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I have birthday money to spend on something that I'll keep - what would you buy?
I recently received £90 John Lewis vouchers and £188 cash for my 40th & would like to get something that I'll keep for a long time that I'll remember and associate as a gift from my friends for my 40th & be able to show them when I wear it. Maybe jewellery. Maybe some earrings. Maybe a long pendant, maybe something completely different, not jewels at all.
I'd either go for a good bag- John Lewis sell Modalu and Radley which are both less hyped but good quality brands or look for a bag on Outnet.com/ where you can find excellent discounts on 'designer' brands be they clothes, accessories or bags. I like the idea of buying a beautiful clutch bag to accompany you on nights out with your friends. Another suggestion? A really good pair of classically designed boots which will last you for years or a good raincoat. Look for a classic design of it's type whatever the item you choose sao it never goes out of style.
Michael Kors watches from John Lewis are about £200 and are lovely and they also sell watches by Marc Jacobs for £185. Or to step away from clothes/jewellery, how about a really good coffee machine so you can treat visitors to your home?
19twenty8 make gorgeous leather laptop cases (John Lewis again).
Silver!!! Amongst my otherwise very utilitarian kitchenware I have two silver serving spoons that my mother got off EBay years ago and I love them and get pleasure from them every day. Great thing to spend treat money on.
Some jewellery from Made in Shetland (you will have to search on FB as i'm not sure she has a website). Her name is Esme and she does beautiful pieces of sand cast silver jewellery from things she finds on the beach. I got a lovely starfish pendant for my 40th.