do you shop for your own presents?

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Registered: 11-13-2008
do you shop for your own presents?
Thu, 12-19-2013 - 3:32pm

Are you like me and shop for your own presents?  At least I'll get what I want like a battery powered wine bottle opener!

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Registered: 12-12-2013
Thu, 01-02-2014 - 1:49am
On festive and other special occasions, I prefer to receive gifts. But whenever I achieve some thing, i reward myself by buying some thing nice.
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Registered: 01-25-2010
Fri, 12-20-2013 - 1:58am

Yep sure do!


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Registered: 06-16-1998
Thu, 12-19-2013 - 8:59pm

Sometimes. This year I wanted a special kind of slippers (that sells out every year) and they were on sale on Cyber Monday. Dh was swamped at work and I knew he wouldn't get around to ordering them during the sale and maybe not at all, so I just did it. When they arrived I gave them to him to wrap. At first he was happy that I took care of it but later he said it was a low point if I'm buying my own presents and handing them to him to give back to me. I don't think its that bad, I am very particular about what I like and this way I can get exactly what I want. 

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Thu, 12-19-2013 - 4:10pm
I do now, after many christmases of utter frustration because my DH doesn't really do gifts, doesn't like to buy them, can't ever figure out what to get, even with a list, I have given up and started buying myself the gifts I wanted. I am a much happier wife this christmas!