If you’re a parent, then you’ll understand how difficult it is to hide presents from the grimy hands of childhood. The minute you turn your back, tiny feet scamper to the closet, pulling down sheets and pillows and photo albums in a desperate attempt to find the holiday “stash” of presents. Few things take the air out of gift-giving like someone discovering where you’ve hidden the good gifts. And, according to a recent survey from Harris Poll and Buick, 60 percent of U.S. parents agree.
The survey asked 1,000 U.S. parents about their gift-hiding skills. Eighty-two percent of respondents said they try to find new places to hide holiday gifts every year with 79 saying hidden storage compartments in vehicles make for clever hiding spots. Twenty-five percent of those surveyed have used a friend or family’s vehicle for stowing gifts while 23 percent have paid to ship gifts due to the lack of space necessary to transport them. The survey also asked those who’ve never used their vehicle as a hiding sport before if they’d use their vehicle if it had more storage. Sixty percent responded they would.
Automakers are better using the space inside vehicles, designing hidden cubbies and storage areas to keep your property safe. The new 2019 Buick Enclave has a host of hidden storage areas that make it the perfect vehicle for stashing those holiday deliveries. The 2019 Buick Enclave features 3.75 cubic feet of hidden storage compartments throughout the interior. The underfloor cargo space along holds 3.1 cubic feet of holiday goodies. Then there’s the center console with a removable false floor, which is perfect for hiding a host of stocking stuffers and not illegal contraband.
The 2019 Buick Enclave and its host of hidden compartments make it a formidable opponent to childhood curiosity. Using your vehicle to store holiday gifts gives parents a fighting chance against nosey kids this holiday season.