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#26 BeAwesome

Posted 12 September 2019 - 07:43 PM

I wrap them and put them out under the tree.  My kids are weird and don't poke or shake them.  I was notorious for it, still am a bit.

#27 aluminium

Posted 12 September 2019 - 08:02 PM

We have a locked metal cupboard in our garage. We call it the "chemical cupboard" and the kids think that they cant go in it because of chemicals. :D

#28 rosie28

Posted 12 September 2019 - 08:06 PM

We have a gas lift bed so in there- the kids don’t know it opens and wouldn’t be strong enough to open it if they did.

#29 rosie28

Posted 12 September 2019 - 08:08 PM

View Postonetrick, on 12 September 2019 - 03:20 PM, said:

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!

My engagement ring was in an esky for weeks apparently- fooled me!

Edited by rosie28, 12 September 2019 - 08:13 PM.

#30 sahmie

Posted 12 September 2019 - 08:15 PM

We used to do suitcases in the top of the wardrobe. But now I just use the cupboard in the spare room. I put a chain and padlock on it, so the kids know it’s full of presents, but they can’t get to them anyway :D

I have also in the past used the box a recliner came in - it was massive, and I just left it in the garage, and unpacked shopping straight into it.

#31 RocktonResident

Posted 12 September 2019 - 08:44 PM

In black fabric bags under my bed. I'm sure the kids know they're there, but they don't peek.

Sometimes at work as well, since I work with only one other person in a huge building with loads of storage space. I also sometimes get parcels delivere there.

Occasionally at my sister.

#32 maryanneK

Posted 12 September 2019 - 09:00 PM

top of the wardrobe, under the bed, in the garage

#33 Lou-bags

Posted 12 September 2019 - 10:48 PM

View PostFlaxen, on 12 September 2019 - 02:32 PM, said:

I make secret photo album on my phone of the items in there as I forget!

Great idea!

#34 Schmig

Posted 12 September 2019 - 11:15 PM

The dirty clothes basket. Apparently I am the only one that uses it so no one ever looks in there.

#35 Jo.F

Posted 12 September 2019 - 11:41 PM

I wrap mine in black garbage bags and put them in the shed. DS is only 4 but he's a crafty little thing and if they were in the house I know he'd find them....

#36 Hollycoddle

Posted 13 September 2019 - 02:44 PM

Used to be the boot of the car (depending what the gift was and keeping in mind summer temps) but my current car has no parcel shelf so that's no longer an option.  I just take them to work and keep them there (we have a lot of space) and when I bring them home just prior to the occasion I stick them in the waterproof shed in the carport until I can wrap.  Or even just leave them in the car if it's actually Christmas Eve and we won't be going anywhere in the car.

#37 Hollycoddle

Posted 13 September 2019 - 02:45 PM

View PostSchmig, on 12 September 2019 - 11:15 PM, said:

The dirty clothes basket. Apparently I am the only one that uses it so no one ever looks in there.

That's a good one.  I recently started hiding the extra school snacks in the broom/vacuum cupboard for that same reason lol.

#38 scooty

Posted 16 September 2019 - 01:24 AM

I unpack the Christmas tree and put it up. Then hide all the presents as I wrap them (the santa ones) and put them in the empty Christmas tree box until Christmas eve. Works a treat!

#39 Hypnic Jerk

Posted 16 September 2019 - 09:39 AM

In the laundry.  No one goes looking in there.

Though I have on more than one occasion hidden presents then forgotten all about them.

#40 annodam

Posted 16 September 2019 - 09:51 AM

In my wallet, they get money or vouchers, easy!

#41 YumChaTheSecond

Posted 16 September 2019 - 09:40 PM

We have a spare bedroom we've re-branded as 'the present room'. We accumulate presents for people throughout the year, in advance of occasions.

#42 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 30 September 2019 - 10:54 AM

back of spare bedroom wardrobe
garden shed

My kids have never hunted that hard to find them, LOL!

#43 Expelliarmus

Posted 30 September 2019 - 11:51 AM

My wardrobe and my home office. They know. Their fault if they ruin their own surprise.

#44 Vickery

Posted 30 September 2019 - 06:41 PM

At the neighbours’
Or I’ll have some hanging in plastic bags off coat hangers underneath coats and blazers.

#45 coco83

Posted 06 October 2019 - 01:34 PM

Either in suitcases or at the office.

#46 bertbub

Posted 06 October 2019 - 02:21 PM

In the esky which is kept in the cupboard with camping equipment. In a cupboard of painting stuff, hidden under drop sheets. Also in the car boot (although my daughter is to old for that now).

#47 Heather11

Posted 06 October 2019 - 02:46 PM


will go into the caravan for hiding.

My parents use to do this but we found them.  They were all wrapped so we spent the next couple of weeks trying to work out what they were by feeling and shaking them.

I just put them in the wardrobe or shed.  I don't think any of my children have actually ever gone looking for them.

#48 EPZ

Posted 06 October 2019 - 03:20 PM

Linen cupboard,  we have a big double door one and I put things at the back and sheets in front. The only place no one ever goes except me!

#49 Bearynice

Posted 06 October 2019 - 03:35 PM

On top shelf in guest room with those archive boxes

Or inside a suitcase. If it’s something a bit tricky to hide I ask mum n dad to store it at their house

#50 gracie1978

Posted 06 October 2019 - 03:39 PM

Loved the suitcase idea, everything for DS is wrapped and hiding in a suitcase on top of the wardrobe.

I've hidden DP's present in my drawers.

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