This is the first year I have been concerned about the boys finding their “Santa gifts”. They are both old enough now, and together mischevious enough, to start snooping around the house. I used to stash everything, usually unwrapped, in a closet. But this year I need to step up my gift hiding game.
The folks at Wayfair recently asked me where I hide my gifts. And I was all befuddled…hiding gifts…shoot I hadn’t gotten that far yet. And, the gifts were starting to pile up in the trunk of the car. Wayfair to the rescue! I ordered this 4-drawer storage cabinet for the corner of the dining room with plans for it to hold table setting goods.
The new cabinet for my dining room seemed like the perfect hiding spot. Since I just gave the frame a fresh coat of paint (I am digging the dark gray with dark wood), the drawers were still empty. I know what you are thinking…the drawers are see-through. You are right, but I had a plan for that, too.
I adore simple gift wrap, my favorite being brown kraft paper. So, I merrily wrapped all the small gifts in kraft paper and tied them up with baker’s twine. Then, I tucked them in the cane drawers. They certainly don’t call any attention to themselves and my boys are none the wiser.
There was one gift that didn’t quite fit in the drawers. It is a larger Lego set I desperately needed well hidden from my oldest. This will not be the year he learns that Santa is not real.
I removed the bottom drawer from the cabinet and tucked this coveted gift under the bottom drawer. This little cabinet has molding covering the front and sides at the bottom, making it impossible to see the gift underneath. And the drawers have little stops to prevent them pulling out all the way, which are too tricky for little hands to figure out.
All my brown paper packages are tied up with string and tucked safely away in this unassuming little cabinet.
And, just to save you from scrolling back to the top to see how well hidden the gifts are in these see-through drawers, here they are from a nice sunlit angle. The brown paper packages draw no undue attention.
I have a few other larger presents to hide and you bet I will be looking for more spaces like this one in all our furniture. I am thinking I could stuff something light up under the rug ottoman, and what about all the empty drawers in our media dresser, and behind the sofa under this console table.
What is your top, super-secret, they-will-never-find-it-here hiding spot? I need a really good idea to hide my hubby’s gift!
Disclosure: Wayfair provided a storage item of my choosing in exchange for sharing how I use it to hide my Christmas gifts. No further compensation was provided this post. All opinions and sneaky gift hiding ideas are my own.