When I was growing up, after I uncovered the truth, you know the truth, and suddenly came to the realization that all of our Christmas presents HAD to be in the house somewhere–I got curious. I never remember hunting for them or anything, but I might poke in my parents’ closet with a terribly pounding heart just to see if maybe I accidentally saw anything. They were good, my parents. Hiding dozens of presents for five little girls somewhere in a fully occupied house.
And then one year, at a moment when I wasn’t even feeling curious, I reached for a suitcase in my very room and as I unzipped it, I was face to face with a full suitcase of gifts. Wrapped, thankfully. Oh, they were good!! Suitcases are still a favorite idea of mine when it comes to stashing gifts. But I love the excitement of hiding gifts practically under one’s nose like my parents did. In my very own room! It brings back a thrill. When Wayfair asked me to share a gift hiding idea using one of their products, I wanted to implement that very idea–the challenge and thrill of hiding a gift in the open instead of in the back of a closet and just try not to feel giddy.
How about in the dining room–right in the middle of the table?! They sent me this modern window box, that although is a little tall for a daily centerpiece (at least in our casual house), for the holidays things can get amped up a bit. I draped one of Ikea’s faux sheepskins over the top and filled it with all of our leftover bulbs from previous years. Shiny! Glittery! Matte! Red! Gold! A few silver thrown in. It took 10 minutes and feels so festive.
But the real fun part, and don’t tell Greta, is what is taking up the space under those ornaments and faux fur…
It will be our little secret.
Do you have a favorite hiding spot for gifts in your house? Sometimes (okay, for the past two years!) I hide Chris’s gifts too well and then I can’t remember where I put some of them–which can be fun later in the year too! Ha!