Oct 12

My Birthday Wish List

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I used to be quite the emotional hoarder, but a few years back, I took a turn and had an epiphany about all the stuff I had been clinging onto, managing in some strange way. Suddenly, it hit me that this wasn’t how I wanted to invest my energy any longer. I’ve since become the self proclaimed queen of purging. I’m nowhere near a minimalist now, don’t get me wrong. But as the years pass, I’ve come to appreciate the beauty of simply having fewer, but better things.

When it comes to special occasions like birthdays (and pretty much any other event), my husband and I have made a conscious shift towards embracing experiences over tangible gifts. Whether it’s a relaxing spa day, an exciting downtown adventure, or a getaway to someplace new, we’ve discovered that these moments create lasting memories that no material possession can quite match.


That being said, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve dabbled in the world of tangible birthday gift ideas. As my 38th birthday approaches, I thought it might be fun to dip my toes back in and share a glimpse of what’s caught my eye as of late.

Now, I’ll admit that I’m not one to make impulsive purchases these days. Each item I bring into my life really is carefully considered. However, I still love to indulge in some virtual window shopping now and again. You know, just for the sheer fun of it. So, in the spirit of celebration, I’ve decided to pull together a list of goodies that I’ve stashed away in my virtual shopping carts. It’s been a delight to embrace my inner child and curate this collection of pretty birthday gift ideas.

Photo Above: Haus Decoracion

1. Paisley Dress | 2. Sunglasses | 3. Striped Apron | 4. Classic Bag | 5. Rhinestone Ballerina Flats | 6. Chunky Hoops | 7. The Art Of Home Book | 8. Dutch Oven | 9. Sea and Sky Print | 10. Faux Maple Leaf Stem | 11. Pot Brush Set | 12. Brass Pepper Mill | 13. Shears | 14. Oversized Knitted Coat | 15. Napkin Set | 16. Sense Of Place Book

ps – I put together this birthday wish list before being gifted number 16. I have since pored over it and can attest that it’s excellent.


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  1. Stefanie says:

    Love the mango cost and great price! I love all your lists! So helpful and beautifully done. You have great taste and your little one is such a cutie. Be Well Best wishes for a fabulous yr ahead!

  2. Tree pot says:

    Amazing Ideas. Thanks Jacquelyn.

    I want to invite you to colaborate to introduce the iniciative We can have green & clean cities if all put a tree in pot in all terrace and patios of our geography. Do you like colaborate?

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