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Do I really need to wrap the bastard stocking presents

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Hersetta427 Thu 15-Dec-16 12:21:23

Please tell me I don't....I have lost the will to live and am drowning under different wrapping papers (as obviously can't use the same wrapping paper as Santa for family presents).......arghhh

ChilliMum Thu 15-Dec-16 12:22:53

I never wrap stocking presents they are hard enough to squeeze in without worrying about ripping paper too.

BrianCoxWithBellsOn Thu 15-Dec-16 12:23:48

Coloured tissue paper, the pound shop sell it in garish colours that kids love.

Scrunched up losely around objects, slap a bit of tape on the edge to hold in place - BOOM.

(Or, just don't wrap any at all, I doubt they'd care!)

AmIBeingUnseasonal Thu 15-Dec-16 12:25:05

I've wrapped one or two of the things but definitely not the edible bits it takes forever trying to shove it all in

SatsukiKusakabe Thu 15-Dec-16 13:26:11

I wrap some things and not others. Anything like a toy, book etc I will wrap, food, tin whistles, whoopee cushion type things, no.

It is more fun when they have stuff to unwrap and takes them longer. We don't start on tree presents until we're all dressed and have eaten so keeps them going.

I use different wrapping too, and also different Santa wrapping for each child, then I don't have to bother with labels or worry about them getting mixed up.

santassausages Thu 15-Dec-16 13:31:29

No smile

elQuintoConyo Thu 15-Dec-16 13:37:32

Crepe paper, twisted and loosely taped. Or any paper i collect during the year that is crepey/tissue paper, doesn't nlmatter the colour.

If i don't wrap, then it is just tipped on the bed and that's it! A bit like a piñata.

DS has a huge stocking (i made it, i'm such an idiot!) but it isn't stuffed. I just got hom a Paw Patrol activity magazine with cute water game as free gift, then he has some fun bits from Tiger, Minions pants etc.

But definitely wrapped.

We don't do different psper for different gifts. DS was with me when I bought paper last week, he is 5yo but won't think twice about FC using the same paper.

NotAPuffin Thu 15-Dec-16 13:42:58

My parents never wrapped stocking stuff and it didn't bother us in the least.

I always wrap them and regretting it. Next year I'm not going to.

Thingiebob Thu 15-Dec-16 13:45:07

Fuck that. No.

Bluntness100 Thu 15-Dec-16 13:46:16

God yes, I always wrap them, I hate wrapping too, but wouldn't dream of just shoving them in there. Didn't know folks actually did that. 😳

MaisieDotes Thu 15-Dec-16 13:47:29

I haven't even bought most of the stocking presents yet.

<badass>

IveAlreadyPaid Thu 15-Dec-16 13:48:57

Fuck that, no indeed!

Minstrelsareyum Thu 15-Dec-16 13:56:05

I think if you can bear it a lttle longer, op, I would. I don't know how old your DC are, if they little or older, but for my older DC age 13 and 11, the sense of anticipation when unwrapping gifts is what is makes Christmas so special for them. So I would!

SortAllTheThings Thu 15-Dec-16 13:58:12

I do, but only so it keeps them occupied for few extra minutes on Christmas morning before they come and jump on my bed. I use extra shiny wrapping paper and loads of tape too. grin

FusionChefGeoff Thu 15-Dec-16 14:00:13

GOddamn you all - I was coming on to say no but now have been convinced that I absolutely have to wrap them all! And I was nearly done - wwwaaaaahhhh!

nuttyknitter Thu 15-Dec-16 14:02:55

Of course you have to wrap them! It's tedious, but the fun they have unwrapping all those mysterious bits and pieces is worth it.

HardcoreLadyType Thu 15-Dec-16 14:03:12

I don't wrap them, because my stocking presents were never wrapped when I was a child. I didn't realise some people wrapped them, until I joined MN. I was also gobsmacked that some people don't use a toilet brush!

FrancesHaHa Thu 15-Dec-16 14:05:48

Depends whether you want the stocking to keep them busy for longer? Keeps the anticipation going.

PossumInAPearTree Thu 15-Dec-16 14:08:03

I wrap everything apart from chocolate coins.

For me as a child the unwrapping of stuff was the best part and now as a parent the best part is seeing her face as she unwraps something and sees what it is. Even the small stuff.

pklme Thu 15-Dec-16 14:10:29

No, no, no! Never wrap stocking stuff! Take the packaging off, pop it in the stocking, done. DCs can peer into the top and fish things out. Lovely!

LightsLoveLaughter Thu 15-Dec-16 14:11:06

21 years of having DC (now 7 of them) I wrap everything in the stocking other than the raisins, satsuma and chocolate money.

I also wrap and label as I buy, which makes things so much easier for me.

InTheDessert Thu 15-Dec-16 14:11:14

Err, isn't the stocking the wrapping????
And how are you supposed to empty it at 4am with your little brother, carefully laying stuff in order so you can repack to open again with your parents if it's all got paper on???

Cherylene Thu 15-Dec-16 14:15:52

Exactly Dessert

GETTINGLIKEMYMOTHER Thu 15-Dec-16 14:17:24

I do, but not at all beautifully, in cheap paper.
All adults now, but I still do stockings. V pleased with myself today, since have actually wrapped most of the stocking stuff instead of the usual panic- session past midnight on Christmas Eve.

anyoldname76 Thu 15-Dec-16 14:19:04

i wrap everything apart from the satsuma and choc coins, i only have tge stocking fillers and dh presents to wrap now but will be doing the om friday night when hes away

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