Christmas, as we all now realise, is a time for love, family, friendship, and in particular presents. And if you have to forgo feelings of love, family and friendship in order to obtain the presents, then so be it. Some people like to think that part of the joy of receiving a present is its secretive nature, and it displays how much the gifter knows and thinks of the giftee. Nevertheless, it is always a good idea to have some idea as to what your presents are, so you have some time before the big day to practice your fake appreciative smile when you open that third pair of Christmas-themed socks that you will only wear for the next week, or the scented candles that you never wanted. Luckily for me, I can bring out that smile on demand after receiving Sarah Milican's DVD for my birthday (if you can fake that you appreciate that, you can fake it for anything). The real fun in presents is not the thought behind them, its placing them into two separate piles of great gifts and those that you hope the receipt is wrapped up next to it. But how do you prevent your parents/partners knowing that you've relished the perks of peeking? Welcome to a long overdue guide in how to figure out what you are getting for Christmas without getting caught.