Is it more fun to shop for yourself or for others? | The Tylt
Is it more fun to shop for yourself or for others?
Plenty of people take advantage of those sweet, sweet sales for themselves.
I confess. I spend the majority of Black Friday selfishly shopping for myself. I can't help it! Most of my favorite stores slash prices, and I can't not take advantage. I'm a sucker for discounted sweaters, boots, and accessories. Somehow I don't think I'm alone!
But research shows that we get a psychological boost from finding gifts for our loved ones.
Did you know the whole act of gift-giving can offer psychological benefits? Giving a gift is a universal way to show interest, appreciation, and gratitude, as well as strengthen bonds with others, sources say.
Gift-giving is also an act of altruism — unselfish concern for the well-being of others. When we give without expecting anything in return, we are improving our psychological health.