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    Holiday Self-Gifting For Work And Play

    Thanks to Office Depot for sponsoring this post.

    The holiday shopping season is in full effect many of us are checking off gifts for our friends and family and prepping for the holidays in every capacity. But what about you? How many of you are treating yourself to something special this holiday season? For me, the holidays is also about self-gifting. I don’t shop a lot for myself during the rest of the year so when the holidays roll around, I like to pick up a few things that I’ve been really wanting as a way to celebrate the 365 days that I’ve somehow managed to conquer… especially those hard days. And boy were there plenty of those!

    We mustn’t forget about ourselves. We made it through another year doing all of the things so we deserve to treat ourselves. By now, you’re probably thinking that I’m going to suggest your typical self-care items. Nah. I mean those are great, but self-care comes in many forms. This year I’m focusing on gifting myself something for work and something for play because a great deal of my stress comes from work related things and as a creative I need items that will help me function and flow more freely.

    For Work

    I gifted myself this Kate Writing Desk that’s not only functional, but super duper stylish. Style is important to me because I’m a better person when my work environment is fresh and presentable. Being in the space that I’m in, my work environment consists of my entire home, honestly. It’s not just about the office and cute work spaces on Instagram, but every nook and cranny. Instagram matters when you’re a lifestyle blogger so I had to step my game up! This desk by See Jane Work sits in our living room, which has been a work in progress. I’m happy to say after a lot of furniture shuffling and tossing, it’s starting to look like adults live here and I’ll be able to share more everyday photos in the space with this fabulous desk as a focal point.

    For Play

    I’ve been wanting a Fujifilm Instax Mini for at least 4 years and I finally gifted one to myself. I’ll admit that its retro aesthetic is what reeled me in, but as a photography enthusiast and lover of memory making, I had to have it. I’ll also admit that I also had work in mind when purchasing this camera because it makes such a great photo prop. Y’all, leave me alone. This is how my mind works. No matter the item, I’m always thinking of how I can use it in creative photography. Blogger problems… always strategizing and what not! The Instax Mini is such a treat to have though. There’s something exciting about those tiny instant captures! I can’t wait to use mine on Christmas morning.

    I’m so happy with these gifts to myself and I’m grateful to Office Depot for partnering with me on this post! Be sure to check out Office Depot for this year for holiday gifting for yourself and loved ones! Are you buying yourself anything special this year? Let me know in the comments!

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