There is one way to forgo Christmas gift disappointment. Buy yourself everything you want.
I prefer the internet click, pay, ship method. I charge the gift to husband's card, ship in his name and when the box arrives leave it and a roll of wrapping paper on his dresser.
Sometimes I even forget what I have bought myself, if there is enough time between clicking, shipping and opening.
This year I gave myself a scanner, an IPOD alarm clock/soundsystem, a radar detector and 2 fake designer watches from Beijing.
I think I am secretly a man.