Buying presents for yourself should be a requirement. You deserve it! If you agree but don’t quite know “what to get myself for Christmas”, you’re in the right place.
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What to get myself for Christmas? You don’t normally do that but this year has been tough. So many plans gone awry. So many people you miss. You just want to feel special. Here are some ideas you can check out.
Yes, I’m one of those weird people. I take the time to get a gift for myself. Buy myself Christmas presents. Watch a movie by myself. Heck, I even believe you (everyone!) needs to learn how to date yourself.
I’m a firm believer in taking care of number 1 (AKA you) so you can take care of the ones you love. Otherwise, you’ll end up burning out and resentful because you’re just plain exhausted. Self-love is vital.
So, what should I get myself for Christmas this year?
What kind of gift should I buy for myself?
Side Note: If you’re looking for tips on how to look after yourself on a daily basis (and why), check out A Guided Meditation Script For Self Love by Lisa Nichols and its accompanying Ultimate Resource List For The Best Self Love Meditation Ever.
Treat yourself to something special this Christmas
Anyway, moral of the story: treat yourself to something special this Christmas. After the year we all had, we deserve it. Actually, we deserve it anyway. It doesn’t have to be expensive but if you could afford it, then why not?
Many of us spend so much on other people, but we go years before we buy something nice for ourselves.
This is especially true for parents. Parents tend to ignore their own needs in favour of everyone else. Compassion fatigue is real. And you’ll want to avoid that.
If you’re a parent, you need to keep looking after yourself so you can react with grace under pressure. (Trust me, there’s a lot of pressure!).
So, this post is all about you…and me.
This list contains the gifts for myself that rank high on my list.
In fact, I’ll do something better.
I’ll share my Amazon Christmas list with you along with some of the things I already have but recommend. If, like me, you’re wondering “what to give myself this Christmas,” check out the section below.
What to get myself for Christmas: Expensive gifts to spoil yourself
Let’s start with some expensive gifts to buy yourself.
Now, I’m going to qualify this statement to say that anything over £50 is expensive. So no need to worry that you’ll bankrupt yourself this Christmas on gifts for yourself alone. I’m not recommending that you splurge on Hermes products and incur massive debt.
A year of financial stress just because of Christmas gift-giving?
That wouldn’t be particularly self-loving, will it?
? Silk Bedding
Right there at the very top of my gift-for-myself list is this gorgeous set of silk bed sheets.
This particular brand was certified by Oeko-Tex. That means it’s safe no harmful chemicals were used.
Why do I love silk so much?
If you don’t already know, silk is a natural fibre. It’s hypoallergenic. Brilliant for people with asthma or allergies. (I’m looking at you, chemical-treated cotton and other synthetic fibres).
It also has natural temperature-regulating properties. It wicks moisture from the body and adjusts to body temperature. Perfect when you’re not alone in bed and you get cold while the other gets hot.
Silk is also perfect for skin and hair care so an easy way to look good the next day.
I can’t rave enough about it. It’s brilliant!
Avoid: If you don’t have time or the patience to look after the fabric. Silk is delicate and needs either handwashing or gentle washing on the machine. You need to use a gentle detergent.
Unlike other synthetic fibres, you can’t just throw it in the machine and then dry after.
Also, it’s slippery.
Alternative: Believe it or not, AmazonBasics has got you covered.
Kindle Oasis + Kindle Unlimited Plan
The Kindle Oasis is the ultimate splurge for book lovers who don’t mind reading on a device.
It’s waterproof so you can lounge about in the bath while indulging in a good read as I’ve been known to do. You also get the Kindle Unlimited Plan. Imagine having access to thousands of amazing books – for free!
Avoid: If you’re the book lover who hates devices, baths and beaches.
Fire TV Cube
Have you ever seen Tom Cruise’s Minority Report with its impressive technology?
Well, the Fire TV Cube seems like it should’ve been featured in that movie. I honestly marvel at the great minds behind these devices.
Avoid: If you don’t like streaming, watch any shows or movies or have any smart tech in your home. Also, this is definitely not for you if you hate Alexa with a passion.
Ahava Dead Sea Facial Skin Care
Once, a long time ago, I used to travel to Israel quite often and used nothing but Ahava.
My skin was perfect!
I cannot rave about this enough. You can buy each product separately but this set is actually a lot cheaper. Besides, the three products work synergistically anyway so it would be better if you got all three of them.
Ahava is a luxury brand so you might be shocked by the price (or not…it’s certainly cheaper than La Mer, for example).
Avoid: If you can’t justify the price, already have perfect skin or if you’re allergic to the ingredients.
Naipo Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager with Heat
Are you suffering from neck, shoulder and back pain because you’re working from your computer a lot more these days? This Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager with heat would be the perfect gift this Christmas.
It has an adjustable intensity button to accommodate your needs and features eight deep-kneading Shiatsu massage nodes to soothe tight muscles. All this combine with heat makes for one amazing massage at home session.
Perfect when you can’t see your masseuse and get work done. Although marketed for neck and back, you can actually use this massager on other parts of the body.
Avoid: If you hate massages. Or if you don’t like shiatsu.
Amazing Christmas gifts for myself for 50 pounds (or less)
Now, as we mentioned before, you don’t need to get yourself in debt just to treat yourself to something special this Christmas. The best things in life don’t always come with a jaw-dropping price tag.
Take a look at the list below.
Klean Kanteen coffee mug
Christmas is usually winter weather, which means drinking hot beverages of all sorts. And if you’re out in the cold for long periods of time, you’ll need something to warm you up. Think speciality coffee and tea, hot cocoa, egg nog and mulled wine.
This Klean Kanteen coffee mug will certainly do the trick for you.
Avoid: If you don’t drink anything or if you already have one.
This particular product can actually hold both hot and cold drinks. It keeps beverages hot for 10 hours and iced for 30 hours.
I honestly can’t think of any reason why anyone should avoid this unless you don’t drink anything while out and about or if you already have one.
Kindle Unlimited Plan
I love the Kindle Unlimited Plan because I often read a novel a day.
Never mind the huge black bags under my eyes, this one is worth it if you have a Kindle device and love reading eBooks.
Avoid: If you’re the book lover who prefers the tactile experience of books in your hands. Reading an eBook doesn’t give the same experience as curling up in a nice cosy corner with a mug of hot cocoa and a physical book in your hands.
AHAVA Softening Butter Dead Sea Salt Scrub
Technically, this is pricey for what it is but still way under $50 and totally worth it. Plus you can get it for 5% cheaper if you Subscribe and Save.
I can’t quite explain how instantly different your skin becomes after using this just one time.
It’s like applying mud directly from the Dead Sea. Your skin is immediately transformed for the better.
Avoid: If you don’t get on with the ingredients in this product.
Epsom Bath Salts
One of the best ways to enjoy your Kindle and your Kindle Unlimited Plan is to have a long luxurious bath.
Nothing is more relaxing.
Combine this with any (Ahava) moisturising product and you end up feeling refreshed – and your skin will be as smooth as silk.
Avoid: If you tend to splash around in the bath. Bath salts will sting your eyes. And also, destroy your walls if you’re using hygroscopic paint like Earthborn Claypaint. Ask us how we know. 😀
So, what to get myself for Christmas?
Put yourself at the top of your Christmas list this season. But it’s hard sometimes. And you don’t always know what to buy. I created this post to help you with that. Stop asking “what to get myself for Christmas” with this list.
If you’ve never treated yourself to something special, this Christmas is the perfect time to start.
You can go all out and splurge on some big-ticket items if you have the funds.
But if you don’t, it’s perfectly alright.
You don’t need to go into debt when buying presents for yourself. You just need to know the answer to the question, “What should I get myself for Christmas?”.
Use my list as an example and go from there. I’m sure the things I have will generate some ideas for you.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2019.