Is it more fun to shop for yourself or for others?

Is it more fun to shop for yourself or for others?

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Is it better to give than to receive? Many people find shopping for others a stressful holiday obligation, while others say giving gifts is by far the best part of the season. But who hasn't happened upon the perfect gift for themselves while holiday shopping? Let's face itwhen you buy yourself a gift, you know the recipient will enjoy and appreciate it. Would you rather shop for yourself or for other people? 🎁

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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.

But let's face it: nobody knows what you'd like for the holidays more than you.

But plenty of people find that giving is far more rewarding than getting.

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