Simple and Budget Friendly Gift Wrapping Ideas

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? We are about three presents away from being done. Yay! I know, down to the wire, but that’s pretty normal for us. HAHA! Every year I think I’m going to do better and get everything done sooner, but alas, it has yet to happen. Oh well! So, next up is wrapping all the presents. I actually really love wrapping presents! I love being creative and making each package look pretty and unique. I’m sharing some ways you can do that without breaking the bank.
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Favorite Things Christmas Gift Guide 2018

Howdy friends! I think this might be a first for me! A Christmas gift guide! Well, I think I might have done a couple of small ones, but never one this big!! I’m super excited actually to be sharing with you! I honestly never think I have enough things to share that would make it worth your while, but this year I really put some thought into it and came up with a list of 15 of my favorite things in all different categories, and all different price points! I hope it is helpful and you find some good ideas! The bonus is I own 95% of these things, and the other 5% are recommended by friends (and are on my wish list). I don’t like to recommend things to you that I know nothing about!
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Lots O Gifts

Do you have a large group of people you need to get gifts for?  Employees, neighbors, teachers, co-workers, friends.  How do you keep it fair?  How do you do it without breaking the bank?  How do you make it personal?  I may have told you that I am the director of our church’s mother’s day out.  I have 27 employees that I buy gifts for.  This is quite overwhelming for me.  So, how do I do it?
My first tip would be set a budget, an overall max budget and a per person budget.  This makes it easy to narrow the gift down, and keeps you from breaking the bank.
My second tip – taken from directors past – is to buy everyone the same thing.  This eliminates a lot of stress of trying to find 27 individual gift that fit the person and that stay within your budget.
Third – find a way to make it personal.
Fourth – pay attention to the presentation.
The first two are pretty self-explanatory, but the last two take a little more thought.  Here is what I came up with this year {and yes, we had our Christmas party a couple of days ago so they have all already received their gifts}.

 

I started with a stack of CD’s {check out the title *JOY*!!}
And some silver ornaments + some sparkle
The ornaments are the unbreakable kind for crafting, and the sparkle came from the scrapbooking section – stickers.
So, the first step was to apply the stickers – lovely, blingy, initials.  This was my way of making the gift personal this year.
Second, I tied some bows.  I have used this sheer ribbon for years – no wire but it looks pretty no matter what you do with it and it’s inexpensive.  I then hot glued the bows to the neck of the ornament.  I used more of the sheer ribbon to make a loop to hang the ornament with.
Next came the packaging.  Because of the colors on the CD {and a little bit of my laziness} I opted not to wrap them.  I found more sheer ribbon in the gift wrap section of HL, this time red.  Sticking with the red and white/silver color scheme, I added some candy canes.

Time to start layering.  CD on bottom, then a candy cane, then the blingy initial ornament, and…..

VOILA!! 

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