Lauren’s Birthday Wish List!

Posted May 18, 2020 by shooting in Personal / 35 Comments

My 30th birthday is May 30 – yes, my golden birthday – and I’ve had people ask me what I want already. I’m not that great at giving ideas offhand because there really isn’t much that I want or need…beyond anything and everything book related. However, it’s fun to put together wish lists when I sit down and really think about it, so here we go! Some things I would love for my birthday, or you know, whenever. It’s fun to dream, right?

Mookies from Dana’s Bakery

Let’s just go ahead and start with the food! When I was in NYC this past December, I got Mookies from Dana’s Bakery and I’m obsessed. It’s a macaron stuffed cookie – MOOKIE! And guess what? They’re gluten free! You can order them online, so they are going on the list!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey: Behind the Scenes of the Award-Winning Stage Production– affiliate link for

I’ve been lucky enough to see Cursed Child live in London and NYC, and I really love it, so having this behind the scenes book would be fantastic!! Plus, I’m happy with anything Harry Potter related.

A Book With Painted Edges

Some people are just super talented, and I’m loving this trend of painted book edges. Sometimes they are just colors, but some people even make actual illustrations, and OMG, how awesome is this edition of Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell? I love this book, and this edition would be super cool to own. It’s being sold by Noodlecatdesign on Etsy!

Shades of Magic T-Shirt

I did say I love everything bookish! I’m a big fan of the Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab, and this t-shirt design is from that series (As Travars means To Travel in the books). It’s created by Blissfully Bookish on Etsy, and I’ll take an XL please!

iTunes and Albums

I’m actually someone who doesn’t mind getting gift cards. A good one for social distancing is iTunes, as I’ve been trying to buy more music. I love actual C.D’s too, and here are some on my wish list-

Heartbreak Weather – Niall Horan

Manic- Halsey

Rare- Selena Gomez

Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa

DIY Mug Stand + 2 Mug Craft Kit

AdultsandCrafts have some amazing looking DIY kits, but I think this mug stand (with mugs) would be a fun one to make. I’m all about being crafty, and with quarantine, I’m trying to find ways to do that at home – as opposed to my library, etc.

Book Planner – Happy Planner

I love paper planners, and I always get a Happy Planner for the year. They just released this Bookish themed one, and I would LOVE this! I’m obsessed with all the Happy Planner stickers too, so any of those would automatically go on my wish list.


I’ve mentioned on the blog before that I want to start drinking more smoothies. Enter Blendjet! It’s a portable blender! How cool is that?

Minalima Illustrated Classics (with Interactive Elements) – links below are my affiliate link!Β 

These editions of some classic stories are really cool! Not only do they have awesome illustrations, but there are interactive elements – things that come out, etc. You really have to see them in person to get the full effect. I own The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, but I would LOVE any of the others. I’m trying to collect them all.

The Ones I Still Need:

Peter Pan

The Secret Garden

The Jungle Book

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass


There you go – just some random things that I would totally love to get for my Birthday! Hopefully I gave you some ideas for future presents for people you know too. Let me know in the comments!

Don’t forget to enter my Big Birthday Giveaway: you get $35 worth of books from Book Outlet. Giveaway ends May 31st, and it’s open to the U.S. and Canada!Β 

35 responses to “Lauren’s Birthday Wish List!

  1. RO

    I always love your lists because they’re so unique and cool. That DIY Mug Kit sounds like a goodie, and you already know I love that Planner! Hugs, RO

  2. If you do start drinking smoothies and you have an Aldi near you I highly recommend them for produce. I drink a smoothie every morning and get all my fruit and veggies from them!

  3. It is fun to dream of fun gifts like these to brighten up your birthday. I love the interactive classics idea and that is so cool about the painted page edges.

  4. So I’ve been checking out that little blender myself when the ads pop up on Facebook! It’s funny because as I was cleaning out things from my storage spot over the weekend, not that I’m anywhere near done with that, one of the boxes was full of cards and things from my 30th birthday, which was too long ago to talk about! Hope you get some of these fun things for your birthday next week!

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  5. Happy birthday! I hope you have a fun day and get some of the things on your list. I never heard of Mookies before, but that does sound interesting. And I think gift cards are always handy as then you can decide what to buy yourself, I quite like getting gift cards too. That portable blender sure sounds handy. I like smoothies, but I dislike cleaning my kitchen machine after making them.

  6. What a fun list! Yesterday was my birthday πŸ™‚ Those Mookies look delicious and my daughter is on a strict gluten free diet, so thanks for sharing! I love that happy Planner book cover, and will be adding that to my wishlist. All the books look great, with the painted edges and with the classics! Thanks for sharing Lauren πŸ™‚

  7. Aww yay, happy almost birthday!! The books with painted edges are GORGEOUS and the book planner sounds like a very useful tool! I actually bought myself one of those blenders and proceeded to never use it but one of these days, I will hahah. And that is awesome that you can order that mookie thing online! Now I really need something sugary hah!

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  8. 30! Lauren, how are you even turning 30! You look incredible and I hope your birthday is magnificent as you are! Do you have an Amazon wishlist of eBooks you might be after as well?

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  9. Happy, Happy 30th Birthday, Lauren!! Great list and so many awesome picks. I think I may need the Book Planner from The Happy Planner now, too! My birthday is on June 10th and I’ll be 43. But still πŸ˜‰

  10. Happy early birthday! I’m with you there–my birthday was last month and I honestly couldn’t really think of anything I reallyyy wanted/needed. I like gift cards too though because it lets me get something I know I’ll definitely like! πŸ˜› The DIY mug stand is super cute! I like the sound of the Blendjet too! I have a ton of protein powder I’ve been meaning to use up in the form of smoothies…

  11. Jen

    Yes, you were right to start with the food! I want those cookies too! Yum! I hope you have a lovely birthday and a lot of fun celebrating (now that you feel a little better)!

  12. 30 on the 30th, that’ll definitely be special πŸ™‚
    OMG, the mookie sounds delicious! Also, books with painted edges look so good, and I love the look of that bookish planner!
    I already hope you’ll have a great birthday and get some of these πŸ˜‰

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