Do you find it difficult to find places at home to hide Christmas presents? We have used imagination and we will tell you which are the most reliable.
DOWN THE STAIRS
You have taken advantage of the stairwell to create an extra storage area. There you usually keep your Christmas decorations, your children’s textbooks from past courses, suitcases … And now it can be a great hiding place for Christmas gifts without anyone suspecting it. Put them in well-covered baskets to mislead and place them at the bottom in case someone happens to snoop.
CAMOUFLAGED IN BASKETS
You have seen them in many photographs accompanying the Christmas tree: fiber baskets decorated with fictitious packages that the stylists place gracefully. What if they were real? What if they had always had them in view but had not noticed it? It would be good, right? Take advantage of this way of decorating and mix real and fake gifts. Of course, give a signal to the latter, lest they open a package and find it empty.
IN SANTA CLAUSE’S MAGIC SACK
Do you want to be a true helper of Santa Nöel? Then you will have to get yourself a jute bag in the purest Lapland style. You can hide the gifts in a storage room or the car and put them in the magic bag on the night of the 24th, as soon as the little ones fall asleep. What an illusion when they get up the next day! Do you want more magic? Get yourself some shoe prints (you can download the templates from the Internet) or process a personalized letter to your children from Santa Claus himself.
UNDER THE TREE, AS TRADITION MARKS
If gifts have always been arranged under the tree in your house and you want to continue the tradition, take them out of your hiding places and put them on the night of the 24th or the 5th, if the Kings are the ones who come. You can also ask your children days before to help you wrap empty boxes. So they will not be suspicious when a new package appears among them, but this one with real content.
INSIDE THE DECORATIVE FIREPLACE
Do you have a decorative fireplace? Know that the interior of the home is the ideal place to hide gifts. Store them in bags of the same color as the background so that they blend as closely as possible. Decorate the outer edge with poinsettias, baskets with packages, or white candles that hide what is hidden inside. Only you will know it!
IN CHRISTMAS SOCKS
The smaller the gifts, the better they can be hidden. Some headphones, a mobile, a book, some earrings, a scarf fit anywhere … even in a sock! If you have decorated your fireplace in an Anglo-Saxon key, that is, with a garland of socks, as in the image, or you have hung Santa Claus boots on the door handles, you already have the appropriate place to store the mini packages!
THE LOGGER STORES FIREWOOD… AND SOMETHING ELSE
Does your fireplace have a specific place to store firewood, on the sides or under the fireplace? Or do you use an opaque container as a firewood holder, like the one in the image? Whatever your case, here is another great place to hide gifts. You can hide the bundles in the bottom and hide them with some protruding cut log pieces. Nobody will think of looking inside the basket.