12 Gift Wrapping Supplies
Go the extra yard with luxuriously rich double-faced satin ribbon. In 41 vibrant hues.
Original price: $4.50 to $25 for a five-yard spool.
RS reader price: $3.60 to $20, midoriribbon.com. Enter the code RS2012 at checkout.
Featured November 2012
Speed up the wrapping process with a tool of the trade: This 33-inch steel cutter is just like the ones used in stores. Set it on a flat tabletop, then load a standard roll of paper and lock in place.
Original price: $69.
RS reader price: $55.20, grandinroad.com. Enter the code SIMPLE at checkout.
Madison Park Greetings Holiday Bottle Bags
The problem: a hard-to-wrap present (wine bottle, toy dinosaur). The solution: a sturdy, attractive gift bag. Stock up on these pretty ones now and avoid a last-minute rush to the store.
Original price: $4 each.
RS reader price: $3.20, parksidepapers.com. Enter the code REALSIMPLE at checkout.
Packaging and Gift Wrap Kit
This set comes with 160 essentials—everything from hand-stained wooden tags to bags, twine, and stickers. So fetching, it could be a gift in itself.
Original price: $35.
RS reader price: $26.25, paperandpresent.etsy.com. Enter the code SIMPLE25 at checkout.
Westcott Scissor Mouse
This cutting-edge gizmo looks like a computer mouse, but it slices through gift wrap faster (and straighter) than regular scissors do.
Original price: $12.
RS reader price: $10.50, westcottbrand.com. Enter the code NOVDEC2012 at checkout.
With this double-sided heavy-weight paper, you can flip for stripes or polka dots. Available in red, pink, blue, gray, and yellow.
Original price: $8 for two 24-by-36-inch sheets. .
RS reader price: $6.40, sugarpaper.com. Enter the code HOHOHO at checkout.
Custom Stamp Gift Box
Give your holiday cards a signature touch with this self-inking stamper. More than 100 designs available. Allow 5 to 7 days for personalization.
Original price: $40.
RS reader price: $32, paper-source.com. Enter the code RSDD12 at checkout.
Letterpress Gift Tags
Santa can’t be responsible for all the toys under the tree. On the big day, let everyone know which gifts are from you with these mini enclosure cards. 3.5” x 2.5”, includes six cards and envelopes.
Original price: $8.
RS reader price: $6.40, smockpaper.com. Enter the code RSTAG2012 at checkout.
Holiday Design Tissue Paper
Between the shopping and celebrations, it’s easy to run out of time for wrapping. Stuff this holiday themed paper in a bag and it instantly adds a festive flare to gift giving.
Original price: $4 for pack of 8 sheets.
RS reader price: $3.20, jampaper.com. Enter the code SIMPLE20 at checkout.
Deluxe Gift Wrap Organizer Bag
Tis’ the season you need all the help you can get. This five pocket zip-up case does the trick with room for giftwrap, bows, bags, and more.
Original price: $50.
RS reader price: $39.99, the-cover-store.com. Enter the code REALSIMPLE at checkout.
Holiday Cookie Tin Set
Your specially baked treats deserve a sweet presentation to match. Put your brownies and cookies in the 5” and 6” tins and save the 7” round for grandma’s fruitcake.
Original price: $20.
RS reader price: $15.60, call 888-488-0638 and mention the code RS2012 at checkout.
Reusable Fabric Gift Box
Looking for yet another way to reduce your carbon footprint? Go eco-chic with these hold-practically-anything gift boxes, available in three different sizes. The special touch is sure to make your friend (and Mother Nature) quite happy.
Original price: Starting at $14.
RS reader price: $11.20, giftitgreen.com. Enter the code REALSIMPLEGIG at checkout.