When it comes to wrapping gifts, I find there are 2 types of people: The ones who totally get into it, and the ones who can’t be bothered.
I fall into the first category.
I am all about gift presentation, but I also like to keep things simple and uncomplicated. With lots of gifts to wrap I needed to come up with a system to help me stay organized. Over the years, I’ve tweaked and refined my process, and today I’m sharing some of my best tips with you.
- Assign every person a different wrapping paper-This is one of the easiest ways to find the gifts under the tree and keep track of each person’s gifts. It’s also a great way to delegate wrapping to one of Santa’s helpers!
- Use the same wrapping paper for everyone, but use different embellishments- Another alternative is to use the same paper for everyone, like a butcher block brown, or classic red & green, but then add different bows and ribbons to keep the gifts looking uniform yet unique.
- Use tulle instead of ribbon-My bestie Michelle turned me onto this hack. Using tulle rather than ribbon is a simple and inexpensive way to spruce up your wrapping. It’s easy to use and can be easily fluffed up (where traditional bows can get flattened).
- Batch wrap-I personally prefer to block an afternoon or two where I can put on a movie, music or podcast and wrap away! * If it’s tough for you to get a large block of time to wrap, you might be better off setting aside a little time each day to wrap incoming gifts. (either way, make sure you’re keeping track of what you wrap so you don’t forget!)
- Create a portable wrapping station– I like the flexibility to move around while I am wrapping which is why I like a rolling cart filled with wrapping supplies, or you can use any container that is easy to take from one spot to another.
Bonus Tip: If you are someone who doesn’t enjoy wrapping, or you don’t have the time to do it, consider hiring someone to take it off your plate. My girls started wrapping some of our friends and neighbors gifts for extra money. It’s a great way to delegate and outsource something that’s adding stress to your life.
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