With our list made and checked twice, it’s time to wrap all of the merry for under the tree. And today we’ve got some simple and easy Christmas gift wrapping ideas for the last minute wrapper that looks like you spent a lot of time (but really you didn’t!) in this post in collaboration with Energizer. I like to have mine done ahead of time and under the tree, because waiting until Christmas Eve to tackle a pile of prezzies just isn’t my idea of fun. Ahead of time for me means like right now, the week leading up to the big day.
With some butcher block paper, a couple of potatoes left over from our Mac and Cheese Stuffed Baked Potatoes and an ink pad and sharpies from the office, I was able to conquer our mountain (okay pile) of presents.
I’ve loooong been drawn to the look of butcher block or kraft paper wrapped gifts. There’s just something rustic and charming about them. But something else? I purchased a large roll of butcher block paper a couple of years ago and still use it for gifts, for covering tables for parties and events, for craft nights for my kids and more… it’s one of the best things to have on hand!
Plus the customization of your gifts is pretty much endless. This year I asked my hubby to carve out a simple tree in a raw potato to use as a stamp, which we’ve done before when creating customized burp cloths that we still use! You could use an ink pad and actually stamp the paper before you wrap, giving you a customized wrapping paper, or you could do what I did and wrap all the gifts one night and just write their name on the bottom with a sharpie so as not to get them mixed up, crash into bed fast asleep, and then spend a short afternoon stamping and embellishing. It really is SO simple!
To finish off your presents, just add some embellishments!! I gathered a few Christmas bobbles and twigs from around the house, washi tape and ribbon to finish off. We’ve even got some free, printable gift tags that are SO great, especially when printed on sticker paper, just cut and stick!
I also always make sure to either add in batteries for presents that will need them or have them on hand to prevent a holiday mishap. It’s easy to add it right into the gift wrapping by securing with washi tape and adding a little wrap of ribbon, that way you know there won’t be any disappointed faces on Christmas morning because of “batteries not included” messing with Christmas cheer. In fact, Energizer® recently conducted a survey showing that 90 percent of Americans have forgotten batteries for a holiday gift in the past and 44 percent of consumers take batteries out of their other devices to ensure a holiday gift has batteries if they forgot to purchase batteries at the store… um, hand raised, that’s been me! Get ahead of any post-unwrapping trips to the store by adding in batteries for all of the gadgets on your friends’ and family’s wish lists. Energizer MAX® is a perfect battery to tie together any holiday gift list because not only does it provide long-lasting power, it also provides leak protection (Energizer MAX® AA and AAA batteries are designed to protect devices and toys from damaging leaks for up to two years after the battery is fully used).
Since you know you’ll be picking up some batteries ahead of time now anyway, you might as well take advantage of any of Energizer’s holiday promotions depending on where you like to shop (most offer a $5 gift card!) and what types of batteries you need to purchase for everyone on your shopping list.
How is your Christmas list coming along this year? I have to say, shopping online made my holiday shopping MUCH easier this year. Only a trip or two to the store have been needed and with four kids, that’s a huge helping hand. We definitely stocked up on some great deals and I always save lots of dough in the wrapping department by wrapping my gifts this way… a $30 roll of paper lasts me a few years!!! Getting the little things like batteries, and all the extras you know you’re going to need (ahem, extra coffee and creamer) ahead of time always helps in the savings as well. Share your money and time saving holiday tips and your gift wrapping ideas with us too!!! I’m always ready to learn more. 🙂
This post of our Christmas gift wrapping ideas was sponsored by Energizer, all text and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that make this blog possible!