Post # 1
I have NEVER been one of those people who looks for gifts. I love being surprised on Christmas day.
SO and I had discussed that we wouldn’t really do gifts this year since we are in saving mode and we are also going on a small trip at Christmas. But, I told him I was buying him a couple things he needs (the kind he won’t actually get around to buying himself) and I wasn’t spending much. Well the past week he has been bugging me about what I want for Christmas. I told him not to buy me anything- there’s absolutely nothing I need, and he’s better off saving his money. I didn’t want him to buy me something just for the sake of buying something. Well yesterday I come home and he starts talking about how he ordered my gift today, and how I’m going to be so happy with it, it’s something I really, really want. I’ve brainstormed and I can’t think of anything I’ve told him I really want (well, other than the unrealistic things like a puppy and a pony.. lol. Oh and some new boots, but I’ve made it very clear I don’t want him to buy those for me since we have different tastes!) I am so, so tempted to look at his history just to see what store he bought from. I have to admit, there’s this little voice in the back of my head that is telling me that it could be a ring… and I know it’s (99%) not, but I really just want to confirm that it isn’t so I can get that out of my head.
Talk me down! And are there any serial gift snoopers? I am so bad at lying and I know I couldn’t fake a realistic surprised reaction on Christmas morning!
This topic was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by Dreaming42.
Post # 2
I used to snoop, but then realized it only hurt me in the end because there was no element of surprise when I actually opened the gifts on Christmas, and, worse yet, I would have to pretend to be surprised. And I am so bad/awkward when it comes to acting.
Post # 3
Dreaming42: I haven’t snooped for Christmas gifts since I was about 12. We always snooped in my Mom’s closet and I found two sweaters. One was so beautiful. I thought the other was ugly. Guess which one I got? Guess which one my sister got?
It wouldn’t have been so heartbreaking if I hadn’t been dreaming of the “beautiful” one so long.
Post # 4
Dreaming42: I was a snooper growing up. I mastered the art of unwrapping and rewrapping presents. I suck with surprises, so to be honest… if my FI had any gifts for me under the tree, I’m not sure I could contain myself. Anyways… I agree with the PP, it only hurt me in the end because I knew what I was getting. But, that probably still wouldn’t stop me as I’m extremely impatient. All I have to say is try to keep yourself busy with other things, and don’t think about it!
Post # 5
julies1949: “We always snooped in my Mom’s closet and I found two sweaters. One was so beautiful. I thought the other was ugly. Guess which one I got? Guess which one my sister got?“
Hahaha, thanks for the smile!
Post # 6
Dreaming42: I’m a serial snooper and I always end up being somewhat let down on Christmas morning or my birthday, etc. Not because I didn’t get exactly what I wanted, but because I knew I was getting exactly what I wanted, even what I was going to be surprised with.
As hard as it is, hold off on snooping. It truly pays off in the en.d