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Genius gift hiding spots

Genius gift hiding spots
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Check out these ingenious ideas for keeping your Christmas presents away from snooping kids.

In a suitcase

In a suitcase
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Stuff as many gifts as you can inside a suitcase.

Duffel bags and laptop bags work as well.

Just make sure the recipient won’t use any of the bags before Christmas.

Here are 15 tips for keeping your sanity if you’re hosting Christmas. 

Your underwear drawer

Your underwear drawer
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Need to hide some gifts from your kids?

Hide them in the last place your kids want to look – your underwear drawer.

In the bin

In the bin
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You know how hard it is to get your child to take out the rubbish?

Well, they’re unlikely to snoop for Christmas gifts in the bin.

Get a garbage can (preferably a new, clean one) and keep the gifts in there.

Speaking of garbage, here are 17 things you should throw out asap.

The clothes hamper

The clothes hamper
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Stick those Christmas gifts in the bottom of a laundry hamper and cover them with (slightly) dirty clothes.

Just remember to not dump out the whole hamper in the washing machine!

While you’re in laundry mode, here are some handy hints that make doing the laundry less of a hassle. 

With pots and pans

With pots and pans
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If you have some smaller gifts to hide, try putting them in various pots and pans with lids.

But just make sure no one sees your gift hiding spot when you go to get that pot out to make soup.

Enjoy these heartwarming stories about real-life encounters with Santa. 

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In your socks

In your socks
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Socks are the perfect gift hiding spot for smaller items.

And think stocking stuffers such as pocket tools, sweets and jewellery. Just… don’t lose them.

The attic

The attic
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Chances are your attic is a place your kids can’t get to easily.

So place gifts in a covered bin or a plastic bag so they don’t get dusty.

Friend's home

Friend's home
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If your kids or another family member are extremely nosy and bad about snooping, take the Christmas gifts to a friend’s home.

Just keep a list of everything you’ve sent so nothing is forgotten when it’s time to retrieve the gifts.

In your car

In your car
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If your kids are young and confined to the back seat, consider keeping some gifts in your car.

Small gifts can be hidden in the glove compartment while bigger gifts can be stored in the boot.

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