Wrapping Christmas presents.....

I have quite a collection of pressies now to wrap up.

Have bought some shiny silver paper, a little black wrapping paper, giant silver bows and silver material ribbon...

Tags in the shapes of Santa, snowmen and reindeers for the kiddies, and shiny silver ones for the adults.

Will have to attack this job soon!

Have you all got your pressies wrapped up yet?

What is your favourite types of wrapping? xxx

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i wait till i have my tree up, kids at school and put the christmas music on cant wait i REALLY want to do it now but must resist until my tree is up!

i start off really neat, with bows and ribbon and by the end its just paper quickly done!

I wish I was as organised as you Clarity:-D

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everything for daughter is wrapped in pink shiny, for son silver, i love wrapping and adds lots of ribbons and bows, as each has their own colour i dont have to write on them

I like rectangular presents, can get them wrapped really quickly! Give me 10 minutes and I can wrap a stack of dvds really well.

I am going to start wrapping next week.

We get all our wrapping paper/tags etc in the january sales so we have tons of the stuff! Use different paper for adults/kids and then each person in the house has a different wrapping paper too

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CuteKitty26;6966662

i wait till i have my tree up, kids at school and put the christmas music … i wait till i have my tree up, kids at school and put the christmas music on cant wait i REALLY want to do it now but must resist until my tree is up! i start off really neat, with bows and ribbon and by the end its just paper quickly done!



OOOhhh I forgot the crimbo music!! Thanks hun :thumbsup:

Also a bottle of alcohol of some sort can often help with wrapping :whistling:;-)

I never put the tree up tilllast thing as we always have a real tree xx

we put pink little stickers on my daughters and blue for my son from santa... then from mum and dad our daughter has pink princess paper and son has this year got simpsons paper.

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jeany123;6966666

I wish I was as organised as you Clarity:-D



I'm so not organised... lol

My work is suffering my lack of organisation while my kiddies pressies will look lovely ;-)

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sassie;6966670

everything for daughter is wrapped in pink shiny, for son silver, i love … everything for daughter is wrapped in pink shiny, for son silver, i love wrapping and adds lots of ribbons and bows, as each has their own colour i dont have to write on them



That's such a good idea!

Pink pressies sounds lovely

I remember one year a present was found without a tag on... and my mother-in-law assumed it was for her :roll:

She opened it to find a "surprise" TOY ( cough ) from my ex-husband to me...........

He never wrapped any presents after that!

i started buying in June (i think or july) buying bit by bit and now have too much lol

Too early to be considering buying presents let alone wrapping them

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CuteKitty26;6966675

we put pink little stickers on my daughters and blue for my son from … we put pink little stickers on my daughters and blue for my son from santa... then from mum and dad our daughter has pink princess paper and son has this year got simpsons paper.



wow that's such a good tip.....

I think I'm gonna colour code the pressies too!!!

Thank you babes xxx

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snowflake;6966676

:? Christmas? When's that?!! :oops:Haven't even thought about presents … :? Christmas? When's that?!! :oops:Haven't even thought about presents yet let alone wrapping them :w00t:24th December this year for me



oh in about 4 weeks babe!! :w00t:

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ClarityofMind;6966693

That's such a good idea!Pink pressies sounds lovely :)I remember one year … That's such a good idea!Pink pressies sounds lovely :)I remember one year a present was found without a tag on... and my mother-in-law assumed it was for her :roll:She opened it to find a "surprise" TOY ( cough ) from my ex-husband to me...........He never wrapped any presents after that!



have always done it that way, my tree is also decorated pink and silver too, gawd im such a saddo - lol

also have to make sure son never spots the paper i wrap up the stocking stuff in, as thats from santa, so once done any spare has to go straight in bin incase he finds it - lol

pressies have to be hiodden till hes in bed, as although he knows we buy them, he thinks santa brings them when he drops off their sacks

I don't wrap presents, I stick them in gift boxes or bags - much easier!

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CuteKitty26;6966694

i started buying in June (i think or july) buying bit by bit and now have … i started buying in June (i think or july) buying bit by bit and now have too much lol



Did most of mine last week thanks to HUKD.... :lol:

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kimbyanne;6966707

I don't wrap presents, I stick them in gift boxes or bags - much easier!



It must be much quicker that way!

I have family members who do that too.

I'd never get away with it with my youngest.... if it wasn't well sealed up he'd have em all out wayyyyyyyyy before crimbo! ;-)

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snowflake;6966720

Loads 'a time :whistling::w00t:



Uuuuuutohhhhhhhhhhhhhh :w00t:;-)

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kelly_o_fanatic;6966672

I like rectangular presents, can get them wrapped really quickly! Give me … I like rectangular presents, can get them wrapped really quickly! Give me 10 minutes and I can wrap a stack of dvds really well.I am going to start wrapping next week.We get all our wrapping paper/tags etc in the january sales so we have tons of the stuff! Use different paper for adults/kids and then each person in the house has a different wrapping paper too



I spend HOURS wrapping the pressies sooo precisely they're done to perfection...

Yet the kids Dad can wrap SO quickly and I dont really think the kids mind HOW they're wrapped :roll:

I think I'm gonna be less precious about it this year!!

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.switched.com/media/2008/12/crapwrap_ex8.jpg

Children couldnt care less about wrapping quality, it's more a matter of open and onto the next

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pinkleponkle;6966766

Children couldnt care less about wrapping quality, it's more a matter of … Children couldnt care less about wrapping quality, it's more a matter of open and onto the next



ide disagree, my two have always loved the way pressies are wrapped, they never just grab the next, always route under the tree for the next one and go for what they like the look of

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raptorcigs;6966761



lol!!! Surely not you, you wouldnt do that Rappy

Rappy's Wrappy tips!!!

ClarityofMind;6966743

I spend HOURS wrapping the pressies sooo precisely they're done to … I spend HOURS wrapping the pressies sooo precisely they're done to perfection...Yet the kids Dad can wrap SO quickly and I dont really think the kids mind HOW they're wrapped :roll:I think I'm gonna be less precious about it this year!!



I have just had that much practise that I can get anything box shaped done really quickly and it looks good

Takes a lot longer with awkward shapes, but still manage to get them looking good. Usually leave those until last because "I only have 5 presents left to wrap" sounds good, even if those 5 will take you as long as it took to wrap ALL of the others!

Wrapped 3 shoeboxes last week for the shoebox appeal, 1 was fine as it was a normal 1, but the other 2 were the ones were the lid is connected on 1 side (didnt used to let you use them type but I emailed and they said they were fine). They took about 20 minutes each, ended up making a template on the wrapping paper with pencil and ruler and then cutting it out and attaching to the box. Looked really good when I finished though.

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sassie;6966780

ide disagree, my two have always loved the way pressies are wrapped, they … ide disagree, my two have always loved the way pressies are wrapped, they never just grab the next, always route under the tree for the next one and go for what they like the look of



Mine too.. they take ages looking at the pressies going ooooooooooooohhh ahhhhhhh trying to decide what is inside them

haven't even thought about starting wrapping yet. i've bougt my kids far too much because of the half price sainsbury's toys & tesco & boots 3 for 2 :whistling: at the moment all the pressies are in large cardboard boxes taped up so they can't see although i should start wrapping soon as i always end up stayingup until about 4am christmas morning wrapping :lol:

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kelly_o_fanatic;6966789

I have just had that much practise that I can get anything box shaped … I have just had that much practise that I can get anything box shaped done really quickly and it looks goodTakes a lot longer with awkward shapes, but still manage to get them looking good. Usually leave those until last because "I only have 5 presents left to wrap" sounds good, even if those 5 will take you as long as it took to wrap ALL of the others!Wrapped 3 shoeboxes last week for the shoebox appeal, 1 was fine as it was a normal 1, but the other 2 were the ones were the lid is connected on 1 side (didnt used to let you use them type but I emailed and they said they were fine). They took about 20 minutes each, ended up making a template on the wrapping paper with pencil and ruler and then cutting it out and attaching to the box. Looked really good when I finished though.



ooh sounds so nice and professional!!!

I'd make a complete pigs ear of it like that

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ClarityofMind;6966801

Mine too.. they take ages looking at the pressies going ooooooooooooohhh … Mine too.. they take ages looking at the pressies going ooooooooooooohhh ahhhhhhh trying to decide what is inside them



same as mine, little guy usually gives it a shake too, he's usually the one sat next to tree feeling and shaking them all, they take it in turns to go under and pull one out, and guessing whats in it after a feel and a shake - lol

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cheerleader;6966807

haven't even thought about starting wrapping yet. i've bougt my kids far … haven't even thought about starting wrapping yet. i've bougt my kids far too much because of the half price sainsbury's toys & tesco & boots 3 for 2 :whistling: at the moment all the pressies are in large cardboard boxes taped up so they can't see although i should start wrapping soon as i always end up stayingup until about 4am christmas morning wrapping :lol:



Oh gosh you must find christmas day so hard work!!

I didn't even look at Boots yet!!

Hmmm... might still have more to buy :-D

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sassie;6966822

same as mine, little guy usually gives it a shake too, he's usually the … same as mine, little guy usually gives it a shake too, he's usually the one sat next to tree feeling and shaking them all, they take it in turns to go under and pull one out, and guessing whats in it after a feel and a shake - lol



Sounds just like here!

Mine even try the " Mum should we make sure this present doesn't go near the radiator?"

To see if it can be heat damaged :w00t:

i wouldnt have spent half the money i have done if it wasnt for HUKD... this place just has too many bargains!

ClarityofMind;6966826

Oh gosh you must find christmas day so hard work!! I didn't even look at … Oh gosh you must find christmas day so hard work!! I didn't even look at Boots yet!! Hmmm... might still have more to buy :-D



the stuff i got the kids from boots were half price & for some reason they worked out 3 for 1 :-D it was a deal on here :thumbsup: my hubby has told me not to buy anymore for them but i keep on seeing bargains on here :oops:

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CuteKitty26;6966848

i wouldnt have spent half the money i have done if it wasnt for HUKD... … i wouldnt have spent half the money i have done if it wasnt for HUKD... this place just has too many bargains!



That's always my problem too :-D

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cheerleader;6966860

the stuff i got the kids from boots were half price & for some reason … the stuff i got the kids from boots were half price & for some reason they worked out 3 for 1 :-D it was a deal on here :thumbsup: my hubby has told me not to buy anymore for them but i keep on seeing bargains on here :oops:



You have to stop when you cant step in through the front door without a deep intake of breath :w00t:;-)

ClarityofMind;6966871

You have to stop when you cant step in through the front door without a … You have to stop when you cant step in through the front door without a deep intake of breath :w00t:;-)


:w00t: we have plenty of room here still so will have to tell my hubby you said to carry on shopping :whistling:
this was the boots deal that started my xmas shopping this year hotukdeals.com/ite…s-b

i put all my presents at my mums and didnt realise just how much i had until last week. Whenever something arrives it goes to my mums. I didnt think i had that much until i went to hers to check what i had bought and thought OMG hubby is going to kill me! LOL Then i have the grand job of bringing it all back to our house!!!!

I dont wrap up til xmas eve , i likt them all looing fresh and neat... if i wrapped mine up now they would get all tatty... i spent hours doing it and spend alot of money on the wrapping paper, ribbon ,bows ,tags etc x... i love it x

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cheerleader;6966909

:w00t: we have plenty of room here still so will have to tell my hubby … :w00t: we have plenty of room here still so will have to tell my hubby you said to carry on shopping :whistling:this was the boots deal that started my xmas shopping this year http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/483794/boots-web-error-on-clearance-toys-b?



Yep, blame me, he doesn't know where I live :giggle:

All mine are wrapped, still got 3 to buy. All are colour cordinated to match the gift bags, and babes are all pink fairy :)....i don't shot any old paper on

cheerleader;6966909

:w00t: we have plenty of room here still so will have to tell my hubby … :w00t: we have plenty of room here still so will have to tell my hubby you said to carry on shopping :whistling:this was the boots deal that started my xmas shopping this year http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/483794/boots-web-error-on-clearance-toys-b?



That was great, think that finished off our christmas shopping, 3 gifts for the price of half of 1! Was buy one half price and get 2 free!

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CuteKitty26;6966912

i put all my presents at my mums and didnt realise just how much i had … i put all my presents at my mums and didnt realise just how much i had until last week. Whenever something arrives it goes to my mums. I didnt think i had that much until i went to hers to check what i had bought and thought OMG hubby is going to kill me! LOL Then i have the grand job of bringing it all back to our house!!!!



Sounds like you need a sleigh :-D;-)
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