15 Incredible Christmas Gift Hiding Spots
Sometimes hiding Christmas presents can be harder than shopping for them! Check out these ingenious ideas for keeping your Christmas presents away from snooping kids.
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In a Suitcase
Stuff as many gifts as you can inside a suitcase. Duffel bags and laptop bags work as well. Just make sure the recipient won't use any of the bags before Christmas.
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Your Underwear Drawer
Need to hide some gifts from your kids? Hide them in the last place your kids want to look—your underwear drawer.
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In the Trash
You know how hard it is to get your child to take out the trash? Well, they're unlikely to snoop for Christmas gifts in the garbage. Get a garbage can (preferably a new, clean one) and keep the gifts in there, safe in the basement or in the garage. This is a perfect gift hiding spot.
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The Clothes Hamper
Stick those Christmas gifts in the bottom of a laundry hamper and cover them with (slightly) dirty clothes. Just remember to not dump out the whole hamper in the washing machine!
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With Pots and Pans
If you have some smaller gifts to hide, try putting them in various pots and pans with lids. But just make sure no one sees your gift hiding spot when you go to get that pot out to make soup.
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In Your Socks
Socks are the perfect gift hiding spot for smaller items. And think stocking stuffers such as pocket tools, candy and jewelry.
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Chances are your attic is a place your kids can't get to easily. So place gifts in a covered bin or a plastic bag so they don't get dusty.
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Gift Hiding Spot: Friend's Home
If your kids or another family member are extremely nosy and bad about snooping, take the Christmas gifts to a friend's home. Just keep a list of everything you've sent so nothing is forgotten when it's time to retrieve the gifts. This gift hiding spot will never be discovered by wandering eyes.
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In Your Car
If your kids are young and confined to the back seat, consider keeping some gifts in your car. Small gifts can be hidden in the glove compartment while bigger gifts can be stored in the trunk.
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At Your Office
If you can, just bring the gifts to your office to keep them safe before Christmas. There's a good chance your family won't be snooping in this gift hiding spot!
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A Storage Unit
If you have a storage unit or shed, take the Christmas gifts there. If not, considering renting a unit for a short period of time. This is a great gift hiding spot for families who need to hide a lot of gifts, or extra-large gifts.
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You can literally hide gifts right in front of your family's eyes by putting them in mislabeled boxes. Find a box to label "books for donation," "clothes to get rid of," or better yet, "Old Tax Returns."
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If you have a bookshelf with a lot of books, try hiding smaller Christmas gifts behind the books. This gift hiding spot will work best with deep shelves. And out of eye sight for those who are snoopy.
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In the Garage
You probably already store some items in the garage rafters, so hiding another bag or bin full of gifts won't raise any red flags. Just make sure this gift hiding spot is away from any other items (like Christmas decorations) that may be brought down and opened.
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If your basement is a place no one wants to venture into, try a gift hiding spot in the storage room. Basements are often scary for kids so there's a good chance they'll stay away. And put the gifts in boxes, bags or plastic tubs, but don't hide them TOO well!
Originally Published: December 13, 2019