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Sustainable Birthday Gifts

I love a good gift idea. Nothing beats a thoughtful, personal gift. I recently turned 26 and received a few birthday gifts from friends and family.I got the most thoughtful gifts so I simply had to share. Maybe they will serve as inspiration for the upcoming Christmas time.

Birthday Wishes

Nothing trumps a thoughtful birthday letter but, phone messages are definitely next on my favourites list.

Be it a video message, a voice messages or a lovely text, I love knowing that someone has kept my birthday in mind and taken the time out of their day to say hi.

Personally, a message is enough for me. I am not materialistic when it comes to birthdays, I prefer experiences, phone calls and hugs.

Personal gifts

The gifts I did receive this year were spot on and incredibly thoughtful.

  • A jar of real Canadian maple sirup.
  • A jar of nutritional yeast. Everyone who knows, me knows that that is an absolute essential in my household….because popcorn!
  • A shot of the most divine rhubarb gin, topped up with sparkling tonic, served in my favourite glass.
  • A hand-carved olive wood chess board. I have been wanting to learn how to play chess properly for a while now. Needless to say, this is the perfect opportunity to start.

Experiences

  • High tea

I have always wanted an afternoon of high tea, sandwiches and cake included.

My birthday presented the perfect opportunity to do just that. I invited a dear friend, dressed up the table and bought my favourite homemade white chocolate cake from Ganefryd.

We enjoyed our tea, a glass of rhubarb gin and chatted away the afternoon. A priceless, yet affordable experience I will treasure forever.

  • Still og Rolig

This year, my birthday was all about relaxation and rejuvenation. No party, no stress, no big plans.

My fiancé had originally planned to treat me to a day at the beach with a stay at an ocean view hotel. We changed our minds mid-unpacking and decided we preferred low-key and cuddles in our own four walls.

We enjoyed our slow morning and got a couple of sandwiches from my favourite lunch spot in Aarhus,Cafe Glad. After a long walk along the beach, we went home to play a game of chess and hit the hay early.

My point in writing all of this down is that it doesn’t always need to be extravagant. As I am getting older I am realising how comfortable I feel in my own space. I don’t force myself to do things just because I am “supposed to” and I am happier and healthier for it.

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