Treat Yourself This Christmas
It’s Christmas morning, and everyone is around the tree unwrapping their gifts. You’re handed a gift that feels very much like a gift set that you can pretty much guess will have a moisturiser and hand cream that your skin doesn’t take too well inside.
You open it. Lo and behold it’s precisely what you thought and you know you’re never going to use it. If you’re the kind of person who year in year out will exclaim “Oh don’t worry about getting me anything” and you end up with these gift sets that never ever get fully used, it’s time to put your foot down.
It might almost be Christmas, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stop the family from making the same mistake when they rush around the high street this year. To help avoid getting another underwhelming present, tell your folks to get you one of these quick and effortless gift ideas. Just make sure it’s a gift that you can treat yourself with.
Gift Idea 1: The Spa Day
Is there anything more luxurious than throwing a bomb bath in, lighting candles, dimming the lights and being able to have a good soak in the tub? Well, I’m sure most mums will say no with the amount of interruptions they get.
All mums deserve to be pampered, so let your family know as much. You don’t need to ask for a full spa day out with bells and whistles. A quick and straightforward solution is to ask for a spa gift card from Pure Spa. They have 25 locations across the country so they’re never too far away, and it means you can get out of the house and have a massage or facial without one interruption.
And you’ll never have to look at a tiny bottle of hand cream ever again.
Gift Idea 2: The Guaranteed Dinner
Have you seen that ad on TV for the food delivery company? You know, the one where the woman keeps calling out different restaurants and pulls food out of a bag like Mary Poppins? It can all seem like fantasy until you pull the “I’m not cooking” card.
Now, this isn’t a metaphorical card. Ask your family for a literal card that takes one responsibility away from you and on to them for a change. For example, you can get your family around a table and tell them you’d love the chance to tell them when to:
- Cook dinner
- Clean the bathroom
- Clean their bedrooms
- Do the dishes
Think of all the little things that irk you and ask them to think about what they could do and give it to you as a voucher that you can cash in anytime you want throughout the year, no questions asked.
It can make for a really fun game, especially if the family gets behind it and makes it into something serious. You could even make cards in secret and do it as a Secret Santa so no one knows which cards they’ll get.
Gift Idea 3: The Entire Internet (Sort Of)
Sometimes getting everyone around the dinner table to put their phones and tablets away for just a few minutes can seem like torture. No gift is more precious than time, so much like the aforementioned voucher idea, tell your family that you want a specific time every week where you can turn everything off for dinner and make sure there are no interruptions.
It’ll be hard to argue because it’s a gift that costs nothing and will result in uninterrupted family time without any arguments at dinner.
Alternatively, ask the family for a beautiful box about the same size as a shoebox and surprise them by letting them know it’ll be used to pop everyone’s devices in and go out the back porch at dinner. They’ll never see it coming.
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