For my 30th birthday I got so many thoughtful, sweet and amazing presents from friends and family alike. I love getting gifts that I know people have thought about and know I will love – I’m at that stage in my life that I’m financially independent enough to buy myself anything I want or need, so I truly appreciate something a little bit special. My mum has always joked that I’m ‘her little star,’ ever since I was 4 years old and started ballet dancing in concerts and showcases; I’ve got a tattoo on my foot of a star for that reason. What better way to celebrate 30 years on this planet than with the gift of something out of this world? My mum got me a star… A real life, proper in the sky, blinking star! How cool is that? You get a little kit and a form to fill in where you choose the name of your star, send it off and a couple of weeks later you get your very own welcome pack. My star is unsurprisingly called The Hayley Jane Star and is located somewhere far away that I can’t really see until October – however, that’s not really the point as I know there’s a bit of rock floating in the sky named after me. Within your welcome pack you get a personalised certificate (mine is totally getting framed,) a constallation chart, a personalised tracking sheet so you can find out when and where you can see your star, as well as a little book and map. This is such a thoughtful idea and something a loved one can treasure for enternity. It’s not even expensive, costing only £19.99, so a star makes the perfect birthday, christening or wedding present for someone special. I know what I’ll be stocking up on this year… Stars for everyone!
My star was part of the Virgin Experience packs which you can pick up online and in Clinton Cards stores nationwide. It costs £19.99 for each star, and your star is yours forever.