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curiousgeorgie Thu 18-Dec-14 14:37:21

I was thinking of keeping a few things unwrapped this year, my DD's Sven peeking out from behind presents... DD2's jack in the box set on top of a pile maybe... I thought it would look really festive and enticing wink

DH disagrees and says everything must be wrapped... What do you think?

iseenodust Thu 18-Dec-14 14:45:59

Must be wrapped even if obvious from odd shape - DS getting a new tennis racquet.

DeckTheHoopsWithBoughsOfHolly Thu 18-Dec-14 14:50:16

Everything must be wrapped unless it's so huge that it would need more than a roll of paper - it then gets wrapped in a blanket or a throw.

sliceofsoup Thu 18-Dec-14 14:51:00

We wrap everything except things that need built.

I do think your idea is nice OP but when I was a child it was all about the unwrappiing for me. So I would be annoyed at one less to open.

minkymuskyslyoldstoaty Thu 18-Dec-14 14:54:29

wrap the lot.

santababy11 Thu 18-Dec-14 14:54:34

I wrap everything apart from edibles

BiscuitsofYum Thu 18-Dec-14 14:55:35

I find wrapping really chilling and relaxing... So I wrap everything.. More because I love doing it rather than anything else!

JuniperTisane Thu 18-Dec-14 14:56:06

I'm not doing a Briony and wrapping the bikes, and I don't wrap stocking stuff. Other presents are wrapped though.

18yearstooold Thu 18-Dec-14 14:56:09

Dd is getting a desk this year -I won't be wrapping it but I might sick a bow on it

ZenNudist Thu 18-Dec-14 14:57:05

Gotta be wrapped. I even wrap sticking fillers.

WankingInAWinterWonderland Thu 18-Dec-14 14:57:06

I wrap everything, I quite like it once I get started.

darlingfascistbullyboy Thu 18-Dec-14 15:00:13

everything wrapped.

In years gone by I've opened everything to put batteries in/unscrew those awful wire ties/build anything that needs building ... this year I haven't ... dh will just have to manage on Christmas day.

weaselsquirrel Thu 18-Dec-14 15:00:16

I wrap everything, the stocking gifts get done in tissue paper. Will wrap the space scooters on Christmas Eve, but have wrapped a huge beanbag smile

BlueChampagne Thu 18-Dec-14 15:17:33

I wrap everything, including stocking presents (Father Christmas re-uses last year's!). Stockings take a bit longer to open if presents are wrapped - not much, I grant you!

nocutsnobuttsnococonuts Thu 18-Dec-14 15:28:47

everything will be wrapped except the tent which will be up in the middle of the lounge grin

MummyPig24 Thu 18-Dec-14 18:20:05

We wrap everything. Although last year we didn't wrap bikes!

SoonToBeSix Thu 18-Dec-14 18:23:04

Wrap of a sheet/blanket for bikes etc.

SouthernOne Thu 18-Dec-14 18:27:05

Everything except the toothbrush that lands in the stocking every year, not the same one every year obviously smile

chanie44 Thu 18-Dec-14 18:47:31

I'm not wrapping everything. They have about 15 things in their stockings.

I'm not wrapping;
New toothbrushes and pjs
Giant chocolate Santa
Surprise egg ( thanks a lot Disney collector on YouTube)

GodRestYeMerrySlatterns Thu 18-Dec-14 19:12:58

I wrap most things but if there is a teddy or doll I tend to leave it peeking out the top of the stocking.

Also, you don't want to suffocate teddy, so it's perfectly acceptable to leave him unwrapped. don't care about dolls, suffocate away.

LovelyWeatherForDucks Thu 18-Dec-14 19:18:14

I like the idea of a few unwrapped things!
DS's new wooden garage will be unwrapped due to size / shape and we want to build it in advance, so it will get a ribbon an a bow! (And some cars parked in it)

billiejeanbob Thu 18-Dec-14 19:29:04

We wrap most things although this year the dcs are getting new bikes so these won't be wrapped. We also wrap stocking fillers but have one soft toy unwrapped peeking out of the top with a candy cane smile .

cdwales Thu 18-Dec-14 20:01:13

We started as we meant to go on and it has worked very well! Logically all these presents wrapped and tagged from Mum, Dad etc cannot have been brought by Father Christmas - stands to reason as William Brown would say. It was only a matter of time before our two would be suspicious and questioning (and observant). So we had stockings by their bed from Santa with chocolate, fruit and a small but unexpected and suitable present that they could not have seen anywhere - all unwrapped and not labelled. This they could find 'as soon as' on Christmas morning.
The rest of their presents are all under the Christmas Tree and we have lengthy sessions opening them one by one taking turns to give presents out. An maiden aunt who always joins us for Christmas makes a list of who gave what to whom so that they can do their thankyous and this is now a lovely record of every Christmas!
Of course they did figure it out at some stage but we still keep up the tradition and neither of them - now teenagers - has ever felt the need to deny the 'existence' of Father Christmas...

NorksEnormous Thu 18-Dec-14 23:02:08

I don't wrap any Santa presents! I like to have them all sitting displayed nicely for the kids to open the door in the morning and see their little faces try to take it all in! They have plenty which are wrapped from family.

Iggity Thu 18-Dec-14 23:10:54

We've never wrapped Santa seems odd to me. Santa makes the toys and delivers need to wrap. They were never wrapped when I was young or DH but we're both from Ireland (north and south) so maybe a regional thing. I love seeing DS's eyes when he opens living room door and sees everything.

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