Stocking stuffers are shoved into the back corner of our closet, in bags.
Lisa, lucky mama of Kelly (3/93) , Emma (5/03) , Evan (7/05) , & Jenna (6/09)
Loving my amazing dh, James & forever missing Aaron Ambrose (11/07)
Where do you hide your gifts? Do you wrap them and then hide? Hide them unwrapped and then wrap all night Christmas Eve? I have some hidden in my closet -though my kids play store in there a lot and I am constantly running in to see and make sure they havent discovered my stash! LOL I also have a few items in my parents garage. Nothing is wrapped yet though.
Several small items are in the plastic store bag and just scrunched up and stacked on the top of a bookshelf in the family bedroom. I have been cluttering DD's drawers by putting clothed that are to small up on the self along with bags of things to donate. (Every thing's up high since DD would just put the to small clothes back in her drawers and wear them some more. I have to be low key moving her old stuff to the car to donate-so it collects until the right moment present it self. DD is not ready to just give away her "stuff".)
I also told her that Santa was mailing some presents to our house early (so we can take them to grandma's house for Christmas) so any boxes that arrive go under the tree unopened. This is totally working! She's excited to see the boxes but OK to wait to open them. I have been wrapping up the stuff and putting it back in the box when I get a chance. Can I just say I love shopping online!
One happy momma to a very spirited little girl , her tough little brother , and a happy little suprise late April 2012 . Wife to an overworked and under paid husband .
We've got a few things to pick up this week, and I'll probably just keep them in the trunk.
Candace, Married to dh , Mom to ds (8) , Gavin (9/30/10 - 12/19/10) and cautiously expecting our 4-29-12
Steph, DH Jason (1-1-11), DS Owen (10-3-03) and DS Kai (10-13-11)
Dh's are hidden in my sister's closet.
Wife to an amazing man , mommy to 3 wild dudes: ds1 (5/23/05 @ 30 weeks), ds2 (3/5/09) , and ds3 (9/26/10) . Part time librarian, full time mommy, occasional chef and maid.
I hide them in our suitcases! I got this idea from my mom and it works well. For now they are unwrapped.
Hey, that's a great idea! Thanks!
(OP - DS is six months old. He has a present wrapped in dedicated Santa paper. It's "hidden" on the top shelf of the office closet, while the rest of the presents are under the tree. As he's 6 m.o., I'm not too worried about him finding it, but I was dorky enough to wrap it in separate paper and "hide" it. DH is also banned from talking about it in front of DS. )
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All the gifts (the wrapped ones from me and DH and the unwrapped ones from Santa) our hidden in the garage under a large tarp. The only time the kids are in the garage is when they're going to and from the car, and so they're never alone in there to go exploring.
I put the wrapped ones under the tree in the days leading up to Christmas, one gift at a time.
DH hides his gifts to me in the attic, b/c he knows I NEVER go up there - attics give me the willies! My gifts to him are under the same tarp as the kids' gifts.
I like the idea about hiding gifts in suitcases! I'm definitely going to file that one away!