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Do you buy a christmas pressie for yourself?

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Squishyeyeballs Sun 22-Nov-15 22:36:27

I usually buy something for myself every year, something I want that I know that nobody else will get me. Tbh, I prefer giving gifts than receiving but I also like knowing that there's a little gift just for me under the tree grin Stumped for ideas this year though. There isn't anything I'm lusting after! I need some inspiration blush

WhenTheDragonsCame Sun 22-Nov-15 22:54:02

No but Father Christmas brings me something every year grin

This year he is bringing me a couple scentsy warmers with wax and a box of chocolates. I might do myself a little stocking with a couple of bits I would buy anyway like deodorant and socks.

annandale Sun 22-Nov-15 22:56:32

Not really except that I do the Christmas food shopping so - surprise! - we have all the foods i like grin

Most of the things I would like to get that I won't get are hugely expensive so am not going to shell out either - like built in storage for the bedroom, or a really nice pair of boots.

Whatsername24 Sun 22-Nov-15 22:56:55

I have to, DH never thinks to go Christmas shopping so if I don't buy something for myself then I wouldn't get anything.

Squishyeyeballs Sun 22-Nov-15 23:04:30

Not really except that I do the Christmas food shopping so - surprise! - we have all the foods i like

grin grin^

I'm lucky in the sense that dh always buys me a decent pressie so I don't even know why I feel the need to splurge on myself confused It was a lot easier to find hobby type stuff before I had the dcs but I don't have much time for doing that kind of stuff anymore.

MrsMolesworth Sun 22-Nov-15 23:10:05

Not from me to me (that would feel weird!) but DFiL always gives me money, so I go shopping before Christmas and if I see stuff that I want, it's from him.

WhenTheDragonsCame Sun 22-Nov-15 23:23:49

I'm a single parent and the DC love that I get a present from father Christmas, so I do it for them really wink

tassisssss Sun 22-Nov-15 23:29:28

I send dh a link or 2 so he gets just what i'd like, which works for both of us as he hates shopping and i'm a control freak who hates surprises.

This year I'll have to wait and see what's left on my list after my mum/sister see it...I'd like running clothes, a bike basket, the new Nigella, the new Kate Morton, slippers and a Ness overnight bag! I always like expensive chocolate, socks and nice shower gel and bubble bath.

Goodbetterbest Sun 22-Nov-15 23:39:46

Whenthedeagonacame - you've inspired me! My first year as a lone parent and I'm going to do myself a stocking from Santa :-) I used to buy my own present every Christmas anyway (save for a shitty candle and a book XH wanted to read).
I'm going to indulge myself - thanks Santa!

nowitscleanugobshite Sun 22-Nov-15 23:47:31

Since stbxh left a few years ago I have filled a stocking for me with candle/socks/smellies-just so that I had something to hang up with the kids stockings really. They aren't "kids" any more though! They are 18&21 and last Christmas that was brought home forcibly when, after all the gifts were opened, they went to the boot of the car and brought in a 42inch tv!! They each have part time jobs and had saved up to buy it for me as the tv I used was a "cube" -not a flat screen! And it was about 22inches! I cried. Howled! And as a bonus-I'd been considering glasses as I couldn't tell the time/read the programme details etc! It "cured" that issue too!!!

HolgerDanske Sun 22-Nov-15 23:52:05

Awwww nowits that's lovely fsmile

Redglitter Sun 22-Nov-15 23:58:42

I can't see the point of putting something under the tree for me. It's not exactly a surprise and if it's something I really want ill buy it before Christmas. Buying myself a Christmas present would just seem weird

fuzzpig Mon 23-Nov-15 00:04:01

I don't, DH and I get something for each other, but we buy a family game each year. We are board game obsessed and take it in turns to choose what to buy (and I try not to sulk when it's not my turn grin)

SymphonyofShadows Mon 23-Nov-15 07:32:24

Not a present as such because it doesn't go under the tree, but I buy myself the big Soap & Glory set on special offer that Boots do for half price every year. This year I've also got the M&S advent calendar too

notenoughbottle Mon 23-Nov-15 07:40:30

I will be doing this year. First Xmas as a second time round single parent so I'll be buying some bits that I wouldn't normally like perfume and a new outfit for the day etc

SconeForAStroll Mon 23-Nov-15 07:44:59

I do buy things for myself.

Like whatsername, my dh has a track record of being extremely shit at presents, and it got to the point where it was embarrassing that everyone else had a small pile of gifts and I had one. or the year I didn't have any at all

So yes, I have a bag that I put things in for me and then give it to the DC/dh to wrap.

It has to be said that now the DC are older they are starting to guilt dh into buying things for me.

ChristmasZombie Mon 23-Nov-15 09:06:22

Oh nowits, what lovely children!

My DH buys wonderful presents for everyone, so I don't buy myself a present. But I do sometimes treat myself to make up numbers if I'm buying in a 3-for-2 offer.

ChristmasZombie Mon 23-Nov-15 09:07:29

Oh, and I do buy myself something in the January sales!

CrumbledFeta Mon 23-Nov-15 11:30:22

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ElasticPants Mon 23-Nov-15 14:41:15

Dh and I don't buy each other presents, we prefer to go sales shopping instead.

I do buy us both something to open Christmas Eve. DC all get a sack with pjs, slippers and book and few more bits. This year we both have a onesie each. I've wanted one for a while. Last year it was new dressing gowns.

I do feel abit daft wrapping and labelling my own present though. It's a bit of a Mr Bean card sending moment.

BackforGood Mon 23-Nov-15 19:10:41

I rarely go shopping, so, if I see something I'd like when I'm doing Christmas shopping for other people, then I will get it for myself. Sometimes people have it off me to give me, and sometimes I just give it to myself grin

NathalieM Tue 24-Nov-15 12:38:49

Yes. I always treat myself at Christmas time alongside my family and friends. I wouldn't put it under the tree or treat it like a regular present, as my husband and parents will sort out that part, but I love picking up bits and pieces for myself as a sort of congratulations for making it through the year.

That and the Christmas sentiment gets the better of me. I honestly can't think of a reason not to, so I do! Usually clothes and edible, but anything that takes my fancy.

Last year I got way into Biscuiteers Christmas biscuits for myself;

This year I intend to give them away as gifts to various people, so that's one way my selfishness has actually ended up helping my main Christmas shop!

Shemozzle Tue 24-Nov-15 15:07:33

I decided I'm going to this year so it's nice to see it's not a crazy idea. Last couple
of years I've been disappointed so I thought why not treat myself to a few things. I'm going to get myself some lush stuff for Christmas Eve, new pj's, socks, a new mug for Christmas morning etc. I won't wrap them though.

irregularegular Tue 24-Nov-15 15:51:40

No, that would be a bit odd I think. If i want to buy myself something it doesn't need to be Christmas. You can't give yourself a gift, it makes no sense.

Of course, i will buy nice food etc which I like (and so do other people). The nearest I get to it is maybe buying a big jigsaw or board game as a 'family' gift but it is probably me who is at least as keen as everyone else!

SheGotAllDaMoves Tue 24-Nov-15 15:53:39

Not a gift, no, but as I'm shopping for others I spot things I like and buy them.

Thus far a scented candle, a skirt and a sweater have falling into my shopping basket smile.

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