Shopping Indecisiveness

Do you ever have a gift card that you really want to use, but you just can’t decide what to buy? That’s my dilemma. My wonderful husband, Ben, knows I don’t shop for myself very often. If I have a little extra cash I almost always spend it on something for the family or my girls. Plus I absolutely hate going through racks of clothes only to find I don’t like anything or none of it fits. Sometimes there are too many options, and it makes my head explode.


My dad usually gives me cash for Christmas and birthdays, and I can’t tell you the last time I actually used that cash to buy something for myself. It’s not that I don’t want new things. I just have this tendency to see something that I think someone else would really love, and I purchase it. I put my family first, and I guess you could say I have more of a giver personality.

My loving husband presented me with a gift card to one of my favorite online stores and informed me I am not allowed to spend it on anyone else. I must buy something for myself. Now I’m sitting here with a list of clothes and things I find cute or interesting, but I can’t pick anything.

Maybe it’s time to face that facts and come to the realization that I have a problem shopping for myself. What if all along the problem has been my indecisiveness? Half the time I can’t decide where I want to eat for dinner on a night out, so why should shopping be any different?

Do you have issues shopping for yourself? Would you rather buy for yourself or others?