I know I said I was done with my birthday for another year, but I couldn't resist sharing a few presents with you, specifically those James and I got for each other. This year we challenged each other to only spend £25 and to purchase everything off Etsy.
It seemed like a great idea when I came up with it, but I have to say a few days later I was frantically searching the online market place for things for James, and worrying I would never find anything! The problem I have with Etsy is there is just so much choice. Narrowing it down is almost impossible unless you have some clue what you are looking for. I ended up spending a lot of time browsing the taste makers section, as it was a great way to see some of the best things available.
In the end I bought James these tardis cufflinks and a retro poster for the kitchen. James bought me a poster of a Narwhal playing the banjo, the I love you, blogs and coffee print from made by girl (love!) and a chalk board to write the shopping list on! All the picture frames were from Amazon.
It worked out as a pretty fun way to buy something inexpensive but unique for each of our birthdays. I loved everything I received, as did James (or he said he did anyway!) and because it was all from Etsy it was all a total surprise, which was nice. Usually I have a bit of an inkling what James is going to get me, as he is not great at keeping secrets, but this time I properly had no idea!