Three Presents I Bought Myself During Lockdown

CW: spending money on non-essential things

I love giving presents. Though gifts isn’t my top love language, it’s definitely one I enjoy indulging every now and then. Finding something that is perfect for someone and seeing their eyes light up when I give it to them is a treat. And just occasionally, I also enjoy buying presents for myself.

So just for fun today, I thought it’d be fun to tell you guys about three presents I’ve bought myself since lockdown started in March, and the stories behind them.

Unicorn pole shoes

I started pole dancing in early 2019 and it changed my life. The studio is closed right now and classes on indefinite hiaitus, and I absolutely miss it like hell. I miss the physicality of it, the urge to push my body just one step further and the pain that feels so fucking good. I miss being half-naked in a room of body-positive babes of all shapes and sizes, celebrating what our bodies can do rather than how they look.

So, in honour of pole and all it’s given me and how excited I am to get back upside down as soon as it’s safe to do so, here are the utterly bonkers and utterly perfect shoes I bought myself for my birthday in June:

Doxy Die Cast

This is a sex blog, so this list wouldn’t be complete without at least one mention of a sex toy, would it?

When I saw that my friend Little Switch Bitch was having a clear-out of some sex toys, I couldn’t resist purchasing the beautiful purple Doxy Die Cast. Just look at it! Is it not the most gorgeous sex toy you have ever seen?

The Die Cast is not just a pretty face, either. This beast of a toy is all power, all rumble, and my clit’s new best friend.

Check out my full review here.

The Doxy Die Cast, a deep purple wand vibrator with a large black silicone head.
Image: Lovehoney

Stationery Subscription Box

Anyone who has spent a lot of time with me knows about my stationery addiction. I can’t resist buying gorgeous notebooks, fancy pens, journals, stickers, and all manner of paper bits and bobs, even when I don’t need them.

So when I spotted a special deal on Papergang subscription boxes by Ohh Deer, I figured I’d try it out. I expected to just get one and then cancel, but I loved them so much that I’ve kept my subscription. The fun, quirky designs are by a different independent artist each month and they’ve been brightening up my home office no end.

Papergang box being pushed through a letterbox. For a post about presents I bought myself in lockdown.
Image: Papergang by Ohh Deer

So there you have it: three of the presents I bought myself during lockdown that have been bringing me joy. Have you treated yourself to anything lovely recently?

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