Creative Christmas Gift Ideas: How to Stash Them
You’ve been thinking about some creative Christmas gift ideas for your family, but once you’ve rounded up all the presents, where do you stash them? You need a few good hiding spots before you tuck them under the tree.
You’ve been thinking about some creative Christmas gift ideas for your family, but once you’ve rounded up all the presents, where do you stash them in and around your DFW home? You need a few good hiding spots before you tuck the gifts under the tree. Read on for some clever ideas you may not have thought about.
Turn to Social Media
When you’re making your list and checking it twice, consider bringing that list online to a social media site such as Pinterest. You can create private boards and fill them with ideas for your loved ones. When you keep your account password protected, there’s no chance of someone snooping on all your creative Christmas gift ideas. Here’s a great example of using the visual bookmarking site to track gift ideas.
Stow Gifts in Suitcases
Suitcases boast ample room for hiding presents before you place them beneath the Christmas tree. Lock the suitcases for an extra layer of protection against curious kids or spouses.
Secure Your Closet Space
Designate a closet in your home as a spot to stash Christmas presents and add a home security door sensor to guard against snooping family members. They’ll think twice about opening the door when they know it’s protected with an alarm.
Make Use of the Attic
Most kids won’t want to go creeping around a dusty, dark attic, making it the perfect spot for hiding all your creative Christmas gift ideas.
Look to Your Laundry
Who would ever think to inspect a rolled up pair of socks? Nobody. That’s why it’s a clever idea for hiding tiny gifts such as jewelry or matchbox cars. Just tuck your gift into some socks, place in your drawer, and it’s safe until it’s deposited under the tree.
Get Crafty with Labeling
Don’t forget about the old method of trickery: false labeling. Grab a big plastic bin, stick a label on it that says “summer clothes,” and stash your presents there. Your kids and spouse will likely never think to rummage through, and your great gifts will remain a surprise.
Turn to a Neighbor
Here’s a surefire way to keep your gifts a secret until Christmas morning: Hide them at a friend’s or neighbor’s house. If you buy the presents online, you can even have them shipped next door. Just be sure and do the same for your neighbor or thank them with one of these gift ideas.
Make Christmas morning full of fun surprises by making sure all your gift ideas remain a secret. What clever ideas can you share for hiding Christmas presents?
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