Its hard enough to hide gifts when you have one or two children. Imagine when you have 8 inquiring minds. Ok I admit the youngest doesn't look. But the other kids snoop even when they don't know there are gifts to be found.
This year I think I am being pretty creative. I emptied a storage box and put the gifts in there. Blends right in, they don't know I emptied the box. In years past we used the trunk of dh's car (not a bright idea however if car break ins occur in your area), under a blanket in the garage (as you can imagine this didn't work well), in the under the bed storage and in my sock drawer. One year I found a gift for my fathers birthday 6 mos after his birthday - in my sock drawer. Yes, I really am barefoot and pregnant, I never look in there and neither does anyone else. And I knew I had bought him something, I could have sworn.
Today I cleaned out dh's dresser. That man had more socks than any 3 men could ever use. Note to self - stop buying socks as a gift. So I told him its a good thing he doesn't hide stuff in his dresser. He replied, "I would never hide anything from you. Its hard enough to keep the facts straight the way it is." I told him I meant gifts, but it was good to know where his mind immediately went to! I think he is hiding my gifts in the trunk of his car. And really truly that is not why I cleaned out his dresser. I swear. Really.
Where have you hidden gifts? Found any fool proof places? My mother told me she used to hide hers at her grandmothers when we were little. I always wondered cause I looked everywhere. I even pulled the bed away from the wall to look behind the head board once. I wonder if she didn't tell me cause she liked to drive me crazy looking for them.