Shopping for your best friend and the guy in your life is fun, but let’s be real for a sec: nothing really stacks up to that exhilarating rush you get when you find something that you’ve just GOTTA have for yourself. It makes braving the malls on Black Friday (yikes), elbowing strangers, and even that inevitable dip in your bank account 100% worth it. This is how we felt, at least, while putting together the 2012 Treat Yo’Self Holiday Gift Guide. The title may have been lifted from Donna and Tom in Parks and Rec, but the sentiment is still there. All of the editors here at MTV Style have rounded up everything that we’re subtly-not-so-subtly adding to own personal wishlists this season. From our closets (animal sweaters, custom jackets, and accessories galore) to our beauty drawers (makeup, skincare, and manicures) to even our dream bike, consider this list the Sparknotes guide to all of our latest obsessions….and yeah, we’ve got a feeling you’ll love it, too.
After all, YOU know yourself the best out of everyone, so what’s the point in waiting for Santa (or, more likely, your parents) to shell out for that all-in-one hair straightening kit or a hot pink Crosley turntable? Hey, we even threw a Vitamix in there JUST because we know that nobody’s going to splurge on a fancy blender for your kitchen except for you. And the best part is, you don’t even have to wait until the actual holiday in order to indulge. Sure, patience may be a virtue… but if you ask us, instant gratification is WAY more exciting.