Give a little, get a little. That’s my motto during the holidays (pretty sure I stole that from a commercial though).
It’s no surprise that we moms, and some dads, work our butts off to bring that Christmas magic all season long. Between decorating, shopping, baking, moving the elf (oh that elf!), we deserve a little something in return. That’s why the last few years, I’ve decided to buy myself Christmas presents.
Don’t get me wrong; the hubs does a great job getting me that one splurge item for Christmas, but that’s about it. While my son and husband are knee-deep in over-stuffed stockings and wrapping paper from the socks, sweaters, toothbrushes, pjs, and clothes strewn all around the floor, there I am with my one present.
So for the past few years, while checking off the family wish list, I’ve been creating my own. Truthfully when people ask me what I want or need, I usually draw a blank! I don’t really need anything.
But there I am, scrolling Amazon, and am confronted with all the things I might want. The wooden salad bowl I’d been eyeing for six months? Buy Now. The sale on a luxe robe? Add to Cart.
At first, it felt a little weird, buying for myself while shopping for others, but I justified it by taking advantage of the massive sales and daily deals offered.
Now I have exactly what I want with no wrong sizes, styles, or colors! But also, I’m taking care of myself, and that’s OK!