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#1 Nofliesonme

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:28 AM

As the title suggests? Do you wrap in paper? Do you put in a sack?  What do you do?
It's just such a huge waste and unecessary rubbish going into the ground..... The thought of minimising rubbish is appealing...

#2 Becca1605

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:32 AM

I wrap the presents from us. Santa's go into the sack unwrapped. Last year I just asked my son if Santa wrapped his presents and he said no. Awesome I thought.

#3 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:33 AM

DD loves ripping apart the paper.
Not wrapping the trampoline though

#4 EssentialBludger

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:34 AM

Presents from us get wrapped and put under the tree.

Presents from Santa go into their stockings unwrapped at the end of their beds.

#5 Littleone84

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:34 AM

Always wrap everything individually.

#6 Tobias'smum

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

for DS i wrap everyone else i do bags  - which i recycle by keeping ones i am given and use following year its easier and with all the paper from DS s presents fills the bin a fair bit last year (only child/granchild great grandchild got very spoilt last year )

#7 Nofliesonme

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

I was thinking of popping their presents in a Xmas box each.... The type you buy from crazy Clark's or similar. Maybe get some good sturdy packing boxes and the kids can decorate them for Xmas craft and then santas presents can go in the sacks.

#8 LoudMuffin

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:37 AM

I wrap.

I love seeing the kids tear it to shreds. I get the minimising waste thing but but but... it's Christmas!

#9 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:40 AM

Previously I have but this year I am using envirosacs for the adults and for the kids I am using fabrics that I have collected throughout the year and tied with a ribbon, I'll use the fabric to sew them stuff throughout the year and ribbons for dd's hair:)

#10 Nofliesonme

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:40 AM

QUOTE (SugarMumma @ 07/11/2012, 11:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wrap.

I love seeing the kids tear it to shreds. I get the minimising waste thing but but but... it's Christmas!

I know hence why I'm asking what is normal, lol. I feel torn because I know tearing the paper off it is the best bit.

#11 mnsr621

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:46 AM

yes, i love wrapping the presents, and watching them open them. Thats half the fun of getting another suprise with each gift they open.  We don't wrap big items though sometimes throw a blanket over them.

Edited by mnsr621, 07 November 2012 - 11:47 AM.

#12 Team Awesome

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:59 AM

I'm kind of liking this idea myself parcel presents of course that involves me being organised and I'm not

Edited by Team Awesome, 07 November 2012 - 12:01 PM.

#13 BadCat

Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:03 PM

I always wrap every single present.  I have wrapped everything from trampolines right down to a bag of choclate coins.

#14 FeralZombieMum

Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:13 PM

We wrap them here. (well actually I make DH wrap - because that's his only contribution. wink.gif )

Kids are colour coded - so they get their presents in their colours (I colour code other items of theirs so they already know what colour is theirs. )

This way they have to wait for DH and I to be up before they see their presents, plus it stops them from sneaking out and swapping presents. Apparently one year one of my sisters swapped a present over with another sister because she didn't like what Santa had brought. My mum put her foot in it as she knew what each of us got, so she told my sister that the other one had got that present from Santa. Mum was then questioned on how she knew that, as we'd been up for a couple of hours before she got out of bed, so she wouldn't have known what Santa gave to us as she was still asleep. laughing2.gif

#15 Justaduck

Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:14 PM

I always wrap everything, half the fun to me as a child was seeing the present under the tree, wondering who it was for, then holding one, wondering what it might be and then ripping the paper off. I even wrapped DPs ping-pong table for his bday (the top of the box). He just lifted the paper off it and we saved it to reuse.

We have just moved and DP gave me my bday present on the weekend in a small box, inside a bigger box, in a bigger box and in a bigger box as he had forgotten paper

#16 dolcengabbana

Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:35 PM

I am one of those wrappers. I love wrapping I love ribbon I love decorating the tree and matching the wrapping and adornments to it all.

Which is ind of nuts becasue i wouldn't strike anyone as the type til they see my tree and gifts.

#17 vanessa71

Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:36 PM

They all get wrapped. The presents from Santa get wrapped in different paper.  wink.gif

#18 caesie'n'linc

Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:40 PM

We wrap most things original.gif
Everything under the tree is wrapped, my kids don't care who stuff is from so I just write names on the labels/gift tags and ignore the 'from' bit.  That stops me forgetting that one of the kids has seen something I've bought and accidentally writing 'from santa' on it (all my kids still believe, even my 9.5yr old).

Their santa bags get filled with a mixture of small fun things, these get wrapped, and food/drink items (eg little packets of chips/tiny teddies, pop tops/mini cans of drink, sunny boys, etc), these don't get wrapped.

A few years ago DS1 & DD painted every page of a weekend newspaper, we then sent it to santa so he could use it to wrap their presents biggrin.gif  They thought it was awesome!  and because we used water based paints the paper went into the compost bins at my parents place instead of in the bin.

#19 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:42 PM

We wrap, some things go in a bag but it would be very expensive to do that for them all.

#20 PattiODoors

Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:43 PM

I wrap everything, even the ones that go in the sack. I love wrapping, even awkward fiddly stuff.
Big items get a twirly ribbon on only.

#21 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:46 PM

We wrap , Santa puts unwrapped presetns in stockings. Am normally anti waste but can let go once a year for Christmas and the enjoyment the cat and dog get out of playing in the pile of paper.

#22 libbylu

Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:46 PM

QUOTE (thunda @ 07/11/2012, 12:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As the title suggests? Do you wrap in paper? Do you put in a sack?  What do you do?
It's just such a huge waste and unecessary rubbish going into the ground..... The thought of minimising rubbish is appealing...

There is certainly some waste in terms of the manufacture, but it all get's recycled in Australia now right so it's not actually 'going into the ground'.

Yes, we wrap.  For the sake of the little ones.  If there are large sized presents for adults they will just get a band of paper around them rather than being totally wrapped.  And for a while we used old movie posters.....because we had a bunch from somewhere.
Presents from Santa appear all wrapped in the same wrapping usually with a santa or reighndeer related print, presents from mum and dad are wrapped in different wrapping.

#23 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

QUOTE (BadCat @ 07/11/2012, 11:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I always wrap every single present.  I have wrapped everything from trampolines right down to a bag of choclate coins.

How do you wrap a trampoline?
I gather it helps if I had left it in box right?

#24 greypink

Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:04 PM

My DS has one those art easels with the big rolls of paper, so instead of throwing out his multitude of artworks throughout the year I've been keeping some to wrap family presents in, the grandparents in particular love it!
I also try to recycle gift bags and make plain ones christmassy by adding some ribbon or little baubles.
Santa only brings a few little treats in a stocking here so those go straight in unwrapped, but all the other presents will be wrapped in Christmas wrapping paper

#25 Broxie

Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:05 PM

QUOTE (vanessa71 @ 07/11/2012, 01:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They all get wrapped. The presents from Santa get wrapped in different paper.  wink.gif

Me too. Santa has zero respect for my colour scheme, I've found.

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