Gift giving – I need help being sneaky

posted 2 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
179 posts
Blushing bee

Does he have any friends who are also into fly fishing? Perhaps you could have one of his friends bring it up as though they were buying it for themselves? Though it depends on your SO’s relationship with his friends. 

I’m afraid that’s all I’ve got for now. Good luck!

Post # 3
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I was in a similar situation once – I pinned both images, then one night when I was just, you know, casually on Pinterest, I leaned over and said, “huh, doesn’t this look like that painting you were obsessed with once? Weird that it’s in home decor on Pinterest, I hated that thing” (or whatever I said to make it sound nonchalent) and he said no, XYZ detail was different. I then pretended to google it (“oh yeah, wasn’t it this it?”). Voila, confirmation that was the right image and he suspected nothing. 

Post # 5
1043 posts
Bumble bee

Does he use pinterest?  Maybe you could talk him through how to use it over the phone, and suggest he pin that silly picture he loved to a board called “fly fishing”  and then make another couple boards to share…like “gifts I want”  “Dream vacation.”  Play up the gifts board and vacation boards as ways to get ideas for future plans and the “fly fishing” one as just an example.  Haha…I tried!!

  RedHairing:  Good one!!!

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