Where to get wrapping paper from?

(14 Posts)
HuevosRancheros Sat 24-Nov-12 13:33:36

Some of the presents I need to wrap this year are the type that will rip straight through cheapish wrapping paper, which I usually get! Can you recommend anywhere that does good quality, but not too expensive (after all, it is destined for the bin), wrapping paper?

Thanks smile

I got some really nice wrapping paper from Wilko, it's this one With some naice ribbon and things all the presents which are already wrapped 'cos I'm a saddo look lovely. And it's on 3 for 2.

cantspel Sat 24-Nov-12 15:11:50

wilkos do a good selection of christmas gift bags and sacks for hard items to wrap. A large sack is £1 and bags from 50p

HuevosRancheros Sat 24-Nov-12 15:30:03

Actually, that's a good idea about a sack, thanks! smile

Looks like Wilkos is the place to go!

Oldandindie Sat 24-Nov-12 15:37:36

I've started wrapping and am chuffed with how they look... Plus it was soooo cheap to do.
I used a large roll of plain brown parcel wrap ( free from ikea if you don't mind the states grin) and after wrapping have used a Christmas stamp to make it all festive . On children's pressies I used pritt stick to write theirs names and then sprinkled glitter....
This has kept two toddlers highly amused all day .... Although baths are now needed to remove ink glitter and glue from hair hands and ears ( grin)

Oldandindie Sat 24-Nov-12 15:38:29

Stares not states doh!

EdnaScoggins Sat 24-Nov-12 15:43:21

Oh, Pratting, that's fab paper, thanks.

Ikea

If you want thicker paper, look for kraft paper wraps - basically printed brown paper and it's usually called kraft wrap. Comes with the added benefit that it's recycled. Oxfam normally do a nice range of kraft wraps, as do lots of supermarkets. You're looking for a sort of brown paper texture IYSWIM.

I normally get Oxfam wraps because of the charidee aspect, but this year I was Bad and took advantage of Waitrose's 3 for 2, because they had really nice designs, and the paper is usually nice thick quality.

What I do like thinnest-of-thin rippy paper for is stocking presents, because I want to recreate the garishly wrapped stockings of my youth with lurid, badly printed, tissue-thin paper that you could buy in the market, about 30 sheets for a quid. I can never find it now, so I use coloured tissue paper and sometimes pretty wool to wrap stocking presents, to make them 'special' and elf-looking. (I nicked the idea from a MNer two years ago! grin)

noseinabook Sat 24-Nov-12 16:38:38

Costco - if you know anyone with a card - do good sturdy stuff pretty reasonably. Any paper I buy HAS to have the cutting grid lines on the back - makes wrapping so much easier.

gemz86 Sat 24-Nov-12 21:39:17

I find that both boots and m&s do really good quality paper. Great for those fiddly presents and they have beautiful designs too xx

cazza2878 Sat 24-Nov-12 22:00:23

I got the wilko stag one too, its fab (although it was two for £3 when I bought it not 3 for 2). Got some nice brown twine type ribbon to go with it.

I always do brown paper with satin ribbons for things that will tear through cheap paper. I colour co-ordinate the ribbon with the cheap paper (can't afford fabric ribbon for everything) because it all matching is oddly important to me blush.

I love using plain brown paper with a naice ribbon-very effective and doesn't rip.

I also use coloured paper/newspaper/old scraps of wrapping paper to cut out the name or the initial of the receiver and glue them on-no wandering tags, and I think it looks nice...

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