Buy solid-color or striped paper, which can work for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza, and birthdays throughout the year. And if you run out of paper, don't run to the store. Instead, improvise with comics pages, maps, or aluminum foil.
Think outside the box—literally. Paper towel tubes and empty oatmeal containers are good for more than art projects. Slip Dad's new tie into one so he won't guess what's inside.
Keep wrapping supplies in one place to avoid a mad search for scissors or tape. We love the Portable Gift Wrap Organizer
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