Here’s most of our gifts for family, other than ones I already sent and a few I hadn’t gotten yet. As you can see by the picture, I did wrap many of my gifts with wrapping paper, but it was all wrapping paper I already had. I haven’t bought wrapping paper or gift bags in about 2 years I think. The only “wrapping items” I bought recently were the 2 boxes on the left, and I actually have another one, just didn’t have a gift that seemed to fit well in it.
See the pink bag with the green bow? I made that bow from a strip of sturdy tissue paper, so I could put a name tag on it instead of writing the name right on the bag. That way the recipient can reuse the bag if they want.
These presents were wrapped using a gift bag that was looking pretty sad, so I cut it up and was able to wrap 3 presents from it! It was nice wrapping with this because it was thicker than the cheapo wrapping paper I have.
If you want more free and creative wrapping ideas go here. What have you been wrapping your gifts up in this year? I’d love to see pictures of your creative and frugal wrapping! You can email them to me at purposelyfrugal(at)hotmail(dot)com.