Here's one for you to mull over...
Which would you rather have for Christmas (or birthday, if you don't celebrate this festivity)?
A surprise gift, or something you wanted?
You can't have both.
Now in broad, generalised terms, my feeling is most blokes would far rather get something they wanted, even if they knew in advance what it would be.
It's the female take on this that I feel far less confident in guessing.
Of course I would love to be able to buy Maggie a surprise gift of something she'd really like.
But our previous 19 shared Christmasses have clearly demonstrated I can successfully do one or the other, but very, very rarely both.
So it's a case of trying to figure out which is likely to be the least disappointing for her...