With the holidays just around the corner, you’ve probably already started gift shopping. One of the biggest challenges of shopping ahead of time is finding good places to hide your purchases. If you have snooping children looking for their gifts from mom and dad, it is critical to have some good hiding spots lined up. Here are four of the most perfect spots to consider hiding your holiday gifts:
Unreachable Locations in Your Home
The best places to keep presents hidden out of the reach of children is to use spots that kids cannot reach or access. Hard to reach attics and crawl spaces are a great place to start stashing your gifts. A garage can also provide an inconspicuous corner where gifts can be hidden under tools or boxes. Other ideas include locked closets or cabinets that children cannot access. Be wary that children are clever and may be on to your secret if you make it obvious by continually accessing the area.
If it is in your holiday budget to rent a storage space for a short time period, this can be an ideal place to ensure that your gifts are never discovered. Your children will never know it exists and you can come and go as you please without worry of being caught. While some gifts should never be stored in a storage facility, the majority of presents can be safely stowed away until Christmas morning. This is especially helpful for hiding large gifts.
Enlist Your Friends and Family
Chances are, you have a good friend or family nearby who would be willing to store your gifts for you. Perhaps you can make a trade with friends to store gifts. Grandparents are always willing to do what it takes to ensure a magical holiday season for their grandchildren, so they are an excellent place to start. There are plenty of gifts that could be easily concealed in your home. Unfortunately, some are just a bit too difficult to hide. These could include large gifts like TVs or furniture, especially for people who don’t really have the space. When it comes to food gifts that might have to be prepared in a kitchen or stored in a refrigerator or freezer, it can be hard to hide from kids. The kitchens of friends and family can be a perfect place to cook, hide, and store.
Your office has the possibility of being a great place to store gifts out of view from your children as well as your spouse. Not only is it a place that you likely visit often, but it is also a place that your loved ones generally do not frequent. This makes it a perfect location to keep your special presents out of sight. The workplace works especially well for smaller gifts, like bracelets watches, and other jewelry.
Try not to ruin the surprise by not working hard enough to hide your loved one’s gifts. With a little creativity and thinking outside of the box, you can ensure that this holiday season will be the most special yet for your children.
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