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#1 daisydo

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:31 PM

Where do you hide presents for birthdays, Christmas etc?

I have hidden them in suitcases this year, but I am always looking for new ideas.

#2 FeralBob!

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:34 PM

I laybyed an item this year for the first time ever because we were moving house and I was terrified that DD would spot the item in the chaos.

Other than that, hidden under the flannelette sheets on the top shelf of the linen press is always a good one.

#3 FeralCrazyMum

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:34 PM

I've always gone for suitcases before, but now DS is older, and our new house has fewer hidey spots (mainly because of my major de-cluttering), I've stashed them in the neighbour's garage  ph34r.gif

There was only one year when I was a kid that I found Christmas presents, it was actually the worst Christmas ever because I didn't have any surprises  cry1.gif So I don't want DS to find any.


#4 melaine

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:36 PM

The trampoline is in the workshop. The other things are in my boot! I only started shopping this week so never bought them in!

#5 maxshim

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:38 PM

We have one of those attic storage rooms in the roof so, while DD is still too little to get up there, that's where they go.

And I stash presents at my house for a friend down the road whose kids are older and might be inclined to snoop.

And one of DH's presents is large and I had nowhere to hide it here so it's at my Mum's house.

"Offsite" is genius I think!

#6 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:40 PM

under my bed surrounded by blankets  wink.gif

#7 lamarque

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:41 PM

In my laundry cupboards.  Kids never go near the laundry.  rolleyes.gif

#8 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:42 PM

Suitcases here too, up high in our walk in robe.  It would be impossible for DDs to get them down.

#9 farfaraway

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:43 PM

Why oh why have I never thought of suitcases?? Bless you pps, you just saved me.

#10 *JJ*

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:44 PM

Top of my walk in behind my clothes.....

but if my daughter is anything like me I will have to be super creative in a couple of years as I was pretty good at finding Mum's hiding places!!

#11 Quack Quack

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:44 PM

one year I stored them in the clothes dryer! I don't tend to have snoopy kids by nature, so I don't try too hard with the hiding places.  This year I have them all stacked in the corner of my sewing room... wrapped, and not one of my 5 kids have asked who they are for?!?!

#12 Lyra

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:44 PM

We have a granny flat out the back where my husband works. All the presents get stored in the spare room in big plastic containers with sheets draped over the top

#13 Jax12

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:45 PM

I've also got mine stashed in the storage in the roof.  My sister was saying that hiding them in the kid's bedroom is a good trick since they won't go looking in there.  My niece has one of those storage drawers in her bed that she never goes in...but I would be too scared to risk it!

#14 CatMumma

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:46 PM

My mums house

#15 IsolaBella

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:48 PM

Roof storage and in my wardrobe hidden between thick jackets (which completely cover items). So bag with present goes on hanger and big jacket over the top. My wardrobe is pretty full so it is not noticed.


#16 HeartMyBoys

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:49 PM

In the garage

#17 qak

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:51 PM

Ours are in a suitcase this year.

A friend of mine with older kids uses the kids' wardrobes, using the logic they don't ever look in there LOL.

#18 barrington

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:52 PM

Smaller items in suitcases.

Larger items I have created a 'false wall' in our under stair storage and put them behind there.

I have also stored a few amongst all the winter doonas and blankets in our linen closet.



#19 Justaduck

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:57 PM

This year is no drama as DD won't notice if she sees them anyway. They are just in the study cupboard. From next year think I will use one of MILs spare rooms closets to keep them. Otherwise in the attic space

Worst thing you can do is store them in the same hidey place year after year with big kids. I always knew to climb and look in the top of my parents WIR or under a sheet in the garage Tounge1.gif

#20 ~Nic~

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:58 PM

I have a heap of archive boxes on the top shelf in my walk in wardrobe and when I bought them, I delibratley bought more than I needed so I could have a couple of empty boxes to use as hiding spots for things I don't want them to find... they blend in with everything else, so for now at least, the kids  don't see any reason to look there, but I am sure as they get older, I will have to get more sneaky. Aside from that, the trampoline is at Target, but getting picked up this afternoon, so it will be stashed at the next door neighbours house.

Christmas before last, we were in the process of moving and we had a storage shed at Kennards... It was fantastic as anytime I bought anything, I just stopped in there on the way home and stashed it in the shed, and then went over on Christmas Eve and got it all back out and took it home to wrap.. Expensive way to store presents though!


#21 ~Peaches~

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:59 PM

Ours are all wrapped up and stored in bags under the bottom shelf on my side of the wardrobe, with more bags in front of them lol. Bigger items are in the garage. My girls are only 1 and 2 though, so I know I'll have to get more creative as they get older wink.gif


#22 Kaonashi

Posted 19 December 2012 - 01:16 PM

I do -
inside suitcase in cupboard, top of my cupboard inside box/bag, in garage up high on storage shelf wrapped in black garbage bags or in moving boxes.

#23 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 19 December 2012 - 01:20 PM

In my wardrobe under the skirt of my wedding dress! The dress is hanging in a calico cover at the back of my wardrobe and most presents fit under the full skirt.

#24 my serenity

Posted 19 December 2012 - 01:26 PM

All santad go in the roof and the rest I wrap as I buy label and pop in top of cupboard kids never snoop through them

#25 Bubblicious

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:29 PM

This year, I kept them at work lol. Will bring them home on fri, and leave them in the black bags in the boot until I can wrap them




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