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Does Santa wrap your gifts?

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Imnotweirdimlimitededition1 Tue 24-Nov-15 21:18:18

To date Santa has not wrapped my ds gifts as they are still under 8 I think the rummage into the bottom of the very large stockings is enough. We tend to have all packaging removed batteries fitted etc & ready to go. What does Santa do in your house?

SoupDragon Tue 24-Nov-15 21:19:12

All wrapped and ready to go.

Pulling out unwrapped gifts seems a bit dull to me.

ElasticPants Tue 24-Nov-15 21:20:14

Santa sources wrapping paper bought from a shop DC never set foot in, so they won't wonder why he buys it from tesco etc.

Fairiesarereal Tue 24-Nov-15 21:21:00

Definitely wrapped - that's half the fun, wondering what's in the parcel and ripping the wrapping to pieces grin

Hassled Tue 24-Nov-15 21:22:30

Santa has way too much to do to wrap presents. But we've always been a "Santa brings the tat and maybe one sizeable present" family - the good stuff comes from family etc.

Hatethis22 Tue 24-Nov-15 21:29:34

Santa wraps just about every present in our house. When I was a child the didn't wrap the smaller stocking gifts. Santa's nails are going to be ruined.

katienana Tue 24-Nov-15 21:30:28

Wrapped. Makes you appreciate each thing, increases dramatic tension.

popperdoodles Tue 24-Nov-15 21:33:25

Wrapped up in our house. Santa sources his paper wisely nut tbh I don't think they ever took much notice tbh.

ItsaTenfromSanta Tue 24-Nov-15 21:34:38

Santa's helper wraps all the gifts in our house smile

shouldwestayorshouldwego Tue 24-Nov-15 21:43:36

OMG if I realised he did a wrapping service I would start believing in him again! I do believe in Santa. I do, I do. Dh still believes in the wrapping fairy still <don't tell him but I do it all, including stockings>.

PotteringAlong Tue 24-Nov-15 21:44:49

Definitely wrapped. MiL doesn't wrap presents and it pisses me off every single birthday and christmas.

winchester1 Tue 24-Nov-15 21:49:26

He only brings the extended families gifts to us all and they are mostly wrapped.

RatOnnaStick Tue 24-Nov-15 21:51:27

DH is the wrapping fairy in this house (ruler, scissors, premium sellotape, shiny twirly bits for the top, tongue poked out in concentration etc). He does it all, I just shove it his way.

I grew up with the idea that Stockings are for entertaining children at 5am before parents are awake, nothing else, therefore each lovingly chosen item of tat needs no extra wrapping or any assistance to use/eat.

imjustahead Tue 24-Nov-15 21:53:30

he wraps yes, his paper is very different to any under the tree.

mrsdavegrohl Tue 24-Nov-15 21:55:44

Santa only brings one or two things here and he doesn't wrap. Thats how we know they are from Santa. Everything else is from us and wrapped.
Santa puts a selection of wee presents into the stockings and leaves them at the bottom of the bed to keep kids in bed longer!

recklessgran Tue 24-Nov-15 21:59:09

Rat, please can I borrow your DH? Everything except sweets gets wrapped here. Must start soon - contents of 9 stockings to wrap and that's before the "proper" presents.

RatOnnaStick Tue 24-Nov-15 22:07:37

You may, reckless! He specialises in odd-shaped presents so if you have any unboxed things with sticky-outy bits he is your man.

toddlerwrangling Tue 24-Nov-15 22:58:53

Father Christmas definitely wraps here! Stockings have to be rustly! grin

recklessgran Tue 24-Nov-15 23:04:20

Rat,that really made me laugh! My own DH only wraps boxes and if I give him anything oddly shaped he rummages around in the garage amongst the discarded Amazon boxes and emerges triumphant with a box to put the item in so he can wrap it in a bloody box!

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Tue 24-Nov-15 23:10:37

Oh yes, presents are wrapped! But not by Santa, the Elves do that fwink.

We don't take presents out of the packaging either - that's what Christmas morning is for obviously grin.

WhispersOfWickedness Tue 24-Nov-15 23:15:19

Nope, not here. My DC are still at an age where they want to scrutinise and play with every item in their stockings, we'd still be upstairs on Boxing Day if they had wrapping paper to contend with as well...

NeverNic Tue 24-Nov-15 23:19:35

Yes he does. This year he is going to wrap stocking presents in tissue paper, so that we don't wait a life time for the kids to open them!

When we were little my mum picked and bought FC the wrapping paper for him, so it 'matched' her tree and thus answering the 'why does he have the same wrapping paper as you?' question.

CointreauVersial Tue 24-Nov-15 23:23:09

Yes, stocking fillers are wrapped, but I recently discovered a time-saving way to do this (essential with 3DCs).

Buy tissue paper, rip roughly into pieces, then scrunch around the present. No cutting or folding, and one (maybe two) pieces of tape does the trick.

And buy one of those little tape dispenser thingies that fits on the back of one hand.

cravingcake Wed 25-Nov-15 07:09:21

Santa gifts are wrapped in tissue paper in our house, but he only brings stocking gifts (so generally small), anything large will have a bow or ribbon on it and be with the stocking.

All other gifts from family are wrapped as normal.

IamSantaClaus Wed 25-Nov-15 07:16:08

Yes . I appear to have taken after my dm who always wrapped every single present. My dcs are still so young it wouldn't make a difference if they were wrapped or not but for me it just feels strange having unwrapped presents

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