Festive Holiday Gifting

Thursday, December 1, 2016



Gifting supplies - c/o Marshalls

Joie sweater & Theory jeans - c/o Marshalls






Whether presented to family or stacked under the tree, beautifully wrapped presents set the tone for holiday gift exchanging. When the month of December comes, our weekends become full of holiday parties and of course, Christmas is right around the corner. It’s made life so much easier to have an array of gifting necessities on hand, because you never know when you'll need to throw together a present at the last minute. I headed straight to my nearest Marshalls to stock up on festive wrapping paper, gift tags, and lots and lots of pretty ribbon. 

I decided to choose a few key pieces, 
because there were so many different options in the store for wrapping paper and ribbons and I like to have all my wrapped gifts to have a cohesive look. I was drawn to all the metallic accents, flannel ribbon, neutral paper, and of course- the affordable price tag! I started by choosing bright red and gold polka dot boxes for an easy gift box when I'm in a hurry. Last minute white elephant gift exchange? Throw your goodies in a pretty box, add a bow, and your gift will be the first one picked! The larger one was $7.99 and the smaller only $4.99 – totally a score for such pretty display boxes that can be used for the rest of the year. For the presents I know about ahead of time, I like to add an ornament on top forextra decoration and a mini gift. I spotted metallic glass star ornaments to add a little flair to the gifts; the ones I chose came in packs of 2 for $4.99 -- which is a steal for pretty ornaments! After snatching those up, I spotted giant rolls offlannel ribbon packaged on adorable wooden spoolsI’m a sucker for great packaging and I knew I had to add those to all my gifts for a wintery accent. Plus $5.99 for 10 yards is an incredible deal! The ribbon is even stitched on both sides with pretty red thread- I go crazy for little details like that and they really stand out when tied on a gift. I figured I would add this to simply wrapped packages for a pop of color and for the other gifts I found burlap string to use in 6 different shades. I was surprised to find this cute wooden display of burlap gift ties- there were some with metallic accents, others in shades of red or green. The best part is that once you run out, you can simply add new string and keep them sorted and organized on individual spools. Uriah loved spinning the spools around and around, so I guess it could double as a toy ;)

This season my beautifully wrapped gifts will show my friends and family how much I truly care about them. And thanks to Marshalls, I’m able to impress everyone on my Christmas gift list without breaking the bank.

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