Sometimes, it's difficult to find the opportune to shop without the kids. So, how do you buy gifts for them when they are with you all the time? Do you sneak stuff past them? Hide it under other stuff and hope they don't see it at the checkout? One option is to order gifts online. Compare prices and watch for deals on shipping. Many stores offer free shipping if you spend a certain amount, so make all of your purchases at once to make sure you qualify. You can have toys and other items brought right to your door, usually in a plain brown wrapper, and the kids don't have to be the wiser. Another way to save on shipping costs is by having the items shipped to the store for (free) pick up. This works well if you have stores like Toys R Us or other kids' stores that you like to shop with, nearby. You can order all the stuff you want, you can even pay for it online (or over the phone as the case may be), and just pick it all up when the kids aren't with you. You can even send someone else to do the pick up if need be, since everything is picked out and paid for. You can take advantage of those sales even if you don't have a babysitter!