Post # 1
In preparation to propose, I’m trying to figure out places I can hide the engagement ring. We live together (with her parents) so inside the house is a no go. I was thinking inside my trunk of my car where the spare tire is. This is really extreme but sometimes my gf takes my car to school or work so I don’t want to leave it out in the open in the trunk.
Where did your bf or gf hide the ring before they proposed?
Post # 3
Well I would say that the house is more secure than your car… and if something happened, someone could probably claim it under their Homeowners Insurance (even if it was her Parents)
I would consult with them for ideas…
Or else I’d be looking up… behind ceiling tiles are always a good safe location in my mind, no one ever looks there.
Post # 4
sometimes simple is better. do you have an old duffle bag or backpack you can put it in, and leave at the bottom (or very top) of the closet?
does she know it will be in the house? if she doesn’t know you’ve ordered it, then she won’t be looking and inside the house is WAY safer than in a car. anything could happen, a car accident, it could get stolen…i wouldn’t leave it there.
Post # 5
@otto2008: I agree with pp. In the house seems a lot safer than in the car. I like the dufflebag-in-the-closet idea. If that doesnt’t sound appealing to you, maybe leave it in some other place, she’d never look… like a toolbox… video games box… or you could wrap it as a christmas gift… and add a gift tag “to nonna” or whatever -> just remember not to give it to your grandma… 😉
Post # 6
I hide money all the time.. just so I don’t spend it.
Some of my favorite hiding places are in books, between stacks of cds, underneath alcohol bottles [like, sometimes they have a little dip underneath them? yeah, there], in shoes/slippers, in electronics that take batteries [without the batteries.. put the item IN where the batteries would go].
Also.. have you looked into buying something to store it in? You can order “stash” containers that LOOK unopened/unused, but really store items.
For instance, this link on ebay – who would ever think to look into a barbosol men’s shave cream can?
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
@otto2008: We live together. Sometimes he had it in his bag that he brings to work. Other times he had it in this filing cabinet in the basement (I rarely ever go into the basement except on occasion when I am doing some laundry). I am sure you have something that she would rarely go into.
I didn’t know until he told me after the fact.
Post # 8
Do her parents know you’re going to propose? Stick it in their room somewhere if so.
If not.. just find somewhere. My FI put ours in the safe, and I knew it was there, but it wasn’t a surprise in that sense because he had me pick it out. I just had to have the willpower not to open the safe. It was hard.
Post # 9
My FI and I live together. He hid it in a sock in this little mesh bag he stores exercise equipment (like those stretchy elastic band things) in. I NEVER would have thought to look in there – there are plenty of places you can hide it in the house that she’ll never suspect!
I’d be nervous about leaving it in the car.
Post # 10
I’d go with the hidden in plain sight route. I agree with anyone who has said “go up”
Everyone looks through things or under things, but never higher. Do you have a dining room with a cabinet or hutch? My dad bought an anniversary band for my mom and hid it on top of the hutch that has all the fine china in it. Best spot. No one would ever think to look there and wouldn’t have any reason to look there
Post # 11
Do you have someone you trust that can hold the ring at their house until you’re ready to pop the question?
Post # 12
Can you rent a safety deposit box at your bank until you propose?
Post # 13
@MrsBonJovi: +1. This guarantees she won’t find it, and will keep it safe. I also doesn’t usually cost very much to keep something there short-term.
Post # 14
If you have boots, put it in there. Could you ask her parents to hide it for you?
Post # 15
My fella hid his in the inside pocket of his jacket and just carried it around with him everywhere lol. I never found it though!
Post # 16
@otto2008: My FI had a mutual friend keep it in their house in their safe until the day he was going to propose, and then got it from her that day.