Between choosing the right style of paper and the amount needed, gift wrapping can be a difficult thing to get through. On some occasions, I decide that I don’t want to go with paper at all, and so instead, I choose to use bags. Even still, I need stuffing, ribbon, and bows just to keep the package intact and wrapped properly. Sometimes I even go the route of making something of my own. Whatever y’all choose to do, here are some of the best ways to save money on gift wrapping. Use these tips to stop spending money on supplies year after year.
Shop Out of Season
One of the most productive things I find myself doing is shopping out of season. Have you ever noticed that most holiday items are usually put up long before the holiday season starts? This is to give customers the best deals on those items. When shopping out of season, the market is driven down and the demand is not as high, so the prices are relatively low. This allows me to buy in bulk. And the further out of season I am, the better deal I will ultimately get.
Use What You Have
If I gather extra newspapers laying around the house or extra tissues or paper that simply won’t be used, then I’ll already have everything I need for gift wrapping. Y’all can still go out and buy expensive wrapping paper or choose to get creative and make something from scratch at home, of course. But sometimes, that homemade wrapping paper makes the best gifts because the recipient knows that you put time and effort into the gift.
Choose Quality Over Quantity
I can certainly head to the nearest market and find wrapping paper just about anywhere that I look (and I can usually find it in bulk, too). However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that I’ve won, as the paper that I’m buying may not be the best that I can get. This matters because it may not wrap well and could lead to frequent rips due to the lack of thickness. Or perhaps the quality of the paper isn’t as great as I had hoped, and it tends to wrinkle, offsetting my professional wrapping skills. These are things that y’all should think about while shopping for gift wrap.
This season, try to be more proactive about gift-giving and select or create quality gift wrap. If you catch it out of season, you might find the best deals of the year. Or maybe you’ll decide to make use of all those old papers sitting in the attic and reuse what you already have. No matter how y’all do it, these are the best ways to save money on gift wrapping during the holiday season.