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When it's better to receive than to give: Selfish Christmas gifts for you

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Christmas should be about spending time with family and friends. And watching marathons of 1970’s-era Christmas cartoons while trimming the tree.

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But it isn't. It’s about spending money. On presents. For other people.

There’s a palpable dilemma in shopping for others. Christmas does a poor job of “matching products with users.” But giving cash is a cop-out. Giftcards say, “I gave up.” A fleece jacket means “I didn't even try; maybe next year will be different.”

So why bother?

This isn't a post about Scroogenomics: Why You Shouldn’t Buy Presents for the Holidays. It’s a post about spending money on yourself this Christmas.

Need a gentle nudge to get the ideas flowing?

Check out these splurgelicious ideas from SkirtSports, Osprey, Ethnotek, BioLite, Ultimate Direction, Granite Gear, Overland Equipment, Vasque, Aventura and Shredly.

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