Hey, so are you like me and find that you go a little crazy this time of year trying to get everything done? Buying gifts, wrapping them, planning dinner, decorating the house … and time seems to speed up as it gets closer to Christmas.
I find that you need to be extra organized and on the ball this time of year. And one of the best ways to do this is to have a dedicated wrapping kit. Keeping everything together in one place saves so much time that would normally be used to run around to find scissors or tape – precious time that could be used soaking in a tub or with your feet up by the fire reading a good book. HAHA! Sorry I must have been in dreamland there. 😛
I pulled together everything I may need to use to wrap gifts this holiday season and put it into a handy carrier so that it is all together – all the time. This way I don’t need to go all crazy searching the house every time I want to wrap a gift. Now a word of warning… you have to work with the kit. As long as you place everything back in its spot each time everything should always be at hand.
I have made a list of all the things I like to include in my kit, but yours may vary a bit depending on your wrapping style. And be sure to scroll right down to the end of this post as I have also included some free printable gift tags for you.
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So start by gathering everything you normally use first then you can figure out the shape and size of your container after. It can also be a more permanent solution for year round wrapping, not just for the holidays.
Here are the supplies I like to have on hand.
- Tape and/or tape runner
- Knife and/or scissors (I prefer to use a knife to cut the paper. Everyone else in my family likes scissors.)
- Tissue paper
- Bakers Twine
- Gift Tags
- Tiny ornaments or anything depending on the season to add a little wow to the gift
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Once everything was together, I picked the perfect sized container. This black plastic tote with handle is from the dollar store.
I found this one on Amazon that I thought would also be a great idea if you like multiple pockets to organize all your tools. Really any type of container will do depending on your needs. Think scrapbooking totes if you have one kicking around.
If you have room for all your tissue paper and bows in your caddy, great, but I like to have an assortment of stamps and lots of bows so I also use a plastic bin to store those type of items. Like this one here. I’m sure you can grab something like this at the dollar store also.
Now that you have all your items all together in one place and easily accessible you are now ready to do some mad wrapping. Put on your favourite Christmas album and get down to business.
Oh, and don’t forget about your own free printable Christmas Gift tags! I have included three styles for you to choose from – just click on the picture or link and hit print.
For best results print on a good quality card stock and set your printer to best quality. You can also take these to your local print store.
Please do not share them with others. Please refer them to my site so they can get their own set.
Are you the type to have everything together in one kit or just grab things as you need them?
Don’t forget while you are wrapping your gifts you will need a warm hot chocolate to go along with it. Check out my homemade hot chocolate recipe and how to create a fun hot chocolate bar.
Oh, and don’t forget about a list of things to do over the holiday season once you have time for some fun.