Grateful For Small Things, Big Things & Everything In Between | Birthday & Christmas Gifts

On December 20, it was my 22nd birthday and on December 24, Christmas Eve, we celebrated Christmas with my family. As you can tell, my birthday is really close to Christmas. I’ve always loved that, but it also makes it very difficult when someone asks what I want for my birthday and I also have to keep Christmas Eve in mind. This year I was pretty organized when it comes to wish lists. Since I received so many lovely things, I wanted to share some of them on here! 💫


Sissy-Boy snowball & giftcards || My friends know me very well. One of my favorite stores at the moment is Sissy-Boy. If I was able to, I would buy everything in that store. Eline got me this small snowball with a polar beer in it, which is just the cutest! Besides that, I got two giftcards. This way I can chose something myself that I like (which is going to be hard…).

a &C magazine || One way I get inspiration for blog posts or photography is by looking through magazines. &C has some lovely photographs in it and funny or interesting stories as well.

the Bucket List Travel Book || Most of the time I ask for something specific from my brother but this year he came up with something himself. So I got this bucket list book all based around traveling. ✈️ He knows I love to travel, so this will come in handy for my next trip (which I haven’t planned yet).

a BY1OAK necklace || A couple of weeks before my birthday, the necklace I always wear broke. This was sad but this meant I did have something to ask my grandma for my birthday! I looked for such a long time to find the perfect necklace and I finally found this one from BY1OAK. It’s such a pretty and minimalistic necklace. Perfect to wear everyday and with every single outfit.

the Apple Magic Mouse || There was actually one thing on top of my wish list and that was an Apple Magic Mouse! Last year I bought a new MacBook and got a wireless keyboard and trackpad with it. I love the trackpad but something I would like to use a mouse as well, especially when I am using PhotoShop. Welcome to the Apple family, my dear!


Snap! || By now you might know I am really into photography. This book had been on my wish list for awhile because it’s all about how to take good photographs with your smart phone. What I’ve read until now, it’s a very informative book! I can’t wait to read and learn more.

a pair of Moonloft earrings || I own a lot of earrings, but you can never have enough right? I had listed some earrings I really liked and I got one of them. These are little hoops with small dots all around it. Now I can switch and play with wearing different hoop earrings.

Sagittarius & Cactus embroidery kit || When my mom and I were at the Etsy Market in Leiden, we discovered Stitchonomy. I love being creative and this was something new I wanted to try and put in my room. Both of them are so cute! 🌙

a lot of Douglas giftcards || Besides all of these, I also received a lot of Douglas giftcards. I asked for those because I wanted to buy some new beauty bits. After receiving them, I already ordered the things I wanted. You might see them in a next blog post…

These were a couple of the gifts I got for my birthday and Christmas. Since I love reading these type of posts (or watching hauls), I thought I would share them also on my blog in a post. If you would like to see the other posts I did about what I got for my birthday and Christmas, check this or this post. What’s the favorite gift you’ve gotten for Christmas this year? What do you like more: receiving gifts or getting them?





    • Neeltje
      December 27, 2017 / 1:00 pm

      Ah thank you! Yes, definitely 🙂 Xx

    • Neeltje
      December 27, 2017 / 1:33 pm

      Thank you! Xx

    • Neeltje
      December 27, 2017 / 2:49 pm

      Ah, thank you! I did indeed 🙂

  1. December 27, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    Een hele late HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    Wat een leuke cadeautjes! Ik hoop dat je genoten hebt van zowel je verjaardag als van de Kerstdagen.

    • Neeltje
      December 27, 2017 / 5:26 pm

      Dankjewel! Dat heb ik zeker 🙂

  2. December 27, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    Leuk, dat bucket listboek! Ik ben daar alleen iets té fanatiek in en wil alles dan kunnen invullen, hahaha, terwijl er echt veel dingen zijn die er maar voor de grap instaan of vrij moeilijk te bereiken zijn, oeps!

    • Neeltje
      December 27, 2017 / 5:54 pm

      Haha, same here! 🙂 X

  3. December 27, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    You’ve received some beautiful gifts! Happy birthday!

    • Neeltje
      December 27, 2017 / 6:05 pm

      Thank you! I am very happy with all of them 🙂

  4. December 27, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    Love the magic mouse! It is the best! So handy and easy to use with your macbook! (L) and also happy birthday!

    • Neeltje
      December 27, 2017 / 7:00 pm

      I’ve been loving it! Thanks 🙂

    • Neeltje
      December 27, 2017 / 7:01 pm

      Thank you 🙂 X

  5. December 28, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    Fijn dat je het oké vindt om rond Kerstmis jarig te zijn. Mijn man is de dag na Kerstmis jarig, en vind dit niet ideaal. Er voor is denk ik fijner dan er na.

    • Neeltje
      December 28, 2017 / 1:53 pm

      Ah, ja de dag erna zou ik ook niet heel fijn vinden! 5 dagen vind ik wel oké 🙂 X

  6. December 28, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    happy belated birthday. You received some nice gifts!

    • Neeltje
      December 28, 2017 / 4:23 pm

      Thank you 🙂 I am very happy with all of them. X

    • Neeltje
      December 29, 2017 / 4:36 pm

      Thank you! Xx

    • Neeltje
      December 30, 2017 / 7:50 pm

      Ah, thank you! X

  7. December 31, 2017 / 3:10 pm

    Ah echt vet leuke spulletjes! Die achtergrond is ook leuk (is dat een tafelkleed? dekbed?)

    • Neeltje
      December 31, 2017 / 3:30 pm

      Dankjewel! Achtergrond is inderdaad mijn dekbed haha. Hij is van de Hema btw 🙂 X

  8. January 2, 2018 / 2:21 pm

    Die muis ziet er echt fijn uit! Ik heb ook een Macbook en zou echt niet meer zonder willen. Dat kettinkje ziet er echt leuk uit. Zo te zien heb jij veel leuke cadeau’s gehad! 🙂

    • Neeltje
      January 2, 2018 / 3:29 pm

      Ah dankjewel! Ik vind de muis tot nu toe ook heel fijn om mee te werken 🙂 Xx

  9. January 3, 2018 / 4:30 pm

    the Bucket List Travel lijkt mij een geweldig boek dat ze mij altijd cadeau mogen doen! Ook de rest ziet er leuk uit!

    • Neeltje
      January 4, 2018 / 8:43 am

      Leuk he! Ik ben er ook heel blij mee 🙂 Dankjewel.

  10. January 7, 2018 / 6:15 pm

    Leuke dingen heb je gekregen! Vooral de ketting vind ik mooi, maar ik ben dan ook fan van minimalistische sieraden.

    • Neeltje
      January 7, 2018 / 6:43 pm

      Dankjewel! Ik draag ‘m echt iedere dag 🙂 X

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