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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    have never understood the concept of "new clothes for Christmas". I just bang on whatever looks good and suits the weather.

    I don't buy myself anything "for Christmas". I just buy things as I need/want during the year.

    dh is the same. consequently we don't really bother with Xmas gifts for each other.

    Xmas is about the little ones and they're the only ones it's fun to really buy for.
    I disagree. We budget for gifts so I know that money is there for me to get exactly what I want without guilt. I want a $200 dress? Good, I'm getting it. Through the year I would never buy myself a $200 dress.

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    ahhh fair enough. see I'd buy myself the $200 dress during the year for the occasion that warranted it (or maybe just because 😂). id probably just wear that same dress again come Xmas though.

    I just find I'm so fagged out and tired by year end, it's hard to muster any enthusiasm. by December I have everything I need or want and extra spending (on myself mainly) just feels extravagant and wasteful.

    I'm not someone who massively gets into Xmas mind you. like it's ok, a fun excuse to eat/drink too much but il not a huge fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    have never understood the concept of "new clothes for Christmas". I just bang on whatever looks good and suits the weather.

    I don't buy myself anything "for Christmas". I just buy things as I need/want during the year.

    dh is the same. consequently we don't really bother with Xmas gifts for each other.

    Xmas is about the little ones and they're the only ones it's fun to really buy for.
    I disagree. Neither dh nor I buy ourselves stuff thru the year and Xmas is pretty much the only time we get new clothes.

    Every year at Xmas we get our years supply of undies, toiletries, make up and other luxuries. So yes, I'm definitely looking forward to my presents under the tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    have never understood the concept of "new clothes for Christmas". I just bang on whatever looks good and suits the weather.

    I don't buy myself anything "for Christmas". I just buy things as I need/want during the year.

    dh is the same. consequently we don't really bother with Xmas gifts for each other.

    Xmas is about the little ones and they're the only ones it's fun to really buy for.
    We are the same. We just buy whatever we want / need whenever and when Xmas or birthdays come there's nothing we want / need so we end up buying presents for the sake of it and it seems wasteful. This is my first Xmas with a baby and its so much more exciting

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    I don't buy for my self but df and l spent up big on each other and get what ever the he!l we want. This year will be a big one as its our last before we have our baby. I've already spent over a thousand on him and will buy more.

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    I bought myself something from santa last year and it blew kiddos mind. He loved it. I will be doing the same again this year. Most likely a purfume again. I have used the purfume i got last year a lot and due for a new one.

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    I love Christmas!
    We have all had stockings since DD was about five, she was still an only child at that point and insisted DH and I have stockings, so we all have our own personalised stocking.

    Leading up to Christmas I'll buy little things we need/want and put them aside for the stockings, DD was with DH at the shops and got me a candle, she noticed I'd been looking at (DS does not know how to keep a secret yet).
    Our stockings are usually inexpensive things but are thoughtful/useful. Although last week I bought Estée Lauder's perfectionist serum, and told DH that was my stocking filler!
    The kids love that we get stuff so that's why we've kept it up.

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    I got myself a hair dryer and hair straightener the other day and got the salvo gift wrapping ladies to wrap it all pretty for me! Can't wait to get it on Christmas morning I'm going to get myself a dusk candle too and the new Cathy Kelly book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Only my kids have stockings. It never occurred me to for DH or I to have stockings to be honest.

    DH and I sometimes do presents and sometimes we don't. I've bought him something I hope he will love (the reissued Atari) and he may decide he has an idea for me. Or he'll ask.
    What do unmean re issued i don't understand haha but my hubby is a gamer so he would like this

    Nah hubby is good with gifts when we can afford them we just sit in our budget though last couple years we haven't had money.

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    I don't buy my own presents but I wrap them. DP gets home a couple of days before Xmas so he's been buying me things online and I've wrapped them up with Xmas paper over top of the courier packaging and written myself a card from him lol.


 

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