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Do you buy yourself a Christmas present?

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Teetime Mon 30-Oct-17 09:17:28

Simply that - do you buy yourself a Christmas treat - if so what?

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Mon 30-Oct-17 09:18:46

I like to buy books on a one for them, one for me basis. Seems fair

lemongrove Mon 30-Oct-17 09:19:51

No, but if I didn’t have anybody to buy me presents for Christmas then I surely would do ( and they would be just what I wanted,) 😃

annsixty Mon 30-Oct-17 09:20:46

Yes I do.
Last year it was a handbag, the year before an i-Pad, I haven't decided on this year's treat but I had a big birthday recently and bought myself several so I am stuck for ideas.

kittylester Mon 30-Oct-17 09:21:27

Does seem fair care grin

No Teetime, unless you count new Christmas decorations!

Do you?

Teetime Mon 30-Oct-17 09:28:22

I usually do yes! This year its a dress form Hobbs - pricey but cost per wear will be very low!!!!! grin

Nana3 Mon 30-Oct-17 09:33:13

Yes I certainly do. annsixty the time you posted about buying your handbag (with lovely photo) I copied you and bought a black one the same make. I love it and use it for a posh going out bag.

GracesGranMK2 Mon 30-Oct-17 09:33:55

I like your thinking Cari. How else could you discuss it later?

We are mainly adults (debatable with some but age says it is true) so tend to ask what others want and sometimes send money. I think that is close to buying your own.

merlotgran Mon 30-Oct-17 09:34:13

I always have a wish list of books and if there are no takers for a particular one (usually the most expensive) I jolly well buy it for myself.

So there!!! grin

sunseeker Mon 30-Oct-17 09:38:08

Before my DH died he told me I was to buy myself Christmas and birthday presents from him. I do and even wrap them. As I have no family and friends don't give presents it is sometimes the only gift I have on Christmas Day.

annsixty Mon 30-Oct-17 09:38:28

That was for the birthday before last Nana ,last Christmas it was a red Radley.
I still love the Modalu and it hard been admired many times.

Ailsa43 Mon 30-Oct-17 09:45:21

Yes I do sometimes... I did every year after I got divorced and while I was still single , but not so much since I got remarried, but when I do, it's usually something like a few books from amazon, or something that might seem frivolous to my o/h..

Jane10 Mon 30-Oct-17 09:48:35

Gosh no! If I see something I want or need I just get it irrespective of time of year. Luckily I don't seem to want much these days. Books don't count of course. Reading is oxygen to me so books are a necessity not a treat.

Greenfinch Mon 30-Oct-17 09:54:50

What a wonderful idea sunseeker.He must have been a lovely man.

I don't usually but this year I am buying myself Miss Read's Christmas book. I love that author.

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Mon 30-Oct-17 10:16:55

Agree gracesgran - I'd far rather get people what they want than something for the sake of it. Different for little ones - and there is still room for surprises for people you know really well (bought OH a coffee machine as a surprise a couple of years ago and he's still going on about how it was the best present ever)

But yes, you reach a stage where you have enough 'stuff' - everyone is different, of course, but book tokens or kindle vouchers are always a winner for me. Ditto anything made from Lindt chocolate. I sometimes have to gift myself a reindeer or bunny because - well, just because

moobox Mon 30-Oct-17 10:39:59

I bought myself a photography workshop, but the silly bit was I printed out the voucher and wrapped it up

Humbertbear Mon 30-Oct-17 10:47:06

I’m fortunate to be given Christmas presents from family and friends but I always buy myself the Boots No7 gift box which they advertise round the beginning of December.

nanasam Mon 30-Oct-17 10:48:40

moobox great idea. I'd have forgotten all about it by Christmas so it would be a surprise! grin

GrannyGravy13 Mon 30-Oct-17 10:50:38

I always buy myself a Christmas gift, also a birthday gift. I have never felt guilty. I lost my Mum this year and my sister and I have been left a sizeable inheritance, not yet decided what Mum will buy for me this year. We spend so much time looking for the perfect gifts, for DC, DIL'S, SIL's, DGC etc, I actually enjoy finding the 'perfect gift' for me.

BlueBelle Mon 30-Oct-17 10:53:49

No why would I? I don’t sing Happy Birthday to myself either

annodomini Mon 30-Oct-17 10:56:26

My birthday's on Sunday and I haven't thought what to buy for myself. Is a pedicure a luxury or a necessity? I don't want any more 'stuff'.

kittylester Mon 30-Oct-17 11:00:03

A pedicure is a lovely birthday present - because it's your birthday.

Dianic Mon 30-Oct-17 11:16:31

DH and I usually get ourselves something together for Christmas!! This year it's a new sofa... which we've never had before.

I'm a giver so not always comfortable with receiving gifts (no idea why!) but I do love finding that "special" present for others!

Rolande Mon 30-Oct-17 11:17:06

Like you sunseeker, my hubby died not long ago (and was ill for many years before). He used to love buying me presents and it was one of the things he missed doing after he was ill. So every year, he would ask me what I wanted for Christmas and we would look together on line and would order it. Last year he was too ill to wrap it, so I did. He died a couple of weeks after. I will buy myself something from him this year again....Oh God here I go again! Hadn't cried for ages! {sad}

Kim19 Mon 30-Oct-17 11:19:52

Nope, never feel the need. Fact is if I want something I get it. Now that should not be interpreted as self indulgent. I do not have Rolls Royce tastes (designer bags make my mind boggle, for example) and my needs (and wants) are thankfully few. I'm more people oriented than things so if I can see family or friends and meet my bills that'll do me nicely, thank you