If you are like most women, you likely put yourself last. However, there are many ways that you can treat yourself to something special without having to break the bank or ever feel bad about it at all. Here are four completely guilt-free ways to give yourself a gift.
Indulge in Your Favorite Guilty Pleasures: One of the easiest ways to pamper yourself is to indulge in your favorite guilty pleasures. Everyone has their own specific guilty pleasures that bring them happiness but tend to have a backlash of guilty feelings. We give in to the idea that wasting time on something like watching a marathon of the Bachelor instead of watching a documentary, attending a professional webinar or anything more productive means we are lazy. But the truth is an evening curled up by the fire with a warm tea and the latest page-turner or spending the day in your pajamas binge-watching your favorite television show can be therapeutic. However this day looks like for you, it is important to remember that you deserve the gift of time and solitude without feeling guilty about it.
Treat Yourself to a Special Piece of Jewelry: A new piece of jewelry is always mood lifting. Choosing your own jewelry is even more rewarding because you already love it! The latest trends are incorporating mixed metals, colorful gemstones, and other types of statement pieces that go well beyond classic jewelry styles. Sterling silver is particularly popular right now because it looks so good on video. Regardless if you choose a delicate pendant necklace, sterling silver rings, or a pair of cute and trendy huggie hoop earrings, you will cherish the new addition to your jewelry collection.
Find Sets to Share: Get creative with how you shop and you can save money while you treat yourself and your best friend too. When shopping online search for product bundles, gift sets, starter sets, multi-packs, buy one get one, and of course, gifts with purchase. You will find that not all companies have these in an easy-to-find area on the website so make sure to use the onsite search while shopping. You will find sets of both full and sample-size products that you can separate and share the goodies with friends and family. Look for skincare and body products, jewelry or accessory sets, arts and crafts kits, food and wine baskets and even kitchen gadget bundles.
Shop to Donate: If you need an excuse to buy yourself a well deserved gift, and I am telling you right now you do not, but if you do shopping with companies that donate proceeds to a non-profit is the perfect solution. Fashionista’s should check out Silpada Designs who donates proceeds of select sterling silver jewelry to charities supporting women throughout the year, and STATE Bag who donates a fully packed backpack to a family with children in need for every amazing bag sold. Nature lover? Look for companies like Ten Tree who plant trees for every purchase (and you can even track your trees) and WWF has a diverse catalog of animal themed products whose proceeds support endangered animals. Toms, Bombas and the Honest Company are a few you might already buy from and didn’t even know your purchase was giving back!
Any of these four ideas will leave you feeling like a million bucks without spending it. You don’t have to harbor feelings of guilt when you do something nice for yourself, it’s not selfish, it’s caring for yourself in the same way you do for others!