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My enjoyment of my Christmas presents has improved since I started buying them

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KatyMac Fri 19-Dec-14 22:42:23

Last year a lovely eternity ring
This year a new computer

I wish I'd done it years ago

Bah humbug

DH has also enjoyed his both this year, last year & probably most years before as I'm better at choosing presents

schmeegle Fri 19-Dec-14 23:01:37

A shrewd move!

KatyMac Fri 19-Dec-14 23:05:30

I thought so too

they compare well to a £20 Amazon voucher - not because of the amount spent but because of the thought I put into them

Mrsgrumble Fri 19-Dec-14 23:08:19

I'm glad you wrote this Katy. I treated myself to an eternity ring yesterday. Dh gave me money towards a very sensible car but I hadn't planned on him helping me out with it so used some of the money,

It's two tone white and yellow gold and really pretty.

PickledLilly Fri 19-Dec-14 23:09:30

This year, I've bought myself a few presents on the quiet to wrap up from 'Santa'. My partner hasn't bought a single present yet, it's quite liberating knowing there are going to be some little things under the tree I really want/like even of I did buy them myself!

KatyMac Fri 19-Dec-14 23:11:40

Mine is 3 citrine & 2 'diamond' in a sort of cable design

I'd lost so much weight (due to ill health) that my wedding & engagement rings weren't safe to wear any more - it took the jewelers ages to find a ring small enough for me that wasn't a child's ring.

I'm glad you have something nice

This year the computer is almost a business expense - if I hadn't got one for Christmas i'd have had to buy one soon anyway wink

ExitPursuedByABear Fri 19-Dec-14 23:14:09

I've chisen some lovely gold earrings to replace the ones I've lost.

dancewiththetreedoug Sat 20-Dec-14 07:20:18

I've bought all my own presents too blush
If I left it to DH I'd have a pair of socks and some chocolate in a stocking!
Instead, I have a beautiful real leather satchel, some new earrings and some new hair rollers. I am VERY excited.
Bah humbug DH!

TheOnlyPink Sat 20-Dec-14 09:32:50

I buy my own presents too. My husband is so amazing, but when it comes to buying presents he gets panicky and buys the first thing he sees. He also spends a fortune and its not really worth it (think big hampers of cosmetics I never use). So I buy what I want, he wraps it and he buys me some little treats for my stocking. He feels safe with that, as I do have something I actually want under the tree if he fucks it up!

KatyMac Sat 20-Dec-14 13:16:36


It's great - I just added a handbag to my pile

o0 Sat 20-Dec-14 13:28:30

I've bought myself the Star Trek original series boxset for my DH to wrap and give to me on Christmas Day. fgrin

He's a terrible present buyer - goes for vouchers as the panic sets in and he doesn't want to get it wrong. So now I just buy it myself and hand it over.

He's a very lovely man and shows how much he cares in a million other ways every day so I don't care if he's incapable of buying the right gift!

marne2 Sat 20-Dec-14 14:30:53

I sent my dh my Amazon wish list, we also went shopping so I could chose a new camera, I don't mind that there are no surprises, at least we know that we will like our presents grin.

Mrsgrumble Sat 20-Dec-14 14:46:30

We are good to ourselves

... Next year I might treat myself to a few Emma Bridgwater mugs grin

If dh asks, I will tell them they were from tesco fwink

girlywhirly Sat 20-Dec-14 15:50:18

I agree that sacrificing a surprise for something that you do want is the best way to go. Then both of you are happy!

DancingDonkey Sat 20-Dec-14 21:51:00

I do this too.

My DH is never going to buy me the sentimental loving things I crave, so this year I've bought them myself. I am looking forward to Christmas very much now.

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