I generally save all of my tax returns into my emergency funds. However, I do use it as an excuse to buy myself something I'd like but don't really need. If you know me, you know I never buy things and would hate to be caught in a mall on the weekend. Which is why I found myself wearing some sweaters this winter that I know were bought during my one shopping spree in 2003.
A few years ago, I bought myself a hand held planetarium, which I really enjoy.
Last year you could say I used some of my return for an iPad, but that decision was made as soon as it was announced. And I have enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. Especially if you have lap dogs and lap cats, you can still browse while they are being needy.
Not sure what I will do this year, although I did just go on my annual (or less frequent) shopping spree with Meghan. It started as a few shirts for my Vegas trip and ended up with stuff for work, running, etc.
I did buy a new cologne. For the past couple years as I work more with perfumes at work I have been interested in finding a new cologne. I don't think my array of Old Spice White Water or Body Sprays truly counts.
After smelling and spraying the entire isle, I chose Swiss Army Mountain Water. Aside from smelling good, the whole water bottle container looks hilarious.