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So, do you think it would be sneaky and underhanded to anonymously have Hanna Andersson send a catalog to a certain childless female relative who might be tempted to buy some of their impossibly cute and nice eurostyle clothes for my dd? Because I just got their catalog and I was thinking, OMG there's no way I would buy something out of it but that doesn't mean I don't want one of each, kwim?<br><br>
But then again she is temptable (tends to send things from time to time), and I would rather she be tempted by HA than, you know, certain other cute but yicky or impractical stuff. I'm sure she would just think she got on it via some random mailing list.<br><br>
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lol i do that to my mom all the time! however, she *only* shops via catalog, and she is aware that i send stuff her way that i like, even if the partucular title isn't mentioned. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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lol, I would soooo do it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I think that is just fine. If you want to be even more sneaky, "mess up" their name a little bit for the label, so they don't think it was you.<br><br>
Example: your mom's name is Julie Anne Smith<br><br><br>
you might give her name to Hanna as Julia A. Smythe
 

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ohh yes i would totally do that, actually i think i need to go put my MIL on a mailing list....
 

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what a great idea!! my grandmother only shops by catalog too and i think i will use your idea!! (maybe next christmas we wont get another bear dressed in camo singing im proud to be an american <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> - dh is in the af)
 

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I wasn't so subtle. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> I sent DH over to my IL's with a HA catalog in hand before X-Mas. The IL's always buy $$ clothes for them, and it is never something we can use so it always goes to waste. And yes, the DD's each got an outfit, although she had to pick the only thing in the entire collection that I would never buy in a billion years. White wool dresses for a toddler and a 5y old. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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Brilliant! I'd do it in a heart beat! And I love the mess-up-the-name bit! Genius!! If only I had someone to do that to!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 
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