So yes I am still talking about Christmas but I needed to put everything I received together because I like to be organized. I also need to figure out what to do with all this money. And it's always fun to talk about gifts right!?
I am very grateful for a huge family and lots of people that love me. I really wish they didn't get me anything but alas they did so here we go:
Gifts I Received:
Coach purse - returned for store credit $97
Nail polish - 3 sets
Nine West boots - returned for store credit $78
A soft and comfy robe
Thigh high socks
Forever 21 purple infinity scarf
H&M striped tee
Slippers - 3 pairs
Starbucks gift card - $20
Forever 21 gift card - $40
Barnes & Noble gift card - $20
Cash - $200 mom & dad, $50 from my grandma, $50 from my dad & stepmom
I felt bad for returning some items for store credit but the purse was not my style and I did not want to go through the hassle of selling it and the boots were way too small for me! I got so much stuff this year, I am not sure if it's because I always give people gifts or if my family just loves me a lot. I have a huge family and 2 sets of families. They all spoil me too much. I am very grateful for them all!
I'm going to deposit all the cash I received in my savings account. I used the Forever 21 gift card to buy a puffer vest and 2 basic tops when I went to SF with my cousins last week. I also used the Starbucks gift card twice. I love gift cards!
Whenever I go home, my mom, sister and I love to shop and go to the mall. I went to the mall three times while I was there - once in SF, once with my sis and another with my sis and mom. My mom bought me a pair of boots at DSW for $40, I bought another pair of flat boots at Charlotte Russe for $20, and that's about it. I spent $7 at Sweet Tomatoes when I went to dinner with friends (I had a buy 1 get 1 free coupon so I split it with a friend) and then spent $30 on another dinner. My mom paid $80 for my hair appointment so I didn't have to spend much during the time I was there. For the most part I didn't spend as much as I thought I would and I even sent money to savings when I got paid last Friday.
I like being at home but when I am, I feel like I don't have to be an adult. My parents are always there to offer money and to do things for me. In a way it's a bit unsettling reverting to childhood ways but it was so nice and comforting to be home and not worry about money, bills, and life.
What was your favorite gift this year and did you do any holiday shopping?