Even though I could just go and get them, I never do. I always make it a point to *save* for the item. I have a big pickle jar that I put all of my change and spare $1 and $5 bills into. When I have reached the amount that I need, I treat myself to what I want. With th LV purse, dh has said that when I have saved half of the money, he will give me the other half.