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How To Find Hidden Christmas Presents

Alice T Breeze
By Alice T Breeze. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Find Hidden Christmas Presents

Christmas is getting closer and closer, and it's normal to feel curiosity to know what your parents, spouse or relatives have got you for Christmas, may it be because you want to know what kind of present to buy in return, to know what to expect when you open the present or simply because you don't want to wait for the big day. Though at OneHowTo we think that it's better to wait for Christmas day to know what you are receiving as a gift, we give you some advice on how to find hidden Christmas presents.

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Steps to follow:


The first thing you need to do in order to find hidden Christmas presents is to look in all of the most common places where parents usually hide them. Take a thorough look in drawers, closets and under the bed, as these are the most common.

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If you haven't had any luck finding them in these places, it's time to go one step further and start looking inside objects such as suitcases, boxes, bags and any room you don't usually go into such as pantries or guest rooms.

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If you have been previously caught or your relatives suspect that you might be snooping, it's possible that they will hide your Christmas presents outside the house. Take a look inside sheds, lofts and even in their car trunk!

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People can be very nifty when they want to hide Christmas presents, they will even avoid keeping Christmas presents anywhere near your home, so take a look at your grandparent's and close relatives' houses to see if your presents are hidden there. You should take into account that if you find any presents there they may not be for you but for someone else.

Another usual hiding place away from home is the office, so if you have access to it you can also look there.

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Don't want to get caught? Here is some useful advice that will ensure your secret is well kept:

  • Before you start rummaging, make sure you know where everything is placed so you can put everything back into place once you have finished looking, especially in wardrobes and so on. Take a picture if you can so you know where everything was placed.
  • Make sure your parents or relatives haven't set any traps to know if you've been looking for presents, sometimes they will even set up boxes and fake presents to confuse the snooper too.
  • If you don't want to get caught in the act, make sure you search for your present when nobody is home and you are sure that they are not coming back.
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But how to figure out what you're getting if your gift is wrapped? The easiest option is just to shake it to hear what it sounds like, but this is not very advisable as the object might be fragile and break. Instead, pay attention to the shape and size of the parcel to get an idea of what's inside, feel it as some presents can be easily guessed as they have a very characteristic shape.

You should also take into account that some people put gifts in bigger boxes just to confuse the present receiver, so in this case you might have to wait until Christmas!

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