Make wrapping gifts a breeze this holiday season and any time by setting up a wrapping kit. While it’s great to keep everything in one place, this isn’t feasible for everyone. I have my wrapping paper box stored under my bed and my gift bags and tissue paper stored in the upstairs attic. However, I’ll be moving the gift bag/tissue paper box to a closet in the upstairs hallway which is easier to access.
I use an plastic under the bed storage box to hold my wrapping paper. It holds about 10 rolls of wrapping paper, plus a pair of scissors, gift tags, tape, and a few rolls of ribbon.
What Goes in the Wrapping Kit
While you’ll think that include wrapping paper in the kit is obvious, also remember to include tape, pen, and scissors. If these stay in the wrapping kit, you’ll save the time and frustration of finding them every time you need to wrap a gift.
- wrapping paper – solid color, clear and colored plastic wrap for gift baskets
- tape – plain and decorative (Washi Decorative Tape)
- ribbon – recycle ribbon, cotton twine, yarn
- gift tags – dollar store, make your own on the computer, re-use old greeting cards
- Gift Bags – dollar store, recycle gift bags, make your own from cloth
- Tissue Paper
- pen for writing on gift tags
Location, location, location for Storage
As I mentioned above, my wrapping paper box is stored under our bed, and the gift bag/tissue paper box is in the upstairs attic. Since I forget about the gift bags, such an easy gift wrapping option, I need to move them closer to where I wrap gifts which is our bedroom. Most people can fit 2 under the bed storage boxes under their bed. If not, see if you can fit a plastic box on a higher shelf in the closet.
During Christmas, I love having the wrapping paper stored permanently in our bedroom. I can bring in a gift box, close the door, and wrap the gifts all in one place. If I need to stop in the middle of a wrapping session, I can leave everything out and simply close the bedroom door.