How & where do you hide the gifts?

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Registered: 11-18-2008
How & where do you hide the gifts?
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Wed, 12-21-2011 - 1:31pm
Sneaky Ways to Keep Kids Out of the Holiday Gift Stash

We have a little ottoman at the end of our bed that opens up. I've been stashing gifts in there. I turned it backwards though, so it won't open unless the kids physically pick it up and turn it around. I also have some stashed in cardboard boxes in the same area where DH stores all of his teaching supplies. The kids hopefully assume that it's all DH's "boring" stuff and don't bother it.

After finishing up our shopping last night I did have to quickly stash some in the laundry room too. Goodness knows I'm the only one who ever sets foot in there! :smileytongue:
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Thu, 12-22-2011 - 12:18pm

We have most of them stored in DH's home office - it's separate from the house - and I've got the small stuff in my closet, behind piles of clothes. It's high enough that they don't usualy look in there.

 Julie, Mommy to Luciana (4) & Carolina (14 mos)

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Registered: 10-08-2004
Thu, 12-22-2011 - 8:34am

The attic, the trunk of DH's truck and the top shelf in the linen closet.

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Registered: 09-12-2003
Thu, 12-22-2011 - 8:12am

usually in the basement and or garage or the mud room but this year 90% is at my in laws. We did most of the shopping on line (great deals free shipping and been shopping since october so really helped us save this year and not go overboard) but because of 2 break ins we can't get stuff delivered here. We lock our front porch plus there has been a rash of packages swiped so since FIL is home all day both us and SIL used them as shipping address. Plus don't have to worry about Liam seeing that box labeled TOYS R US (really they need to come up with a disguise box, even for adults I ordered a book for DH and because I am off this week had it delivered home well it came 2 days early and he is like what did we order from amazon....urgh but think he is still cluless told him finishing his shopping today and he reminded me of the book). Downside now we have to figure out HOW to get it all back to the house without the boys and to wrap it all and make sure we got it all

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Registered: 08-31-2009
Wed, 12-21-2011 - 4:33pm

Hanging in the closet among my clothes.




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