I know lots of you may think I am mad but when my eldest daughter pronounced that she had spent £40 on cards and wrapping paper a few weeks before Christmas, quite frankly I was horrified, and that is why one of my Christmas traditions for many years now has been to pop into town and buy my paper, gift tags, crackers and cards in the sale.
I like Boots for my wrapping paper and made sure I bought enough as the two daughters who still live at home seem to think it is a "given" to just help themselves to whatever is in the house, plus I also end up wrapping up the kids gifts from my Mum, so always need a fair bit. I made sure one of the rolls was a 10m which came with tags, a smaller single roll with tags and 2 packs containing 4 rolls, bows and tags along with 2 packs of 14 tags for just £10.
The crackers and some of my "special" cards were from Tesco as Boots didn't have any, well not in my tiny branch, and I have to say I get as much as a kick out of this as I do when buying shoes and handbags at a bargain price and it is one less thing to add to the never ending Christmas list each year, so you have to agree it makes sense!
House of Fraser still have plenty of wrapping paper and accessories in their online sale if you are looking to get organised for next year. Shop here.
Do you buy your gift wrap and cards in the sale?