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Do You Buy Yourself a Birthday Gift?

Do You Buy Yourself a Birthday Present?

I like to think that I'm pretty conscientious about what I choose to spend my money on, but I'm also not someone who will deprive myself of every little thing. My birthday is still two weeks away, but this weekend when I was out shopping with a girlfriend I bought myself an early birthday gift. It was something I hadn't planned on buying but could afford, and I would have found something else in its place if I hadn't come across this particular item. Because I'm usually a practical spender, buying something out-of-the ordinary for my birthday feels special.

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ChanelLover ChanelLover 8 years
Of course I buy myself a birthday present every year! It's just another reason to buy something I want without feeling guilty, especially if it's expensive.
ayuninur ayuninur 8 years
not really!
ayuninur ayuninur 8 years
not really!
shanimalcracker shanimalcracker 8 years
I just realized, my birthday is Orientation and Registration day for Law School. Since I won't know anyone yet, I guess I'll pretty much be forced to buy myself a present if I care enough.
darlene darlene 8 years
I do it if I need some cheering up
thatsjoanna thatsjoanna 8 years
for sure...mostly I get myself something the week of or just treat myself to something...so that I feel special. Why wait for others to do it...when U know exactly what U want.
jazzybelle jazzybelle 8 years
Definitely - I buy myself Christmas presents too! I usually wrap them and put them under the tree, and put from Santa....My boyfriend just rolls his eyes, ha ha!
jazzybelle jazzybelle 8 years
Definitely - I buy myself Christmas presents too! I usually wrap them and put them under the tree, and put from Santa....My boyfriend just rolls his eyes, ha ha!
Karma87 Karma87 8 years
LadyChaos, I hope you didn't cry on your birthday, although I may have once or twice in my life, so I do relate to the feeling...Some friends aren't friends at all, but people who feed off of our goodness because they're energy suckers and have low self-esteem, psycho blah blah blah. Dump em! It's really true that we may find only a small handful of people that are truly friends in our lifetimes and we have to hold onto them tightly. This includes blood relatives.Maybe this analogy will help: You're stranded on the side of the highway with a broken down Lexus...a car full of male models stops to help. They look good, act nice, compliment you on your Lexus and your new stilettos then change your tire, fix your wire, whatevah...Then they're gone. Just like that. You know you'll never see them again. You'll always have the memories of how they looked, and what they did and said for that brief time. They were only around when you needed them and that's it. You may have wanted more from them, but they'd be much too busy (usually) to bother. They may have needed to meet you, however briefly, at that same time to learn that they can give help and not be the selfish, pampered men that they are... Look to your long time friends. The one(s)that you feel comfortable around enough to say anything to. Those are the people who love you and will never desert you. Could only be family or maybe just friends, or both, but no doubt they are there.Happy birthday! :)As far as the self-gifting, I've been doing that since I was a teenager. I celebrate the whole damn week, one day isn't enough, lol.
Karma87 Karma87 8 years
LadyChaos, I hope you didn't cry on your birthday, although I may have once or twice in my life, so I do relate to the feeling... Some friends aren't friends at all, but people who feed off of our goodness because they're energy suckers and have low self-esteem, psycho blah blah blah. Dump em! It's really true that we may find only a small handful of people that are truly friends in our lifetimes and we have to hold onto them tightly. This includes blood relatives. Maybe this analogy will help: You're stranded on the side of the highway with a broken down Lexus...a car full of male models stops to help. They look good, act nice, compliment you on your Lexus and your new stilettos then change your tire, fix your wire, whatevah... Then they're gone. Just like that. You know you'll never see them again. You'll always have the memories of how they looked, and what they did and said for that brief time. They were only around when you needed them and that's it. You may have wanted more from them, but they'd be much too busy (usually) to bother. They may have needed to meet you, however briefly, at that same time to learn that they can give help and not be the selfish, pampered men that they are... Look to your long time friends. The one(s)that you feel comfortable around enough to say anything to. Those are the people who love you and will never desert you. Could only be family or maybe just friends, or both, but no doubt they are there. Happy birthday! :) As far as the self-gifting, I've been doing that since I was a teenager. I celebrate the whole damn week, one day isn't enough, lol.
girlie871 girlie871 8 years
i havent but i used to do oit all the time. birthday presents, good day, found exra cash.
MissMarisol MissMarisol 8 years
Yes I do. I feel guilty asking people to buy me the things that I really want which at times are big ticket items for them.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 8 years
YUP! All month long, too!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
I do every year, and not just for my birthday. I do it for Christmas as well.
imcs imcs 8 years
My birthday is on Dec. 21st, so every year I make sure I'm done with all Christmas purchases by October, so come November and December I've saved up to spend it all on me... I must admit I go pretty crazy on buying myself stuff - usually expensive items I wouldn't buy throughout the year. Add to that my husband's birthday on Dec. 30th and December totally becomes birthday month, rather than Christmas.
Dana18 Dana18 8 years
Sometimes I think now one is going to get me anything and I have something in mine. But most of the time no.
murdock99tx murdock99tx 8 years
I'm w/popgoestheworld. Birthdays don't mean much to me, and I buy myself (and others) things when I find stuff that would be great for them/me. I guess having a birthday 2 days after Christmas, contributes to my "A birthday? So what." attitude. LOL
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
If I really want something for myself I usually buy it.I don't use my birthday as an excuse.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
If I really want something for myself I usually buy it. I don't use my birthday as an excuse.
linb linb 8 years
I closed on my house the week after my 23rd birthday. I thought of it as a gift for myself.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
Right now since the economy sucks and we would rather but fun things for our daughter, when my husband or my birthday comes around we use the event as an excuse to buy something practical. Last year I got a camera.
mlen mlen 8 years
i usually buy myself something to wear to go out for my birthday- so that counts i guess!
hmcmcd hmcmcd 8 years
Not really, Just b/c it is my birthday won't make me spend money that I don't have. Plus my birthday is in the beginning of January and follows Christmas, as well as 5 months of family birthdays before mine, plus I am a twin and have to buy her a present too, so I am usually pretty financially strapped by my birthday.
aistea311 aistea311 8 years
I always buy myself something special on my birthday. I deserve it :)
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i do typically by myself something for my birthday. i think that it's in part due to the fact that i don't like asking for the more expensive things from my boyfriend or my mom, so i'll splurge and justify it with the b-day thing.
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