OK, since we’re all in the trust circle of candor and love, let’s be honest. As much as the gift of giving is balblablablablbbaalbalblaGOODTIDINGS and despite how genuinely thoughtful we are (SO thoughtful) in getting just the right present for moms or boyf or bff or office randos we have $20 to secret Santa on, we’re also GREAT at shopping for ourselves. We work hard and shop hard (mostly because our jobs are all about finding what to buy? We’re SO lucky [also trapped in a vicious cycle of mild-to-distressing credit debt. Meow.]).
So while you’re out there braving the cold, hoofing through crowds, and throwing elbows with the pointiest, most determined of ‘em (always bring trail mix) make sure to consider what to haul home for yourself. Whether it’s a Hello Kitty toaster that actually TOASTS the Sanrio icon’s face straight onto bread (like those weirdo Virgin Mary/Shroud of Turin-ish “visions” that people get and put on the internet) or a new studded belt that goes with EVERYTHING or a “F*** it, I’m going to buy this leather jacket with the Liberty of London floral lining because IT’S ALL I SEE WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES AT NIGHT”-situation, make sure to bless yourself. And bless your people with this link because it’s basically your gift registry that they would do well not to stray from.YAY.