Useless trivia for the day: Celeb Candy Spelling has an entire room dedicated to wrapping presents.

Seriously. Who wraps that many presents? Or presents that big? Or has that many rooms? So many questions.

Giver’s Log

Anyway, back in the real world we may not have an entire spare room but we’d still like to save time by storing gift wrapping supplies with a clear surface nearby for wrapping. Here are some ideas for every sized space:

Source unknown | Chez Larsson

If you’re really lucky, you’ll have room for a writing desk in a study, spare bedroom or corner of your living room. Otherwise, your computer desk can double as a wrapping area if you add some attractive desktop storage or bins underneath.

Young House Love | Martha Stewart

 If you don’t have a desk, utilise the dead space on the back of a door with containers or a pegboard. If possible, have it near where you intend to do the wrapping, for example the kitchen or dining table.

Scissor Variations

A space for gift wrapping supplies can be carved out of even the smallest homes by clearing out a junk drawer.


7 Responses

  • Oooh, I am swooning over that last photo (they’re all great, but that one just got me). I also love that paper roll holder/ cutter (can’t remember what they’re called) in the second pair on the left. If only I did enough wrapping to justify this! Great suggestions!

  • Jo

    There are some great looks here Mrs P.. I’m in the process of reviewing my wrapping arrangements at the minute.
    I’ve got the wrap in a specially reconfigured extra tall box with a sort of Heath Robinson arrangement of cardboard tubes duct taped to the inside.
    But in a recent visit to the Home Depot to buy something else, I found this product I’m just itching to find a use for… and I think this is it.
    I will reveal more once I have fully formulated the plan.
    How’s your Christmas prep going ?? are you all sorted ?
    Jo xx

  • Who’s Heath Robinson? He sounds like the kind of guy who could fix anything with some duct date and chicken wire.

    Oo sounds promising, be sure to share over on your blog.

    Uum, still waiting nervously for a couple of packages to arrive with Chrissy presents (I ordered them WEEKS ago, not my fault I swear!). Talk about cutting it fine. Apart from that I’ve been let off quite easy this year, there’s not much to do. Bliss!

  • Jo

    He was a cartoonist I think.. but I think you’ve got pretty much the right idea.
    It’s an English-ism for a converluted contraption…which is what he used to draw.
    Here are a few

    Like the sort of inventions Wallace comes up with in Wallace and Gromit.
    Like this one for making toast… which I’ve included simply because it will make you smile.
    Jo xx
    p.s. I’ve got one thing that’s not going to arrive on time either.. and ironically it was the very first thing I ordered. Ces’t la vie.

  • Oh, haha I see now! They are delightful cartoons, thanks for the link. Love Wallace & Gromit!
    Update: the presents arrived in the nick of time on Christmas Eve. Phew! Oh no, I hope you have an understanding family!

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