Sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect gift. Other times, we really should try harder. After being away on business for a week before the Christmas Holiday, Barry thought it would be nice to bring his wife a gift. “How about some perfume?” he asked the cosmetics woman at the Department Store. So, she showed him a bottle of $50 perfume.
“That’s a bit much,” Barry said. The woman then returned with a smaller bottle costing $30.
Barry complained, “That’s still a lot of money.” Growing disgusted, the woman brought out her smallest little bottle of $15 perfume.
Barry grew even more restless and replied, “No no… What I mean is I’d like to see something really cheap!”
So the clerk handed him a mirror! (1)
A gift doesn’t have to be expensive to be special. It’s the heart that counts. But one of the fun aspects of Christmas giving is finding secret places to hide gifts until it’s time to place them under the tree. It’s especially tough if you’re the kind of woman who buys gifts in August or earlier!
I (Dawn) read about some great “secret places” to hide gifts from “snoops” ~
- Hide small gifts in socks in your underwear drawer.
- Hide gifts under the sink where cleaning supplies are stored, or in empty detergent and fabric softener boxes.. (Kids aren’t likely to get anywhere near anything to do with cleaning!)
- If your kids don’t do laundry, hide larger gifts inside the dryer a few days before Christmas… or in a large dirty clothes hamper.
- Consider the garage, storage shed, or pool house (who has a pool house?) as long as floors and walls are not damp.
- The back of the Master Bathroom vanity is a good place, again, if it is free of moisture.
- Use plain brown paper or fabric remnants, and hide gifts in plain sight! (For example, wrap a book and place in a bookcase.) Not quite as obvious as the bear shown here!
- The trunk of the car is a terrific hiding place, unless your kids are likely to open your trunk (groceries, ball games, etc.).
- If you have a “messy,” consider hiding a gift in your child’s room ~ perhaps in a children’s pile of laundry under the bed!
- Larger or special gifts can be stored at a neighbor’s house, at the grandparents’ house, or even at your workplace.
- I’ve hidden gifts in suitcases, which we always had a lot of in our family.
Of course, this will all be defeated if you have a clever child with Continue reading