I have a little tip for gift wrapping that you will thank me for. I set up a gift wrap station in my office but instead of using my regular work table which is standard height I set up a folding table that has multiple height options. I put it at the highest setting which is about bar height. This allows me to wrap gifts WITHOUT bending over! Trust me, you will feel the difference.
I like to set my area up and work on wrapping gifts over a weekend or week (or this year maybe the whole month since I'm feeling rather behind the game!) I will make sure I have some scissors and a 3M paper cutter for cutting paper and ribbon, plenty of rolls of good sturdy wrap, gift tags, a few pens and lots of scotch tape -- all within easy reaching distance.
I love my 3M paper cutters, if you don't have one splurge the $5 for one and try it out. It makes cutting paper so much faster and cleaner.
I also have found that Hobby Lobby makes beautiful wrapping paper that is also really sturdy. I am very loyal to Hallmark but you just can't beat this paper. It is regularly $7.99 but is almost always 1/2 off and they are BIG rolls. Some of them aren't very Christmassy so I like to buy a few rolls of the black/white or lime green to use all year long!
Later this week I'll show you the easy way to make your own bows if you choose to go that route. I love a pretty package. I think it makes the gift that much more special. But if you want to slap on a premade sticky back bow or curl cascade you will get no judgment here!