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Do your kids still believe in Santa and need a good hiding spot for their gifts to ensure their Christmas magic isn’t ruined by wandering curiosity? You’ve got company. After polling the internet for the best secret squirrel spots, here are the best hiding places for Christmas gifts.
1. Christmas Tubs and Tree Box
Someone suggested, “This may or may not help you – if you have an artificial tree, the tree box is a great place to hide the gifts. Similarly, we use Christmas decorations totes.” A second agreed, “Yes! I started doing it this year – we put the empty boxes and totes in the basement, and they assume they are empty and leave them alone.”
2. Inside Luggage
“I hide the gifts inside our luggage,” replied one. Several people’s mindsets reflected that luggage is their go-to hiding spot for Christmas gifts. One shared, “My parents used to do this too after they ran out of more conventional hiding places due to our snooping.”
3. The Garage
Someone shared, “My family tradition when I was a kid was that my parents would hide the presents in the garage and inevitably forget some small present.”
“Then, throughout the year, my parents would stumble across a random present in the garage and say “Oh, I forgot to give this to you!” When they did a big garage clean-up in my 30s, I was finally gifted some mineral kit meant for a ten-year-old!”
4. Spare Room Closet
“Spare room closet,” another answered. “Honestly, my child forgets this room exists when grandparents aren’t occupying it. It slips into the pocket dimension as soon as the bedroom door is closed.” Many moms agreed with this sentiment and hiding spot.
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5. Mislabeled Totes and Tubs
“We keep a few empty totes in the basement labeled “painting supplies” and other random names. We use them as needed to put whatever we are hiding in them. They also come in handy when packing snacks to go camping,” another confessed.
6. The Trunk
“Trunk of the car,” shared one. However, another warned, “My dad did that growing up, and all of our Christmas gifts were stolen on the night before Christmas Eve one year. That was a sad Christmas. I guess it’s a common enough tactic that thieves go after trunks.”
7. At Work
“At work,” someone responded. “This is what my dad did when I was a kid. They had a very secure office, and everyone with kids had a spot to stash gifts until Christmas Eve. I’m sure other places of employment allow it.”
8. At Grandma’s House
“My parents hid them at my grandma’s. Then, on Christmas Eve, mom would take us to church for Christmas Eve candlelight service, and dad would go to Grandma’s house and get the presents and leave them in his car until we were in bed,” another volunteered.
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9. The Attic
Several people confessed to hiding Christmas presents in their attics. “The attic- kids can’t get up there yet!” exclaimed one.
Another agreed, “Attic. Kids can’t get there by themselves, and as far as they know, only incredibly dull and dusty things are up there.” Finally, a third said, “I love that part in Christmas Vacation when Clark finds a dusty 20-year-old present in the attic.”
10. Online Boxes
“If it’s a package I had shipped through the mail, I keep it in the box it came in and don’t even open it until it’s time to wrap them. I might write their first initial on it. Then I pile the boxes in my basement or closet,” confessed one.
Another admitted. Mine are piled in the corner of my bedroom in the shopping bags and Amazon boxes they arrived in until I wrap them.” Finally, a third replied, “We saved the boxes from various Amazon orders to stash gifts until Christmas.”
“We only hide away the ones from mom and dad and Santa. Ones from other family members are placed under the tree as they are received and not opened until Christmas.”
We hope you enjoyed this Reddit picks list of perfect hiding spots for Christmas gifts. This article is inspired by the internet and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Motherhood Life Balance.
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