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Old 12-09-2012, 09:34 AM   #16
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Glad you posted this! 13 year old is getting a bike, 10 yr old is getting a small item for her big gift and I am not sure how to handle.

I like the idea of wrapping a picture of the bike, adds to the suspense. If bike is out under tree, big gift moment is already over. And, lessens my overparenting concern of 10 yr old being disappointed about not seeing a big gift under the tree!
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:54 AM   #17
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I Remember my sister getting a bike. Instead a of a picture of a bike in a box, she was sent on a scavenger hunt. This allowed my Dad to roll the bike from the porch under the tree while she was hunting from room to room for the next clue
I love the scavenger hunt idea, and at the end it can just be sitting there with a big red bow on it.

I have seen those bike bags in stores too.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:07 AM   #18
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Glad you posted this! 13 year old is getting a bike, 10 yr old is getting a small item for her big gift and I am not sure how to handle.

I like the idea of wrapping a picture of the bike, adds to the suspense. If bike is out under tree, big gift moment is already over. And, lessens my overparenting concern of 10 yr old being disappointed about not seeing a big gift under the tree!
What is the 10 year old getting
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:32 PM   #19
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My son is going to be 14 right before Christmas. I know he does not believe anymore, but I want to surprise him just the same. How does one go about putting a bike under the tree? We have given our kids bikes before, but never as a Christmas gift. We usually buy used bikes as they need them - but this one is brand new from the store. He's getting other gifts - this is not the only thing, but I still want to surprise him.
When we gave bikes, Santa always built them and left them standing in front of the tree.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:38 PM   #20
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I've done it once. Small wrapped box with a note inside saying the real present was in the garage
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:05 PM   #21
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Infront of the tree wrapped in huge wrapping paper..yes you need to go up & down the length of the bike and under beat it, then seal it at the back with heavy tap put a big bow on it & there you go! He may guess what is but if you wrap loosely it will just look like a big wrapped loose thing! Good luck.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:01 PM   #22
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When i imagine a bike by the tree, i can picture a big red bow on it. Thats it. Nothing else.

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Old 12-09-2012, 08:34 PM   #23
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Infront of the tree wrapped in huge wrapping paper..yes you need to go up & down the length of the bike and under beat it, then seal it at the back with heavy tap put a big bow on it & there you go! He may guess what is but if you wrap loosely it will just look like a big wrapped loose thing! Good luck.
I was hoping to not be the ONLY one who has wrapped a bike! I wrap EVERYTHING!
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:11 PM   #24
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I vote for the scavenger hunt, we did this for DS and he LOVED it!
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