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30 Genius Places to Hide Christmas Gifts

November 24, 2020

Are you buying early for the holidays this year? Keep gifts hidden from prying eyes with our definitive list of perfect hiding spots your family won't uncover before the big day.

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Gift Hiding 101

We're all spending more time at home these days, which can make gift stashing feel like an Olympian feat. As you go above and beyond to protect those presents, don't forget to create a list of your hiding spots. Keep a written record tucked in a wallet or a password-protected note on your phone to make gathering up hidden gifts a breeze come Christmas Eve.

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Under the Stairs

Storage space beneath a staircase offers a perfect place to squirrel away Christmas presents. Tuck gifts away at the very back, far out of reach from curious little hands. For extra secrecy, camouflage your gift as just another cardboard box or blanket in storage.

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Holiday Storage Bins

Out of season, out of mind. Storage bins or boxes for seasonal decorations offer a great hiding spot for Christmas gifts. Nestle gifts amongst the ceramic pumpkins and fourth of July flags to misdirect mischievous gift seekers.

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Drop Ceilings

Literally keep gifts out of sight and out of reach by storing them above drop ceiling tiles. Carefully lift a tile and slide lightweight presents onto adjacent tiles. Just be sure to make note of which tiles are hiding spots to avoid a round of search and rescue!

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