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8 Great Places to Hide Christmas Gifts From Nosy Kids

Posted by on Nov. 28, 2016 at 8:04 AM
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8 Great Places to Hide Christmas Gifts From Nosy Kids

hidden presentsThe holidays are just around the corner. And whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, or Festivus, you know you're running late.

Yes, you probably still need to pick up some unique gifts for those good folks on your list (might I suggest a box of Twinkies?), but that's not the biggest thing to worry about right now. You'll find something for everyone eventually. But then what?

Next to actually buying Christmas presents, the toughest assignment on your Holiday To-Do List is to hide them. Don't bother putting them on the floor of your closet. Your kids probably have a remote camera set up there already.

No. What you need is some advice on where to stash all those awesome gifts from your super nosy kids. Children have gotten loads better at snooping around (I blame Dora the Explorer), so you need to get infinitely better at hiding things. Here's a look at 8 Places to Hide the Christmas Presents From Those Nosy Kids of Yours!

  1. The Attic. It's dusty. It's scary. It might be impossible for the kids to even get up there. Just be sure to store your gifts in a big black garbage bag or two to keep the dust off!
  2. Your Underwear Drawer. No kid (especially boys) is going to want to dig through your underwear drawer. Or even worse, dad's drawer.
  3. Suitcases. Kids will never suspect this one! Whether you have small duffel bags or huge suitcases, hide as many of your gifts as you can in these travel necessities. Just make sure you're not going on any trips before the holidays!
  4. Right in Front of Their Eyes. The best hiding place is right out in the open. Well not completely. But store your gifts in crates or large boxes, and label them with boring, frightening things that will terrify your children. Grab a Sharpie and write "Math Study Guides" or "Tax Receipts 2007" on them.
  5. The Garbage. Get yourself an extra large garbage can and keep it in your garage. Put your presents in a large black garbage bag and then keep it in the can. Just be careful NOT to put that can out on Garbage Days!
  6. Under Your Bed. Put your gifts in large black garbage bags and hide them under your bed. Too obvious, you say? Okay, then add a number of decoys. Fill a handful of bags with old clothes and stick those under the bed too, surrounding the actual gifts.
  7. In the Hamper. If you have a large hamper, stick the presents at the bottom and cover with dirty clothes. Alternatively, do the same thing in your closet with a large box, but cover with a mound of old dirty clothes.
  8. Your Car. Keep what you can in the locked trunk of your car. As long as your kids don't look back there while you're out shopping, they'll never think to look there.

Where do you hide your kids' Christmas presents?

by on Nov. 28, 2016 at 8:04 AM
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mrswillie
by Platinum Member on Nov. 28, 2016 at 8:13 AM
Our kids always snooped. When my oldest was about 22, he finally fessed up that when we locked our bedroom door he broke in through the window to look at the gifts.
wandep
by on Nov. 28, 2016 at 8:21 AM

Usually in our closet.

sanj1213
by on Nov. 28, 2016 at 8:42 AM
Growing up I remember my mom hiding our gifts in her closet.
Jukebox_Jenny
by on Nov. 28, 2016 at 9:21 AM
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My kids don't snoop. If they find a present I return it so....
lalasmama2007
by on Nov. 28, 2016 at 10:01 AM

In the closet that's in dd's playroom. I put everything in Rubbermaid totes. She NEVER goes in that closet.

Susan_Marie1984
by on Nov. 28, 2016 at 11:05 AM
In our suitcases for now... until I get to wrapping them.
Apr1l
by Gold Member on Nov. 28, 2016 at 11:42 AM
My closet
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janessa27
by Silver Member on Nov. 28, 2016 at 11:58 AM

We have done the suitcase one for years. We also hide things in the attic or under our bed. One great thing about last minute shopping.......not having to hide things for too long. lol

SweetLuci
by Platinum Member on Nov. 28, 2016 at 1:09 PM

We always hid them in the trunk of the car or in the neighbor's garage-they didn't have kids. We also hid them in our closet in our bedroom when they were little. They knew not to go in there without permission.

Mom2Just1
by Mom2boys on Nov. 28, 2016 at 2:27 PM

I hide under my bed and the garage.

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