Merry Christmas To Me: Why I Buy Myself Christmas Presents

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Woman holding wrapped holiday gifts.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! 

Give a little, get a little. Us moms, we give a lot…and we deserve a lot too – no matter who gets it for you!

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Angela Bosco is a native of Westchester. She chose Briarcliff Manor as her home after too many hurricanes in Florida and too many people in NYC. She’s mom to her son, Blaise (2016), who’s energy she simultaneously envies and fears. She shares a love of adult beverages with her husband Michael who, like her, is in the spirits industry. A self-proclaimed expert multi-tasker, you can find her on the Hudson Line cramming podcasts, emails and breakfast while penciling in her eyebrows and trying not to spill coffee on her seat mate during her morning commute to the city. On her free time she struggles to choose between doing yoga, reading NY Times best-seller’s or watching all things Real Housewives: the latter usually wins out. In her 20s you could hear her asking when her life would begin- now in her 30s you’ll find her reveling in it-chaos and all.