Sometimes hiding Christmas presents can be harder than shopping for them! Check out these brilliant ideas for keeping your Christmas presents away from snooping family and friends.

In a Suitcase

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!

Your Underwear Drawer

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

You know how hard it is to get your child to take out the bins? Well, they’re unlikely to snoop for Christmas gifts in the rubbish. Get a (preferably new, clean) bin and keep the gifts in there, safe in the utility room or garage. This is a perfect gift hiding spot.

Your Friend’s Home

If your family are extremely nosy and love 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. This gift hiding spot will never be discovered by wandering eyes.

In your Car

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.

Mislabelled Boxes

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” or better yet, “household bills”.

In the Garage

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.

A Storage Unit

If you have a storage unit, take the Christmas gifts there. If you don’t have one already, why not consider 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.

We have storage units in Hillington and Cumbernauld, open until 1pm on Christmas Eve!

On a final note, you should take note of where you’ve hidden the gifts. To avoid disappointed faces or that annoying sense of, “where on earth did I put it…? Make a note of your hiding places - hopefully it’ll be easier to hide that note than it is to hide the presents.