(Closed) Disguised Christmas Presents

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: Is it a good idea to hide one present inside another?
    Yes, I've done it : (25 votes)
    34 %
    No, I haven't : (13 votes)
    18 %
    It's a great idea : (33 votes)
    45 %
    It's a horrible idea : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    243 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Sounds cute 🙂 Maybe try to make it a little obvious. 

    Post # 4
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    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I use to do this with presents for my son to keep him from guessing what it was or peeking. I thought it was funny to see the look on his face to unwrap his gift and see a cereal or graham cracker box. Inside would be video games or a toy he’d been wanting. It was a great way to recycle and to throw him offtrack. I never knew if he was a “peeker” when it came to Christmas and if he’d try to peel back the wrapping while no one was around so it was more like gift insurance.

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    6081 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2019

    I once bought two tickets to see one of our fave bands and wrapped them up inside a tshirt from that band. My SO was proper chuffed with the new t shirt and even more surpised when the tickets fell out! He often mentions it being one of the best presents I have given him!

    Post # 7
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    4583 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I haven’t done this, exactly. But I have put small or obviously-shaped items inside plain square/rectangular boxes and thrown in a coin or something else that makes noise when the box is moved. Darling Husband likes to examine/shake his gifts so I try to make them harder to guess.

    Post # 8
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    2107 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Our very first Christmas together, Darling Husband put the present he got me inside several boxes/bags (so a small bag inside a box, inside of a bigger box, etc.).  As I was unwrapping it, silly waiting me (even though I really shouldn’t have been – we had NEVER discussed it) became convinced that the final result would be a ring.  I even started tearing up and everything (which was super hard to hide from my then boyfriend). 

    Quite obviously, it was not a ring.  It turned out to be a super neat gift – certificates for a hot air balloon ride, which was on my bucket list at the time, but man, were my hopes suddenly raised when I began unwrapping that gift!  I only confessed what I had started believing after we were married.  I think if I had told him any sooner, he would have run in the other direction, LOL!

    Now, the shoe is on the other foot, since I have to disguise all of DH’s gifts, since he likes to shake his presents, and try and guess what he’s getting. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Sounds kind of fun! I say do it. 

    Post # 10
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    2808 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I love this idea! Make sure the sweater is particularly awful so he has to try really hard to put on an appreciative face Wink

    Post # 12
    Hostess
    2556 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’ve done this when the present would be obvious (wrapped alone).  My SO is a good guesser, so I have to keep him on his toes.

    Post # 13
    Hostess
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I try to disguise what the item is when I wrap it — e.g., I got my husband concert tickets last year and put them in a big box so it could have been anything. I’ve never hidden a gift within something else before though. Let us know how it goes!

    Post # 14
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    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    You want to know what’s really frustrating? Wrap 10 boxes of difference sizes so you can place  them into one another and wrap up the big box.  The 10th box should have a note saying something like”your gift is in the hall cloet!” And have the “real gift” in the hall closet (don’t wrap this one up, he’s already unwrapped 10 no gifts boxes!)

    Post # 15
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    2808 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @happyface:  Oooooo even better!

    Wait, was the thread title “How to torture your husband?”

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