?Do you treat yourself on your birthdays??

Philippines
October 4, 2008 11:12am CST
I will be celebrating my birthday later this month and I am planning to treat myself with a well-deserved vacation. My boyfriend and I are planning to go out of town for a week. Since I started working and earning my own money, I made it a point to treat myself on my birthday. It's something that make me feel good. I think that as I give people gifts on their birthdays, I also deserve a gift for myself. How about you? Do you treat yourself on your birthday?
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4 Oct 08
Hi dolc_vita78, I don't work so I just don't have the extra to treat myself on my birthday, so I just carry on as normal. Happy Birthday for when its comes this month. Tamara
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• Philippines
5 Oct 08
thanks!
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@potrish78 (742)
• Philippines
4 Oct 08
I do treat myself on my birthdays and even if it's not birthday I do treat myself. lol. I treat myself almost every month. hehehe. I go to a spa for a massage, to a salon for my hair and nails, I go to restaurants which are new to me. I buy shoes but not expensive ones. I do this to reward myself from hard work. On my birthdays That's the time for a celebration with my friends.
• Philippines
4 Oct 08
You are right. We deserve to treat ourselves from time to time and not only on our birthdays!
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@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
4 Oct 08
i think you should always treat yourself at some point. it's a great thing to do and on your birthday sounds like a great time to treat yourself. and treating yourself to a vacation is a fabulous present!!
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• Philippines
4 Oct 08
We all deserve to treat and pamper ourselves...
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@sray81 (50)
• United States
4 Oct 08
in the past 5 years only 2 times because when october rolls around we always seem to be broke it reminds me of my 7th or 8th birthday we my mom decided to get a cookie cake for my birthday and i didn't get any because everyone else was so greedy. thats my life though
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@thejj924 (78)
• United States
4 Oct 08
i normally do because its my birthday and i do whatever i want. my birthday was last week and i bought my self a tattoo and a tongue piercing, but took out the tongue already LOL, i personally do not like people getting me gifts i like to buy them myself
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• Philippines
4 Oct 08
Belated Happy Birthday my friend!
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• United States
4 Oct 08
thank you, but as i said i get more pride in buying gifts for myself then people giving me gifts
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@roniroxas (10568)
• Philippines
4 Oct 08
wow... i wish i can treat myself with a well-deserve vacation too. i do treat myself on a whole body spa, foot spa or something that i can pamper myself. but not over for as you know i have four children that if i spend too much for myself we might get hungry for a week. lol. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU DOLCE MAY ALL YOUR WISHES COME TRUE. HEY!!!!
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• Philippines
5 Oct 08
Hi roni! I salute you for giving more priority to your children. I think that's just how it is when you already have children to take care of. Thanks for the advance greeting my friend!
@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
4 Oct 08
My birthday is tomorrow! An early happy birthday to you. I won't really be doing much, but I guess I'm going to just kind of sit around and be happy. A few people close to me have bought me things!
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• Philippines
5 Oct 08
Happy birthday Sheepie!
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@klaudine (3651)
• Indonesia
4 Oct 08
I would like to do that. Treating myself with people that I love, or maybe just alone in my birthday is a means to show my grateful that I can pass another year of being myself. I would not only treat myself in my birthday, I would like to celebrate myself. I know that being older doesn't mean that I would be wiser. But as the self recognition of being older and knowing that the clock is ticking, I know that something should be done to myself. Treating yourself in your birthday isn't something bad. I think I deserve that to live my life, because living is hard :)
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@klaudine (3651)
• Indonesia
8 Jan 09
Wow... Thanks for the BR :) I really appreciated it
@aweins (4200)
• India
10 Jan 09
hi dolce_vita78, my dear friend, before anything, i would like to wish you a very happy birthday in advance. i never pampered myself on birthday but before marriage i use to do a nice outing, partying and what not. in the nnight dinner ofcourse with my dear and loving parents who brought me up by giving birth and making me study. i never gifted anything to myself. i love to recieve wishes, by phone calls, sms, e-mails whatever but i love them. i dont want too many gifts on my birthday but i love to receive wishes. i love black forest cake and i always cut black forest on my birthday. i spend lot of money on that day and because i earn, i dont have to ask my parents, so i enjoy more, because there is a feeling of independence.
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@aj2006 (1536)
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
I celebrate birthdays!even a simple celbration will do.. I love to celebrate special moments with my family. I make sure to have a simple gathering with our favorite food in the menu.. When it comes to my kids birthdys, It is always a big celebration.. :) HAppy new Year!
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@candysky (855)
• Malaysia
7 Oct 08
well, i will.... i will buy something to treat myself as a gift... i think it is good to give yourself a gift to make yourself happy... when you work, sure you will face a lots of problem... so, it is time for you to give yourself a gift to continue have the mood to work and have a happy life...
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@neildc (17250)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
7 Oct 08
Advance happy birthday, my friend. Me? I don't usually celebrate my birthday for I still find it impractical for we are 4 in the family that celebrate birthdays in just one month. But sometimes, if there is enough money, I do it, I dine in a restaurant with no one but me only, in my birthday.
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@bagumbayan (2705)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
Yes, I do treat myself during my birthday. If not on the exact date a week before or after. I go out of town or have a gig with my family. Travelling is one I like most. Just two weeks ago I was in one of the province here, 8 hours land travel to visit the celebration of a feast day. Its a nice place and I like the places where we passed by. Advance happy birthday!
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@dpk262006 (56737)
• Delhi, India
6 Oct 08
My best wishes to you on your birthday, well in advance (if you let me know the date, I may be able to extend my wishes on that day too.......LOL!). YOur appear to be a good idea to enjoy your birthday along with your friend. YOu must treat yourself and you must spend some quality time indulging in favourite activities of yours. How did you past 'hearts' on the title of your discussions? Please tell. Hearts are looking awesome........
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@stephcjh (32303)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I do sometimes but not very often. I may buy myself something around my birthday if I did not get it from someone else as a gift or something. I usually skip over my birthday though.
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@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
6 Oct 08
I do get something I always wanted on my birthday, just in case someone else did not buy it for me. I also get invited out by my friends, but I do not throw a party by myself. Usually it is getting something that I wanted like a DVd of my favorite show, a new dress, etc.because well there is my husband and it would not look right for me ordering a whole pizza or going to eat at a fancy restaurant by myself would it not? But gifts are another matter. Now I have until February to decide what to get for myself. Now what shall I get?
@quinnkl (1667)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I have always tried to treat myself and do something special on my birthday. As the oldest of five growing up with a sister just a year younger who seemed to get everything I did, etc, my birthday seemed the only thing that was mine. And I have tried to carry on the tradition of making it a special day every year to this day!
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@Gwapako_28 (2142)
• Philippines
5 Oct 08
Yes!yes!yes! i bought new things for myself on my birthday.
• Philippines
5 Oct 08
Today, actually, is my birthday. I celebrated it with my mom cooking spaghetti and going on a date with my boyfriend. I treat myself with a brand new material, this year I got myself a pair of gold flats and next week I am planning to buy myself a pair of Skechers sneaks!
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@sweet_pea (3323)
• Philippines
21 Apr 11
Not really. I remember my birthday was just an ordinary day last year because we were really busy with our short business then. This year, I would probably have to treat my co-workers to a meal. It is a tradition in our office to treat your office mates whenever someone celebrates his/her birthday.