Have you ever bought a birthday gift for yourself? I have some friends who never fail to do it every year (in fact, they spend the few months leading up to their birthdays in gleeful dilemma over what to get), while others confess that they’ve never thought of doing so.
Personally, I’ve never bought anything for myself on my birthday per se, but that’s mostly because I usually just get what I want, when I want it #ImpulseControlNeeded.
If you’re thinking of starting a new birthday tradition, why not consider the following?
Sponsor a child
Truly a gift that keeps on giving, sponsoring a child allows you to do some good on your name day, while making a difference to a child and their family's lives! Head over to World Vision now to do your part.
Get a piece of jewellery with your birthstone
If you believe in the metaphysical properties of gemstones, wearing a piece of jewellery with your birthstone is thought to invoke energies that are complementary to the month you were born in. Find out what your birthstone is here.
Get a tattoo
Want something more permanent to commemorate a milestone? Get inked! Here are some ideas if you're thinking of getting a small, stylish tattoo.
Buy a set of pure silk pyjamas
We spend a considerable amount of time in bed, why not make it a more luxurious experience? Get yourself a set of pure silk pyjamas to give your body all the TLC it needs at night - these ones are from British luxury nightwear label Olivia von Halle.
Customise a signature scent
Your fragrance is an extension of your style - and a signature scent can truly capture the essence of who you are. Check out new local fragrance label Scent By Six for customisation services.
Book yourself a spa getaway
Or any kind of holiday that you'll enjoy, really - it's your birthday, treat yourself!
Sign up for a hobby class
If there's something that you've always wanted to learn, signing up for it on your birthday should provide enough motivation to follow through this time. Interested in calligraphy? Nehohmee provides private classes for you to master the art of the brush.
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