One for me, one for you – I love that kind of shopping!

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I am all about the “buy something for myself” while I’m Christmas shopping.  I used to feel guilt about that syndrome.  It seemed so frivolous to buy myself something when the shopping trip was supposed to be for gift-buying.  The thing is that I tend to buy people things I want for myself as gifts.  So when I’m wrapping it, the whole time I’m wishing that someone would gift it to me!  Then I decided that someone CAN gift it to me….. ME!!!

Awesome scarf - $23 shipped!!

This scarf with sleeves is adorable – I want it in every color!!  It is $23 shipped, just right for a girlfriend gift. I ordered beige but they also have red and black.

Another gift I ended up buying myself this year was a Birchbox subscription.  Getting my Birchbox is something I look forward to each month, and it makes a fantastic gift.  My sister, mother in law, mom, and now my BFF Alana all received Birchbox subs from me.  They love getting their boxes and telling me what they received.  Sometimes my sis and I swap samples when we receive something we won’t use.  Since the subscription starts at just $30, it’s the right price for gift giving.  Right now you can also get $10 to spend on a future purchase when you spend at least $30 (use code TENBACK).  That’s an awesome deal and something I’ll definitely use!!  So one for me…..

Yoobi school supplies make it easy to give back!

Have you seen Yoobi school supplies?   You probably noticed their bright colors and fun styles right away.  But underneath all that funky fun is a powerhouse of good.  When you buy a Yoobi product, they give a matching product to a US classroom in need or to hospitalized kids.  Pretty amazing, right?  In fact, that’s what “Yoobi” stands for.  One for you, one for me.  Love that concept!  I’m a teacher and buy a LOT of items for my classroom every year.  I also purchase a lot of items for specific students.  There are so many kids in my classroom who don’t have the basic supplies like pencils or paper.  By sneaking a few extra goodies to them, they don’t have to ask for the supplies that will help them get through class.  My school provides me with a classroom budget but I like to use that for something the entire class will use. When it comes to getting a student a new binder, backpack, or a pack of highlighters, I usually add it to my own shopping cart.  I also purchase books and furnishings for my classroom. This year I moved to a new room and spent over $200 “getting it ready.”  That extra money adds up!!  Most teachers I know do the same thing.  Knowing that Yoobi gives back with each purchase makes my money go even further.

The Yoobi Sale Section has a lot of great deals starting at just 99-cents.  This is a great time to stock up on supplies your kids will use every day.  If you don’t have children in school, why not grab a few items to donate to a teacher?  Your gift will be appreciated!!  In this case, you actually get 3 for the price of one.  One for the teacher, one for a classroom in need, and a great big “attagirl” to you.  Yoobi has a holiday section with package deals just right for stocking stuffers.  You can’t go wrong with these brightly colored supplies.

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  1. I like to, but I haven’t had a chance this year. But that scarf is looking pretty stinking cute!

  2. I’ve never heard of Yoobi before. I will make sure to share this with some teachers I know. They will find this very interesting!

  3. I have never heard of it before either but I certainly love that scarf!

  4. That scarf is rather cute. I’ve never seen them before but I would wear it!

  5. That scarf is adorable and I agree that it would make a nice gift. I hadn’t heard of Yoobi before but I love that they give back. It’s so nice to support companies that have a great mission like that.

  6. I rarely buy gifts for myself during Christmas. Most of my budget goes to all the people on my list.

  7. I always love gifts that give back! I’ll definitely be checking out Yoobi.

  8. I love the scarf!!! I never can seem to bring myself to buy something for me when out shopping.

  9. I like the scarf, I haven’t seen one like that with sleeves before. My teenagers would love it.

  10. I don’t normally buy myself gifts, like ever. Even during the holidays. I am big on buying for everyone else and barely having enough cash for that. This year I have bought for everyone else and have a little bit left over so this year …. I feel like it is the first year for me to try to spoil myself with a little something. Thanks for a site idea to visit for me shopping!

  11. I usually don’t buy for myself just because I have so many other people to buy for. That scarf with sleeves is calling my name though! What a great idea!

  12. I love the Yoobi concept – all three of my brothers married teachers and I know how they struggle in the classrooms with supplies

  13. I really love the look of that scarf! The sleeves are such a great addition!
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  14. I really like that scarf with sleeves. It’s adorable and looks warm!

  15. I do buy myself gifts and I also buy some of my gifts from my husband. By the time I open them I get all excited all over again and of course it’s PERFECT. LOL

  16. That is my son’s way of shopping. I haven’t heard of them before but I want to check them out.

  17. Rebecca Swenor says:

    I love your list of gift items for yourself indeed. I love this sleeve sweater. Thank for sharing.

  18. That sounds like a great idea. I’m sure there are tons of things that our teachers could use.

  19. I’m the complete opposite actually. When I’m supposed to be shopping for myself, I buy for other people! My mom would love that scarf with sleeves!

  20. This sounds great! I also love the sweater with the scarf!

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