Did you self-purchase this Christmas? New research has revealed that one in four British women admit to spending more on themselves than others at Christmas, while 50% confess to buying a gift for themselves.
Scandalous, selfish wenches.
We Yanks never do that, right? Buwahahahaha. Eons ago, it never would have occurred to me, but something happened about five years ago when cashmere sweaters were marked off 60% and… Hey, a cuddl dud topped with a cashmere sweater and lined wool slacks is my dream winter uniform when I have to step outside my house into brrrrr weather. Oh, and knee socks. Don’t forget the knee socks. It’s not about wanting to wear expensive or luxurious clothes. It’s about wanting to stay WARM! According to retail analysts, even in the states, 26% of us usually purchase Christmas pressies for ourselves. This year, it’s up to 41%. Why? We’re suffering from “frugality fatigue”. I like that. “Hey, Sweetie, I’ve got a bad case of frugality fatigue. The temporary treatment is a new pair of boots.” No doubt my husband will roll his eyes.
Did I “self-gift” this year? Yes, indeedy. I didn’t spend a boatload, but I found a deal on spanx and couldn’t resist some warm-looking knee socks. If I’d found the perfect low-heel riding boots, I would have bought those too, but it was not to be. I guess my faux Uggs will have to do.
So, what about you? It will be our little secret. Have you ever bought anything for yourself at Christmas?:)
Anyone who comments between Dec 28 through January 3rd, will be eligible for the drawing of a shower of books. Here are some of the books!
Not Just the Nanny and Crush on You by Christie Ridgway
An Accidental Seduction and One Hot Mess – Lois Greiman
ROYAL HOLIDAY BABY — Leanne Banks
NEXT COMES LOVE and ALONG CAME A HUSBAND—Helen Brenna
DEADLY PROMISES anthology – Sherrilyn Kenyon, Cindy Gerard, Laura Griffin
RISK NO SECRETS – Cindy Gerard
SEDUCING THE VAMPIRE and ROGUE ANGEL: The Bone Conjurer (Michele Hauf)
3 books from the Belle Books Catalog (Deb)
IN CARE OF SAM BEAUDRY; ONE COWBOY, ONE CHRISTMAS, and COOL HAND HANK—Kathleen Eagle
Happy New Year!