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Lone parent Christmas presents.

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Smilesandpiles Mon 07-Jul-14 19:42:02

Some people who plan Christmas this far ahead are Lone Parents.

A couple of years ago I decided that I would buy myself a Christmas present because no one else would and I didn't see why I should miss out.

So I want to see if I can get anyone else into the idea.

This year, tell us what you will buy yourself, make sure you buy it, wrap it properly, with a bow and don't open it.

So, what will you buy yourself this year?

chanie44 Mon 07-Jul-14 21:29:29

My sister is a lone parent and I always do her a Christmas stocking from her children. I buy stuff like toiletries, make up, socks etc.

I also do a stocking for OH and myself - yes, I buy my own stocking fillers.

I use it as a way to buy random stuff I want but don't need, like a pretty compact mirror and a money tin.

chanie44 Mon 07-Jul-14 21:34:43

Make sure you buy yourself something nice, that you will look forward too opening.

YourHandInMyHand Wed 09-Jul-14 11:41:12

I buy myself a few nice bits and bobs too. Nothing super expensive but that's still a treat eg box of chocs, nice hand cream, nail varnish, etc.

HollyBollyBooBoo Tue 15-Jul-14 21:44:36

This makes me sound really shallow but I like pretty last year I bought myself a Tiffany necklace and this year I'd like a nice watch. My birthday is early January so I spend a couple of hundred pounds on myself and say it's my joint Xmas and birthday present to myself!

MTWTFSS Sat 19-Jul-14 15:22:45

HollyBollyBooBoo Treating yourself does not make you shallow!!! We all deserve a treat once in a while smile

SweetSummerSweetPea Sat 19-Jul-14 23:03:22

This is a very sweet Idea, I am not however a lone parent, but still dont get any gifts! Am I allowed to do this for myself too?

chanie44 Tue 22-Jul-14 17:15:24

Sweet - yes, definitely do it for yourself and enjoy doing it. I already have a stash of gifts I can't wait to open on Xmas morning!!!

HollyBollyBooBoo Wed 23-Jul-14 11:03:17

Ah that's kind of you to say, thanks!

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