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where are you hiding your xmas gifts?


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#31 gopher02  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 19, 2007 - 6:53 am

I have a storage room in the basement. I used to just put everything on the floor, but ds can go downstairs and in there himself now, so I have to put his and everything form santa (so he does not see it) on the top shelf (he's still too little to get up there). Other people's stuff, I will put on the floor.

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Posted Aug 19, 2007 - 3:43 pm

i was using my closet and an empty dresser but then 2 yrs ago my then 4 yr dd found the stuff hidden. thank goodness it was wrapped she came out carrying one and asked if she could open it, lol. so last i started putting the stuff in my bin it's a small storage space with a door that locks in the basement. so when the kids went into my closet they only found a few small bags lol. i'll do the same this yr. usually i've got quite a few things by now but with both of them graduating and then her birthday was on the 14th so i'm a bit behind but got some done this week.

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Posted Sep 11, 2007 - 4:46 am

We have and enclosed trailer. So i lock it up in there all year long.

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Posted Sep 11, 2007 - 4:54 am

I hide them in the hall closet with a lock on the door and i told the kids if they open it i take everything back and i get to spend all that money on myself!:)

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Posted Sep 11, 2007 - 5:43 am

My BF has an area in his garage that is almost like a mini attic...you need a ladder to get to it and the ladder is out of reach of the kids so we put everything up there. But sometimes we have stashed stuff in the back part...over the summer I found things from 2 years ago. So they were too young for the kids now. They went to one of the charity organizations so at least someone got some use out of them :D

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Posted Sep 11, 2007 - 4:32 pm

Small stuff usually ends up in my dresser drawers (most of my clothes end up folded and on a table in the garage, too tired to move them (LOL) and the boys wouldn't think to snoop in my dresser. Plus dh spends most of his day in there because of his disability so they don't get much chance to snoop.. DS10's computer spent 4 months on top of the freezer in the garage in plain site and he never made the association. Too much junk out there I guess!

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Posted Sep 11, 2007 - 4:58 pm

Hall closet and attic last year I tried dh's trunk but he kept opening it infront fo the kids:banghead:
:mad:If we had more :2dollar: I could shop more :g_dance:

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Posted Sep 11, 2007 - 5:05 pm

In my bedroom closet in totes or at my mom's.

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Posted Sep 11, 2007 - 7:06 pm

Mine are either in our closet or hubby's are hidden in my armoire. None are wrapped ... that's to be done the Saturday after Thanksgiving ;)

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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 6:29 am

"And the only thing that is kind of sitting out in the open is for DS11... he wants to join the middle school golf team so DH found a deal on a new set of clubs for him. 160 dollar set on sale for 25... so it is just sitting in the middle of my big closet. DS has seen it. BUT he knows that if DH gets a good deal on sporting equipment he will buy it to try to trade for other stuff from a softball board he frequents so he has absolutely no idea they are his... I will make them disappear around the beginning of Nov (not sure where) and then he will not have a clue once I find a box and wrap them in December." Have you considered wrapping each golf club separately? You could make each look like a candy cane... that would be fun. As for where I hide my presents, I'm trying to get one closet cleaned out now but I really have nowhere to hide them. :)

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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 10:41 am

I hide everything in our basement in boxes. The kids big gifts I usually put behind the boxes to 'cover them' up! ~ Erin (24y/o SAHM to 3 cuties ages 4 and under.... plus 1 on the way!!)!

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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 11:22 am

we put everything in the attic-the one place they refuse to go. My children are such snoops! :D
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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 11:50 am

I use my closet, Dh's armoire, a dresser I have--and last year the RV... It's really hard when we travel for Christmas, as we did (RV) to my folks last year. Was very interesting storing the gifts and bringing them all home... But, we have some storage compartments that you can only get to from the outside with a key, so that worked too!
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Posted Sep 13, 2007 - 9:53 am

Has anyone ever forgotten where they hid a gift? :D

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Posted Sep 13, 2007 - 10:19 am

my wife always forgets where she hides them. then she finds it and i get it as a birthday gift in february. We have 3 piece luggage set that fits inside of eachother and i hide the gifts in the 3rd one. That's where my Wii is sitting right now. I so want to open and play it. it's so not fair. My parents use to hide my stuff in my closet because that was the last place in the world I would have ever checked. I will do that one as my kids get older and smarter to my ways.

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Posted Sep 13, 2007 - 10:47 am

I have more than once found things later in the year "spring cleaning". The kids like it when I do anyway lol. DD since that year has asked Mom did you get everything this year? :blush:
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Posted Sep 13, 2007 - 10:49 am

There has been a year (2 yrs ago) that I could not find a gift. I knew I got DH something in particular.. and He didnt believe me. FInally about a month later, I threw it at him. LOL He just laughed and shook his head.

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Posted Sep 13, 2007 - 1:15 pm

In my room, where I can stuff them.

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Posted Sep 14, 2007 - 6:23 pm

Absolutely no wrapping yet. lol, BUT I am over half way done with shopping for my two kids. Since our remodel, I now have a clean closests. So a lot of my items are in my top shelf of my closet and also in the garage in 4 Rubbermaid containers. (Yes 4).


I've got a rubbermaid tub going in the garage also. I keep sending my husband out there with odds and ends and then questioning him if he remembers what he put in the tub. He always has the same kinda answer, "I don't know, it was something in a Target bag!" I' must find a better sysytem of keeping track of what is out there-I can't remember anything!:D

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Posted Sep 17, 2007 - 1:16 am

i have to hide mine very well even from myself... :smart: because i simply can't resist the pleasure of giving .... :smirk:

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Posted Sep 17, 2007 - 8:17 am

Well this year my 2 oldest boys r moved out on there own.....my 14 and 12 year old boys will be the tough ones....there r so nosey!!! Last year there stuff was at my parents so I'll probably do the same this year for them. My 2 youngest girls 1 1/2 and 5 don't know how to be nosey so I just make sure they can't run across something by accident.

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Posted Sep 17, 2007 - 1:30 pm

at my moms and where ever else i can think of

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Posted Sep 17, 2007 - 1:52 pm

My wedding dress is still hanging in my closet. It has a pretty wide skirt, so I hide presents in it. My DH can never seem to find my hiding place, yet it is right in front of him the whole time:yup:

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Posted Sep 24, 2007 - 11:25 am

Store gifts in the canoe hanging from the garage ceiling, boxes marked "old FHS yearbooks" or "Dad's computer books" (boring items; kids will never think to look there). The back of the front hall closet is also useful - push them way back there and be sure that the coats hang in front!

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Posted Sep 24, 2007 - 11:55 am

Right now the kids don't really snoop, so I just put them in my closet.

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Posted Sep 24, 2007 - 12:50 pm

I hid them in my closet last year. But last month DD3 asked if it was time for presents to come out of the closet yet. :eyepoppin So I need a new hiding spot.

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Posted Sep 24, 2007 - 4:31 pm

The canoe is a good place. I would never think to look there.

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Posted Sep 24, 2007 - 6:51 pm

we are still lucky.. we don;t have snopers yet. we hide them all down stairs in the storage closet, it is in the garage. which is sweet, from the car right into the storage!;)

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Posted Oct 1, 2007 - 10:14 am

I pretty much wrap everything right away. I keep them on a shelf in a bedroom that is now a closet and laundry room. I also write a list of who and what I got so far and keep it posted on the way so I can find it easy. Normally I wait until BF to shop for my ds. Then I wrap them right away and put them under the tree since I put up the tree the day before Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving depending on if I am at home or away. If I am out of town I just keep them in my car until we are back home or have them shipped home if flying.

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Posted Oct 1, 2007 - 10:27 am

Well I just gained a closet!!!! My ds who is 11 is no longer a believer in Santa, so he is going to be in on the hiding game.:yup: I figure if i make it fun and like he has a secret vs. it being a bummer knowing about santa, he will still enjoy it all the same.;) So now I have his closet in desperate measures, our closet, the basement, and the garage.




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