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a hula hoop????

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I'd go the stick-a-bow-on-it-and-don't-put-it-out-until-the-kids-are-asleep-on-christmas-eve approach


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Black Trash bag?


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wrap ribbon around it and hang it on the tree?

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I'd go the stick-a-bow-on-it-and-don't-put-it-out-until-the-kids-are-asleep-on-christmas-eve approach

Yeah,that's all I could come up with.

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Black Trash bag?

Ha!I might actually try that.You know...with a bow to make it all fancy like.

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wrap ribbon around it and hang it on the tree?

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You could get a refrigerator box & cut it so you can fold it over and tape it closed then put a bow on it. If you want to fancy it up a bit, you can get big red & white striped "gift" trash bags at the dollar store.
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Hey! How about one of those blue tarps?


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Hide it under the rug or behind the couch or something, and put a note in a wee box with a clue telling the kiddo where to look.

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Or wear it around your neck. No one would notice.

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Hide it somewhere in the house, under a rug, behind the couch, etc. Wrap a small box with the first clue to find it and put it under the tree. You can have just one clue leading straight to the hoop or several with each one leading to the next.
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I vote for jam it in the kid's doorway with a ribbon on it so they have to climb through it to come to the tree on Christmas morning.

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I vote for jam it in the kid's doorway with a ribbon on it so they have to climb through it to come to the tree on Christmas morning.

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I like that one! And be ready with a camera!

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Lol! I have this image in my mind of a hula hoop with wrapping paper winded around it so it looks exactly like a hula hoop only wrapped....ah well, that didn't make much sense how I typed it but I'm laughing at my own image!

I have a circular sled that I'm having the same conundrum about. Think it is getting a bow and stuck under the tree =)
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I vote for jam it in the kid's doorway with a ribbon on it so they have to climb through it to come to the tree on Christmas morning.

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That would be good but she sleeps with me and ummm...yeah...I'm not crawling through the hoop.

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Lol! I have this image in my mind of a hula hoop with wrapping paper winded around it so it looks exactly like a hula hoop only wrapped....ah well, that didn't make much sense how I typed it but I'm laughing at my own image!

I have a circular sled that I'm having the same conundrum about. Think it is getting a bow and stuck under the tree =)
Ha!I had that same image.That's why I asked.I just keep picturing it wrapped like that.

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Hide it under the rug or behind the couch or something, and put a note in a wee box with a clue telling the kiddo where to look.
This was going to be my suggestion.
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Hide it under the rug or behind the couch or something, and put a note in a wee box with a clue telling the kiddo where to look.
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Hide it somewhere in the house, under a rug, behind the couch, etc. Wrap a small box with the first clue to find it and put it under the tree. You can have just one clue leading straight to the hoop or several with each one leading to the next.
You could even hide several clues around the room/house and send her on a little scavenger hunt. I did this with my boys a couple times and it was such fun!

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I'm gonna give another vote for the treasure hunt idea.

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Does the hula hoop receiver need a blanket? Wrap it in a blaket and then it it up with ribbon. That way they get a new blanket and a hula hoop.
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All your ideas are making me smile.Thank you!

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I usually wrap large/odd shaped items for my kids in the spare bedding. A white sheet tied with ribbon is cool and I can just put the sheet away after.
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Go to the thrift store and see if you can find a picture frame big enough to hide it?
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For the circular sled, could you just wrap it up so it's sled shaped, but add a fake handle to your wrapping so it looks like a giant wok. And then a tag "to Mommy from Grandma" : which comes off when you pull off the handle revealing the real name underneath the place where you attached the handle.
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I think if you want it actually 'wrapped', I'd try strips of wrapping paper and wrap those all around (possibly taping to the actual hoop if needed).

You also might be able to hide it underneath other gifts under the tree (or the tree skirt, or something) with a bow or tag that pokes out.
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