Do you usually buy a gift for yourself when you have a birthday or do you see gifts from others as sufficient? While I do appreciate gifts from others, I have on occasion also bought myself something nice for my birthday. I see this as doing something nice for myself. It could be a nice dress, a blouse, a bag or a pair of shoes. It is refreshing to buy something new just to celebrate your special day. When I buy something for myself it is usually something that I really like or need, but a gift from a family member or friend would also be appreciated because of the thought behind the gift.