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How & When do you wrap your gifts?


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#1 magickallight  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 6, 2019 - 8:02 am

It has ALWAYS been a dream of mine to wrap gifts when they are delivered (99%) or I bring them back from the stores (1%), but IT NEVER HAPPENS! (I would need a dedicated gift wrap room - and that isn't happening!)

 

SO ... even though I buy from the DAY of Christmas (great deals online) - I usually wind up wearing myself out trying to wrap for 14 people and my fur-baby a few weeks before Christmas (We are talking stuffing stocking for all of them and a total of well over 200 gifts!)  And, yes - I know - buy less - wrap less - but it's a sickness with me! ;)

 

This year, I decided to break it up ... 1-person per week, and start wrapping in August - BUT - LIFE happened and other things got in the way - and at the point I am at - it is going to wind up with a rush a few weeks prior to Christmas AGAIN!!! :(

 

How and when do you do your wrapping? Any hints, tricks? How many people do you shop/wrap for?

 

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#2 Kanyon71  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 6, 2019 - 9:24 am

We try to wrap as we get things BUT:

 

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So we end up trying to at least do a bunch at a time. Reality is we are wrapping to the last minute. :)



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Posted Sep 6, 2019 - 10:45 am

I usually start wrapping in mid Nov. and break up the wrapping over several sessions between then and the week before Christmas.



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Posted Sep 7, 2019 - 8:35 am

I try to start my wrapping the first week in December. I am usually good at doing that and if I do find myself wrapping last minute (Christmas Eve) I’m usually in bed by 1am Christmas morning. BUT last Christmas (🎶) I procrastinated SO BAD. I was up until 5am wrapping gifts. Didn’t get to sleep because at the time my car was down and my mom and I were sharing her car. She had to work Christmas Day. So I would leave my apt to pick her up @ 545 to have her at work by 630. Momma was tired that day, but I made the best of it. We had a great Christmas with family. Needless to say, I slept GOOD Christmas night lol lesson learned, I won’t be procrastinating anymore. I work p/t at my new job and have days off during the week, so while the kids are at school I can wrap.
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Posted Sep 7, 2019 - 8:47 am

I try and wrap them Saturday mornings in December before the kids get up, unfortunately I dont want to get up early myself sooo I wrap when I get time.

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Posted Sep 8, 2019 - 10:16 am

I don't wrap until everything is bought. If I wrapped early, I'd be second guessing myself about what I wrapped and what's where, even though I would have it on a list. LOL.  



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Posted Sep 9, 2019 - 9:37 am

I already wrapped most of the Christmas presents. My 2 year old kept finding things and wanting it. He won't unwrap without me starting it so it works this year. Turned on Christmas music and wrapped for two hours.

I stick a sticky note on the bottom with either what's in it or when I have older kids I'll number them instead and have it on my master gift list.

And I do fabric bows, add those when I'm ready to start putting presents under the tree once we have it up.

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Posted Sep 9, 2019 - 1:17 pm

I already wrapped most of the Christmas presents. My 2 year old kept finding things and wanting it. He won't unwrap without me starting it so it works this year. Turned on Christmas music and wrapped for two hours.

I stick a sticky note on the bottom with either what's in it or when I have older kids I'll number them instead and have it on my master gift list.

And I do fabric bows, add those when I'm ready to start putting presents under the tree once we have it up.


You’re my Christmas wrapping shero lol...I would love to have started, but in order to start wrapping, you have to start buying and I definitely haven’t done that yet 😂

My problem is where to hide stuff too. I live in an apt and I hardly have storage room. I used to put stuff in trash bags and hide it at my mom’s, but it got to be too much lugging everything over the week of Christmas to put stuff out Christmas Eve. My kids aren’t nosey and won’t look (they’re 17 & 11) but I loved
the idea (and so do they) of going to bed with barely nothing under the tree to waking up Christmas morning to gifts ☺️ Don’t know what I’m going to do this year.
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Posted Sep 10, 2019 - 8:06 am

I try to start wrapping the first week of December. As my kids get older, the gifts are smaller so it doesn’t take as long. I have a locked closet in our basement so that’s where all gifts are stored.

I never place gifts under the tree until Christmas Eve. I am toying with the idea of opening gifts late Christmas Eve so that DH and I can sleep in.

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Posted Sep 10, 2019 - 6:22 pm

You’re my Christmas wrapping shero lol...I would love to have started, but in order to start wrapping, you have to start buying and I definitely haven’t done that yet 😂

My problem is where to hide stuff too. I live in an apt and I hardly have storage room. I used to put stuff in trash bags and hide it at my mom’s, but it got to be too much lugging everything over the week of Christmas to put stuff out Christmas Eve. My kids aren’t nosey and won’t look (they’re 17 & 11) but I loved
the idea (and so do they) of going to bed with barely nothing under the tree to waking up Christmas morning to gifts ☺️ Don’t know what I’m going to do this year.


Aww, ☺️. My stash is in a pile in my bedroom, stacked along the wall in boxes. Wrapping made it easier to organize! I started in January with you clearance do I'm mostly done already.

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Posted Sep 16, 2019 - 6:23 pm

If I had a ton of people to wrap presents for I would add it to my weekly chores list starting in September or October. I do my laundry during football season on Sunday’s (switch loads during commercial breaks and fold while in front of the TV watching the game) so why not wrap presents then too. Because I only have 5 people and my dog to wrap for I do it while watching a Christmas special sometime in December. Maybe you could try doing it during a tv show, game or movie so you can have a little fun while you work?

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Posted Sep 17, 2019 - 9:41 am

I don't usually start doing much shopping until BF.  I don't make any plans the following day and spend it catching up on sleep and then wrapping what I bought.  Anything that I buy online or in stores after BF, I just wrap the following weekend.

 

I try to do a lot or wrapping at one time so I don't have to keep dragging the wrapping supplies back out!



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Posted Sep 17, 2019 - 2:42 pm

I usually try to start wrapping as I buy, but having started buying already this year, the stuff is in my closet just waiting. As it gets closer to Christmas, I'll go shopping and wrap the majority of the things I bought that same day. I do have a habit of leaving the smaller or hard to wrap stuff till the last minute, but am pretty happy with my system.



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Posted Today, 10:54 am

I wrap in spells. I usually do it when it hits me.... So I might wrap 20% by the first week of Dec just to have something under the tree and whenever I fin time. I usually as wrapping on Christmas eve.... Maybe...just maybe I can get most of it done by Dec 15 and really enjoy the holidays






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