Very few people have the ability or the money to give the perfect gift. During birthdays when you get to become the gift recipient, you can’t expect everyone to do as well as you would if it were up to you to choose your own present. This, along with many other reasons is why you should consider buying your next birthday gift for yourself:
1. Get exactly what you want- The first and most important reason why you should consider getting yourself a birthday gift is that you can get exactly what you want. When you leave the gift choosing to a loved one or relative there is a pretty good chance that something won’t come to you the way you want it. Sure birthdays aren’t all about the gifts but if you are going to ask for something then why not get it exactly the way you want it? Also, many people don’t like to burden others by asking for gifts, especially if what they want is going to be really expensive.
2. Choose your budget- Another great benefit of picking out your own birthday gift is that you can set your budget and choose something that you are comfortable with. Asking others to spend a lot of money on you can make you feel uncomfortable but if you are in charge of the budget then the sky is the limit. If you want something that is really expensive you can make it a point to save up for that item and get yourself one grand present.
3. No favors to return- One of the best parts about getting yourself a birthday gift is that you won’t have to return the favor. When someone else gets you a gift, no matter what the occasion you always remember what they got you and feel as if you have to return the favor. This can lead to extra stress if you are tight on funds, or if you are simply having a hard time coming up with something that you think they will like. Since you’ll be the one picking out the gift and receiving the gift you can get everything done in one fell swoop. The day you get yourself you very own gift and don’t ask for anything from others is the day that you never have to worry about returning the favor again.
Birthdays are a great time to celebrate your life and all that you mean to your family and loved ones. If getting you a give is going to be a source of conflict for anyone, then you really should think about taking care of things yourself. That way you, and everyone else will be happy and you’ll be able to enjoy your birthday without any hangups.
Micah is a freelance author for Regal Tool & Supply