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Photo: Angelica Corneliussen (Shutterstock) There is a scene in National Lampoons Christmas Vacation that has never sat well with me (yes, just the one). Clark Griswold sneaks up to the attic to hide a bag full of Christmas presents, only to discover an old, dust-covered Mother’s Day gift dated 1983 hidden in the very same spot. (Given that the movie was released in 1989, that doesn’t make the forgotten gift quite as old as it sounds today.) The implication is that Clark had hidden it away and then forgotten it, but that is a stretch. How does one apparently forget where one hid a gift just days or weeks before such an important occasion as Mother’s Day, yet attempts to use the very same gift-hiding nook several years later? It’s not a coincidence—he goes straight for the spot! Regardless, if you’re anything like Clark (and aren’t we all at least a tiny bit like Clark?), you, too, are in the thick of gift-purchasing—and gift-hiding—season. But as you tip-toe through your own home, don’t be tempted by the easiest, and thus most obvious, hiding spots. Your partner knows what all those bags stashed in the back of the closet are, and your kids are going to peek under your bed the second you take your eyes off of them. Let this year be the year you baffle them all by hiding their gifts in places they’d never even think to suspect. Holiday storage bins Even if your basement or attic […]