If it’s one thing that you know about the Christmas season, is that kids become mini detectives to find their Christmas gifts before Christmas morning. Below are some easy tips that you can use to hide Christmas gifts from your children’s (and spouse’s) prying eyes!
Hide Christmas Gifts In Your Basement or Attic
You know that your kids are likely going to snoop, and one of the first places that they are going to look is the closet. But it’s easy to hide your children’s gifts without a lot of effort. Chances are that they aren’t going to be looking in the basement or attic.
When you are hiding them in these places, make sure that you are hiding them using plain boxes. Chances are that you have a lot of boxes in those spots anyway, so they aren’t going to question those boxes. The reason that these are great places to hide the gifts? Chances are that you already put your seasonal decorations in those spots anyway. Therefore, they’re not going to question you going up there.
Hiden Them Inside Suitcases
Duffle bags and suitcases make great spots for any type of season. However, they are also useful places to hide gifts. If you have luggage laying around your house that you aren’t currently using, it’s a great place to put your gifts.
Of course, if you are planning to travel for the holidays, this isn’t the best choice because you might accidentally show off the goodies beforehand. So use this tip to hide Christmas gifts with caution. It’s not for everyone.
Hide Christmas Gifts In Your Unmentionables Drawers
There are some places that kids aren’t likely to go, and your underwear drawers are one of those places. These are great places where you can hide the smaller gifts and things such as money or gift cards. they aren’t going to touch that with a 10-foot pole.
Hide Them In Their Bedrooms
This is going to be creative and a bit daring. Kids are often going to look in different spots for their gifts. These are often the obvious spots such as in the closets and under your bed. But chances are that they aren’t going to expect you to hide their gifts there.
Camouflage the gifts carefully beneath their beds or even inside their closet. As long as you don’t ask them to clean their closet before Christmas, they’ll never be the wiser.
Hide Christmas Gifts Inside Your Trunk
Family members are always more likely to search for their gifts when you’re not at home. So it helps to take them with you anytime you leave. Make sure that you are covering them over with a blanket or your trunk cover.
Hide Them Out In the Open
If you have kids that are always looking for their hidden gifts in weird places, you can try something new this year. Hide the gifts out in the open but make them look uninteresting. You can use boxes from appliances for this. Put their new game system in your blender box. Simply stack the items on the shelf beside the other appliances.
Hide Gifts At Grandparent’s House
If you know that you’ll see them before Christmas morning, you can store the gifts at someone else’s house. The great thing about places like Amazon and other sites that offer shipping is that you can have the items sent anywhere. So if you know that you are going to see those people before Christmas morning, have the packages sent there.
This is also handy to do if you know that you are going to be spending Christmas Eve and Day at someone else’s house. This way you don’t have to take the presents with you and you don’t have to worry about the kids finding their gifts.
Hide Christmas Gifts Behind Furniture
This is a favorite spot for many parents. If you have large pieces of furniture, like a sofa, chances are that you move them around for the holidays. After you move the furniture around to accommodate your Christmas tree, why not put the gifts behind the furniture?
These are some easy tips that you can use to hide Christmas presents, especially if your children are still young enough that they believe in Santa. Just remember to make a note on your phone or someplace else where htey are hidden. This way you don’t have to worry about having a situation like Clark W. Griswold in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation where he finds a gift from many years ago.
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