Last year I did most of my Christmas shopping online and it blew up in my face. The problem is those dang ads on the side of Facebook that show you exactly what you were just searching for. So for example, just say I was looking to buy my wife a new Kitchenaid Mixer. Even after I shut down the tabs in which I saw searching those ads were all over my Facebook page. And since my wife and I use the same laptop which at home, those ads were popping up when she was on Facebook too. UGH!

Long story short she knew exactly what she was getting for Christmas about a month before she unwrapped her gift.

The lesson here is if you are searching online for a gift make sure to delete all cookies and cache in your online history. Or else your spouse will know what you are going to get her.