Right Under Their Nose
Your kids will likely ignore a box in a nook of your kitchen or living room. Thrown some crumpled newspaper on top of the box to make it appear for recycling. Well, forget this idea if you have helpful kids who volunteer to take out the rubbish.
A genius idea for hiding presents is an empty space like suitcases. Simply put the gifts inside and return it to its spot.
Beneath the Bottom Drawer
A chest of drawers probably has a spot beneath the bottom drawer. This is where you can stash smaller presents. Pull the drawer all the way out, put the gift on the floor where the shelf was and gently return the drawer to where it was before.
Boxes with Wrong Labels
Kids don’t care about most of the things in the garage, so put your presents in a box labelled “Paint swatches” or “tax returns,” and the kids will ignore it. This is also the best secret place for gifts to your significant other if they are the type to avoid cleaning the garage.
Blend with the Cleaning Supplies
Use a garbage bag or shoebox to hide the gifts and place them with the cleaning supplies. This is a great hiding place especially if you have teenagers as most of them are clueless about where the cleaning supplies are stored.
Inside the Ironing Basket
Place the gifts at base of the basket and conceal it with clothes that have not seen an iron for years. It’s nearly impossible that someone would suddenly iron them between now and Christmas.
Top of your Kid’s Cupboard
This spot is perfect especially if your kids are small and can’t get to the top of the cupboard.
Use a step ladder to put the gifts in the roof while the kids are asleep. This is the right hiding place especially if your kids are older and might be unaware that the roof even opens.
Use a Friend’s House
Talk to a friend about present swapping. If your kids are a little older you might even inform them that you’ve swapped presents with someone (who shall remain unnamed) and warn them not to snoop. This is because if they discover gifts, they won’t know who the recipient is and they might be upset on Christmas morning.
Use the Tumble Dryer
This is perfect, just be sure you know the tumble dryer activities of the household. Drying a six pack of boutique beer by accident won’t be a pretty sight.
You’ll need to be sly if you use this spot. Most kids will stay away if you use a gym bag, nappy bag or even a supermarket freezer bag. With this one, the presents are also under your watchful eyes most of the time. With young kids, they’re practically never near the car without you.
Your Place of Work
If you shop online or during your lunch break and have the gifts brought to your office, you can keep them there until your office closes for the holidays. The kids will keep looking to no avail!
In the Box where the Christmas Tree is Kept
Pop the gifts in the Christmas tree box. It’s empty while the tree is up.
Filing Cabinet with a Lock
A lockable filing cabinet is a great spot, especially if they key is with your car keys. Your kids can’t snoop in there whenever you’re gone because you have the keys with you.
In a Travel Bag with Padlocks
I've used my overseas travel bags left in the usual storage place too. Just be sure to hide your padlock keys in a secure spot and remember where you put them.
Under the Christmas Tree
Don’t put names on the presents or give each of your pseudonym. This way when kids peek under the tree they see gifts for your boss Heidi but not for them. You can change the names on the day before Christmas.
Blessings to ONE and all for a Happy, Joyful, Safe and Enjoyable Christmas.