Try something new this holiday season. Try valuing things, not deals. Don't buy a sweater that's a little baggier than you'd like just because it's 30 percent off. Buy the sweater you absolutely adore, even if it's more expensive (or even if it's not marked down at all). Buy it because it will bring you real pleasure to wear. Then, when you get a compliment on it, resist the urge to talk about its cost. Instead, talk about how you love its softness or the way it breathes while staying warm because it's 100 percent real wool. Make a budget and stick to it—obviously, if you absolutely need a sweater and can only spend $15 on it, you should just work to get the best bang for your buck—but when it comes to impulse buys, don't settle for something that's simply a good bargain.