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Hey party peeps! Happy Thanksgiving! Tomorrow is Black Friday and the countdown to Christmas officially begins in our house. After all that Black Friday shopping, if you’re like me, you’ll have most of your shopping DONE and will be ready to wrap your gifts and put them under your tree so you don’t have to hide them all. Wrapping gifts can be a stressful time, especially when you save it all to do on Christmas Eve after Santa has arrived! I’m excited to share with you my Easy & Stress-Free Christmas Gift Wrapping Tips! which has made my life much easier.
CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING TIPS: Color Coordinate Your Gift Wrap to Your Tree Decor!
This is a MUST! Your Christmas Tree is literally the center of your home’s decor during the holidays. I treat the tree as part of my home’s decor and make sure the presents under the tree match. This is my kid’s Christmas tree which has a bright color palette. It is not fully decorated yet, as my family’s tradition is to decorate our Christmas Tree the day after Thanksgiving.
While shopping in Walgreens, I came across the Inspirations from Hallmark Gift Wrap collections and found a complete suite of gift wrap and accessories that matched the tree’s colors perfectly. The entire collection was conveniently located in the seasonal aisle which made it super easy to pick up everything I needed all in one spot. Gotta love that!
CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING TIPS: Have a Variety of Gift Wrap Items on Hand!
Trust me on this! I almost ALWAYS need a different size bag that I don’t have at the last minute. Now, when shopping for my holiday gift wrap, I pick up a variety of gift wrap items including wrapping paper, gift boxes, to/from labels and gift bags in a variety of sizes. Luckily, the Inspirations from Hallmark Gift Wrap, which is exclusively available at Walgreens, had all of these gift wrap items that coordinated together perfectly!
CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING TIPS: Use Paper Bags For Teacher’s Gifts!
I have three kids, which means LOTS of teacher’s gifts. I find these paper bags perfect for small lightweight gifts like scarves, gift cards and baked goods which we normally give as teacher’s gifts. The self-adhesive gift tags are perfect as not only do they identify who the gift is to and from, but they also close the bags. Simply place your gift inside, fold over the top of the bag and close with one of the gift tag stickers. EASY!
CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING TIPS: Use a Different Patterned Paper for Each Child!
This tip is priceless! I don’t know about you, but with three kids, I can’t keep track of which gift is for which kid after they are all wrapped and gave up a long time ago placing gift tags on each present. Instead, I assign each child their own gift wrap so I know exactly which present is theirs at a glance.
The finished look is FABULOUS, don’t you think? Now, we will get the kids to decorate their tree with all their ornaments they’ve picked up over the years. We have a tradition in our family that each year, the kids can each pick out a new ornament. This year, while we were in Walgreens picking out the gift wrap, we saw all the new licensed ornaments from Hallmark and of course, my kids picked out their favorites for their tree this year.
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This is so helpful! I usually shove all of my gifts into bags because I don’t have time to wrap presents so thanks for this post! I’m inspired to try wrapping them this year.
Tonya what a fantastic post. We love gift wrapping and can’t wait till all our presents are bought and ready to pack. Such colorful packages!
Kimberly Lewis says
I love the wrapping paper! Fun colors and fun designs!
Melanie Smith says
Awww, everything look fantastic in those pictures!! I love christmas gift wrapping <3
Aish Das-Padaihari says
This is my hubby’s job. I should share this post with him.
Kimberly c. says
I’m doing pretty good so far judging from my our tips. Mynonlynthing is that I always run.out of wrapping paper. Handy post for this time of year.
Amber Myers says
This wrapping paper is gorgeous! I love all the colors.
Jane Porterfield says
First of all, your pictures are awesome! I’m not so organized these last few years, but used to do the matching ideas. My kids now range from 37 down to 23, and they don’t care what it looks like.
I’m attracted to certain colors and themes of paper though, so there is some consistency.
Thanks for the great post. Great ideas!
I’m a traditionalist at Christmas. Red, Green and Gold for me. Perhaps alittle white. Tree and paper!
Enricoh Alfonzo says
Se manifique! Loved the photo journal and descriptions. superbly creative tips
Sonya Kolodziejska says
I always colour coordinate too. I use the sticker tags and occasionally the bags. This year i have been organised and i am wrapped.
Mary Barham says
Oh how I needed this!! I am the worst gift wrapper!! I LOVE your tree by the way!
Erin @ Stay at Home Yogi says
The paper bags are particularly cute! 🙂 I have never matched my tree to my wrapping though – that’s really advanced! 🙂
I love the designs of the gift wraps. This is a perfect idea for me because I have a lot of gifts to wrap.
Jenni Petrey says
These are great tips. I usually get frustrated and end up not wrapping everything, so will be using these tips this year
Ana De- Jesus says
I am terrible at wrapping lol. I like the idea of using different patterned or coloured wallpaper for each child.
Elizabeth O. says
Gift wrapping is one tiring chore! Especially if you’re going to do it alone. These are great tips, very helpful!
I am useless at wrapping! I just cannot seem to get it looking good lol! Paper bags and pretty tissue paper are my best friends when it comes to gifts and wrapping!
Carol Cassara says
This takes so much of my time! It would be nice to have a faster way to wrap gifts aside from having them wrapped in the mall! These are great tips!
Christine Tatum says
I have to admit I only use bags to wrap gifts. Luckily, my husband takes over at Christmas. Wrapping gifts is one of his favorite things to do.
Hey Sharonoox says
I enjoy wrapping gifts! I know someone is going to love it. Thanks for the idea of a stress free wrapping.
That’s one of my favorite parts of the holidays — the wrapping paper! I love making the gifts look beautiful in their bag/paper. You almost forget it’ll end up in the trash anyway.. sigh.
I love packing! especially if I have such a beautiful paper bags
oo i love the idea of different paper for different kids! Great tips!
Collectively Bee says
Great wrapping tips! All the paper and gift bags you chose are super cute!
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I’m one of the crazy people that gets excited about wrapping gifts!!!!! One of my favorite parts of Christmas
Jill Conyers says
I love fun and creative wrapping ideas. Blue and red is one of my fav holiday color combinations.
This looks great. Definitely something I need as all my family comes to me to wrap gifts.
I love your gift wrapping tips. My husband and I like to use different wrapping paper for particular gifts for our children. For instance, the Santa gifts are usually a Santa theme.
I already coordinate my wrapping paper to the tree. With a few exceptions. Love your idea of the name cards on the same pattern.
Ohh this is so nice, I love this tips. Glad you share this
Bill S says
I love these tips!! I know gift bags are a favorite of mine, I love that they can be reused again. Plus with kids it gives us something to help carry them home in.
That’s a fun giveaway. I love the bulb garland on the tree!
Krystle Cook says
These are all such great tips! We tend to use a different paper for each child so that it is easy.
Jay Simms says
We do the different gift wrap per child. Totally helps when handing out gifts every year. And if you don’t let them know which paper they got, then you can keep them guessing until gift opening time.
Ayesha Heart says
Very helpful! Love the last tip. Awesome! Thanks for sharing and now I have to go back wrapping the gifts for the fam bam 🙂