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What have you bought yourself this year?

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HughLauriesStubble Thu 22-Dec-16 19:15:10

I thought there was a thread but can't seem to find it anywhere now hmm

Every year I buy myself some small bits and wrap them and stick em under the tree blush I don't buy much during the year
so it's normally stuff I need or dvds or boardgames that the whole family can enjoy. This year I've restrained myself and I've only bought a handbag (got a really nice bargain in tk maxx so only cost £20) and some eldw foundation I've been lusting after for ages. I'm itching to twitch though and have added £30 worth of books to my kindle wishlist that I am seriously in danger of ordering someone talk me into it please

What has everyone else treated themselves to?

SimplyNigella Thu 22-Dec-16 23:01:39

Those sound like lovely treats.

I haven't bought myself anything to wrap this year, but I am going to order a few bits online tomorrow once the online sales start which will be my presents to myself. You've reminded me that I have a big Kindle wish list too....

Grumpyoldblonde Fri 23-Dec-16 07:51:14

I don't wrap my gifts to myself, but canny use of Boots points (splitting shops to max extra points coupons ) got me free perfume, I also picked up polar bear pyjamas for £4.00 and some household stuff and clothes with the Nectar double up deal
Nice stuff for me (rarely treat myself )

Lilaclily Fri 23-Dec-16 07:52:51

M and s beauty advent calendar , waste of money!

MrsDilligaf Fri 23-Dec-16 09:38:47

I haven't bought myself anything this year. I normally treat myself but I hadn't thought about it until I saw this thread. I am going shopping for something to wear on Christmas Day later so that can be my treat!

Manumission Fri 23-Dec-16 09:40:31

A shitload of moleskine and some rightwing polemic to get annoyed at smile

DrWhooves Fri 23-Dec-16 09:43:22

This dress from the Lindy bop sale Something to look forward to wearing in the spring.

WankersHacksandThieves Fri 23-Dec-16 09:44:22

I bought the boots no7 gift box that was reduced and a silver necklace with a dragonfly on it which was an Amazon lightning deal. Oh and new slippers. I've given them all to DH to wrap up. He's bought me stuff as well but I like to know that I'll get something I want. smile I rarely treat myself but I think I deserve it living in a house of men. I work full time and am the major wage earner so it's not like I'm spending the family legacy grin

stumblymonkey Fri 23-Dec-16 09:53:38

A large piece of artwork
An iPad Pro
An Amazon Echo

Santa may have gone a bit overboard this year fblush

P1nkP0ppy Fri 23-Dec-16 09:54:21

A brand new, beautiful cashmere Jaeger cardigan, 75% off on EBay so I'm well chuffed 😀 And two brand new merino wool jumpers from EBay (less than £20 for the two!)

FurryLittleTwerp Fri 23-Dec-16 10:00:18

I've bought myself the L'Occitane advent calendar & shall open it all on Christmas morning fsmile

TheTartOfAsgard Fri 23-Dec-16 10:00:45

My mum, nan and dad always put money into my account instead of giving gifts so I'm going shopping today to buy my own presents. £200 to spend on myself! Getting over the knee boots from river island that I've wanted for ages, down to £40 in the sale, and lots of comfy maternity clothes, bubble bath and books. Would normally buy a perfume but I can't tolerate any smells at the minute

FurryDogMother Fri 23-Dec-16 10:03:06

An Amazon Echo, and a Dot too - I'm away from home caring for my Dad (aged 89) - he can't get out to the shops nor use a computer, my husband and I don't bother with gifts for each other as we're apart at Christmas, so these gifts are the only ones I'm likely to get. They're definitely just what I wanted smile

spencerreidswife Fri 23-Dec-16 10:08:34

I always get the 3 for 2 in boots the free onesI get for myself!! This year I got a nice Joules toiletry bag when I got stuff for DH. Also a nice Orla Keily hand creams set when I bought stuff for my SIL. It's things I wouldn't normally buy for myself

SantasSackAndJingleBalls Fri 23-Dec-16 10:17:07

Reading these posts makes me think I should buy more for myself!

Up to now I've ordered some pjs but won't get them until after Christmas (online sale).

I'm considering a bottle of baileys & have already bought my favourite bottle of red for Christmas Day smile

WankersHacksandThieves Fri 23-Dec-16 10:19:35

Oh I didn't know we were counting alcohol! Bottle baileys too and a box of cider...

Grumpyoldblonde Fri 23-Dec-16 10:28:08

Oh, I have Baileys, that's a given for me!
I feel that as I do the bulk of the planning and organising for Christmas that the odd treat for me is only fair fsmile

DrWhooves Fri 23-Dec-16 11:03:15

Oh well if alcohol counts I can add Bailey's, amaretto and several bottles of prosecco. I might have to share with DH though so I'm not really counting it as a gift just for me.

Manumission Fri 23-Dec-16 11:05:51

Alcohol counts? Noo! Alcohol is FOOD. It's grocery shopping.

Clankboing Fri 23-Dec-16 11:08:26

Sad but ... a cake stand. It is sooo pretty.

Manumission Fri 23-Dec-16 11:11:02

That's not sad, it's hygge smile

SantasSackAndJingleBalls Fri 23-Dec-16 13:29:48

@manumission it is but baileys is mine all mine. No one else is allowed to touch it, so really a treat for me grin

GandolfBold Fri 23-Dec-16 14:07:15

A pashmina that I have wanted for ages. I am on holiday and haven't brought it with me though so I will have to wait until the 30th. DH has left my presents at home too, so nothing for me to open on Sunday.

SantasSackAndJingleBalls Sat 24-Dec-16 21:12:15

Ok so today I went out and bought myself some makeup & clothes grin

Merry Christmas to me fgrin

HughLauriesStubble Sun 25-Dec-16 00:55:13

Merry christmas to all of us!

I splurged on the books in the end fgrin

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