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I'm Asking: Do You Buy Yourself a Holiday Gift?

I'm Asking: Do You Buy Yourself a Holiday Gift?

As much as we try and stay focused on gifts for others when we're holiday shopping, it's challenging not to let our eyes wander, especially with so many sales going on. And when there's a buy one get the second for half price promotion happening, it's just asking for you to splurge on something for yourself.

Nearly half of you shared that you buy yourselves birthday gifts (as do I), and I'm wondering if the spirit of the holiday season tends to lead you to be generous with yourself, too. Do you usually buy yourself a holiday gift? If so, what did you buy this year?


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melindasr5 melindasr5 7 years
Just some little things: some clothes and craft supplies.
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
I've been eyeing a few things that have recently popped up.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Sometimes. This year, I bought myself a leather clutch. I'm really happy with it. I use it a lot.
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 8 years
If there's no way that someone in my family will be buying it for me for Christmas, I might spring for something I find at a good price for myself. It would have to be something I really want and will get a lot of use out of though.
CoralAmber CoralAmber 8 years
I usually don't buy anything for myself from mid-November on, but I did see something that I knew no one else was going to get me. I'm waiting until after Christmas to open it up. I also picked up some scarves for cheap and I grabbed an extra one in a color I liked, just in case ;)
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
I bought myself a coat on cyber Monday. It was something I'd had my eye on for months and it was marked down to $22 from $149. My father-in-law gives cash instead of gifts. It comes with a rule, though. You HAVE to spend it on something you want rather than something you need. I try to keep that same rule for any money and gift cards I receive during the holidays.
Angela123 Angela123 8 years
I usually don't, but I DEFINITELY plan to this year. No one else is gonna get me anything, and I work 2 jobs and go to grad school, so I feel I deserve a lil something nice :)
dcfashionista dcfashionista 8 years
My birthday was a few days ago so I bought myself an outfit and shoes. I will not buy myself something for christmas but I will compile my christmas money and get myself something after the holidays when items are dirt cheap.
MJsMom MJsMom 8 years
I love giving gifts - small med and big gifts! lately due to the economic situation - I have been cutting back on big gifts! Trying to make the small ones count! Meaningful Gifts ! Gifts of Time! So for the holidays I am choosing my gifts carefully - but for my birthday and for my BFF's I am giving time. They will all receive The Friendship Stone and inside a coupon for "two hours of my time" They will be able to choose what they want to do with that time! they might just want to sit back on the couch with me a enjoy a good cup of coffee, or go to a movie together or I am willing even to Babysit so they can go out with their DH or even do their Laundry! Ok I am nuts but - time is what we have and we have to learn how to share it with the ones who are closest to us! Plus they will receive The Friendship Stone - that they can carry it with them all the time, and remember that I am always with them! Happy Holidays -and Happy Giving!
loveletheresa loveletheresa 8 years
I got myself an early Christmas present from Sephora and I refuse to let the economy bring down my holiday spirits! ;) That's why I'm a savvy shopper...I save throughout the year and splurge on something super nice on my birthday and Christmas!!
Anniina Anniina 8 years
I do! And we do like margokhal, it's easier for everyone to just pick what you want.
blu-eyes blu-eyes 8 years
I bought myself the Canon Power Shot camera....I justified it by telling myself if I put it on my Christmas list I would miss Christmas pictures because I wouldnt know how to use it:)
adw7984 adw7984 8 years
I usually don't but this year I decided to buy the IPod Touch 2g. At first I felt really guilty, but I am really happy with my purchase :)
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
Yes. I bought a white shearling jacket.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well i think that in past years i've treated myself to a little something, but this year i just don't have any money to buy presents for anyone so i can't justify buying myself something either.
karisaamy karisaamy 8 years
Kinda, I just recently got 2 new shirts for work - I used to buy myself something once I was done with my Christmas shopping each year.
hibiscus96818 hibiscus96818 8 years
Yes! Last year I bought myself a new phone I had been eying for months and this year I am buying myself a trip to Colorado to visit my best friend for New Year's Eve!
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 8 years
Absolutely. With all the deals and sales going on, how could I not splurge on myself??? This way I'm guaranteed to get something that I'll like this year :P
bengalspice bengalspice 8 years
I bought myself a new bag [because my go-to-for-everything bag fell apart] and a new ruffle shirt [because my closet doesn't have enough red cheer].
margokhal margokhal 8 years
Of course! That's the only way I get gifts! Who else is supposed to buy them? If my family gets me gifts, we all go out together and pick up what we want. Why hide the stuff? it's a waste of boxes and paper and time!
girlwparasol girlwparasol 8 years
As if. I prefer to give, so my BF, mother, friends, and relatives come first. Not to mention my BF and I go to his parents' place for the holidays, which means there's gas to buy and oil changes to get. Assuming I had any money left after all of that, AND my bills (hint: I won't have any money left), I'd probably put it into savings. Besides, I wouldn't want to risk buying myself something someone else was already getting me. (Because my BF is a last-minute gift buyer, and he prefers to shop online, so sometimes I continue to get gifts well into the new year ;p)
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
Damn right i do(and already did). Every year without failure.
syako syako 8 years
My husband and I are trying something new this year, we're going to buy a "family" present instead of each going out and getting each other things. There have been a few items we've been discussing buying recently, so we decided to do a gift for the both of us. So I guess that's kind of like buying myself a gift :shrug: :)
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