“Being totally caught on the hop I ended up saying it must be a mistake and had no idea how it got there, so you can only imagine her disappointment,” she added.
“I could have just said I ordered it for her as a surprise for being so well behaved recently – but A) she’s being a bit of a diva at the moment and B) it cost me £39.99 – and my mid-year treats don’t usually cost me that much!
“Now I’m left with the dilemma over whether to give it to her or not. If she opens it on Christmas Day, the magic of Christmas will be ruined, because she will remember seeing it.
“So thanks a bunch Amazon. As a parent you do the best to keep the magic of Christmas alive for as long as you can – then Amazon come along and clumsily ruin it.”
A spokesman for Amazon said: “Before adding the item to the basket, the website advises: ‘Item arrives in packaging that reveals what’s inside. To hide it, choose Ship in Amazon packaging at checkout.