My favorite part of Gift-giving: Wrapping the presents

Last year, I made a plan to try and make either the varnished paper baskets I had so patiently crafted years ago in Manila, or sew together felt gift bags for this holiday season.  Of course that turned out to be all but wishful thinking, because my daily routine has not eased up any even if Angel’s now a little bigger than last year — so none of that actually got accomplished.

It’s a good thing that I have a good stash of holiday gift wrappers and ribbons in the attic which I will put to good use this year.  I probably won’t even have to buy any additional gift wrappers — my only expense to this end has been to get additional gift boxes and tissue paper so far.

Two years ago, I purchased practically a dozen rolls of silver and gold motif wrappers from IKEA after the holidays at a steal.  I think I bought them for $1.50 a roll, and I have at least 4 or 5 rolls still in its plastic casing, left unused.  Around January of this year, I purchased left over christmas ribbon stocks and I think I still have enough even if we used almost a dozen of them for Alan’s little chocolate gifts to his officemates, so I’m still pretty good.

I am running low on gift boxes because we had used them up during the year, but that should be easily remedied through the dollar stores.  I did have Alan get some classy ones from Nordstrom Rack for his boss’s shirt, but otherwise, I’m good.

I’ve made it a habit to save gift boxes throughout the year, requesting for additional gift boxes which are usually given free by the stores when you purchase items from them, so I have a couple stashed away in the coat closet throughout the year.

Who knows?  I might yet get those baskets together for next year. 

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