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?

Tazmosis Sat 17-Nov-12 21:52:09

No! I'd never get to bed on Christmas Eve!

sparkle12mar08 Sat 17-Nov-12 22:31:51

Haven't read the entirety, but yes we do - why on earth wouldn't we?!

rubyrubyruby Sat 17-Nov-12 22:36:33

Unwrapping is half the fun

I never had a stocking as a child and we have done them a couple of times for the dd's but not every year. This year we've decided to do them as we've bought lots of little gifts like skipping ropes, French knitting dollies etc. I suppose I'll end up being the one to wrap them all. I've already wrapped their tree presents that we've bought so far.

dementedma Sat 17-Nov-12 22:41:14

Nope. Never wrap stocking gifts, too small and fiddly.

VerySmallSqueak Sat 17-Nov-12 22:44:20

Mine were all wrapped as a child, and I wrap my childrens.
All except the chocolate coins.

It gives you the chance to put things in boxes/bubble wrap too,to bulk it out more wink

gemz86 Sun 18-Nov-12 10:10:09

Mine were always wrapped bar the yearly teddy bear that sat on the top. Saying that my stocking was almost 5ft as my nan had someone make them for me and my cousin so a lot of my stocking fillers were probably main presents.
Ds will be 27 months at Christmas and this will be his first proper stocking (left on his bed and opened in ours). I was torn over whether to wrap or not as I know how long he'll take to open everything and we will be leaving the house at 11.30 to go to my mums. I was going to leave them unwrapped but it didn't seem right. After reading a few posts I may go for tissue paper. Or maybe a cheap wrapping paper that tears easily.

ajandjjmum Sun 18-Nov-12 10:23:51

We've always wrapped in a different paper, and got a friend to write labels from Santa. 'Well done on getting ?% in that Maths test', 'Thank you for letting your sister have the last malteser' type of thing. Really was worth the effort to see their faces.
The joke is they're now 19/20 and we still do it!
They also got potatoes grin

LadyLetch Sun 18-Nov-12 11:07:40

Yes, of course! It's most of the fun..

In our house we do the presents in sacks at the end of their beds, which the DDs bring through to open on our bed (in their own Santa paper). They take turns opening their presents (to delay the process and so we see their reactions at their gifts). The girls love nothing more than when one child is opening their present, the other is lining up their next present, having a feel, wondering what it is etc. We do the same at my parents' house, and the only time we don't is when my Grandparents come over and that's a free for all... Last year, DD really didn't like that at all! I just think it prolongs the opening process and helps to make the day more magical.

My DH is another convert to the cause. In his family, they used to have a free for all and so all the presents were opened in a 10 minute frenzy, and then DH says that the day was a bit crap after that... He is a total convert to our way of doing things, and is much more insistent that everything is wrapped, and everyone takes turns in unwrapping - it's quite funny really, because its not his tradition and yet he's really insistent the children follow it! I'm not that fussed with way except I appreciate the extra time in bed. grin

ajandjjmum Sun 18-Nov-12 11:37:19

We're fans of taking it in turns - could be a little trying when the DC were younger though. Gave me chance to write down who each gift was from too!

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