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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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  • Reply The Cubicle Chick

    I love these. I’m actually getting the girls one for Christmas. I can’t wait to see their faces.

    View Comment December 17, 2017 at 11:08 PM
  • Reply Amy

    Some times it is important to self gift. I really do love that desk that you got. It would be perfect for our guest room

    View Comment December 14, 2017 at 9:39 PM
  • Reply Mimi Green

    I love the compartments int he desk drawer. That is exactly what I need. I got my daughter the Fujifilm Instax Mini for Christmas. I can’t wait to see random pictures of parts of a face and toes because she is only 5. lol

    For me, there is a purse I have my eye one. I’m not sure whatever I will gift myself.

    View Comment December 14, 2017 at 6:16 PM
  • Reply Nichole Arnold

    Love these ideas! I am self gifting myself as well. Furniture for the living room and new camera for work!

    View Comment December 14, 2017 at 5:13 PM
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    What a lovely idea to gift yourself a few things I am in love with the desk how gorgeous is it. And they really look to have made each of the storage compartments as useful as possible!

    View Comment December 14, 2017 at 4:44 PM
  • Reply Victoria Heckstall

    Self-gifting is an important! Glad that you voice it out! I absolutely love your desk as well.

    View Comment December 14, 2017 at 4:04 PM
  • Reply Kisa Johnson

    Ohh I love the Kate writing desk you got!
    This year I gifted myself a TV and some clothes that were on sale on Black Friday. I’ve already opened them, since I wanted cute things to wear this season and a way to force myself out of sweats and jammies.

    View Comment December 14, 2017 at 3:11 PM
  • Reply Cyn Gagen

    I definitely treat myself to gifts during the holidays! Why not? I love that desk. It’s so sleek and stylish.

    View Comment December 14, 2017 at 12:38 PM
  • Reply Michelle Waller

    The desk you picked looks amazing. It looks perfect for anyone who works from home or works a lot on the computer.

    View Comment December 14, 2017 at 12:22 PM
  • Reply Glamamom

    These are such fun ideas! I love self-gifting haha and would love the desk or the camera! Who wouldn’t?

    View Comment December 14, 2017 at 12:03 PM
  • Reply Chubskulit Rose

    Whenever my kids and husband ask me what I want, I always tell them I don’t want anything because I already got my gift lol.

    View Comment December 14, 2017 at 9:34 AM
  • Reply Kathy Myers

    I’ve played with the Instax Mini camera before and it’s so fun! Love, love, love the Christmas setting!!

    View Comment December 14, 2017 at 7:28 AM
  • Reply Sue Reddel

    I knew there was someone I forgot to buy a present for, me!! Thanks for reminding me. I love the look of that desk.

    View Comment December 13, 2017 at 10:01 PM
  • Reply Mary Edwards

    I just love that desk! Beautiful and perfect for blogging. I did already get myself a little something this year ;)

    View Comment December 13, 2017 at 9:06 PM
  • Reply Nancy L.

    The Kate Writing Desk is beautiful. I love the sleek, clean, modern look. Now I have to figure out how I can get rid of the massive cherry desk in my office and get a cute work space like this one! :)

    View Comment December 13, 2017 at 8:12 PM
  • Reply Jennifer Van Huss

    That is a stunning desk! I love how it is sectioned for keeping you organized!! I love my instax camera! It is the perfect self gift!

    View Comment December 13, 2017 at 6:37 PM
  • Reply Ashley

    What a great desk to have. I need a new office space, this desk looks perfect!

    View Comment December 13, 2017 at 3:29 PM
  • Reply Bill Sweeney

    Absolutely nothing wrong with getting a gift for ourselves! Who better to shop for, than the one who truly knows what they want for Christmas?

    View Comment December 13, 2017 at 1:59 PM
  • Reply Stacie

    I’m a big fan of self-gifting. I do all my gifting to others first, but then I like to get myself a little something.

    View Comment December 13, 2017 at 1:42 PM
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