30 Easy Elf on the Shelf Hiding Places

Tired of planning elaborate schemes? Running out of time to think through the coolest elf ideas? Not to worry! Scout Elves: It’s A-OK to get back to the basics—just find a new hiding spot in your home to land in each night. Your family will love racing to see who will be the first to eye you in a new location every morning. Browse below for tons of ideas for easy Elf on the Shelf hiding spots all around your house.







  1. In the pantry

    Kitchen spot 1

  2. In the cabinet

    Kitchen spot 2

  3. On the counter

    Kitchen spot 3

  4. In the utensil drawer

    Kitchen spot 4

  5. On the table

    Kitchen spot 5

  6. In the refrigerator

    Kitchen spot 6

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Living Room

  1. On the mantel

    Living room spot 1

  2. In the Christmas tree

    Living room spot 2

  3. On the presents

    Living room spot 3

  4. In the stocking

    Living room spot 4

  5. By the door

    Living room spot 5

  6. On the shelf

    Living room spot 6

  7. On the staircase

    Living room spot 7

  8. On the windowsill

    Living room spot 8

  9. On the television

    Living room spot 9

  10. In the banket

    Living room spot 10

  11. In the plant

    Living room spot 11

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  1. On the bed

    Bedroom 1

  2. On the shoe rack

    Bedroom 2

  3. On the nightstand

    Bedroom 3

  4. In the dresser drawer

    Bedroom 4

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  1. On top of the toilet

    Bathroom 1

  2. In the linen closet

    Bathroom 2

  3. On the counter

    Bathroom 3

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  1. In the laundry room

    Other 1

  2. In the wreath

    Other 2

  3. On the desk

    Other 3

  4. On the celiling fan

    Other 4

  5. On the bookshelf

    Other 5

  6. On the clock

    Other 6

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Before you or your elf get to work recreating any of these inspirational photos, be sure to read these safety warnings. Santa wants to make sure everyone stays safe!