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At your office

At your office
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If you can, just bring the gifts to your office to keep them safe before Christmas.

There’s a good chance your family won’t be snooping in this gift hiding spot!

A storage unit

A storage unit
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If you have a storage unit or shed, take the Christmas gifts there.

If not, considering renting a unit for a short period of time.

This is a great gift hiding spot for families who need to hide a lot of gifts, or extra-large gifts.

Mislabelled boxes

Mislabelled boxes
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You can literally hide gifts right in front of your family’s eyes by putting them in mislabelled boxes.

Find a box to label “books for donation,” “clothes to get rid of,” or better yet, “Old Tax Returns.”

Behind books

Behind books
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If you have a bookshelf with a lot of books, try hiding smaller Christmas gifts behind the books.

This gift hiding spot will work best with deep shelves. And out of eye sight for those who are snoopy.

In the garage

In the garage
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You probably already store some items in the garage rafters, so hiding another bag or bin full of gifts won’t raise any red flags.

Just make sure this gift hiding spot is away from any other items (like Christmas decorations) that may be brought down and opened.

The basement

The basement
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If your basement is a place no one wants to venture into, try a gift hiding spot in the storage room.

Basements are often scary for kids so there’s a good chance they’ll stay away.

And put the gifts in boxes, bags or plastic tubs, but don’t hide them TOO well!

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Source: Family Handyman

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