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Author Topic: S/O hiding spots . . . Brilliantly disguised surprise gifts  (Read 1463 times)

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Julian

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Re: S/O hiding spots . . . Brilliantly disguised surprise gifts
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2016, 06:39:52 PM »
One of my Christmas presents the year I was twelve came in a very large box - probably about three feet on all sides. I opened the box to discover a bunch of paper (the kind used to make sure stuff doesn't break in shipping) and a somewhat smaller box. Opened the smaller box, same thing. Opened the smallest box (about as long as my forearm) to discover an envelope. Inside the envelope were plane tickets for a thing I very much wanted to go to that April halfway across the country.

Apparently something had shown up in the massive box a while back and my parents thought it would be amusing to put a very small present inside. I was just really thrilled with the present.

My brother and I did that to my cousin for her 15th birthday.  The actual gift was a silver bangle, the box was massive.  She loved it!

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Alicia

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Re: S/O hiding spots . . . Brilliantly disguised surprise gifts
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2016, 06:57:16 PM »
About 25 years ago someone in my family got Tiffany earrings.  That box has been used for some gift every year since. Everything from fishing lures to gift cards to socks have been given in that box.