17/12/13 - That's A Wrap!

In a bid to avoid the usual last minute rush, I decided to use my one free afternoon this week to make a start on present wrapping.  I've actually had all my Christmas shopping done for a little while, but I like to make something of an event of getting them all wrapped up and ready to go.  It's something I used to begrudge spending time on when I was young and selfish, but now that I'm more mature and can appreciate the joy in giving gifts as well as receiving them, I want them to look their best!

My gift wrap is from Paperchase (£3.50) - they always have some really cute designs.

And of course, you need some appropriately festive entertainment while you're making your gifts look as appealing as possible.  As I keep missing them being on TV, I opted for a rewatch of an old favourite, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.  Obviously the whole film is great, but there's nothing quite like spending Christmas at Hogwarts!

I want a Weasley jumper.

And here they are!  I've put a lot more effort into this wrapping job than I normally do, and I'm pretty darn proud of myself for managing all those fiddly bows.  Let's just hope my friends like what's inside these frankly stunning packages.

How are your Christmas shopping and wrapping going?  Let me know in the comments!


  1. Oh no, you've just reminded me about all my wrapping that I still have to do! :O

    Might make a start tonight.....or maybe tomorrow.....

    Caroline x
    Cocktails and Caroline

    1. Get going, girl! The best way is to whack a film on and just do it, something festive will distract you from the mammoth task ahead of you :) xx