(Closed) so mad! FI knows one of his Christmas presents!

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Post # 3
807 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Last year, my Fiance ended up BUYING HIMSELF three of the items I bought him. None of them were very large or expensive but still! They weren’t even on his list and I was so proud of coming up with these great ideas he was really going to love…yeah he loved them so much he went out and bought them himself. 

It totally sucks! Tell your Fiance he’s not allowed to shop or ask questions for the next three weeks!

Post # 5
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

ug how annoying! last year (our first christmas! ) I got him an x box 360 kinect. Well like 3 days before Christmas he looked under the treee, picked up the gift and goes “oh you got me a kinect”   needless to say i was furious

Post # 6
14501 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@SoontoBeMrsKG:  LOL.  I just had to laugh at that… sorry.  That’s kinda cute.

Post # 7
1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I always want things to be a surprise, but with Darling Husband, it never is.  I know what he’s getting me, and he knows what I’m getting him.  But we’re apart the full week before Christmas, so some more small purchases will go under the tree.  Which he pretty much knows he’s getting – the Axe and Old Spice kits, and candy, stuff like that.

Post # 9
4606 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My FH is really good at guessing gifts. There’s only been one year that I managed to fool him, and the only gift he didn’t figure out was the pillow I bought him. And that was because I managed to stuff it into a tiny box. I really enjoy Christmas too, so it does suck when FH guesses everything. He also never gives me a list of anything more than a few items long, so he already knows what he’s getting. I still haven’t mastered the art of buying him something he doesn’t know about. 

This year I ordered his gifts online so they will come when he is at work and I can hide them effectively. 

Post # 10
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I know how you feel!

Darling Husband has a knack of buying things for himself that I’ve already bought him for X-mas.  I need to make the guy quit buying himself anything during the months of Nov. and Dec.!!

Post # 11
36 posts

Same with me.  My mother told me she wanted a CD by her favourite artist.   We go shopping together and I get the CD put it in my basket and place dvds and books on top. 

I find my mum and tag along till she is finished and she ends up grabbing the same CD.   I tried to persuade her to put it back but she just put it in her own basket.  So now I got to find something else for her.   It sucks when that happens.

My boyfriend on the other hand knows what I am going to get him for Chirstmas because I asked if he was sure if that is what he wants.

Post # 12
1 posts

Over the last month I’ve managed to guess every one of my presents, most of the time by accident. However now my gf is upset and feels Christmas is going completely wrong. I was wonderfing if perhaps any of you have any suggestions as to how to get her back in the Christmas season? Even worse was that we were talking about a site and she happened to buy me a shirt which I said I didn’t like right before she told me that was the one she had bought. I can see that it’s made her feel pessimistic about the Holidays, and I was wondering if there was anything at all I could do to make up for my being nosy.


Post # 13
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I get a kit for one of DH’s hobbies every Christmas, and they’re packaged in a distinct way that you can hear the sound of the different pieces.  Short of opening the box and wrapping each piece up separately, there’s no way of disguising it, so Darling Husband ALWAYS knows that he’s getting it.  This year, I wrapped it in a bigger box, and threw in a bunch of small change with it to give the box a different noise, and he claims it’s throwing him off, but I personally think he knows what it is.  SO annoying, LOL. 


Post # 14
1460 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

This is our first Christmas as husband and wife and I placed the order for my own gift.  LOL  He asked what I wanted and I told him I would like to have a monogram necklace with my new initials. 

I also have a confession…I loved what he picked out but there was one that I liked just a little bit better and it was the exact same price so I switched them out in the cart.  He didn’t even notice because the differences are things only I would notice.  Whew…now I feel better.  I’ve not told anyone else.  I know it wouldn’t bother him because he would have probably preferred that I just picked it out myself anyway.  🙂 

Post # 15
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Darling Husband left what he bought me on an open tab on the iPad that we both share.  And then I saw the email that it had been shipped.  He doesn’t know I saw, but I think I might tell him he has to be more careful.  Now I have to practice my surprised face for Christmas morning! Surprised

Post # 16
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Aw… that happens with me all the time. Once Darling Husband guessed my parents and I bought him a TV. I was so upset I cried and these occurences started to happen a lot less often 🙂

Last year I got Darling Husband a print of cars. I knew he loved it because he pointed it out to me a couple of times and said that when he gets some extra money he’d probably buy it. I ran out right away and picked it up. They gave me an 8.5×11 sheet of paper with a chart as the receipt and I thought nothing of it, shoving it in my purse.

Fast forward a few weeks… I was so excited I’d been able to keep it from him as he’s good at guessing gifts and I can’t lie well. I’m at the table with him and cleaning out my purse. It was around a time that we had some work done on our car and I thought I found a receipt for parts or service as they come on 8.5×11 sheets of paper with lots of lines and things. (You can see where this is going).

I handed it to him and said “this must be yours”. He looked at it and as he was, I realized what I had done and snatched it back. But it was pretty much too late. He had a good idea ofwhat it was and I ruined the surprise all on my own.


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