June is a month for giving around our house. I wrapped nine presents today with help from my 5 year old. She loves helping! My one year old also loves to play with the tissue paper which keeps him occupied while we wrap. Here’s a pic of the presents we wrapped today.
These are for father’s day x 3, graduation, wedding & shower, teacher x 2, and a birthday (plus another birthday gift already delivered). And, lest you think this is excessive, This year I forewent (pretty sure that’s not a word) lol anniversary presents … Or I think that my piano top would not be big enough to hold ’em all! 😉
Luckily I can honestly say I enjoy giving as much as receiving. Here are some tips for keeping it fun and manageable:
1. Buy presents when you find them. Don’t wait ’til the week or day before. If you see something that makes you think of someone on your yearly gift list, get it!
2. Start a gift cupboard/closet! When you find those special gifts for a birthday 3 months away, store it in your gift closet. Then the day before the event, go shopping in your gift closet without ever leaving home!
3. Keep a stash of gift bags for all occasions along with blank cards and tissue paper – and your gift giving’s a wrap! 😛
Here’s to cheerful giving & receiving!