September 5, 2017

Birthday Gift Haul || What I got for my 21st

My birthday has passed, I'm a year older (it's still sinking in that I'm now 21) and so blessed by all the gifts and cards I received from family and friends. I mainly got money that I asked for so I could save for future and the rest were absolute surprises (apart from one or two things) which I am all obsessing over.



The main present that I got given from my parents were these gorgeous Ghd straighteners. Sadly I had to leave my previous straighteners behind in China as something went wrong with them so, thanks to my mother for sharing hers, I have been using my mums for the past two months. Therefore I was over the moon when I unwrapped a box to find these inside. They are perfect for long, thick hair. I've only used them a few times but I'm already so impressed.



I'm so so so grateful for the presents I get from my sister as they get better each year. I chose these about six weeks ago so knew I was getting them but still acted surprised and happy when I opened them. Just look at them, they're gorgeous. My collection is slowly building up! They are incredibly comfortable and obviously colourful, a little bright for my taste but I wanted a change.


My best friend and I have very close birthdays so this year we gave ourselves a spending cap of £30 as it was a big birthday. Because I have just finished filling my last photo album of all my travelling (which I still have about 200 photos left of), I immediately thought that's wha she could get me; little did I know I would get two which should fit the rest of my photos in. Along with the photo albums she also got me prosecco pong which we didn't delay opening up and played it the night I got it at my party, fair to say we got a little tipsy from it.


I've been wanting one of these ever since I discovered them a few months ago on Instagram. I'm so chuffed I got one to fit in and light up my room. You get several letter, more than one of each, and a few blank ones which I have used to draw on some doodles, like I have in the photo with the heart.


After a few hints of wanting one my friend got me one for my birthday!! Is it sad that I got overly excited over a mini tree? I'm still awing over it and have decided to take it to university with me so I can continue to take care of it and also bring some nature into my little flat. Ahh I just love it!


The cute, adorable cup my friend gave me is just what I was missing in my life. I love the quote, the colours, and the size is perfect to fill up with a drink to last the night. Also, how instaworthy is the cup? I also got a bottle of wine with this cup so my face lit up straight away!

These were some of my favourite presents that I thought I'd show off in a post. I also got a generous amount of money which I want to save for the future (hopefully for travelling, yay!) and a few other bits, including Bowood Spa vouchers which I can't wait to use!

My actual birthday was a chilled out day. Mum and I took a trip to Wadswick Spa for half the day where we had the whole spa to ourselves and then got treated to a facial and a delicious lunch to finish it off. I took the rest of the day to relax as the following day I had a party with all my friends and family. My favourite part was prosecco pong and taking lots of photos with my handmade Photo Booth, which involved plenty of accessories like wigs, hats, glasses and more.

To finish off the celebrations on the Saturday we dined at Dan's Restaurant in Marlborough which was so tasty and a nice evening to catch up properly with the family.

39 responses to “Birthday Gift Haul || What I got for my 21st”

  1. Melina says:

    Happy birthday! I hope you had an amazing time. From the pictures, it seems like it did! Can't wait to see how your 21st year ends up being. I'm sure it's going to be great xxxMelina |

  2. Jenny says:

    I love birthday gift hauls! I'm so nosy & love seeing what people got. It was my birthday yesterday & I'm planning on doing one of these posts tomorrow too! Can't wait to take lots of photos of my gifts. Hope you had a lovely birthday <3

    • Abigail West says:

      Aw me too! Aw happy birthday, I'll keep a look out for your post and give it a read once you've posted it 🙂 Thank you!!Abs x

  3. A Love Affair with Beauty says:

    I love seeing birthday hauls! So much good stuff and I can add things to my wish list haha! Love the look of those nike trainers they look so comfortable. I genuinely don't know what I'd do if I lost my ghds. They are crucial for my hair not to look like a huge birds nest xx

  4. Nina says:

    Happy 21st! Such a special birthday. Loved seeing what you got, there's nothing better than having a nosey at other people's gifts 🙂

  5. Emily says:

    Happy happy birthday to you! You got some really amazing gifts. I'm so in love with your One in a Melon cup! And the trainers are super cute, too. Enjoy everything :)!

  6. Actually Annaxo says:

    Happy birthday! becoming 21 is always a special moment (for me at least!). I always love what I got for my birthday posts! Thanks for sharing and I hope you had a great day!xoxo Annaleid

  7. natZOMBIE says:

    Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful day!! I've been wanting to try prosecco pong. It looks like so much fun. I've never owned a ghd but it's on my Christmas list this year hehe

  8. Morgs says:

    Ah I got a lightbox for my last birthday too and I love it! So handy for blog photos too right?! xMorgan //

  9. Hilarice says:

    Happy belated birthday, sounds like you had an amazing day! And loving the lightbox! X Larice

  10. samiyah khan says:

    Ahh this is late but happy belated birthday! Hope you had a wonderful birthday girly! I love everything you've got and that drinking cup is so cute omg! :') xsami //

  11. Olivia Alesha says:

    Aweee happy birthday and I'm loving the look of the oriental tree! It looks like the perfect desk topper!-Olivia Xx

  12. Robyn Vernon says:

    I hope you had a fab birthday! Oooh you got some lovely presents- love the lightbox!Robyn //

  13. Chloe Alice Lily says:

    Looks like you were really lucky this year!! Hope you had a great birthday! X

  14. Hannah says:

    Happy Birthday! Gorgeous trainers! You've got some really lovely presents there! Hannah |

  15. Chloe Thomas says:

    I hope your 21st was absolutely fab! You all looked gorgeous and that you were having a great time. The bonsai tree is absolutely beautiful and looks so lovely in your set-up, and those trainers look so good – you're tempting me to buy a pair!!-

    • Abigail West says:

      It was definitely one to remember! Aw thank you, I love it so much and hope it fits in with my uni flat well! Do ittttt, they're sooo comfortable!Abs x

  16. Nikita Rajkumar says:

    Happy Birthday! You received some lovely presents, especially the shoes! They're beautiful! I hope you had a fabby day x NikitaBLOG//Jasmine Loves

  17. Sophie R says:

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday, you've received some wonderful gifts xSophie's Spot

  18. Kate Rose xo says:

    You got so many lovely things and I hope you had a great birthday! XKate//

  19. Saraallie says:

    Ooh ooh! Happy birthday lovely! :)I love birthdays and getting presents so this post cheered me up early morning! I love the color of the sneakers (super colorful person here!). Oh and the lightbox looks so awesome! The cup though is the prettiest! You're so right, it is so intagrammable :DHappy birthday once again!!!~ SaraallieSara Writes ~ The Crazy Life of a Silly Little Sister

    • Abigail West says:

      Thank you 🙂 Aw I'm glad, I love everything I got! Yeah I love the colour too, all the other ones were a little too bright for my liking but they are perfect!Abs x

  20. Abigail West says:

    I know right, it's such a different present but one that I've been wanting for a while now, I'm so happy with it! Ahhh yeah I haven't worn them yet, I'm worried about ruining them haha! Abs x

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