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What was your graduation/landmark event gift to yourself?

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FionaGatwick Fri 28-Oct-16 20:59:26

Basically a big event - graduation, or turning 30/40, etc?

I'm graduating in a few semesters (just dreaming early) and thinking of splurging on my first designer bag - probably YSL Crossbody. Too much?

Pisssssedofff Fri 28-Oct-16 21:21:06

That's exactly what I am buying. Taking the kids to Disney Florida and buying myself the YSL bag in red I think

Pisssssedofff Fri 28-Oct-16 21:23:52

That one basically, I shall be buried with it ☺️

FionaGatwick Fri 28-Oct-16 21:44:59


I love it so much but not used to buying big-ticket items. But I think I'd have earned a treat for myself when that time comes.

AmberNectarine Fri 28-Oct-16 21:51:51

I got a YSL crossbody recently as it was bonus time. Love it!

AgathaMystery Fri 28-Oct-16 21:56:52

I got a Bayswater with a bit of leftover inheritance that coincided with my 30th. Was a big purchase for me.

FusionChefGeoff Fri 28-Oct-16 22:03:24

Tiffany earrings / bracelet / necklace set

AmethystMoon Fri 28-Oct-16 22:13:11

A mulberry bag upon the birth of my daughter.

LordPeterWimsey Fri 28-Oct-16 22:20:43

Patek Philippe watch for turning 40. An old friend bought herself an amazing ring from Boodles at the same stage.

Nothing at all for graduation, though! Tiffany keyring for my first real job.

AmberNectarine Fri 28-Oct-16 22:30:54

Recently bought a diamond ring for myself. Not very £££ - Monica Vinader, but I'd never bought myself proper jewellery before, only received from DH, so I like what that represents.

Also bought myself a lovely pair of zebra print Gucci shoes when I got through a difficult time at work. They are now my 'badass' shoes and I wear them whenever I want to feel tough.

Sgtmajormummy Fri 28-Oct-16 22:35:17

When I graduated I got myself an anglepoise lamp from Habitat. Late 80s.
When that packed in I bought an Artemide desk lamp. Same idea but a bit easier on the eye.

Pisssssedofff Fri 28-Oct-16 22:37:28

Mine is a combined "divorced", graduated and 40th birthday present. I bloody deserve it tbf

ShesGotAMapOfTheWorld Fri 28-Oct-16 22:40:03

I buy charms for my Pandora bracelet for special occasions - a champagne flute charm for my promotion, a London bus for my new job in London etc. I know they aren't hugely expensive gifts to myself, but they make me smile when I see them.

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Fri 28-Oct-16 22:48:39

I got an Edwardian diamond ring and I splashed out on a holiday we wouldn't normally go on.

I wear it every day and its a quiet reminder of what I have achieved so far.

IsItMeOr Fri 28-Oct-16 22:56:06

I bought myself a Mikimoto pendant for c£1,000 when I got a promotion. It was my first substantial gift to myself, and I am still very happy with it 15 years later.

Just contemplating buying myself another one if I get the job I'm applying for.

Leatherboundanddown Fri 28-Oct-16 23:06:31

For my 21st I bought myself a painting. When I first graduated I bought three dresses (couldn't decide which to graduate in!) When I separated from ex I bought another painting.

When I graduate from my MSc in January I am going to buy I think a watch as I don't have one.

When I turn 30 next year I hope to (maybe) buy a flat and then something significant to go in that!

Nothing I own costs very much money but I do like to treat myself with something I love for a special occasion.

JaceLancs Fri 28-Oct-16 23:25:16

Omega gold watch
Diamond ring
Diamond ring
Another diamond ring
Diamond earrings

Pupsiecola Fri 28-Oct-16 23:42:46

When I graduated this year I bought myself a really nice bike!! Went out on it today as it happens. For my 40th a few years ago I bought a beautiful brown suede coat. Cost £600 and I'm often afraid to wear it but will try to do so more.

FrustratedFrugal Sat 29-Oct-16 05:50:54

No. I gave myself a Chanel 2.55 when I passed a significant milestone on my career about five years ago.
If you can afford a lovely gift to yourself, do it - you've worked hard and a bag will remind you every time you wear it how happy you are about it.

sugarmonster64 Sat 29-Oct-16 07:44:27

I've bought bags at various life stages - getting a new job, celebrating a big bonus, having a baby. For big birthdays or events I've been bought jewellery or watches. My first ever treat bag was a Mulberry Bayswater about 8 years ago which I still use and having seen how Mulberry has inflated its prices would probably sell for more than I paid! It's an investment.....

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