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When do you wrap your holiday presents???

post #1 of 23
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I'm trying to decide when I should wrap everyones presents. I'm thinking i'll go ahead and wrap Colins in case he gets curious and tries to sneak a peak...but I usually wait till the week of Christmas to wrap everything. This year I might wrap them early. When do you wrap your presents?
post #2 of 23
We always used to spend Christmas Eve wrapping gifts. It's a big tradition in our family that we spend Christmas Eve day together, then all the men go out for the evening after the kids all go to bed and the women spend the evening with a few bottles of wine, starting the cooking and wrapping gifts. As an older teenager I (being the tomboy I was) spent more time going out as an honourary guy - but I still wrap my gifts on Christmas Eve
post #3 of 23
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Originally Posted by icklemiss21 View Post
We always used to spend Christmas Eve wrapping gifts. It's a big tradition in our family that we spend Christmas Eve day together, then all the men go out for the evening after the kids all go to bed and the women spend the evening with a few bottles of wine, starting the cooking and wrapping gifts. As an older teenager I (being the tomboy I was) spent more time going out as an honourary guy - but I still wrap my gifts on Christmas Eve
That sounds like a lovely tradition
post #4 of 23
Yeah, I just wish I was home this year for it - my BF's family barely call each other at Christmas (which is probably a good thing because I don't get off the phone all day because it is the one chance I get to speak to everyone back home)
post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
I'm trying to decide when I should wrap everyones presents. I'm thinking i'll go ahead and wrap Colins in case he gets curious and tries to sneak a peak...but I usually wait till the week of Christmas to wrap everything. This year I might wrap them early. When do you wrap your presents?


When someone offers to help me I went today and got SEVERAL gift certificates I guess I'll do those
post #6 of 23
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Yeah, I just wish I was home this year for it - my BF's family barely call each other at Christmas (which is probably a good thing because I don't get off the phone all day because it is the one chance I get to speak to everyone back home)
Too bad you're not closer to Memphis, i'd welcome you to spend the holidays with my family
post #7 of 23
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When someone offers to help me I went today and got SEVERAL gift certificates I guess I'll do those
Nothing wrong with that / I saw this idea the other day when I was looking around online- it had a really cute idea for gift cards. I think i'll try it this year if I get anyone a gift card
http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jh...SL&site=living
post #8 of 23
I usually wrap them a couple days after I get them. I love wrapping presents!!!
post #9 of 23
I usually wrap them right after I buy them, it drives me nuts if they are sitting around unwrapped!
post #10 of 23
I wrap them right after I buy them so that nobody can see what they are before christmas.
post #11 of 23
I wrap them all about a week before
post #12 of 23
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I usually wrap them right after I buy them, it drives me nuts if they are sitting around unwrapped!
same here! or I wrap them the next morning. I have to shut the door so I don't have my cats and dogs helping me. and of course I have to wrap their gifts so that's another reason why I have to shut the door.
post #13 of 23
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same here! or I wrap them the next morning. I have to shut the door so I don't have my cats and dogs helping me. and of course I have to wrap their gifts so that's another reason why I have to shut the door.
I do the same thing- nobody is allowed in the room when I wrap gifts to avoid them sneaking a peak at their presents.
post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
Nothing wrong with that / I saw this idea the other day when I was looking around online- it had a really cute idea for gift cards. I think i'll try it this year if I get anyone a gift card
http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jh...SL&site=living
Oh no I am so not making those I can't even get the gifts let alone the gift cards needing stockings Stick the slippers in the gift stocking They fold easy
post #15 of 23
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Oh no I am so not making those I can't even get the gifts let alone the gift cards needing stockings Stick the slippers in the gift stocking The'll fold easy
I can't wait to make some of those slippers I'm sooooo gonna take pictures
post #16 of 23
I wrap them as soon as I buy them and have everything I need to wrap them...I love wrapping presents
post #17 of 23
I usually wrap them the week of Christmas, but that's because I usually BUY them the week of Christmas...

Anyhow, this year I started working at World Market and decided that I was going to make some serious custom gift baskets for everyone... problem is, I did all my shopping about 2 months ago but forgot to buy baskets. Now I am too lazy to get them (even though I work at World Market and could pick them up any day after work) so I will probably end up wrapping them the week of Christmas, once again... *sigh*

~Amy
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by BabyTobee View Post
I usually wrap them the week of Christmas, but that's because I usually BUY them the week of Christmas...

Anyhow, this year I started working at World Market and decided that I was going to make some serious custom gift baskets for everyone... problem is, I did all my shopping about 2 months ago but forgot to buy baskets. Now I am too lazy to get them (even though I work at World Market and could pick them up any day after work) so I will probably end up wrapping them the week of Christmas, once again... *sigh*

~Amy
Oh I LOVE World Market- they have awesome stuff there!
post #19 of 23
Haha I know... Why do you think I started working there...

~Amy
post #20 of 23
Once the tree is up, I start wrapping or putting them into gift bags and putting them under the tree so they aren't cluttering up the rest of the house
post #21 of 23
I usually wrap the week before Christmas if I can time it when the kitties are sleeping.
post #22 of 23
Once all the present shopping is done, BF and I discuss a wrapping theme for the season - cue the following conversations:

Me "This year, I think we could use colours x and y for the wrapping paper and ribbons what do you think hon?"
BF "Sure."

Later, when we are getting the wrapping paper, we will discover that we can't get the perfect ribbons in colours x and y and have this conversation:

Me "Darn, why can't they have ribbons in colour x? Even colour y would be fine! This is such a pain (as I look through all the choices available)... what do you think of colour z? It tones with colours x and y."
BF "I don't know."
Me "You're not helping."
BF "I am helping. I'll support any decision you make."
Me "These are mostly for your family!"
BF "They don't care how we wrap 'em. Here, what about these ones? They're colour y."
Me "But they're all glimmery and shimmery. I don't like it. I think it looks tacky and it doesn't match the style of the wrapping paper."
BF "Fine."
Me "Do you think that I should just make my own ribbon - this one is pretty much what I want."
BF "How much does it cost?"

And so on.

Eventually, after are triumphal return with wrapping supplies, I will wrap the presents for BF and everybody else, then BF will hide and wrap my presents.
post #23 of 23


I've wrapped most of mine up, but i leave my sisters until last just incase i need to get something else.
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