Simple Christmas Gift Wrapping

Well it is that time again, if you are not knee deep in Christmas gift wrapping you will be very soon.  Each year I pick a common wrapping theme...but it needs to be easy and quick as this time of year is so busy.  

So nothing too fancy around here...but still definitely cute and thoughtful.  After Christmas I hit Target for some clearanced gift wrap.  I try to find it in patterns that I can use all year long.  And as you can see, a year later, I am still using it!  To fancy things up I added some paper doilies and wrote the recipients name on it. 

I try to {but not always successful at it} to have my gifts match.  I try to wrap gifts right away, so many sit under our tree for a couple weeks and I love it when it looks all matchy matchy. 

Different wrapping, same ribbon...and no doily because it is one of my husband's multiple gifts.  No wasting doilies on the husband!  Don't worry, his feelings will not be hurt....and there is just the two of us so no confusion.

For the men on one side of the family, we got them all the same gift and I added some ties to the wrapping.  Adorable, no?!  I even finally learned how to tie a tie!

I love things pretty but I do not like to spend a lot of money on wrapping that will only last for a brief moment.  By saving ribbon from other gifts and stocking up on inexpensive cute paper, I can have beautifuly wrapped presents without too much fuss.

How do you wrap your gifts?  Fancy?  Simple?


  1. I LOVE the tie idea! brilliant!

    I always check out the target wrapping after Christmas too.

    So cute!!

  2. So cute! I am the same and like to match my papers. EEEk Christmas is so fun and the pefect time of year to let out your creative side.

  3. Cute idea with the ties!! I like to include something on the package like an ornament or hair clip as part of the wrap and part of the gift.

  4. Very cute. I love gift wrapping presents (and actually work doing so years ago) I love tying pretty things to the presents too.

  5. So far this year I've been pulling out all the Christmas bags people give us gifts in. It's nice to just plop the gift in and throw some tissue on top! And the best part is they are free and recycled ;)


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