Books, Jenson, Lifestyle, stationery

My birthday and Christmas wish list 2019

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My (32nd!!!) birthday is a few weeks away and people are starting to ask what I’d like. I’d love to be the kind of person that says “please, don’t even worry about it” but if there’s an opportunity to get a new book or journal…

I’ve already got a couple of things on the way (the new feminist authors Books That Matter box and this new 160gsm bullet journal from Notebook Therapy, plus I’m waiting for the autumn Ecoline pens to come back into stock) but there are a few other things I have my eye on.

The books

There are a few books I’ve borrowed from the library which I’d like to add to my permanent collection (Home Fire, A Place For Us, Hashtag Authentic, First, We Make the Beast Beautiful) but I do like to prioritise ‘new’ books this time of year. Here’s a selection of the dozens I’ve spotted on #Bookstagram and screenshotted for a later date.

Books wish list

Rotten Movies We Love £13.99
It’s Not OK to Feel Blue, £10.24
Dear Girls by Ali Wong, £10.99
The Places I’ve Cried in Public by Holly Bourne, £5.70
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur, £7.33
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, £5.89
Book light, £19.99

The stationery

I think I’ve tried most of the dot grid notebooks and brush pens worth talking about but I’ve still got a couple on my list. Plus there are some rather epic (and expensive) advent calendars.

Stationery wish list

Draw Breath, £10.49
Our Story Begins notebook. £17.14
Stationery tote bag, £12.00
Tits notebook (hardback dot grid), £19.99
Martha Brook advent calendar, £89.00
Diamine Inkvent Advent Calendar, £67.00
Modern Calligraphy Gift Set, £30.00

Best of the rest

Of course, I’m all about self-care and self-compassion, so I’ve got a couple of BuddyBoxes and Miss Patisserie products on the list.

Self-care wish list

November BuddyBox, £21.50
Calm Bath Ball, £4.50
De-Stress Shower Steamers, £5.00
December BuddyBox, £21.50
Sea Salt Bath Melt, £5.00

For Jenson

I thought I’d give the kid a quick shout-out here too. He’s so excited for Christmas and we’re already pondering what to put in his letter to Father Christmas. The main thing he wants is a Rex the Dinosaur (from Toy Story), so we’ll be getting that. I’ve already got a few Julia Donaldson books (his collection is nearly complete) and put back some related memorabilia. I’m so proud to be raising a mini bookworm and film geek.

Jenson wish list

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, £5.15
The Ugly Five. £4.00
A Squash and a Squeeze, £5.21
The Smeds and the Smoos, £6.99
Ducky, £15.00
Bunny, £15.00
Slinky, £10.00
Woody costume, £11.25
Zog costume. £11.25

What’s on your Christmas list?

2 thoughts on “My birthday and Christmas wish list 2019”

  1. I love the look of the Rotten Movies book…looks like a good gift for Liam! Also, Jenson has great taste for wanting a Rex from Toy Story!

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