Are you finished with your Christmas shopping or are you like me, a last minute shopper?
Do you buy a Christmas gift for yourself to put under the tree? I have a “Me Too” clause that I activate every year because if I’m out there shopping for the gifts while my husband is avoiding the stores this time of year, I should be rewarded for my patience for standing in long lines and the crazies who forgot their coupons and hold the sales clerks hostage while they search their oversize Louis Vuitton totes for the 20% off coupon that was never going to be redeemed on a sales item in the first place .
This year I am way behind schedule with my shopping and sending out my Christmas cards. I don’t know where time has gone!
I have 24 hours of shopping left before Christmas and I still haven’t made a dent in my shopping. Only my daughter Sammy has all her gifts under the tree. My husband and I don’t buy each other gifts if we can’t find something very unique and thoughtful. That goes back to the day when I received a new vacuum cleaner in our early days of marriage and he was read the riot act. He said I needed one, I said he was inconsiderate. I won, but the rules were changed in the 1980’s and now it must be a thoughtful gift, not clothes or something we may need. Christmas isn’t about gifts, but about counting our blessings. I am truly a very blessed and grateful woman this year.
However, the gratefulness needs to be reinforced during the holiday season when we are in holiday overdrive mode attending parties, decorating our homes, baking, and making everything so merry and bright. Women do more than men as a whole (just sayin’) and instead of doing a fist pump like Tiger Woods did when he was fabulous, I reward myself.
If I did a celebratory fist pump during Christmas, no one would care but me. Tiger 6, Me 0.
I always buy myself a little gift as a way to say thank you to myself for keeping it all together this year. It’s my way of saying, “I appreciate me.” I will either spend it on jewelry or clothes. I always put it under the tree and act surprised when I open it because I would have forgotten what I had bought myself. Not this year though, I will have to race home and wrap it before the clock strikes midnight and it’s Christmas Eve!
Do you receive gifts when you’re not expecting them? I think they are the best gifts ever. Chico’s sent me this wonderful Leopard- Black Reversible Fringe Ruana as an unexpected gift this year. Surprises are the best gifts in my book.
Here is the black side of the ruana paired with faux suede pants, black top, earrings all from Chico’s as well as my favorite cashmere leopard print scarf. See how versatile the reversible ruana is!
Well it’s almost Christmas and I want to take this time to thank you for stopping by my blog and making a connection here with me.
I am grateful for having you follow my blog and blessed to have you on my journey as a 50ish woman.
Even Bruno thanks you.
Thank you Chico’s for sending this wonderful reversible ruana to enjoy throughout the winter.
Need some last minute gift ideas for yourself?
Here are a few of my favorite finds! I bet you will find something to put under the tree!
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