Monday, December 13, 2010

Wrap 'n' Roll

Heya Nesters! We're back here on Monday morning. The weekends are passing by much too fast. Did you realize we are a mind blowing 12 days until Christmas. Can you believe it?? I know. My head is spinning.  I am almost fully wrapped {Of course, with the exception of a couple of items that are currently being shipped thanks to the wonders of the interwebs.} but it got me thinking about my choices of gift wrap.  I always try to pick ones that are multi-functional but they also end up being super girlie..... Oops! 

 I usually get my gift wrap on super-duper, amazing, make-you-pump-your-fist kinda deals after Christmas. And I love the Martha Stewart Collection and the Jaclyn Smith wrapping paper at Kmart especially.

I looooove the wrap I've used in the last few years, and they were big rolls, so they seemed never ending!

My sincerest apologies for the terrible lighting in these images. YIKES!

Aren't they all lovely? This last one with stars is the most definitively festive, but all could easily be used for presents other than one that celebrates the birth of Christ.

I was so disappointed when my seemingly unending rolls, ended.  All at once.  My matchy-matchy wrapping paper world stopped turning!  So I was relegated to buy some paper that was not as nice and had less on the roll and was more expensive from The Christmas Tree Shop.

It's not entirely Candy Cane-esque and could be used as a fun baby shower paper! Anyway on to the goods. I found some gorgeous paper online that is WAY out of my price range.  But there's no harm in looking right?

 Paper Source: Mittens Wrapping Paper  

Kate's Paperie: Winter Berries  

Paper Source: Modern Snowflakes
Kate's Paperie: Red Laurion

Kate's Paperie: Shimmering Ornaments
Aren't they all adorable? *swoon*  If only I had all the money in the world to spend as much on presents as on the wrapping.  Where do you usually get your wrapping paper for the holidays? Do you have a  certain pattern or type of paper you gravitate towards?  My mom loves vintage Norman Rockwell-ish paper with images of Santa.  My brother used to exclusively use the funnies.  So what is your preference? And do you drop the dough on a nice paper? Or get it on the cheap? Do tell!

And don't forget, all comments this month are going towards Cans for Comments, so leave some love!


  1. fun!!! I love these wrapping papers! I love to spend a little bit on the paper, but I've noticed, sometimes the more expensive, thick paper is hard to get the tape to stick to!

    My plan this year was butcher paper, bakers twine and white hang tags, but that plan was shot when i found lovely sparkly striped paper at target. So I've got a silver red and glitter thing going that is the total opposite of my original plan. Ah well!

  2. I TOTALLY agree!! Also, textured paper can be hard to get tape to stick to!! But I do find the thinner paper doesnt cut easily. I love being able to get the whole length in one big swoop (kinda like peeling an orange in one curly strand!) but the thinner paper will just rip! BOO! I love both of your ideas! I think the butcher paper would look awesome! I think I'm inspired already for next year!

  3. I have to admit that as a complete Earth-loving girl, I would love to use only recycling wrapping paper in neutral colors. Maybe browns and light greens with rafia and personalized tags on each package! In a perfect world... :)


Heya Nesters! I always love your feedback! So dish, because we all want to hear it! <3