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OMG I accidentally saw my Xmas present from DH
i opened a parcel I wasn't meant to

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#1 *yassie*

Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:37 PM

Australia post just knocked on the door with a parcel. With all the Internet shopping I've done over Christmas I just assumed it was part of an amazon order DH and I did together for the kids.
I quickly took it into the garage away from the kids prying eyes and tore into it. It was only then I realized what it was  ohmy.gif a GHD which I'm guessing was meant for me!! I feel terrible. The worst part is I've torn through the address label so I can't just tape it and pretend it didn't happen.

What would you do? How do I fess up. It was an honest mistake and I must say he has done very well this year, I've wanted a ghd for ages wink.gif

#2 Single.mum.nz

Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:40 PM

I think fess up, honest mistake, just tell him what you wrote here... Lucky lady!!

Edited by Single.mum.nz, 12 December 2012 - 03:42 PM.

#3 Three Of Hearts

Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:43 PM

Fess up but sugar coat it!  Say you tore into it but the second you realised it wasn't something you'd purchased you looked away!  Or something similar!!

Same sort of thing happened to me 2 weeks ago (but the reverse).  I splurged and bought DH an iPhone for Christmas.  My name and address were on it but they gave it to DH to sign for.  Right there on the label was 'mobile phone' rant.gif

He promises me he didn't look at the writing though!

#4 Iliketoflounce

Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:43 PM

Just explain to him you tthought it was the kids pressies that you got and opened it by mistake

#5 Shellby

Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:45 PM

Just explain to him you tthought it was the kids pressies that you got and opened it by mistake

I agree.

Dh was buying stuff from ebay for me and I finally after the 3rd item had to tell him I got all the ebay emails and couldn't pretend anymore I had no idea about it. He now has his own account.

#6 ShoeLady

Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:50 PM

Ok I am completely clueless and curious, what is a GHD?  As you can see I don't get out much wink.gif

#7 ~Mintie~

Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:50 PM

Fess up. He might let you have it early wink.gif

#8 MintyBiscuit

Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:51 PM

Definitely confess, but try and convince him you didn't really see anything.

If it makes you feel any better, I heard about Nick Cave touring one day before tickets went on sale, and excitedly told DH. To which he responded "yeah, I know - it's your christmas present". Still exciting even though I found out before christmas wink.gif


Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:53 PM

Blame it on one of the kids? Hehe.

Nah I'd just be upfront with him and tell him the truth. It was a honest mistake. I'm sure he will understand.

QUOTE (applepie2 @ 12/12/2012, 01:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ok I am completely clueless and curious, what is a GHD?  As you can see I don't get out much wink.gif

Hair straightener.

#10 Copacetic

Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:55 PM

Fess up.  That way, if it wasn't for you, you'll get it anyway original.gif

#11 BetteBoop

Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:59 PM

A great present is still a great present if it's not a surprise. I'd be honest - and say thanks.

QUOTE (HollyOllyOxenfree @ 12/12/2012, 03:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Definitely confess, but try and convince him you didn't really see anything.

If it makes you feel any better, I heard about Nick Cave touring one day before tickets went on sale, and excitedly told DH. To which he responded "yeah, I know - it's your christmas present". Still exciting even though I found out before christmas wink.gif

I'm pragmatic about xmas gifts for people over the age of 10.

I don't want DH to go out and buy what I've bought him so I usually tell him in advance what I've gotten him. Every year, it sh*ts him.

He likes his present to be a surprise.

#12 *yassie*

Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:13 PM

So DH just got home from work and asked what I was looking at on the iPad. It was EB of course so I showed him this thread as my way of explaining what had happened original.gif He took it very well, I still feel bad as we both like to surprise each other but he said he will just have to get me something esle extra now wink.gif I'm such a doofus. I will open packages with him from now on lol

#13 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:13 PM

Glad that he took it well OP!

On the plus side, w00t now you get another present too!

My DF is funny he went out without me the other day and there was a market on at the shops and he bought me a lovely necklace. He was so excited that he gave it to me as soon as he walked in the door! LOL He couldn't even keep it until Christmas!

#14 Ferelsmegz

Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:24 PM

Fess up - DP and I both know what we are getting.

ETA - use it before he gets home... Tounge1.gif

Edited by Mrs Optimus, 12 December 2012 - 05:25 PM.

#15 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:35 PM

My DH did this so don't feel too bad, exact same thing, I was out with a friend, came home and DH holds out a book saying "I assume this was for me for christmas", well yes it was you idiot lol, it took me AGES to think of something I knew he would love. I wasn't mad though, I found it funny, I just didn't expect it to A: arrive so early, and B: not be home when it was delivered (DH and I have no issues opening each others mail so it didn't even pop into his mind that he wasn't meant to open it).

I went out and got him something else and have hidden it, now the trick will be getting it out of hiding without him seeing lol.

#16 Therese

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:36 PM

Enjoy your GHD original.gif I love mine!

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