This year I do not plan to purchase any gift wrap, gift bags, bows or ribbon for wrapping presents this year. I still have plenty of stuff leftover from last year. In fact, I still have two brand new rolls of paper still untouched. I also have plenty of gift tags left too.
Last Christmas I collected all reusable bows and gift boxes. I put them in my bag of supplies and they are waiting patiently for me in the storage bay under my bed. In addition to all the regular gift wrap supplies I also have a lot of ribbon in with my sewing supplies. One thing I have always wanted to do is use artificial poinsettias to decorate packages with. If I do I'll most likely get them at the dollar store.
I always want our wrapped gifts to look really nice and pretty. It is my goal to make sure they don't look like I'm reusing stuff or being cheap about it. I think if we get really crafty around here we'll be able to wrap up our gifts and they'll look fantastic.
How important is the wrapping part of gift giving to you? Do you enjoy it or is it more of a dreaded chore?