I grew up in a very loving, underprivileged family. We where the type of kids that never knew we weren’t well off until other people pointed it out. Don’t get me wrong, we did not want for anything because my parents sacrificed relentlessly for us. My father was a Pastor so sacrificing was and is in my families nature. Why am I telling you this? Even though sometimes we may have received practical gifts like underwear; my mom always made the gift wrapping special in my eyes. We would often receive packages from my Oma and Opa from Germany and they would have wrapped our gift inside of a purse or in a tiny little box. I can not tell you the excitement we would have upon seeing those packages on our front porch.
I still may not be able to buy any extravagant gifts now, but I can take extra time in making the wrapping look and feel amazing. That is why I want to share my favorite places to buy my must have gift wrapping supplies.
Must have gift wrapping supplies
For the past 15 years I have themed my Christmas gift wrapping. My family calls me Martha Stewart. I could be called worse…so I’ll take it. It really doesn’t take very much money to make your gifts look great. But it does take time: time to think of cool themes and time to execute them. On average I spend 6 hours wrapping christmas gifts. Mind you I have a large family, 20 in total. I usually have multiple gifts for each person (small gifts).
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Must have gift wrapping supplies:
- Gifts international– this is my hands down go-to place for ribbon. The quality and prices can not be beat. Also the best place to buy small muslin bags and tulle.
- Marshalls, Homegoods and TJ Max– I have a love hate relationship with the checkout line at both stores. They always have amazing thick wrapping paper that you can’t find anywhere else. It’s also really cheap.
- Michaels– I buy a lot of present toppers, gift baskets and boxes here. They always have great prices and great coupons.
- Hobby lobby– I hit this one up after Christmas for wrapping paper and tags. Always a great discount during that time.
- Pick your plum– I think I have most if not all of my tags and tins from here. This is a site that you have to sign up for to receive great products at a discount.
- Blitsy– if you are in need of card making gear, stamps or tags they have a great selection. This is another site that you need to sign up for. Did I mention that they also accept competitors coupons. Awesome sauce!
- Paper source– They have glorious wrapping paper here. I only buy this on very special occasions.
- IKEA– not all Ikea’s have a paper wrapping sections but if you are lucky to be at one that does they have fun thick paper and embellishments.
- Papermart– Tissue paper galore. I love it, love it love it. Did I mention I love it. So cheap and tons of colors to choose from.
As for the best palace for wrapping inspiration it is Pinterest (of course) and my own brain! Go make someone’s day by giving them a thoughtfully wrapped gift. You will feel just as good about the gift as the package you presented it in.