Christmas Is A Time For Giving…Even If It’s To Yourself


Some people think that Christmas is a time for little kids, and that it’s not nearly as special once you’re all grown up.  I’m here to say that is complete hogwash (yes, I didn’t say bull**** because it’s Christmas and there will be no elfing swearing on Christmas! — Sorry, a little holiday humor).

I am 24 years old, and I love Christmas just as much as my 8-year-old nephew. Why? Because it’s freaking awesome — that’s why. What negative statement can anyone say about Christmas? It has lights (which girls love because we’re easily distracted by shiny things, like goldfish; hence our love of diamonds), it has has singing, it brings your whole family together, it has FOOD, it has PRESENTS. Now, the only difference between being a little kid on Christmas Eve/morning and being an adult is how excited you get to watch your loved ones open up the gifts you got for them. Also, opening up your own gifts rocks, too.

And, speaking of your own gifts: On Friday, I went on my annual date with my best friend. She told me what she bought for her family and her fiance, and then told me what she bought for herself. That list seemed to go for quite a bit longer than the other one.

“It’s not my fault,” she said. “I never know what caliber of gifts I’m going to receive and I was at the outlets and the deals were just too good to pass up!”

I told her that she never has to defend going shopping to me of all people, and totally picked up half a wardrobe for myself the next day while doing some last-minute Christmas shopping. Is this frowned upon around Christmas-time? Yes. But, as long as you buy things that your family and friends will love (and hide the stuff you got for yourself from your mother and boyfriend) then it is totally acceptable.

Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope everyone has an amazing Christmas Eve night and fabulous Christmas Day tomorrow!

Are you like my best friend, and worry that you won’t get great gifts, so you buy them for yourself? Or are you like me, and have no self-control no matter what holiday it is? Share!

2 thoughts on “Christmas Is A Time For Giving…Even If It’s To Yourself

  1. As I shop for Christmas presents for my family, I always pick out things for myself — for them to give to me for Christmas. I do this as an extra present for them (since I’m told that I’m difficult to shop for).

  2. Teach: That’s nice of you. My mother is INSANELY difficult to shop for. She never likes anything…so we make her do the same thing!

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