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To wrap or not to wrap? Do you wrap each individual item or just put them in unwrapped? I've never wrapped stocking stuffers but I'm wondering if the kids would get a kick out of doing it. They are 19, 21, and two 25 year olds. I wouldn't wrap DH's because I'm sure he won't wrap mine. :)

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It depends on my mood at the time I do stockings, lol.

 

This year since they are all getting giftcards/money, I am planning to wrap stocking stuffers.

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Sometimes I wrap one or two of the items that stick out the top of the stocking. Otherwise, no.  The bulk of the stocking is filled with prepackaged junk food - Cheetos, fruit snacks, hot chocolate packets ...  There would be more tape than paper.

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Some years we wrap, some years we don’t.

 

It depends how far ahead I am!

 

Planning to wrap this year.

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It's fun but Santa's elves have more energy some years than others. Give your dh or dc some wrapping paper and ask them to help the elves wrap your presents. It's fun to use different paper for each person. I like kid paper that they would have liked when they were younger. Have fun!

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I wrap about half the things.  If it's easy to wrap or tissue paper, I usually do.  If it's oddly shaped, forget it.  I wrap fewer things for the little kids, because they tear through theirs.  I wrap more things for the adults, because we open our stockings leisurely while the kids are playing with Santa's presents.

 

I like the fact that I'm using up odds and ends of paper that would otherwise be rattling around in my wrapping supplies.

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I've never wrapped the stocking items.  But I hate wrapping gifts, so the fewer the better.

 

My husband's family wrapped stocking gifts, but didn't wrap Santa gifts. The first year we visited his folks at Christmas with our child, I was shocked to see them putting unwrapped gifts under the tree.  My mother had always used special paper (it was actually wallpaper she'd gotten free somehow) for Santa gifts.   

 

Just more variations on the wrapping theme.

 

 

 

 

 

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We don't wrap Santa gifts either. And stockings come from Santa that's why it never occurred to me to wrap stocking stuff.

Was like that when I was little

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I generally wrap in tissue paper and don't use tape.  (It adds bulk which can be a good thing!)

 

Regards,

Kareni

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No wrapping here.  We include Christmas breakfast junk like mini cereal boxes, fruit, granola bars, etc.  It seems silly to wrap those.  Also, I have 9 children and the time wrapping would be absurd!  It is already a challenge wrapping regular presents for immediate and extended family.

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I have wrapped a few things, but normally I don’t. I find that it’s too easy to lose those small things in the wrapping paper, so I don’t usually do it.

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I didn't wrap until they became teenagers. By then there wasn't a lot of wow under the tree so wrapping stockings made it feel more fun. 

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I didn't wrap until they became teenagers. By then there wasn't a lot of wow under the tree so wrapping stockings made it feel more fun. 

 

This is my thinking and why I asked. This is the first time in 3 years that I will have wrapped gifts under the tree. I chose one present for each family member but they aren't wow gifts so I thought unwrapping stocking stuffers might be fun. I have 1 toy and socks or gloves for each stocking so I can see wrapping that but I don't think I should wrap the candy or protein bars.

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Most were wrapped in untaped white tissue paper with sequins. This only showed up in stockings -- it was supposed to be "Santa's paper"

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Wrap everything. Anything and everything is in danger of being wrapped around here.

I just can't wrap my mind around gifts that aren't wrapped, be they in the stocking or not! What's the fun in that?

I had no idea that Santa doesn't wrap gifts or stocking stuffers for some families until my sister got married. It turns out BIL grew up in a "Santa doesn't wrap" family. To me, that takes some of the fun out of Christmas. It's so fun to try to guess what's in each package. I must be right because Santa wraps in their house too!


 

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I do a mix.  I wrap the things that are somewhat easy to wrap and skip those items that are very difficult.  Although I have been known to make little pouches out of wrapping paper to hold Hershey Kisses.   :closedeyes:

 

The stockings are what our kids get to open while the rest of us are still waking up in the morning.  I can't have them rip through it too fast, we need time for a cup of tea.    Usually it includes some socks and underwear (individually wrapped), some candy (some may be wrapped), gift cards (wrapped), and whatever random stuff they are getting that year that fits.

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