2019 birthday wishlist

This is my wishlist for my 27th birthday so you don't have to worry about getting me the Right Thing.

Posted on Monday, 27 May 2019

Oh hey! It’s my 2️⃣7️⃣th birthday soon! πŸŽ‰

Gift ideas

As most of you know, I am trying to reduce my waste. This adventure has been touching so many parts of my life and I have been trying to find a maintainable balance. It also means I am questioning the social constructs that have a habit of generating waste, and at this time of year, I am focussing on birthdays, specifically.. my birthday πŸ˜‰

I have devised a list of things that I want or need, I believe this will reduce not only waste but stress, time and money as well.

I really love supporting local, small, independent companies especially ones with a Girl Boss. I also love handmade things.

Gift wrapping

Two gifts wrapped in fabric in the furoshiki style furoshiki wraps by weekend knitter (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

⚠ Controversial opinion ⚠ Gift wrapping is not required!

What!? Yup. Believe it or not, I will be as delighted and appreciative of your gift whether it has been initially hidden from view or not.

If one really must have the element of surprise, use an old amazon box, newspaper or even wrap it in your favourite patterned scarf (I promise I will give it back!)

Can I at least give you a card?

Sure, if you want, although sending me a message on WhatsApp or Messenger are equally as good and it saves you a trip to the shops.


When you think about it, all these social constructs that we hold each other to are quite strange.