It’s a Wrap

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I knew she was coming this week (Who?  The Gift Wrapping Fairy, of course!) so before our annual Christmas Lights Cruise in a neighboring town, we quickly stopped at Dollar General to grab some supplies.

For just $10, we bought everything we'd need and some!

  • 3-pack of "kid" wrapping paper
  • 1 roll of more "mature" wrapping paper
  • 15 sheets of tissue paper
  • 2 rolls of tape
  • 2 spools of ribbon
  • 120 gift tags

I'm not kidding about the Wrapping Fairy.  My aunt, who lives just 5 miles from me, loves to wrap gifts so much that she volunteers to come wrap mine every year!  (What?!  Well, you send me your cleaning fairy and I'll share my wrapping fairy.  Win-Win.) 

The only problem is that she's too fast!  I can't keep up, dragging gifts up from the basement, writing gift tags, organizing presents.  You'd think I would learn to have all of that ready ahead of time.  You'd think. 

"We" wrapped 30 gifts in just two hours, with plenty of interruptions from the two little people, and still have plenty of supplies left over to finish the job.  I am well on my way to not being up in the wee hours of Christmas morning trying to get everything done at the last minute, and that makes me very, very happy.

My children?  Well, they were quite ecstatic to see our Christmas tree looking like this.

So much fun!

Don't shy away from Dollar General Gift Center for all your gift wrapping needs.  I like to shop there because I can run in and out and grab what I need in the same time it takes me to sift through my options at bigger stores, and the prices are competitive.  Follow them on Facebook to stay "in the know" about great deals. 

Fess up:  Is wrapping Christmas gifts a fun time or a chore?  Who wants to borrow my Wrapping Fairy?

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  1. I like to wrap, but with an 18 mo-old around this year, I may be forced to wait until Christmas eve to wrap any of mine. I can’t imagine putting gifts under the tree before Christmas morning and expect them to stay wrapped!

  2. This is the first year in a while that I’ve enjoyed wrapping again. I limited myself to wrapping only about 6-7 presents during a nap time. I have only 1 child and he’s small enough I don’t have to hide the pre-wrapped presents except the ones I got for my husband. I found it very enjoyable because I didn’t have to do 30 in a sitting!

  3. I like to wrap … but yeah, if I left presents under the tree, David would unwrap them all. You can really keep your 2-year-old out of them?

    • I don’t think he’s figured out what they are. He likes to pick them up like he’s going to throw them or something, but hasn’t tried to unwrap. He DID, however, fling tissue paper out of a bag, so I stashed the bags in the corner behind the tree.

  4. Deborah Jennings says:

    I love our Dollar General. We shop there very regularly. As well as the Family Dollar. Oh and the Fred’s (I call it our Hawkins Walmart). With our grocery store, these are all we need for just about everything. I do occasionally go to Walmart, but not real often. We shop local when we possibly can. And I do try to buy made in the USA when possible. BUT . . . just because it says Made in the USA, does not mean that what’s inside was made here. We have come across that too many times. The parts may have been made here and put together somewhere else. Or it could be the opposite. When I buy Made in the USA, I expect for everything to be made in the USA. Sorry just needed to unload about this.

  5. Every year since my son was born, it’s been the same routine. I tell myself I’m going to wrap as I buy and it never happens. So every Christmas Eve, my husband are up really late, after the festivities, wrapping and wrapping and wrapping when we would rather be sleeping so we’re ready to go at 5 a.m. when the kid wakes up. So, yes, I’d love to borrow your wrapping fairy!
    But, there’s still time to save myself this year. I could plot out a time next week to do it. There’s always hope…

  6. Yeah, I’m also wondering how in the world you can keep all those wrapped presents under the tree this early with little ones around!! My 21 month old would be in to those in no time!

    • I’m still a little shocked, but my little guy has not tried to unwrap even one gift. He did, however pull tissue paper out of a bag this morning. I’m not sure he realizes what the “wrapping” is all about, and I’m certainly not going to enlighten him before next week. 🙂

  7. I am a bag girl all the way – hate hate hate to wrap – use bags for everything but stocking gifts – hey they still have to look under the tissue paper 🙂

  8. I actually love wrapping presents. Only problem I have now is the arthritis in my hands makes it harder to do more than one at a time 🙁 I am a perfectionist & can’t stand to wrap a present imperfectly, so I’m not fast at all!

  9. I love wrapping too! I found myself amazed at how almost all the shopping and wrapping are done already this year-for our siblings, nieces and nephews, and parents-It’s amazing and I hope I can make this the new tradition! It’s so much more fun to enjoy seeing gifts under the tree than it is to wrap them on Christmas Eve day only to have them unwrapped in 3 seconds within 2 hours of finishing!!

  10. I like to wrap, however 4 years ago when I had my son on December 4th, my cousin volunteered to wrap my gifts! She sat in a room for 2 hours and wrapped, that was a cool gift for a new mom!

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