I like to buy gifts for people and put a lot of thought into getting the perfect thing. I'm naturally empathic so it's easy for me to select the right presents for my friends.
A few years ago, I realized that nobody gives me gifts that I really want. Rather than feel sorry for myself, I came up with a solution: when I'm shopping for others, if I see something I like, I buy it for myself. I spend only a tiny fraction of my gift-budget on myself (usually around 10%) but doing this makes me feel good. It's a little treat I enjoy.
Do you guys ever do this? Have you ever bought anything for yourself when shopping for others?
This year, while I was in Virginia, I picked up some sparkle -- glittery red nail-polish, a shiny necklace and two glimmering rings. They cost very little but please me a lot. Here are pictures of my Christmas gifts to myself: