Are you an emotional or practical buyer/shopper?
Both, I think. I'm good about usually just going in and getting stuff that I need, but occasionally I'll let myself get something I just want, or something that caught my eye.
I'm a pretty practical shopper. I have to research everything too to make sure I'm getting the best price & buy a good majority of my stuff online. I do have occasional moments of emotional buying though (especially baby clothes or craft stuff).
a little of both - my practical side just avoids shopping
I just got back from Target and spent $4 on a NB onsie that said "Where's my parade?" for our baby due on the 4th but also answer the question. "Anytime now WE will have one just come out!"
I also went knowing I needed to spend about $10 on a birthday gift for my cousin and then spent $10 on Tessa, for hers (Sunday) too. But I also got what I went for (toddler door lock for Heath $3) and saved some gas by taking out cash instead of going to the bank.
So the $3 trip cost m $70 but 40 of it I still have. The rest was while on the fly things I would have gotten ayway in the next few days I just did it today instead of having to go back out incase I have the baby before her Birthday now I know I have gifts :).
5 year old girls B-day gifts.
$10 Purple kids Moby wrap
$10 Gardening Out fit for her 18" doll
I want her to feel like a Mommy when the new baby comes and now we both with have Moby wraps and she has been a huge help in the garden this spring so the outfit works too.
$50 Pool in the yard (we set this up 2 weeks ago but she knows it is for her b-day)
If I have it I try and spend about $65 on birthdays, went alittle over budget because she has to let the boys use the pool too.
I am a delicate balance of both. Often, when I impulse buy, I wait a day or 2 before I take it out of the bag. Just in case I end up with buyer's remorse & want to return it.