Another 30 something birthday gift guide – this years wish list

Another 30 something birthday gift guide – this years wish list

Each year I put together a cheeky wishlist for my birthday and now September is upon us, this year is no different. I love pulling together my favourite pieces from various stores and boutiques. I haven’t been asked to feature any of these or even paid to do so, they are just a few bits and pieces that have recently caught my eye. Obviously I don’t expect to get this stuff for my birthday but it’s fun to dream and even have some things to work towards. Take a look at my choices and let me know what you think.

30 something birthday gift guide

Bright Succulent Cacti Plant – Paper Joy

I have to thank Katie (MummyDaddyMe) for introducing me to this store after sharing some prints on her Instagram Stories. I’ve got my eye on a couple of brightly coloured unicorn prints for my youngest girl’s bedroom and I just couldn’t resist adding this succulent print to my virtual shopping basket. Available via notonthehighstreet, this print retails at £12.

Avid Readers Club sweatshirt – Joanie Clothing

I’ve shared about my new love for Joanie Clothing before and I just loved this sweatshirt when it popped up in my inbox the other day. You know me I’m a sucker for printed slogans and combine that with my love of book and they are onto a winner in my eyes. This sweater retails at £30 and is available in their online store.

Tin Man by Sarah Winman*

Tin Man

I loved Sarah Winman’s previous books, When God Was A Rabbit*  and A Year Of Marvellous Ways* so this is firmly on the top of my to buy reading list. 

Feminist badge – Sugar and Sloth*

feminist badge - sugar and sloth

I love this store and already have a few of their badges and pins, you can find Sugar and Sloth on Instagram here, they are a really fun account too follow. This little treat of a badge is only £2 in their Etsy store and a definitely suggest you have a virtual rummage around as there are lots of little gems there.

Mixed Vegan Treat box – A Kind Mama

vegan treat box a kind mama

With my eldest and I both being dairy intolerant and N being egg intolerant too it’s safe to say that we both miss cakes and treats. I’ve tried a few vegan baking recipes but I’d love to buy some ‘homemade’ treats to safe myself the effort! These boxes of treats by Manchester based A Kind Mama are the stuff of dreams for us! You can buy them directly from A Kind Mama or follow the above link to their store with Yumbles. These mixed boxes start from £13.50.

Playing Big by Tara Mohr*

playing big by Tara Mohr

Tara Mohr is on this week’s Hashtag Authentic podcast by Sarah Tasker and as ever I found it really inspiring. So much so that I just had to add Tara’s book to my Amazon wishlist.

Mere Soeur tote bag – Mere Soeur

mere soeur tote bag

I’ve already got one of these tote bags and have used it so much since it first popped through my letterbox over a year ago. Unfortunately it’s faded and stained from blackberry picking.. oops, so I’m in need of a crisp new replacement. These totes are £12 each. I’ve featured this mama maker in my Start Up Stories, so if you’re interested in finding out more about Carrie Anne and her business then head over and have a read here.

Jon Snow pin badge – Nutmeg and Arlo*

jon snow pin badge - nutmeg arlo

I love a good pin badge and I’m building up a nice little collection now. I think this one would fit in very nicely 😉 This Game of Thrones inspired pin is just £6 in Nutmeg and Arlo’s Etsy store.

Seagrass basket – Cox and Cox*

seagrass basket cox and cox

I mentioned on Instagram the other day my ever growing (no pun intended!) of house plants. This started with a few succulents and cacti and now I’m venturing into the world of big leafy green plants. I think this seagrass basket by Cox and Cox would be perfect for my bargain Fiddle Leaf Fig from Lidl. Available to pre-order now these baskets are £30. If that’s a little expensive for your taste there are similar, though not as pretty, seagrass baskets in IKEA.

Women’s Slim Jyms, Linea Hex – The Bright Company

I treated myself to a pair of Slim Jyms from The Bright Company three years ago and apart from a tiny hole in one of the legs they are still going strong and hands down the comfiest pair of jamas I’ve ever had. I think I’m in need of a nice new pair though and this print will be a nice update. Available in various boutiques or direct from The Bright Company website with prices from £48 (they go from a UK size 8/10 to 18). What I love about The Bright Company is the quality of all their products, which are organic, and you know that they have been ethically made within the EU.

Urban Jungle by Igor Josifovic, Judith De Graaf*

urban jungle book

Like I’ve already mentioned I’m getting a little green fingered (my mum would be proud!) but I’ll admit I don’t really know what I doing or how to look after each plant specifically. I think this brand new book by the people behind the Urban Jungle Blog would come in very useful. And look how pretty it is! It’s available to buy via Amazon in hardback form for £17.99.

So what do you think of my choices?

Any must haves that you think I should have included?


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To see more of my wish list take a look on my Pinterest board

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  1. September 10, 2017 / 9:04 am

    Love ALL of these. I’ve just spent ten minutes browsing Paper Joy. I could spend a lot of money on there! Thanks for sharing x

    • morgana
      September 11, 2017 / 1:30 pm

      Thanks Tia! It was hard narrowing down my list to just these I must say. Isn’t Paper Joy wonderful, I’ve got my eye on her unicorn prints for my youngest daughter’s room. xx

  2. September 10, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    OH so exciting for another birthday wishlist. Some amazing items. That vegan bakery her treat boxes aren’t gluten free? Just was checking out her website what an awesome thing to be able to buy them instead. Might have to get B some from there just need to check on the nut side of things. Love that sweater and that print is on my NOTHS wishlist which is a mile long. I love that shop I buy all my stuff from there.

    • morgana
      September 11, 2017 / 1:29 pm

      Thanks Jenny. AKindMama is vegan (no egg, no dairy) but not gluten free I’m afraid. They’re are perfect for myself and my eldest as they don’t have anything we can’t have. I imagine that they are made in a kitchen that has nuts but it’s worth contacting Eve and asking though xx

  3. September 12, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    Love these! That seagrass basket is gorgeous! Lovely pick and hopefully you’ll get all of these for your birthday! xx

  4. September 13, 2017 / 10:22 am

    I would happily have all of these! The Vegan mixed box looks incredible, I’m definitely going to look into them, what a great idea. Will check out the books too and you already know the pin badge is in my virtual shopping basket 🙂 Fab ideas! xx

  5. September 14, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    I love prints – I’ve got a NOTHS wish list just for a variety of them to dot around the house! The sweatshirt is right up my street too – good choices 🙂

  6. September 15, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    Those PJ’s, those cookies that Jon Snow badge. Great choices, I hope your man or girls are reading your list – perhaps leave the laptop open tonight! Enjoy the celebrations x

  7. September 19, 2017 / 1:30 pm

    Love your picks Morgana. I have my eye on lots of baskets for houseplants too. Most of mine are resting on plastic bags right now. Not a good look! I hope you had a lovely birthday! xx

  8. September 19, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    Ooh great selection of bits and bobs to pop on my Christmas wish list. Although, I may have to grab that sweater before then, LOVE!!!

  9. September 26, 2017 / 12:41 pm

    Great post and we will certainly be using some of this when we pitch our birthday lists this year.
    Thanks for share!!

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