constantly, gifts that you can get loads of use out of are always the best aren't they!


The majority of my relatives gave me money this year, firstly because I didn't know what else I wanted and it's much easier to save it for when I find something I really want. Although I enjoy opening wrapped gifts, I do think it is useful to have the option to pick out something yourself, rather than getting something for the sake of it! However, I'm also saving up to travel as well so this money will most likely be kept for that anyway!


Now here is a gift that I could never say no to, chocolate is a no-brainer when it comes to giving me (and a lot of people) a gift! My parents got me a Swiss Praline Assortment, normally boxes of chocolates contain bits I like and then bits I really don't like at all - anything with strawberry in is disgusting, controversial I know! However, I am a massive lover of praline so this is the perfect box for me! They also got me a 360g of Toblerone which I also love and haven't had for ages, so I can't wait to dig into that!

I'm obviously really pleased with everything I got, and so grateful for it all! I definitely had a great birthday, despite not feeling any different at all - but then whoever does!


  1. Happy belated birthday! You received a lot of goodies! Love how you were treated with a nice diffuser! They're so good for bringing good aroma into your place! Your boyfriend's family are awesome for getting you the shower gel set! Wow! A trip to London is amazing!

    With VR being a big thing, it's great you're jumping on board too. Glad you enjoyed your celebration!

    1. I know, everyone was so generous!! VR is definitely something you have to get used to haha, but it’s great fun! Thank you!!x

  2. I love bath sets!
    And Converse are always a good idea.
    Happy belated birthday!

  3. Sounds like you had a fantastic birthday and received a whole host of fabulous gifts! Thanks for sharing I love reading these Birthday and Christmas posts!

    Melanie |

    1. It really was brilliant! They’re definitely some of my favourites to read too, thanks for checking it out!x

  4. So many gorgeous gifts here Lorna! I love Neals Yard products and you can’t go wrong with a stripey jumper and chocs! The trip to London is such an awesome treat. Great post! 😘 xx

    Bexa |

    1. Sometimes chocolate is all you need am I right! It was such a great trip, and thank you so much!xx

  5. Happy belated birthday! Lovely gifts and glad you had a lovely trip to London. What a wonderful treat :)

    Soffy //

    1. Thank you! I love London so a trip there was an amazing idea!x

  6. Oooh lucky girl! Hope you had a fantastic day! ☺️ xo

  7. Happy belated birthday! A trip to London is such an awesome gift to get! I wish you an absolutely marvelous time! <3

    1. Thank you so much, I had a great birthday!xxx

  8. Happy birthday! You received a lot of great gifts - especially the diffuser. I got one for Christmas last year and I love it! Hope you enjoy yours as well!

    cabin twenty-four

  9. Wishing you a very happy birthday. You received some lovely gifts. I love reading these kind of posts. London trip reminded me of my trip to London during my birthday. :-)

    Via |

    1. Thank you so much! London is such a great city isn’t it!x

  10. Lovely pressies, especially a trip to London! Looks like you definitely got spoilt! Happy Birthday xxx

    Yasmin 💗
    The Sweet Seven Five

    1. I know I’m so grateful, it was such a surprise!! Thank you!xxx

  11. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! I hope you had a lovely trip to London and i'm so jel of your VR set, they look like so much fun x

    1. Thanks so much!!! It’s so weird but really cool! x

  12. Happy belated birthday!
    What a lovely selection of gifts. London is such a beautiful city so that must have been great.

    Louisa | Loubee Lou Blogs

    1. It was such a brilliant trip! And thank you!x

  13. Ahhh such lovely things, Happy belated Birthday!! I've been craving Converse again recently, they really do go so well with everything :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (PS I’d love to invite you to come and win a lovely bundle of Disney goodies and I’m following back on bloglovin too :D)

    1. Thank you so much! Ah yeah Converse are so wearable aren’t they, I love them!xx


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