I usually just sort and label, but today I thought, why not go ahead and wrap?
Above, boxes of 8 taper candles were marked $1 at a super-clearance outlet. Mom bought a gorgeous apricot shade for each aunt.
You won't find gifts wrapped in comics here. My theory? The cheaper the gift, the more care one should take in its wrapping. Giving an Ipod? A grocery sack will do. But a pretty presentation can make even a humble gift seem special.
I never fail to find leftover papers and ribbons at yard sales. This unopened roll of Hallmark damask cost a quarter; the blue ribbon, $1 for 50 yards. (Even with my generous bows, it's lasted over 3 years).Here, I used a Mary-Englebreit mix of patterns: 25-cent gingham ribbon, more of that church sale Hallmark paper, and a rich Caspari card as gift tag (from the thrift shop, 59-cents for a box of 20).
What's inside: Among other items, $3 Martha Stewart DVDs. Our Dollar General just set out Martha's Christmas and Thanksgiving DVDs for the same price.
(Amy of Momadvice and I must be on the same wavelength. While I was busy tying bows, she was teaching her moms group how to wrap gifts the frugal way!)