I love my birthday. It’s a day (or more) in which it isn’t considered rude for me to enjoy being the center of attention! I love that a birthday gives people a reason to get together to celebrate – whether that’s going home for the weekend, dinner with friends or maybe a trip.
And I know the cool thing to do is to say that you don’t care about presents, but who are we kidding? First, it’s proof that someone was thinking about you. Second, it’s like being a kid again, opening the box to see what’s inside. It’s exciting. How often in our adult lives do we get good surprises? Not that often, so yes, I will take a present when it’s offered.
Because I rarely can think of something I want on the spot when someone asks, I started a Pinterest board that my family (and at least one very resourceful friend) use when it comes to birthdays and holidays. On my Wish List board you will find a lot of different items – books, jewelry, house goods, and more. I actually started to use this as my list of things I want as well so when I decide to do some impulse shopping it isn’t purely impulsive. Here are just a few of my favorite things.