Kmart dad’s ‘genius’ way to stop kids poking their Christmas pressies

Kristine Tarbert
·Features and Health Editor

Every parent will know how chaotic Christmas morning gets as everyone races to grab their presents from under the tree.

Even during the days beforehand, you’re most likely constantly having to swat little hands away from presents that have been spotted ready and waiting.

But now one dad has come up with a genius trick, using a simple Kmart item, that will stop any snooping under the tree before Christmas day.

Can you spot how he did it? Photo: Facebook
Can you spot how he did it? Photo: Facebook

A mum shared the hack to a Facebook group, alongside photos showing how it worked.

“Props to the husband,” she wrote in the post.

“He found a way to stop the sneaky kids from sussing out which are their presents under the tree.

“Kmart invisible ink pen…”

The pen comes with the light to read the names, and mum said it will definitely slow the kids down on Christmas morning.

The Kmart pen is just $7. Photo: Kmart Australia
The Kmart pen is just $7. Photo: Kmart Australia

The brilliant idea was quickly shared and praised by hundreds of parents eager to try the trick themselves.

“What an awesome idea! Well done hubby,” one person commented.

“That is such a good idea, how clever,” another wrote.

“Genius! That is fantastic,” was another comment.

Using the light for the pen you can see who the presents are for. Photo: Facebook
Using the light for the pen you can see who the presents are for. Photo: Facebook

Some people even shared their own ways of hiding names on presents, admitting they would switch to trying the invisible pen instead.

“This is brilliant, I’ve just been writing with texta on the bottom of the present so nothing can be seen,” one mum wrote.

Give the light and pen to your Elf on the Shelf and the kids will never grab a present before they’re supposed to again.

Happy unwrapping.

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