If you’re “Santa’s Helper” this year, here are the best and worst places to hide your Christmas gifts, according to a recent survey.
Pollfish.com did a recent survey for Neighbor, the storage company, asking about a thousand people about where they usually hide Christmas presents.
The top five hiding places included bedroom closets, a guest bedroom, a dressing room, under the bed, and in the trunk of the car.
The survey also revealed, however, that the most popular hiding place, the bedroom closet, is usually the first place eager gift recipients go to snoop.
“We asked respondents which hiding place they thought was the most obvious (where they would go first to check for hidden gifts) and, unsurprisingly, a quarter of them said the bedroom closet” , Neighbor said.
People also said they looked for gifts under beds, in car trunks and clothes closets – also all the most popular hiding places.
The place where hidden gifts seem to be discovered the fastest was in the trunk of the car. Nearly 60% of people who say their gifts were discovered within an hour had them hidden there.
04 December 2021, Berlin: Wrapped gifts lie under a Christmas tree during the TV fundraiser ‘Ein Herz für Kinder’. Photo: Jens Kalaene/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB (Photo by Jens Kalaene/picture alliance via Getty Images)
A stack of delivery boxes is usually the biggest clue that gifts may be hiding somewhere in the house. However, most giveaways said they weren’t worried about recipients seeing their deliveries arrive.
More than 80% said they go ahead and ship gifts directly to their homes, while only 18% said they ship them elsewhere.
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Although finding the perfect hiding place can take some time, Neighbor has found that most shoppers waste no time finding the perfect gift.
Sixty-two percent of respondents had already started their Christmas shopping before November.
This story was reported from Detroit.