December 4, 2009

No Peeking

This is the perfect time of year to buy things for oneself. If anyone asks about the packages and bags, look coy and say, "It's a SECRET!"

22 comments:

Shelly Overlook said...

GENIUS!

Kelsey said...

Personally I'm a fan of having to add to last minute amazon orders to get the free shipping - oh look, I bought myself a CD!

Fran said...

That is genius!! EVIL genius!!

Amanda said...

ABSOLUTELY! You can scream "DON'T OPEN THAT!" and they assume that you're wonderful for purchasing them something ;-)

Nowheymama said...

HA! Awesome.

Sincerely, Jenni said...

I'm a firm believer that this should work year round. Or at least I pretend it to be.

And I agree with Kelsey... I always add stuff on to online orders for myself to get the free shipping. Hey, it's a dirty job but someone has to do it!

Erin said...

Yes, but when you come out wearing/using your new item before Christmas, it's harder to cover up.

Kim said...

I never plan to, but I always end up buying more stuff for myself this time of year than all the rest of the year combined. I guess because that way I know I'll end up with *something* I actually want.

Alexa said...

Ahem. I just did this, on Tuesday. In my defense, the one for me was only ONE package out of many for other people, and it is only for after I finish my book, as a treat. It was on sale! More than 50% off! I AM ONLY HUMAN, AFTER ALL.

Hillary said...

You are so clever!

missris said...

Haha yup, sounds about right.

An October Wife said...

Most definitely. I always do this. LOL

Nicole said...

Diabolical!

Andria said...

You are pure GENIUS!

Alice said...

oh definitely. i mean, it's just inhumane to be getting loads of packages on my doorstep from all the internet ordering i'm doing, and all of them be for OTHER PEOPLE. i get all excited when i get mail! it's only fair that some of it be for ME.

Annika said...

Excellent strategy. One I must employ immediately

Leah Rubin said...

That's the plan!

Hey, I bestowed an award on you today-- come see!

Marie Green said...

Erin, no I think this time of year works perfectly for that too- we exchange so many gifts in so many different settings, that if I wear something new my hubs just thinks I got it as a gift. (Well, maybe it just works for people that are married to people that are LACKING the "Pay Attention" skill- especially in gift-opening situtations.)

Linda said...

Yup - I add stuff for me to online orders, too. I usually scan the clearance/sales/specials to reduce the guilt, but sometimes I just add something I want, like the mp3 player that will arrive with my in-laws' gifts. How did THAT get in here?!

sarah said...

LOVE IT!

Shelly said...

Yep - I do this, too.

Jewels said...

Oh man, tell me about it. The sales are irresistible to me right now! I bought new suitcases. And then new shoes and a new shirt. And a new "my family hates my tattoo" dress and a new "everyone else likes my tattoo" dress. Lots of shopping, no Christmas gifts yet... whoops.