In each episode of this documentary series, viewers are given a fascinating look at the lives of two compulsive shoppers whose addictions to the buy have sent them spiraling into extreme debt and have strained their personal relationships to the breaking point. A therapist is introduced to each individual in an effort to get at the root of what is behind their harmful obsession. Breaking the cycle of rampant consumerism could buy them the most important gift of all - the chance at a healthy and happy life. Features shoppers who love the thrill of finding that perfect dress, beautiful décor item or fabulous piece of jewelry. But what happens when the high of the buy becomes an addiction and obsession, and causes their finances - and their lives - to start spinning out of control?