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How Long Does It Take You to Wrap Gifts?


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#31 leefamily23  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 10, 2011 - 7:56 pm

I like wrapping the gifts. Though santa's never come w/ bows and ribbons because "the elves are too busy". All the others get the works though. I usually do it for a for a few hours each the 2 weekends before Christmas.

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Posted Nov 11, 2011 - 4:38 am

I'm almost completely done except I ran out of wrapping paper so I gotta get some more today from the dollar store:) I wqanted to get done now for bf and other gifts coming still needing to be wrapped.

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Posted Nov 28, 2011 - 9:33 am

I am super close to being done shopping and wrapping. I am a slow wrapper and like to do it while watching a Christmas movie. I have been going to my parents house (since the house is empty) and wrapping there. If I can figure out what to get my oldest DS it would help!!

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Posted Nov 28, 2011 - 9:48 am

I haven't started yet. In about 2 weeks after my son's birthday I will start wrapping. I wrap about 75-100 presents, it takes me a long time. This year isn't as bad, my oldest aren't getting as many presents as their younger brother since they are grown and wanted expensive stuff. I buy my paper after christmas usually at shopko and get it pretty cheap. . I used 10 rolls last year.

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Posted Nov 28, 2011 - 11:31 am

I've used 10 so far. Just bought 4 more:) lol And I have to tackle the newest pile on the basement. It's going to stink:( I have more rolling in over the next weeks too.

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Posted Nov 29, 2011 - 2:41 am

With 7 kids plus all the other family we buy for it takes hours, days, weeks, months....lol I wrap while the kids are at school but the kids like to help wrap gifts so I leave the family gifts for them to do :)

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Posted Nov 29, 2011 - 10:29 am

I LOVE wrapping presents so I usually try to drag it out as long as possible! I wrap as I buy though and I spread out my shopping through the season. It makes me sad when I'm all done!

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Posted Nov 29, 2011 - 11:55 am

I too love wrapping and takes a few days with all the family gifts we buy.

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Posted Nov 29, 2011 - 3:11 pm

I start wrapping on BF. This year, I had help. DD wanted to help wrap so badly. I wrapped the items that didn't need gift boxes myself. Then, I put everything else in a gift box and had her help me wrap them. It took me 5 hours to wrap the non-gift boxes, and 2 hours, with DD's help, to wrap the gift boxes. Still have our 4 "adopted" kids to wrap for, some more presents for DD, and a few for my mother. That will take me another 6 hours at the least. DD will help me again.

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Posted Nov 29, 2011 - 3:12 pm

I've used 10 so far. Just bought 4 more:) lol And I have to tackle the newest pile on the basement. It's going to stink:( I have more rolling in over the next weeks too.


Please post a picture of your tree once you get everything under it (and to the sides, back, and front). lol

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Posted Nov 30, 2011 - 2:05 am

We've been wrapping at night when I get home from work. My mom & I wrap & have been watching some of the Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel. :) I'm pretty much done with my families gifts. Now just need to finish my swap & friend gifts.
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Posted Nov 30, 2011 - 4:39 am

Please post a picture of your tree once you get everything under it (and to the sides, back, and front). lol


I promise I will:) Off to the $ store this morn to buy more paper. Somehow I'm thinking 4 more rolls wasn't enough. Family is sending gifts soon too.

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Posted Nov 30, 2011 - 6:31 am

It takes me several nights of a few hours too. Easily 20 -25 hours before I am done. But we have a ribbon or bow on just about every package. How do you insert a picture into the post? It asks for a URL but my photos are on my hard drive not online. Thanks

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Posted Dec 6, 2011 - 4:51 pm

It's been 2 hours so far, and that was only 10 gifts! I started with the biggest ones today. It's not easy wrapping those big boxes on my squishy bed; it's even harder when the kids keep knocking!

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Posted Dec 6, 2011 - 5:51 pm

I sometimes (ok almost always) sweet talk hubby into wrapping the awkward shaped gifts! Lol.


I do this too lol!

I don't mind wrapping just don't expect too much:P It doesn't help that I'm incapable of cutting in a straight line, I guess it doesn't help that I can never tell if this are hung straight either. Which is the paper with lines marked on the inside? I may try getting some of that on sale/after season clearance and see if it helps.


I can't cut in a straight line either! It drives DH crazy how I wrap presents, I never measure and sometimes have to cut more paper because its not a big enough piece. He on the other hand drives me crazy too! He gets out the tape measure and his wrapping looks like a professional did it. Yeah, it looks nice but its going to get ripped off in 2 seconds flat so who cares?? :tongue1: We rarely wrap presents together lol

I've probably got 100 rolls of paper in my spare room, I buy it during the days after Christmas when its like 90% off.

I don't know how long it takes me, but I usually save it all for Christmas eve and it takes forever. I don't like doing it in advance because I forget what I have bought and wrapped but this year I have already started wrapping. Anything that goes under the tree has to be in another box or something though in case one of our naughty kittens unwraps it. I do keep a spreadsheet of my purchases but sometimes forget to update it and then find a bag or box that I have to wrap last minute.

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Posted Dec 7, 2011 - 5:11 am


I can't cut in a straight line either!


Thank goodness its not just me. Sometimes I wonder if the store setup would work for me but that'd mean a whole room just for wrapping :(

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Posted Dec 7, 2011 - 5:18 am

I have wrapped about 5 gifts each day for the last week, I numbered all of mine and then put who they are for next to the number (new system for me this year hope it works) and I wanted to see how many gifts I actually wrap. Maybe I'll regret that I am already at 32 and haven't even done my kids yet and I know they have a ton! I have more coming in the mail tomorrow, can't wait and I have a lot more in the basement but can't do that because the kids are always home, and my dd3 doesn't nap anymore so hoping that tomorrow I can get dh to take her for a while or keep her downstaires so I can finally get going on the kids gifts! I don't think that I have ever been up late on Christmas eve wrapping, maybe once but thats it I like having it all done ahead of time we have too much going on Christmas eve!

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Posted Dec 7, 2011 - 6:39 am

Did I say I was almost done??? I'll never finish if I do not quit buying, and I still have not got anything great for DS #1.

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Posted Dec 7, 2011 - 7:21 pm

Just Wrapped 9 presents! =)
Cushing's Disease Stinks...:mad:

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Posted Dec 8, 2011 - 4:40 am

Ive been wrapping since October n IM STILL wrapping!!!!!!! :eyepoppin
BF ADDICT AND PROUD OF IT :D

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Posted Dec 8, 2011 - 2:17 pm

We usually procrastinate until Xmas eve and are up wrapping till about 2am. Lol Sent from my iPhone using GottaDeal

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Posted Dec 14, 2011 - 11:43 pm

Done! ....at least as done as I can be for now. I still need to get - and wrap - a few small gifts. I even have the christmas morning stuff all sorted, unpackaged, and divided into small bags! All together it took about 9 hours to wrap about 60 gifts. I've never been (almost) done this early, but I'm loving it! Maybe I'll actually sleep the week of Christmas this year, unless I let baking keep me up...

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Posted Dec 15, 2011 - 7:14 am

I still haven't started. Lol Sent from my iPhone using GottaDeal

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Posted Dec 15, 2011 - 9:09 am

At this rate I will be wrapping until I am 90!! It is just NEVERENDING!!!
BF ADDICT AND PROUD OF IT :D

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Posted Dec 15, 2011 - 9:13 am

Finally done and can get the house in order for the holidays. It was a mess while we were all wrapping.

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Posted Dec 15, 2011 - 12:39 pm

Finally done and can get the house in order for the holidays. It was a mess while we were all wrapping.


FEELING the same way suggaD:) And I just bought more stuff so MORE wrapping lol

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Posted Dec 15, 2011 - 2:03 pm

I am usually wrapping till way up in the morning on Christmas Eve too but I am done now except for the few gifts that have just came in the mail this week. Its such a relief since I am also done shopping. I can enjoy the season this year for the first time ever.

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Posted Dec 15, 2011 - 5:25 pm

I've been wrapping here and there when I had the time. However, since I just submitted my final paper for school, I plan on finishing up this weekend. Looking forward to being able to just enjoy next week!

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Posted Dec 15, 2011 - 7:05 pm

I've wrapped around 40 so far and it's taken about 6 hours,but I am mostly done for the kids. I let the older kids help wrap ones to grandparents,hubby,etc. I figure I have at most,2 more hours left to wrap PLUS I have all the stocking stuff in bags ready to go into the stockings Christmas Eve! I'm hoping to have EVERYTHING done by the time the kids get out of school on Tues/Weds. :)

"The years run too short and the days too fast."~Time Passages (Al Stewart)


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Posted Dec 23, 2011 - 9:05 am

Looks like Taylor Swift is amongst you wrapping lovers :P
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