Max Sakae Ogawa

20th Birthday: how to solve your gift buying problems

20th Birthday: how to solve your gift buying problems

Find a special 20th Birthday gift for that special person in your life. This is my personal wish list this year.

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Birthdays away from home

This year marks my 4th birthday away from home. Gifts sent from overseas often don’t arrive in time or even at all. Last year, my thoughtful aunt in Tokyo decided she wanted to send me some white jeans. Six months later and after paying the Spanish duty tax, I can wear the jeans! Well, it’s the thought that counts.

I’ve just had my 20th birthday and you guessed it, I haven’t been overwhelmed with gifts. Either they’re ‘in the mail’ or, maybe once you’re 20 you are expected to buy your own gifts (asking for a friend?). Just in case, I’m helpfully providing my wish list for friends and family. Late birthday / early Christmas presents accepted with a smile.

Friends rallied

This year, friends in Madrid banded together to make my day special – with a birthday lunch and dinner, and a special gift I was dying to get my hands on (FIFA 2023). Fortunately, Christmas is just around the corner for those who’ve yet to ‘come to the party’ so to speak.

Take advantage of the Amazon Early Access Sale

I’ve put together some of my top gift picks for family who are still on the fence or waiting for the optimal time to buy. BIG HEADS UP HINT: The Amazon Early Access Sale only lasts for 24 hours and is starting tomorrow, 11 October, 2022.

20th Birthday Wishlist in Detail

  1. Backpack that opens like a clam; 2. Men’s Adidas Superstar sneaker 3. Buy on Audible: the 5-Incredient College Cookbook: Easy, Healthy Recipes for the Next Four Years & Beyond 4. Box of 12 Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies from Quest Nutrition 5. Apple Watch Titanium Case 6. Dickies beanie 7. Nike Men’s Victori One Slides 8. Mizuno Men’s Morelia Neo III 9. Pack of 10 Muji Smooth Gel Ink Ballpoint Pens 10. 2022 Apple MacBook Air Laptop 11. Nike Football Shoe Bag in Blue 12. Nike Men’s Stretch Woven Belt

Every piece in my 20th Birthday Collection Tells a Story!

Admittedly, this is a bit of an eclectic collection unless you are a soccer player or a student. Take the Nike slides – I’m currently wearing a mis-matched pair and these are my locker-room must haves. Or the protein cookies – my supply that I bought in August is finished. The Muji pens – just because I’m a huge fan. The belt because I left all my belts in Sydney and have yet to buy a new one. And so on. In other words fam, I need this stuff now. Just joking of course, some of those luxury items are ‘nice to have’ not ‘must have’. I will seriously NOT be disappointed with a single Muji pen (easier to post to Madrid too). At the very least, send the belt that I left next to the bed. And if you forgot my 20th birthday completely you know what you need to do.

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