Here are some of my strategies:
- yes, I do on-line shopping, and I try to make sure they are busy when I spot the postie with a parcel. I have a horrible accumulation of Amazon boxes in my wardrobe.
- I've started to do my supermarket shopping on my way home from Scout meetings late in the evening. That way I can drop a few stocking-fillers in the trolley without them being spotted.
- Today, I went to a shop with the youngest while the older was at pre-school. She was so focused on her own Christmas shopping (she chose what she was getting for big brother and daddy) that she didn't see the things that I picked up!
- I only have a few more things to get. I don't really know when or how they are going to be bought. It might be a case of leaving the children in the car for a few minutes while I dart in to a retail park store, with a fictitious shopping item to get, which is in fact the desired present. I might ask Hubby to pick something up over the weekend while we are away. Little things like the wrapping paper that Santa uses (which needs to be different from the wrapping paper that we use!)