Gifts

SAVE ON GIFT WRAPPING DURING – AND AFTER – THE HOLIDAYS

‘Tis the season for holiday parties, friends gathered, family celebrations and giving gifts  to the ones you love.

You’re making your gift list and checking it twice. Whether you receive great joy from hunting for the perfect gift or you loathe the crowds that invade shopping malls this time of year, we can all agree that giving a little holiday cheer to friends, family, and anyone else on your list can really add up. And we’re not talking about the gift itself, but the price to package it up nicely. The bag, the tissue paper, the wrapping paper, and the card that comes with it.

In some cases, wrapping a gift for someone can add $10 to the price of your gift.  With a little planning and willingness to think outside of the purchase box, you can save a little money this holiday season.

CLUB OR WHOLESALE

As a member of a club or wholesale warehouse (think: Costco, Sam’s, BJ’s), you can buy holiday gift wrap items in bulk and have enough supplies for the entire holiday season and maybe even some leftover for next year.  Prices will differ based on location.

PURCHASE ONLINE

Order lower priced holiday gift cards and wrapping delivered right to your door step.  Many online retailers will offer free shipping with a membership (Amazon Prime) or free shipping for spending over a certain amount.

A few of our favorites:

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Confetti Christmas Cards

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Christmas Gift Bags

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Bulk Holiday Giftwrap

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END OF THE SEASON CLEARANCE

As soon as this holiday season ends, start thinking about the next.  Most retailers will put holiday items on sale and clearance the day after Christmas — savings can be anywhere from 25-percent to 75-percent off. If you can manage to sneak away from the post-holiday clean-up, take advantage of the opportunity to stock up on items for next year.

SAVE AND RE-USE

Are you hosting this year’s gift exchange?  Be on the lookout for bags that haven’t been wrinkled from the holiday festivities.  Fold them up and put them away for next year.

BEYOND THE WINTER HOLIDAY SEASON

And remember, these tips don’t just apply to holiday gift wrap.  Use these same principles when giving gifts the other 11 months of the year.

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