If you are starting your Christmas Gift Shopping you may need to think of some clever and creative ideas to hide the Christmas gifts so the kids don’t find them. I do this purely because, I confess, I was one of those kids that went looking for my Christmas gifts, I even went as far as unwrapping some to see what was inside. Hopefully, this list of 12+ Popular Spots to hide Christmas & Birthday Gifts will help you keep them out of sight of the kids.
Over the years I have given gifts (like bikes) to family members to hide, wrapped trampolines in old blankets, put hubby’s present in my winter PJ drawer and gifts at the bottom of the ironing pile.
Remember to keep your gifts in mind where hiding, ie. you don’t want to hide Chocolates in the garage or shed as they may melt. Here are 12+ Popular Spots to hide Christmas & Birthday Gifts:
- Mislabeled box – Put a box at the top of a cupboard labelled, Grandma’s ornaments, old magazines, baby clothes, kids won’t think to look inside
- Garage – hide them in a black rubbish bag
- Laundry – at the bottom of the ironing pile
- Shed – put items in a plastic storage tub in the garden shed. The tub will help keep any moisture or pests getting into the items
- Friend/family home – Got little ones that like to go looking for their gifts, then hide them at your parents, sisters, friends etc home. This is particularly helpful for large items like bikes
- Locked filing cabinet – keep smaller items locked away safely
- Car boot – if the kids can’t access the boot of the car, this is a great place they won’t look
- Shoe box – hide your partners gift in a shoe box (if it fits)
- Suitcase – locked away in a suitcase so they can’t see inside
- Your underwear drawer – hopefully kids aren’t searching through your delicates drawer
- In the washing machine – this is a great temporary hiding spot, while the machine isn’t in use
- Right under their nose – hide gifts in the top of their own wardrobes in a box labelled ‘hand me down clothes’, surely they wouldn’t look there!
- In a bag of spinach – I buy my kids a chocolate bar each for their Christmas stocking. I hide the chocolate in a bag of spinach so they don’t find it in the fridge
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Don’t be so clever with your hiding spot that you forget where you put them. I have created a page in the Christmas planner for you to write down where you have hidden the gifts. Remember to keep your planner out of sight so the kids don’t see it.
This easy to read time teacher watch is available online here.
More Clever Spots for Hiding Christmas and Birthday Gifts
Some lovely ladies in our The Organised Housewife Christmas Countdown Checklist facebook community shared some of their hiding spots.
I used to leave them on layby as long as I could. This year it will the top of my wardrobe (I have floor to ceiling built ins at the moment, they couldn’t even reach if they were standing on a chair) – Alyssa
Packing boxes taped up in the garage… lol they have no idea! Right now my son’s birthday presents are hiding there for next weekend hahaha – Katie
In my wardrobe. Top shelf – Meg
In the suitcases on the top shelf of our walk in wardrobe. – Lindy
Wardrobe top shelf until I get around to packing then under tree. They then spend 2 weeks trying to figure out who gets what.
The kids presents go in suitcases in our bedroom or the cleaning cupboard. No one ever looks in the cleaning cupboard. – Petrice
Top of the wardrobe. In big baskets or the colored containers with lids. I’ve heard of some parents labeling them, ‘bras, undies etc’ to deter older kids from searching – Kimberly
In some large Kikki-K post boxes in the garage – Michelle
Where do you hide your kids Christmas presents?
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