You may be buying a lot of presents for loved ones but have you considered some presents to buy yourself? You deserve a treat to no matter what the occasion, so don’t forget yourself.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…but it can also be the most stressful! If you’re like most people, you spend the weeks leading up to Christmas scrambling to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones.
But what about you? Don’t you deserve a little something special, too? Show yourself some love. When was the last time you brought yourself a gift?
Not sure what to get? Check out this list of great gift ideas that are sure to put a smile on your face this holiday season. Here are 11 awesome presents to buy yourself.
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We often rely on others to buy us jewellery, but why wait for something you may or may not like? Indulge and buy yourself a beautiful piece of jewellery (or ‘jewelry’ if you are a US reader!).
It could be a fun piece you wear daily, or something more precious you wear for special occasions. Either way, this is a delightful present to gift to yourself.
Explore small business jewellery owners you may not have heard of before by visiting Etsy, local shops in your area or even good quality stalls at specialist markets where a lot of jewellery designers start.
2. New bag
Is your regular bag all worn out and falling apart? We have our own personal style when it comes to bags and often even our closest loved ones can’t get this tricky gift right.
This is one of the most perfect presents to buy yourself that you’ll get plenty of use out of and will give you a boost. Whether you’re a handbag or a rucksack kind of person, replace yours now.
Nubily has a great-sized bag that also fits a laptop, which leads us to the next on the list…
3. Laptop or tablet
This is obviously a big one but if your laptop has been dying a slow death for some time, and you’re overdue, maybe now is the time to research some models and sort yourself out.
If you work for yourself from home then this is a key item you’ll need. But even if you have a side hustle or prefer using a laptop to your phone all the time, a laptop is a wise investment.
This is one of the best and much needed presents you can buy yourself and you can find some really good deals such as the Fusion5 or the SGIN. Compare deals online and see what takes your fancy. Or perhaps you’d rather treat yourself to a tablet instead?
4. A good book
This is a really simple one but how often do you find time to indulge in a good book? Buy yourself a book and find a quiet spot to enjoy it.
Perhaps everyone has been raving about a new bestseller, or you’ve had something on your wish list for months. You could even treat yourself to a signed hard copy or special edition of your favourite read.
5. Spa day voucher
Treat yourself to a day of relaxation at your favourite spa. Get a massage, a mani/pedi, and take some time to unwind in the sauna or steam room. You deserve it!
You could go with a friend and make a day of it or perhaps you just want to enjoy some peace and quiet by yourself.
6. New outfit or shoes
When was the last time you brought yourself a new dress, pair of jeans or comfy pair of trainers? Whatever you fancy, you deserve a reminder that you’re worth treating well.
If you need some inspiration, read capsule wardrobe essentials and see what’s missing from your closet or what you have that needs updating.
7. Journal or planner
If you’re a big stationery fan or love to be organised, you should always treat yourself to a journal or planner every year. It’s an affordable treat but has big benefits.
I love the Clever Fox Planner to feel organised and excited about plans.
8. Fitness watch or tracker
This is another personal one that you might not want to ask of others. And in no way am I suggesting you need one! But if you’ve already been thinking you need one to encourage yourself to get moving, it’s a practical gift many of us use daily.
I don’t use mine to monitor all my exercise (or lack of it sometimes) but I like to track my steps as I walk a lot and I’m often delighted by how many steps I’ve got in. They are also helpful to track heart rate, sleep quality and more.
Fitbit is one of the most well-known brands but there are plenty of others if you want a less expensive option.
9. Gift voucher for your favourite shop
Perhaps you aren’t sure what to treat yourself to at this time with all this choice. Why not buy yourself a voucher so you have it ready and waiting for when you decide?
You could wait till something catches your eye, or benefit from the end of season sales. Just check the eligibility date and don’t let it run out!
10. Magazine subscription
This is a really old school one! Do you remember the days when you’d subscribe to your favourite magazine and feel so excited when it was posted through your door?
These days all the major magazines are online but there’s something so special about receiving a good old print copy and thumbing your way through the glossy pages. It’s one of best presents to buy yourself that will last all year!
There are loads of sites or companies that provide gift subscriptions. Check out what’s available where you are or order internationally if you like a magazine from further away. Or perhaps you’d prefer digital options delivered instantly.
11. Gift bag of smellies
Yes, it’s an oldie, but a goodie. Who doesn’t love a basket or bag of beauty products that smell delicious and make you want to jump in the bath or stick a face mask on?
There are the best presents to buy yourself no matter the occasion
This year, don’t forget gifts to get yourself for some extra Christmas joy. Buy yourself a present (or two…or three!) and drop the guilt.
The above are good gifts to buy yourself whatever the occasion. If you’ve dropped hints in the past and had no success, you need to take care of matters. Just choose presents to buy yourself.
We often feel it’s a bit indulgent to buy something fancy for ourselves, but why not? We work hard and many of us take care of others most of the time. Sometimes you’ve got to take care of yourself.
So whether you’re wondering to buy yourself a birthday present, Christmas present or celebrate another special occasion, don’t hesitate and treat yourself to something special.
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