Overheard (not eavesdropping, I swear!
Our receptionist was on the phone with her daughter, discussing Christmas plans. Daughter has a 2 year old and newborn that have both been sick, and is quite frazzled.
This is the side of the conversation I could hear (it helps if you picture a sweet little southern lady who just drips charm):
"Well, honey, I have some wrapping to do tonight, but I can stop by tomorrow night to help you with the kids....yes I finished my shopping over the weekend....have you gotten something for me yet?....Is it a small thing?....Well, because I've really been wanting a salad spinner like the one you have, and I guess they're really popular because I haven't been able to find one....well, I was at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and I saw some, and I bought one for someone to give to me....I could drop it by tomorrow when I come....No, I'm really excited to get it, I promise!"
Easy to get what you want for Christmas when you do your own shopping!