My parents gave me a $100 gift card from Ann Taylor. This is a thoughtful gift from my mom, since she is aware of my weird superstition of wearing a new outfit (including new underwear) on New Year's Day. A male friend once said it sounded like a bogus superstition I made up to justify buying a new outfit. Ha ha ha. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. ;-P
I already bought my New Year's outfit when I went shopping with my BFF and big sis, but I wouldn't mind buying something extra as well. If you look at my monthly budget, you'll notice I have no allowance for cosmetics or clothing. That is one of the many things I nixed from my budget when I vowed to bring my finances under control. If I
My IT guy gave me a $50 gift card to Bed, Bath and Beyond. (My IT guy at work and I developed a strange tradition over the years of giving each other gift cards for our birthdays and Christmas. It's a total wash, but it's fun.)
The BBB gift card will come in handy since I'm planning a frugal bedroom makeover before the end of the year. I purchased a bed-in-a-bag on sale from Macy's a couple years ago. (See, picture at right.) I haven't taken it out of the bag yet since my current yellow, floral lampshades will clash with the brown/teal color scheme of the new bed covers. I'm planning to get new lampshades from BBB and possibly some new bath towels. And you better believe I'm going to be using all the 20% discount coupons I've been collecting the past few months for my purchases!
I'll repeat: I LOVE gift cards. :-D