Do you wrap the stocking presents??

(85 Posts)
Fresh01 Fri 16-Nov-12 13:39:41

DH and I were discussing this. His family didn't wrap, mine did..........so far we have wrapped for the kids stocking gifts but do you?

Lisatheonewhoeatsdrytoast Fri 16-Nov-12 23:02:34

My stocking bits weren't wrapped as a child, just the pressies in the sack. :D However Dh's pressies were, so I now wrap DS's stocking bits, except choc santa and the orange etc :D

simonedeboudoir Fri 16-Nov-12 23:05:27

Wrap everything except the satsuma. And use separate 'from father christmas' wrapping paper hidden in loft 364 days a year and used for stockings only..

I've never used separate paper for Santa <lazy> and the DCs have never called me on it. They have never noticed that his handwriting on the gift tags is very similar to mine either.

simonedeboudoir Fri 16-Nov-12 23:17:05

smile whoknows I don't know why i do it tbh. Esp since you can never cover all bases. Last year DD1 said 'look father christmas goes to sainsurys'.

Of course.
Mainly to give DH and I the extra lie-in time.
And because I love to hear them whispering and trying to unwrap quietly as they chat about what they got grin

zipzap Fri 16-Nov-12 23:28:42

Yes - in special santa paper that has to be kept carefully hidden so ds1 (7) doesn't click about santa... it also gets used for the dc's presents from santa - different one for each boy. Makes life much easier when wrapping and not needing to label!

Wrapping the presents doesn't take too long - they don't get lovingly done, rough and ready with extra lashings of sellotape [wicked mummy smiley] so they take longer to undo (and thus longer until they need to come and wake us up!),

Only things that don't get wrapped are the chocolate coins and satsuma, and the cute cuddly poking their head out of the top of the stocking.

Last year DS decided to hang his stocking on the door handle instead of leaving it on his bed which he had always done in the past. Santa (who may have had a couple of glasses of wine) took it through to my room to fill it up then forgot to put it back on the door handle and put it on the bed. We were greeted on Christmas morning by the heartbreaking sound of DD (they share a room) squealing over her stocking and DS standing by the door stifling sobs because he thought he had not got anything.

Himalaya Fri 16-Nov-12 23:44:58

Yes, I wrap everything in plain shiny metallic paper or tissue - it has to look a bit otherworldly, like it comes from the elves workshop, not Wilkos... grin

soontobeburns Sat 17-Nov-12 00:48:18

I have never had a stocking, in fact most of the people I know haven't :-/ feel like I have missed out.

Maybe it's just a Ni thing that stockings aren't really done here?!

LemonMousse Sat 17-Nov-12 07:56:34

I wrap nearly everything. Last year I didn't wrap DS's stocking fillers (he's 20!) but he said it 'wasn't the same' so can I please wrap them this year? grin

Definitely recommend a different paper for each DC (I have 3) it makes life so much easier when sorting out whose is which on Christmas Eve and saves faffing about with labels.

iloveholidays Sat 17-Nov-12 08:20:07

Thanks for the tip re different wrapping paper, definitely going to do that this year as DD2 has now got a larger quantity than in the past.

Have never wrapped so can't start now or my already suspicious 6yr old would have even more cause...

VoldemortsNipple Sat 17-Nov-12 10:12:15

I wrap stocking presents but not with much care. Also as the dcs are getting older, they get less tat presents so it makes present opening time a bit more exciting.

Last year I left the dcs in charge of sorting mine and DHs stocking. DD wraped everything up. We had loads of fun opening them. Even scrooge dh loved it.

We even wrap the dogs stocking presents. Last year he came downstairs and could smell his stocking. He was yapping and wagging his tail. Every time he went a bit closer he knocked a squeeky toy and got even more excited. Each time we gave him a present, he would love ripping the paper off to find what was inside grin

Yes, it's more fun!

I wrap stocking presents such as books, socks, bubble bath etc in the same paper that the main Father Christmas present comes in, but smaller things like mini figures, key rings etc in tissue paper - usually from Paperchase as they do some good printed kids tissue paper. Only the satsuma, chocolate coins and candy cane are unwrapped.

I never wrap stocking presents. Neither my parents or DH parents did either smile

Ileithyia Sat 17-Nov-12 10:45:13

Nope. The presents under the tree are wrapped, stockings aren't.

rubyrubyruby Sat 17-Nov-12 10:46:48

Yes - just asked my DCs and they all chanted 'YES'

Bluestocking Sat 17-Nov-12 10:54:23

Everything must be wrapped except the chocolate coins and the satsuma/tangerine. Father Christmas uses the cheapest wrapping paper, quite different from the naice paper that Mummy and Daddy wrap presents in. HTH.

Faxthatpam Sat 17-Nov-12 11:04:22

I wrap stocking pressies in tissue, different colours for each DC, not using sellotape except for large awkward ones, which is really quick. My mum did this for me and it was my favourite bit of Christmas - waking up to the rustling of tissue paper at the end of the bed.

Clothilde Sat 17-Nov-12 12:39:14

Have never wrapped, and my stocking presents were never wrapped when I was little. We use actual hiking socks for stockings, and it's hard enough to squeeze a chocolate orange in there without worrying about ripping the paper. Stocking fillers are things to play with/ eat on Christmas morning.

Bluestocking Sat 17-Nov-12 21:12:59

<feeling rather sad for Clothilde>
We use actual shooting socks, and find that being woken by the sound of a 100% wool sock stuffed full lots of little rustling wrapped parcels is the best possible way to start Christmas Day!

yousankmybattleship Sat 17-Nov-12 21:15:15

Of course! It makes it so much more exciting and mysterious!

Yes in a very scruffy way with red tissue paper (Santa's fingers aren't as nimble as they used to be) smile

Badvocsanta Sat 17-Nov-12 21:41:12

Fuck, no

BornToFolk Sat 17-Nov-12 21:52:00

Yeah, otherwise it would be over in 10 secs! Unwrapping it most of the fun. DS has a stocking and also a little felt bag that gets filled with sweets, those aren't wrapped. And usually a teddy and candy cane to poke over the top of the stocking for added cuteness!

Does anyone else have a DC that doesn't want Father Christmas to come into their room? Since DS has really understood the whole Father Christmas thing, he has insisted that he doesn't want him to leave the stocking in his room. I go along with it, of course and write a note for FC asking that he leaves the stocking downstairs but I'm a little bit sad that I don't get the chance to do the whole creeping into DS's room while he's asleep thing. I just stick the presents in the stocking before I go to bed. I think he's missing out, I used to love that feeling of a full stocking on the end of the bed.

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