From ME to ME: 7 Reasons Why it’s Better to Buy Yourself a Gift

If you are one of those people who likes every present you receive, CONGRATULATIONS, you’re a rare species. Ok, maybe we're exaggerating a little, but let’s accept it, humans and especially women, are demanding. Men always say that women are indecisive and don’t know what they want, but let me tell you something… maybe we don’t know what we want for dinner tonight, but we know exactly what we want for this year’s birthday and for next year’s as well.

Don’t get us wrong, we’re not trying to discourage someone from giving us gifts because it actually feels so gratifying to feel loved through a present he (or she) chooses especially for us. However, what we're trying to say is: WHY WAIT FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO BUY YOU SOMETHING IF YOU CAN BUY IT YOURSELF?

Whether celebrating singlehood or happily involved in coupledom, research shows that buying gifts for oneself is both healthy and helpful, especially if those purchases are linked to professional achievements or personal milestones. Also, brain researchers have found that giving stimulates the same networks that light up when we feel physical pleasure, such as eating a cookie or running warm water over cold hands. Then, there is receiving which makes you feel appreciated even if it’s just a card saying a few nice words. So if giving and receiving are such a bliss, why not mixing both?

Therefore, we present you seven reasons for experiencing the pleasure of giving and receiving at the same time like this funny woman who surprised herself with an amazing gift and a beautiful letter from her 3-am-self (after a few red wine cups).

  • 1. You work hard, you should reward yourself

  • You are a powerful woman, you are independent, you work hard, you may be a mother and take care of your children… You do a lot of things and you deserve to shine. What’s more empowering than being able to buy yourself your favorite jewelry piece? An accessory that you’ll be able to wear every day and will demonstrate how great and amazing you really are. Buying yourself something costly but that would last forever, will empower you, making you feel independent and capable.

     

  • 2. You choose exactly what you want

  • You’ve been saving money for a while now to be able to buy the perfect gifts for your loved ones, but you are forgetting about a very important person: YOU. Don’t forget giving presents to the people you love most, but also giving yourself something now and then. Buying yourself something you really love, is a beautiful way of demonstrating you love you as well .

  • 3. You are less likely to have a price on your mind

  • While buying gifts for other people most of the time you have a specific budget in mind, but when it comes to yourself, why not exceed a little? You are buying something for YOU and well, we all know, you have an expensive taste. That’s not something to be ashamed of, you can spot true quality and that’s something to be proud of. Go and splurge a little, it’s your time!

  • 4. If you don’t like it anymore, you won’t have any remorse by giving it away

  • OMG. That moment when your mother-in-law asked about that sweater she bought you last year and how she hadn't seen you wearing it since. What do you say? Can you even remember where you placed it? It's impossible to tell someone you didn't like their present!!! Therefore, our best suggestion is for you to buy a present that you will always love and if trends and your taste change years after, you can always recreate a piece of jewelry or give it to a loved one (and it’ll be totally fine).

    5. It makes you REALLY happy

    According to Forbes, gifts increase both happiness and confidence. Even smaller rewards, like a bottle of wine or a massage, can help enhance the greatness of life’s victories and help get through daily disappointments. If little things like these make you feel better, imagine how well will a diamond make you feel!!!

    6. It’s cheaper than therapy

    We know, diamonds aren’t cheap, but they are a great investment both economically and emotionally. Imagine you’re having a crappy week and nothing is really changing your mood. What’s better than going to your favorite store and buying those earrings you’ve been thinking about all week? It’ll definitely cheer you up and you know “diamonds are a girl’s best friend.”

  • 7. YOU DESERVE TO SHINE

  • Like in the movie How to Lose a guy in 10 days, just go and FROST YOURSELF, you deserve to shine all day, every day.


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