What I got for my birthday | 2018

November 17, 2018
Pearl necklace - what I got for my birthda

I can’t believe it’s been almost a week since my birthday! I always get so sad when it’s over but at least it means Christmas is getting closer. Today I thought I’d share with you what I got for my birthday!

Opening presents is probably my favourite thing about my birthday. I’m a spoilt brat I know but it’s always so exciting and who can honestly say they don’t like getting presents?! My family really spoilt me this year, even my cat, Gaston, bought me a present, and I’m very lucky and very grateful.

Recipe Book

My gran got me a baking recipe book and some cake pop moulds. I’ve never made cake pops before but they always look delicious so I’ll definitely try them out at some point. The book has quite a few recipes in but there’s also plenty of room to add your own and change a few things which will come in handy in the future.

Recipe Book - What I got for my birthday

Emporio Armani Diamonds 

Jaz’s mum, a.k.a my soon to be mother in law, very generously got me the Emporio Armani Diamonds gift set! I haven’t used this properly yet, it looks too nice in the box to take it out! But I have tested it and it has a very fresh scent to it which I like with a slight hint of roses. I think I’ll be saving this perfume for more special occasions rather than everyday wear.

Emporio Armani Diamonds - what I got for my birthday

Milky Bar Buttons

Anyone who knows me will know that Milky Bar Buttons are my favourite chocolate. Gaston definitely knew this! Since I usually buy Gaston his favourite treats, Dreamies, for his birthday and Christmas…and pretty much every Sunday, he decided to buy me some of my favourite treats! It was wrapped pretty badly, cats don’t have opposable thumbs so I imagine it’s tricky, and the bag had been chewed a little at the top but I appreciated the gesture haha.

Milky bar buttons - what I got for my birthday

Selfie Stick/Tripod

Yes…I now own a selfie stick. About a month or so ago I made the mistake of telling my mother I wouldn’t actually mind a selfie stick as I thought it’d make taking makeup and outfit pictures easier. She looked at me as though I had disappointed her with this confession and laughed and I knew I wouldn’t live it down. So, of course, she got me one for my birthday. It’s actually a very useful little thing because it expands out into a decently sized tripod, even better for outfit pictures! So despite the teasing, I am excited to try this out haha.

Selfie stick - what I got for my birthday

Christmas Socks

I love Christmas, I love socks so Jaz combined the two and got me some Christmas socks! He actually got me three pairs but I was wearing the others when I took the picture. These socks are adorable and super comfy and I’ve been wanting some new festive ones. The other pair he got me had pink flamingos wearing sparkly gold reindeer antlers.

Christmas socks - what I got for my birthday

Lush Bath Bombs

My aunt and uncle got me some Lush bath bombs which always go down well with me. They got me Intergalactic, Dragons Egg, Sex Bomb (my all-time favourite) and Perle De Sel. I believe Perle De Sel is a bath bomb they’ve released as part of their Christmas range. It’s one I haven’t tried before so I’m excited to use that and on the website, it looks like it’ll be very pretty in the water!

Lush bath bomb - what I got for my birthday

Lush bath bomb - what I got for my birthday

Lush bath bomb - what I got for my birthday

Lush bath bomb - what I got for my birthday

Llama Christmas Jumper

How adorable is this Christmas jumper! I’m obsessed with Llama’s so my sister bought me this jumper. I love it so much and have already worn it. The little Llama looks so cute with Christmas lights around it and antlers on its head. Llamas just make me happy and I’ll definitely be wearing this jumper a lot in December.

Christmas Jumpers - what I got for my birthday


While in the Madame Tussauds gift shop Jaz spotted these faux Oscar awards and decided to get me one as an extra gift. My biggest, craziest dream was always to be an actress, I did performing arts in college and have a degree in drama and longed to one day have a real Oscar! But then I entered the real world, out of education, and realised that probably wasn’t going to happen haha so I’ll settle for this one. Jaz also got it engraved to say ‘Drama Queen of the year Hollie George,’ and apparently plans on giving it to me each time I start an argument or throw a bit of an overdramatic tantrum.

Award - what I got for my birthday

Award - what I got for my birthday

Ugly Betty Boxset

Ugly Betty dvds - what I got for my birthday

I’ve been wanting to re-watch the Ugly Betty series for months as I only remember watching it once, I don’t even think I finished the whole series, but could never find anywhere to watch it! So my mother got me the boxset for my birthday and we’ve been watching it in the evenings. I think we’ve watched 3 or 4 episodes so far and we’re both really enjoying it. I’m remembering bits of it but I’ve forgotten so much it’s like I’m watching it for the first time again.

Caffe Nero Gift Card

Cafe Nero gift card - what I got for my birthday

If you’ve been here for a while you may remember last year pretty much everyone got me a Caffe Nero gift cards and I ended up with about £40 worth which lasted me the entire year. I haven’t had to pay for a Caffe Nero hot chocolate since my birthday last year and it’s been glorious. So my gran got me another gift card for £20 which I am super grateful for! I think this may become a bit of a tradition haha.

1kg Snow Fairy

Every single year I ask for the giant 1kg Snow Fairy from Lush and every year no one gets it. This year both my mother and Jaz bought me one, without knowing the other had bought it, so I was very happy! These bottles are massive and will last such a long time. I’m fully expecting to still be using Snow Fairy by next summer and my bedroom currently smells incredible!

Snow Fairy - what I got for my birthday

Oasis Owl Jumper

I saw this jumper online a while ago and fell in love with it! Anything cute with animals on it and I am all over it. I was really surprised when my gran got me this but very happy. It’s super soft and cosy and looks adorable with little gold foil owls all over. It’s a great jumper for autumn and I’m excited to wear it more.

Oasis Owl Jumper - what I got for my birthday

Oasis Owl Jumper - what I got for my birthday

Ciate Glitter Flip Lipsticks

These lipsticks are magical! I may be a little late to the party with these but I have just recently become aware of them and I am so obsessed. If you don’t know they are liquid lipsticks that go on matte with just a hint of shimmer and when you press your lips together it releases glitter. They are stunning and I was so curious to see how they worked. My mother bought me 3 in the colours I wanted most which were Hollywood (red), Iconic (black/blue) and Fortune (purple). I will have a full review on these soon!

Ciate Glitter Flip lipsticks - what I got for my birthday

Pearl Necklace

Lastly, my sister went above and beyond and got me this beautiful pearl necklace. For my mother’s birthday earlier this year I bought her the same necklace and may have borrowed it a few times haha. I absolutely loved it which clearly my sister picked up on and she bought this months ago apparently. It’s a classic piece that I’ll have and wear for years and I think it really adds something special to any outfit. I am very lucky and very thankful that she bought me this!

Pearl necklace - what I got for my birthda

Pearl necklace - what I got for my birthda

I also received some money from my dad, my nan and my grandad which all went toward a giant Christmas Lush order and the new Sims Get Famous game which I have been playing all weekend!

That’s everything I got for my birthday this year! I absolutely love everything and can’t wait to use it all more. I hope you all enjoyed this post and didn’t think I was being braggy haha. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog while you’re here!


  • Yasmine

    November 17, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    You got some great gifts! Sounds like you had a lovely birthday! ?

    1. Hollie

      November 18, 2018 at 3:26 pm

      Thank you! It was a great birthday. ?

  • alwayscleia

    November 18, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Happy birthday! I hope you love everything your family got you. Those llama and owl sweaters are adorable!

    1. Hollie

      November 18, 2018 at 3:25 pm

      Thank you! They’re so cute and super comfy. ?

  • beccksss

    November 18, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Loved this! My birthday is my favourite time of year because I love presents just like you ? you got some lovely things! ♥️

    1. Hollie

      November 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

      Glad it’s not just me then haha presents are just always so exciting! Thank you! ?

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