Gifts for new jobs and promotions

It was a strange week. On Tuesday, I sat in front of three kind strangers in a tiny room and sweated a lot and on Wednesday they offered me a job.

Of course this was good news and should’ve been a gift in itself. Of course. But I still wanted a ticker-tape parade or a shower of glitter confetti. See below.

When I was younger and I passed a piano exam, I got new nail polishes. When I did well at school (the event stood out) I was allowed to have my ears pierced.

When I had surgery shortly after because my studs got stuck in my earlobes, I received an enormous jar of pickled onions. I didn’t even do anything and I was celebrated.

But as you get older, you just have to accept that the presents for doing well don’t roll in like they used to. Especially when it comes to your career. Sometimes you just get a text message saying ‘nice one’ from a friend and that’s it.

What would I like for this small success? What would be an appropriate gift for a promotion or a new job?

I think I’ll treat myself to new trainers for the commute and possibly a new coat because my current coat is a cocoon-shaped coat which gives me the silhouette of a bowling pin. I was motivated by the fabric (cashmere) and the price (under £100).

My plan for 2016 is to dress like Victoria Beckham in 2014.  

Anyway, here are my ideas for gifts for new jobs and promotions.

Update 1: My husband took me out for dinner to celebrate. 

Update 2: My mum and dad sent me a card and £10 to buy myself some flowers

BOY do I feel ungrateful now.

I used my mum and dad's money to buy these roses from Tesco and they lasted two piffling days! What a waste! 

I used my mum and dad's money to buy these roses from Tesco and they lasted two piffling days! What a waste!