I usually like to keep all the same type of things together in sections but, of course, I want to share my birthday gifts in the groups I received them in. I'm forever grateful for my friends in general and for the amazingly thoughtful presents they always give.
Above, the wonderful Alice themed bundle with cosy slippers (and eaten almost immediately chocolates) was from Laura :) The super special Minnie with Magical Creature colouring (and also promptly devoured chocolates) came from Claire. And the last image (minus more sweeties) were all from my Mam.
I needed new shoes anyway and so put some birthday money from Nana, a gift card and birthday money from Mam together to get another pair of Vans. They are pretty much the only brand of shoes I wear and my previous black and white slip ons lasted around 9 years before I had to say goodbye to them age 21!
A smaller jacket/coat was on my wishlist too because I didn't want to walk around DLP like the Michelin Man. I decided on this gilet from Primark for only £15. It isn't overly puffy and is rather cosy.
This is probably the first quarter in a few that I haven't had 25 odd DVDs to share with you, that's a little sad, but it's become a bit of an addiction and I'm trying to not to go overboard, in particular at this time of year with bills being higher. There were however 3 new movies that came to DVD that I grabbed (The BFG, Pete's Dragon and Finding Dory) however 1 was bought by Jake and the others I used money I'd earned letting Tilly and Brook out :P The rest were bought secondhand as usual, from Amazon, eBay and my fave Cex!
As you can see there were only a couple books added this quarter. I bought Poor Unfortuate Souls, Pete's Dragon (which ended up being free with a promotion) and Fantastic Beasts. The Narnia set was a very kind gift from Kerri :D
I also wanted to quickly include what we (Baker and I) got for Christmas in this collective haul, like I did last year, instead of separate posts. I don't need to go through it all...because you can see it in the photo haha but thank you so much Mam and Dad, Claire and Kerri for the always extremely thoughtful gifts.
It was so weird to have Harry Potter outshine Disney this year haha, but it's impossible for anyone to get me Disney books or movies seeing as I barely know what I have myself, let alone other people ha!
Baker didn't get as much this year but he got presents from Disneyland just a couple weeks ago and has so many toys already he didn't really need anything to be honest. He did need a coat though so we were happy to find this one that is perfect for his body shape.
And so that wraps up my October, November and December haul. Remember I did have my birthday in October and Christmas in December so I haven't really gone too overboard with the purchases really. That's it until March! Until then you can check out previous collective hauls below.
Previous collective hauls can be found below:
Quarterly Collective Haul // July - September 2016
Quarterly Collective Haul // April - June 2016
Quarterly Collective Haul // January - March 2016
Collective Haul // October - December 2015
Collective Haul // July - September 2015
Collective Haul // April - June 2015
Collective Haul // January-March 2015
Collective Haul // October-November 2014
Collective Haul // July-August '14