Everything We Want to Buy Ourselves for Singles’ Day


On the heels of the news that Alibaba made $2 billion — that's billion, with a — dollars' worth of profits in the first hour of the Chinese national holiday known as Singles' Day, we just had to get in on this exciting festival of self-indulgence. Created as a counterpoint to Valentine's Day, the holiday is basically the "Treat Yo'self" segment from Parks and Recreation, writ large. Click through our slideshow to see the Cut's picks, from a socially acceptable slanket to some inscrutable-to-the-menfolk shoes. After all, the greatest gifts are the ones you give yourself.