The Christmas Crazy - Wrapping

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

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Let's talk presents, or rather wrapping them. I've posted a few wish lists, inexpensive 'Secret Santa' style presents but I wanted to bring you something more personal. Little things about Christmas that I personally love from recipes to traditions to, well, wrapping! You'll usually find me on the floor surrounded by presents for various people writing tags in my best handwriting that gets worse and worse as I go along with tape stuck to the coffee table, ribbon in my hair as I've got a bit distracted and a glass bottle of Baileys by my side. By the time I have finished wrapping half of the presents I will have lost the scissors approximately eighteen times and that will not be due to the alcohol but due to the 'Christmas crazy'.

The Christmas crazy is something I experience at least once during the beginning of November to the middle of December. It's the feeling you've forgotten someone and buy an emergency present or five (it has happened a lot so I have to be prepared). It's the feeling that you should go to town on Christmas Eve to see if there's a spare roll of wrapping paper somewhere as you've just run out on one person's presents and they can't have different wrapping paper so you head into town to get mauled by the crowds and you come home in a bit of a teary flush as you unwrap someone else's present and hope that wrapping paper fits the other present while you silently rewrap the present filled with whisky and resentment.

Just me?

If you're anything like me you plan to meticulously wrap all the presents in pretty paper with an elegant scrawl on the tag, beautifully tied bow and will have thought of every detail but then it goes awry. You end up with lumps in your wrapping because your fiancé told you using a ruler to make the folds neat was more than a little crazy and so you're not speaking to him for an hour when the bulges happen. The worst? Where you've taped it wrong, you lift off a little to see if you will be lucky and the tape takes the design off the paper. There is no saving that so you drink more.

I sound like an alcoholic but I promise it's only at Christmas and significant life events (like the date you bought your first sofa - yeah, that happened). So instead of reading my rambles I think you should just go and check out Wilkinson's range of Christmas goodies because they're very cheap and rather nice. This is not a sponsored post but a post because I am cheap and really love Wilkinson.

Do you like wrapping gifts? Tell me about your Christmas crazy because you're fooling nobody.

8 comments:

  1. Haha love this post, I'm the worst at wrapping presents!


    Efia @ effytalkslife.blogspot.co.uk

    xxx

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    1. Glad you liked it. I really hate the Christmas crazy!

      xo

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  2. Great post, im awful at wrapping presents but this wrapping stuff looks fab x

    http://heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I hope I get to pick some up before it's all sold out. This year I will be using a ruler.

      Laura xo

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  3. Such cute paper and tags! I'm making my own tags this year and wrapping with newsprint :) I thought it would be a nice unique touch xxx

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    1. I am loving your idea. Please let me know how it turns out as it sounds brilliant!

      Laura xo

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  4. Wrapping presents is my favourite part of christmas - and i too love wilkinsons ive bought my wrapping papers and ribbon from there and in my head its going to look awesome! But it always ends up lumpy and bumpy and messy writing and the bows go wrong or they dont stick right and its never the brilliant experience i imagine its going to be in my head - yet i look forward to it every year haha!
    Natalie xx
    youralmostalice.blogspot.com

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  5. This post is brilliant. Im rather terrible at wrapping presents, it doesn't even look like a present after ive wrapped it haha This wrapping stuff is Beaut though xx

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