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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Time To Shop For Wrapping Paper & Stocking Stuffer Gifts

I'm sure you have noticed that all the stores have already put all of their Christmas decor out.  Everywhere I look is flooded with Christmas.  So this is the best time to buy your wrapping paper and ribbons while there is still a great selection.

I use to spend hours wrapping presents, then I let life and being lazy get in the way and went with the dollar store paper and stick on ribbons.  Pretty tacky.  This year I am going to make them pretty again.  There are so many pretty papers out there and they are already on sale, so get yours now while you have a good selection.

Can you guess my colors this year?  haha

Stocking Stuffers and Hostess Gifts are another thing that I am always on the look out for.  Here are some fabulous suggestions that range from $1 to $5.  Most would be perfect for any lady or teenage girl on your list.

 Who doesn't love some fabulous soap to encourage her to take a nice long soak in the tub.

 A candle is always perfect and if it is in a gorgeous gold glass container, it is even better.

 A small weekly planner and pin for her purse, plus a tiny calendar that has a magnet or can be hung up is always useful.  Any teenager will love this kind of gift.

 Some pretty notepads are always good too.  We use these things all the time, so how about some pretty ones.   I love the larger one with a magnet, perfect to put on the side of the fridge and jot down things to pick up at the grocery.  Use the medium one on your desk and how about the small notes with a pin for your purse.

 What lady wouldn't love a glitzy mug for her coffee or tea.  Just as elegant as a fancy teacup.

 I think this one is fabulous for either a lady or a gentleman.  Perfect desk accessory for the professional and right at $10.

 A velvet lined case with a magnifying glass and letter opener.

Hobby Lobby, Home Goods, Target, Michaels and the Dollar Store are all great places to find the perfect thing.  Just keep your eyes open and think outside the box. 

Be sure to come back tomorrow for my Thanksgiving Table.  I am thrilled to be joining 12 talented bloggers for Thanksgiving Vignettes hosted by No Minimalist Here.

Here is the complete lineup. 



                                                      I am joining the following parties:
 Craftberry Bush , Posed Perfection ,
 Katherines Corner , The Vintage Farmhouse , A Delightsome Life ,
Love of Family & Home ,  Between Naps On The Porch ,
 From My Front Porch To Yours , The 36th Avenue , Imparting Grace ,
 My Romantic Home ,   French Country Cottage ,The Thrifty Groove ,
                  The Charm of Home , Chic On A Shoestring Decorating , Finding Fabulous ,
                                        Rooted In Thyme , Jennifer Rizzo , Redoux Interiors

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  1. All great tips and ideas! I find myself needing a magnifying glass these days....getting older I guess! :)

  2. I love the wrapping paper designs you bought! The ones with gold are my favorites. I keep on buying wrapping paper all year round to use as picture backdrops. ;) Great gifts too, love the prices!

  3. Where did you find the animal print wrapping papre???? I have to get some!!!!!!!!!!!! GREAT gift suggestions too!

    1. The animal wrapping paper came from Home Goods. It really is fun.

  4. Great gifts and I love the choices of your paper and ribbon for this year!!!

  5. If we went shopping together, we have to have a race for the same stuff. My favorite stores and love your choices!

  6. I find that hobby Lobby as great heavy paper and lots of it for a great price.

  7. Love all the sweet ideas Marty. I just found sweet paper at Hobby Lobby on sale. Love the heavy weight feel to their wrapping paper. Makes for beautiful gift wrapping.

  8. All great gifts Marty...I love the note pads with the cheetah print and the glass case with the magnifying glass and letter opener. Can't wait to see your vignette tomorrow!!

  9. I knew you'd go for gold Marty! It will perfectly match your home and your gold accents! I love that gold cup, it's so beautiful, I would have a hard time giving that one away! I love wrapping gifts and always try to make each one special too, although this year, I'm not sure I'll have the time! hahaha!

  10. dear Marty, I love the wrapping paper and the soaps but I especially love the mug. It really is beautiful. Blessings dear. Catherine

  11. Great gifts! Love the soaps and candle. Thanks for the great ideas. I'm going shopping.

  12. Great ideas! I'm working on similar things for our family. Love your paper picks.

  13. Great gifts and paper! The colors are so pretty! You are right, this is the best time of the year to get everything you need for the holidays. I am already doing all my shopping also. Enjoy your weekend! Maria

  14. Love your wrapping paper selection, Marty! Your stocking stuffer ideas are ones I like, too. Everyone can always use one of those pads of paper.

  15. Great gift idea's, Marty! You are getting a jump on Christmas..and I should do the same..especially since I'm expecting guests for Christmas. Tomorrow..tomorrow I will get started and at least get Autumn staged to be packed up. Thanks for getting me going! :)