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    Default Best places to buy wrapping paper and ribbon?

    Do you have a place that you love for wrapping paper? Anywhere that has really nice, unique designs? Or anywhere that's relatively cheap? I'd really like to get some of those great big rolls this year...I always seem to be making a mad dash to Target for wrapping paper like two days before Christmas because I run out.

    And what about ribbon? I make my own bows out of wired fabric ribbon, and while I've found some okay deals in the past, I'm betting there's somewhere I could get it cheaper online. Any ideas?

    I'm really trying to be organized this year (I already have at least 75% of my gift shopping done) so that I can take some time to relax and actually enjoy the season.
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    I bought a bunch from Sam's Club this year. I also like Current Catalog (currentcatalog.com), and of course, Target.

    I am trying to get organized early, too!!

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    we have done well with gift wrap from Costco. It's a nice weight. I've bought some cute stuff at the 99 cent store but it is always really lightweight paper and tears easily (before we want it to!).

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    I buy my wrapping paper and ribbon at the dollar store. I have to admit that the selection there these days is lacking so I'm going to have to branch out and spend more. Tuesday Morning also usually has cheap wrapping paper.

    There is a store at the outlets that sells the large rolls. I think it was called The Paper Factory. They also do a punch card for frequent buyers.
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    I like the large paper rolls at Costco too. I also buy a lot of wrapping paper from Paper Factory at outlet malls. Costco and Sam's have large spools of wired ribbon, but the selection is not very interesting. I am looking forward to seeing some ribbon source suggestions!

    Congratulations on being so well prepared for the holiday season.
    angela

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    Sigh...no Costco here. But we do have Sam's (I don't have a card, but my grandmother does), so maybe I can check there.

    Keep the ideas coming!
    Stacy
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    The biggest mistake I made is the one that most of us make...I did not live in the moment enough. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less. - Anna Quindlen

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    For most gifts we use the art paper that is on the dd's easel. When dd is finished with a painting it goes into a pile. Depending on the occasion we add stamps and/or stickers and have cute, original looking wrappings. I feel awful throwing away regular wrapping paper after something is opened.

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    My favorite place to get wrapping paper/ribbon is Papyrus. I love that store!

    Edited to add: For less expensive stuff I go to Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motherofone
    For most gifts we use the art paper that is on the dd's easel. When dd is finished with a painting it goes into a pile. Depending on the occasion we add stamps and/or stickers and have cute, original looking wrappings. I feel awful throwing away regular wrapping paper after something is opened.
    I may borrow your idea - it's brilliant!

    My fave place to buy gift-wrapping stuff is Ikea.
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    I love Current's wrapping paper! It's nice and heavy and 'peekproof'. I hate using other brands now that I've used it, because nothing else is nearly as nice!
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