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Where do you hide your presents and how does that work on Christmas eve?

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Titsend Sat 29-Aug-20 09:12:14

Just that really, thanks x

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Stopthehop Sat 29-Aug-20 09:20:10

We have a big wardrobe that we hide the presents in. Once they're wrapped each person's presents go in a bag so I can easily see who's is who's. On Christmas Eve they get out under the tree.

Stopthehop Sat 29-Aug-20 09:20:34

They get put under the tree.

MaddeningtheUnhelpful Sat 29-Aug-20 09:28:29

Big walk in wardrobe in my room with a chair infront is the hiding place. I tend to make sure I'm all done and wrapped (and in santa sacks) before they break up from school. Then just carry them downstairs when my children FINALLY go to sleep on christmas eve

cariadlet Sat 29-Aug-20 09:34:51

When dd was old enough to be able to find things but not yet old enough to resist the temptation to go looking, I used to put them in the loft and bring them down to wrap on Christmas Eve, once she was asleep.

Before that, when she was a baby and toddler, they went on top of the wardrobe.

pussycatinboots Sat 29-Aug-20 12:39:25

Again, you could have included this with your questions about Elves and Dresses. hmm

rottiemum88 Sat 29-Aug-20 12:46:21


Again, you could have included this with your questions about Elves and Dresses. hmm

Just like you could have scrolled on by, presumably? hmm

gamerchick Sat 29-Aug-20 12:48:19

I wrap them and put them in those big bags. I have a big walk in store cupboard though that I can lock so it's easy enough.

LadyCatStark Sat 29-Aug-20 13:04:08

Under our ottoman bed

loopy42 Sat 29-Aug-20 13:11:58

In our empty holiday suitcases that live on top of the wardrobes in the bedroom.

Nice and easy to just carry downstairs once DD is sleeping to pop the presents under the tree

MsSquiz Sat 29-Aug-20 14:03:40

DH hides mine on top of the wardrobe in the spare room as I can't reach them!
I hide his in a drawer in the office as he'd never even look for them!

I suspect, while DD is small, they'll be tucked away in my dressing room and as they/she gets bigger either in our garage or PIL's house

stargirl1701 Sat 29-Aug-20 14:06:54

We only have to hide the stocking gifts and one gift from Father Christmas. The rest are from friends & family so don't need hidden.

Spiderseason Sat 29-Aug-20 14:28:50

Well put it this way, rookie mistakes, all presents in loft, retrieved midnight on Xmas eve, lots of rustling, loud whispers... Children disturbed!!

All done in bedroom, then on Xmas eve when dc out, we put them in tree accessible location for later on. So so much better!!

lurker101 Sat 29-Aug-20 14:30:50

Mine were hidden in the attic by our parents. Our friendly elderly neighbours even hid some larger gifts (bikes/motorised cars etc) for them in their garage, and they loved being part of the surprise apparently, as their grandchildren loved quite far away

SpnBaby1967 Sat 29-Aug-20 14:47:14

I have a cupboard in the hallway and keep everything in non descript boxes. But now I have an ottoman bed so will be using that as kids are getting older, and more nosey.

M0mmyneedswine Sat 29-Aug-20 14:51:11

Cupboard of doom under the stairs, im the only one who ever goes in there

Stompythedinosaur Sat 29-Aug-20 15:51:15

We transfer presents from the loft to the spare room on Christmas eve when the dc are distracted and then bring them down after bedtime.

This year I'm hoping to get a hoverkart - plan is to hide it in dm's garage, pick it up a day or two before Xmas and keep it in the boot of the car.

Stompythedinosaur Sat 29-Aug-20 15:52:34

Again, you could have included this with your questions about Elves and Dresses.

I dont see any reason why this isn't a pretty normal question to ask on the Christmas board. There's no law about how many thread someone can start.

KipperTheFrog Sat 29-Aug-20 15:55:57

Last year they went in the garage, but can’t currently get in there! Right now the few bits I’ve got are in a box in my study.
They’ll be wrapped while DD’s are sleeping and put back in the box. On Christmas Eve they get put under the tree once DD’s are asleep

FranklyADick Sat 29-Aug-20 16:01:21

They're kept in loft mainly. I usually have a wrapping spree at some point. On Christmas Eve I get kids out of the way and DH transfers presents to the back of his work van. Once they're asleep it's easy to nip out to get them and put them out.

RandomTree Sat 29-Aug-20 16:03:03

I hide them in a cupboard, the kids would have to move all the sheets and towels to find them and I'm pretty sure they've never done so! Then DH and I wrap them on Xmas eve.

Allgirlskidsanddogs Sat 29-Aug-20 16:09:44

Cupboard under the stairs. As parcels arrive they’re put in there, then when I wrap each child has a different colour paper and they’re stored in different coloured bags. Presents go under the tree a few days before Christmas or later if wrapping is last minute. Stockings are filled after they go to bed on Christmas Eve.

howlathebees Sat 29-Aug-20 16:17:27

Our wardrobe. Then DH does it whilst I guard the DC to make sure they don’t wake up

ritzbiscuits Sat 29-Aug-20 16:27:38

Plastic boxes in the cellar.

aToadOnTheWhole Sat 29-Aug-20 16:31:50

They're currently in a big pile still in Amazon boxes in the corner of my room, or on top of the he wardrobe. I'll wrap them and then re-box/black big bag them. Big ones live at my parents house.

I can see me needing to keep everything at my parents from at least next year though. DS is already asking questions (he's 3) and is absolutely not above creating his own deathtrap ladder to climb up and see.

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