The New Year is here, which means many people are receiving their holiday bonus checks. After working hard all year long, many employees around the country look forward to receiving an additional bonus check from their employer as a “thank you.” While some people opt to invest their bonus checks or put them directly into savings, others use the money as an excuse to buy themselves a holiday gift.
Not sure how to spend your bonus gift? Here are a few practical – yet still enjoyable – ways to do so.
Spa and Salon Treatments
Reward yourself for a year of hard work in the office by indulging in a luxury spa or salon treatment. Whether you head to your local hair salon for a new color, cut, or hydrating treatment or visit a med spa like inhstl.com or microneedling services, treating yourself to a relaxing spa visit is a great use of your holiday bonus check.
Love to travel but can never justify spending money to do so? You’re not alone. Using your holiday bonus check on a weekend getaway to a nearby destination is the perfect way to treat yourself while making practical use of your bonus money! Whether you opt to travel alone or use this opportunity to have a romantic getaway with your significant other, this is a great way to take a quick break from everyday life and relax and unwind after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
Top Shelf Alcohol
Want to indulge in high-end liquor to make cocktails for an upcoming holiday party or just want to add a top shelf bottle to your bar cart or liquor collection? Use this opportunity to head to your local high-end liquor store and splurge on a top-shelf bottle. Even if you aren’t a big drinker or are not confident that splurging on a nice bottle will be worth it, having a high-end bottle on display with the rest of your alcohol will double as a conversation starter at parties and even as a piece of home decor.
While it can be understandable and difficult to justify such a purchase throughout the rest of the year, this is a great option for an item to purchase with your holiday bonus and is the perfect way to treat yourself after a year of working hard.