It’s tricky to be sneaky around Christmas time, particularly when you live in a small space, and especially
if you live amongst those with prying eyes. I was happy to jump aboard when Wayfair
asked if I’d join them in showing off how to hide presents from those pesky prying cohabitants.
Years ago I designed and built a square ottoman that I used to hide presents inside of. Sadly the style and bright red upholstery doesn’t work with our new place, so I was thrilled when Wayfair let me pick out this
gorgeous storage ottoman. It fits beautifully into our new space, and has so much room inside for present hiding!
It’s perfect for storing away Christmas presents because of it’s depth and also because it can be easily disguised. Yes, the key to using a storage ottoman successfully for storing presents is to disguise it in the room. The most important thing to remember?
Give your storage ottoman a purpose
Don’t just leave your ottoman in the corner unadorned. Give it purpose that will make it blend in with the rest of the room. Turn it into a coffee table, topped with a tray full of books and a vase of flowers. Or make it a seating area piled high with fluffy pillows and throws. The more you turn your ottoman into a cohesive piece in the room, the less likely people will take off the flowers or pillows so carefully placed on top to open the lid and sneak a peek.
And just in case their curiosity is too much, throw a blanket or large books on top of all the presents so they think it’s just boring old storage.
Where’s your best gift hiding spot?
Photo taken in Fez, Morocco. A young boy fills up his water bottle at the river access
This month’s Fiesta Movement
theme is bringing people together to make this little home called earth a better place. Each month the Fiesta Movement picks a theme which bloggers share while Agents from all over shoot videos. Welcome to the final Fiesta Movement theme – social activism.
Have you ever paid for the person being you while in line for coffee or fast food? I never have but have always wanted to, and I love how this girl does it not once, but 5 times all over her city. That’s making a whole lot of people happy!
Check back on Monday for some more way’s to make a stranger’s day and our holidays a bit more unselfishly giving.
And on Thursday, check out this Tube-a-thon! What is it? A live-streamed holiday party featuring huge YouTube stars as well as traditional Hollywood celebrities. On Thursday, December 12 at 6pmPT/9pm ET, you can check into What’s Trending for two hours full of fundraising, music, comedy, performances and lots of surprises. And you know what? You can tweet along with the hashtag #Tubeathon or #FiestaMovement, and for every tweet What’s Trending and Fiesta Movement will donate $1 to Covenant House. Seriously, how awesome and holiday spirit of giving is that?
Have you done something lately for a stranger?
This is a sponsored post and I was compensated for my participation.
The opinions expressed are my own.
Crocodile rocker from Land of Nod / Mint stripe romper from Little Hip Squeaks / Stalactite leggings from Thief and Bandit Kids / Baby elephant pillow from Gingiber / Ruthie the Deer from Amelia by Walnut Animal Society
Oh those enviable hip kids. You know, the ones that every time you see them you think “man, I want that outfit in my size”.
This gift guide is for them.
I’m not gonna lie, whenever we have kids, I’ll probably make it my daily goal to have them better dressed than I.
With so many cute baby shops that won’t be very hard.
Do you have a hip kid on your shopping list?
Have a wonderful weekend everyone and see you Tuesday!
Raise your hand if your family is hard to shop for.
Yeah, we all have at least one family member that we get stumped on each year. So I’m over on the Wayfair Blog today sharing some gift giving ideas for the people listed above – the class man, the curious kid, the too cool teen and the stressed mom.
FYI, there’s at least one item on each of these lists that I’d love to receive.
See you there for some holiday gifting fun!
For me it’s my dad.
Who’s the hardest to shop for in your family?