1 pair pinking shears or some other decorative cutter
Seasonal accents (such as faux holly)
1 package colored paper
Rubber stamps and ink pad
1 X-Acto knife
Tip: Think beyond red and green when it comes to wrapping supplies. Nontraditional colors, like yellow, bronze, and blue, can feel unexpectedly festive when paired with the usual suspects. (Now cover your ears, kids: Have a friend fill out tags from “the Big Guy” so his handwriting doesn’t look suspiciously like Dad’s this year.) Good resources for paper are katespaperie.com, paperpresentation.com, and papyrusonline.com.
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Your Game Plan: A Few Days Before
Check in with guests. If you’re up for it, make space in your house and suggest that people drop off their presents early.
Buy groceries. Everything will fit in one or two bags, so you can easily pick them up on your way home. In addition to olive oil, salt, and pepper, here are the ingredients you’ll need to feed your guests.