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Where do you hide Christmas presents?
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Posted 12 September 2019 - 12:58 PM
I’m looking for some ideas about hiding Christmas gifts. We have a small home with little storage and I can’t think of anywhere to put them until the big day.
Last year I put things in black bags in the cot and told everyone not too look - it worked I think 🤔 Honestly, not my best hiding spot lol but I was pregnant/new baby and didn’t care. I’m hoping to do better and also the baby is in the cot so that spot has been taken. What are your best hiding spots in your house?
Posted 12 September 2019 - 01:04 PM
in the suitcases in the top of our wardrobe.
Gifts for everyone else (cousins, grandparents etc) are actually put on the same shelf, but out in the open.
ETA: we have minimal storage space as well, so had to start getting creative.
Edited by PrincessPeach, 12 September 2019 - 01:05 PM.
Posted 12 September 2019 - 01:13 PM
I’ve hid big things at my parent’s house and smaller stuff just shoved in the top of cupboards. We’ve also left stuff in the boot of dh’s car but my kids are young and can’t get in there.
Posted 12 September 2019 - 01:14 PM
In my wardrobe in the section where there are a lot of long things. I can hide heaps in there.
Posted 12 September 2019 - 01:16 PM
Used to be under our bed until the kids found our hiding spot. For birthdays and smaller stuff we hide it in a small cupboard in the corner of our room that we never use and there are things in front of it, so hard to access.
These days for Christmas we hide it in IL’s garage. It’s a tandem garage and 5he only things in it are occasionally one car, a desk and FIL’s golf clubs. The kids aren’t allowed in there.
Posted 12 September 2019 - 01:20 PM
Usually in a spot that guarantees I won't find it when I go to wrap everything for Christmas - but will turn up again in February.
Posted 12 September 2019 - 01:23 PM
Under the bed. It requires DH to lift it, so getting in and out for anyone except him works for us. No chance of sneaking little hands getting in any earlier.
Posted 12 September 2019 - 01:34 PM
Under a pile of “for sorting” clothes in the corner of the wardrobe. No-one’s volunteering for that job so they’re very safe!
Posted 12 September 2019 - 01:54 PM
The year we were packing to move house was the best. The house was full of boxes, so my presents were in a box in plain sight and nobody even gave it a second glance.
Probably not useful for you though.
Generally speaking, stashed amongst the linen cupboard.
Posted 12 September 2019 - 01:56 PM
We have a small cupboard under the stairs that is accessed from the Laundry and I hide most of the presents there. Sometimes I will keep them at work in my office and anything really big will go into the caravan for hiding.
Posted 12 September 2019 - 02:04 PM
In the garage hidden under the Santa sacks. Can be a bit creepy late at night though x
Posted 12 September 2019 - 02:25 PM
When I moved into this house, YEARS before I had Dd, I put a cardboard box at the top of my wardrobe(as mum had in her room, lol) and that's where DD's stuff goes.
She can't reach it, not even on a step ladder and she doesn't even know her gifts are in it.
I still haven't worked out where Dh keeps MY presents and we've been here over 20 years!!
Posted 12 September 2019 - 02:32 PM
Top shelf of our WIR wardrobe. I have empty boxes there year round, even I need to get on a step ladder to reach, and I'm not short!
I make secret photo album on my phone of the items in there as I forget!
Posted 12 September 2019 - 02:54 PM
At the shops.
Yup, on lay-by at the shops & then at the top of our wardrobe or linen closet.
Posted 12 September 2019 - 02:58 PM
In whatever box they were delivered in under the stairs. Not very hidden but no one thinks to look in them.
Posted 12 September 2019 - 03:20 PM
At the moment- top shelf in spare room cupboard. But cant go that for long as it wont ne a spare bedroom come April lol. Thinking I need something box like but boring looking (suitcase is a great idea- thanks pps!) in my cupboard for DS' presents?
Friends mum used to hide presents in the esky (in linen cupboard) or washing basket in their bedroom (she used to show me to get my opinion on presents for my friend- I love surprises, friend doesnt lol). I think esky is pretty clever!
Posted 12 September 2019 - 03:57 PM
We have a large attic with a little room (which can be locked) built into the roof space. It is a great spot for large presents. My favourite sneaky spot though is under a built in day bed in the attic. The timber slats under the mattress lift up and no kids would ever think about such a space!
Posted 12 September 2019 - 06:29 PM
Geez two Christmas threads and its barely spring, y'all are too organised!
Posted 12 September 2019 - 06:38 PM
In the wardrobe, or basement storage cage in a box, or one year in desperation the car boot which made grocery shopping interesting
Posted 12 September 2019 - 07:18 PM
In a cupboard in a spare room. In an old wardrobe in the garage. Under the dining room table. All over the place really. Kids are oblivious.
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