Picking out thoughtful presents is only part of the Christmas and holiday gift-giving experience. The Christmas gift wrap you choose will also reflect on you and your gift as a whole. If you are wondering where to shop for your Christmas gift wrap this year, consider some of the following stores, which each offer a great selection of wrapping paper for the holidays.
It seems Walmart has a little bit of everything all year long, but come December, the big-box retailer is flush with Christmas goods, including many types of wrapping paper. Walmart carries various styles and quality of wrapping paper, ranging from thick, embossed gift wrap to less expensive, thin paper sheets. Prices for gift wrap at Walmart will range from a $2-6, depending on your choice.
Whatever style you choose, Walmart is a convenient store to pick up your Christmas gift wrap because its very likely you have one nearby. There are more than three thousand stores operating under the Walmart umbrella in the United States, and most of them transform their garden departments into Christmas wonderlands chock full of gift wrap, lighting and ornaments right after Thanksgiving.
Like Walmart, most towns and cities now have one or more “dollar stores” or “99 cents stores”. These stores are great places to pick up holiday items, such as Christmas gift wrap. Wrapping paper found at dollar stores is often very similar to what you would pay several dollars more for in larger stores, and will get the job done just the same, usually for about a dollar.
However, the Christmas gift wrap selection may be a bit less than what you’ll find at bigger competitors. Based on price alone, though, local dollar stores may be the best choice for buying Christmas gift wrap.
Craft and Stationery Stores
Craft and stationery stores often have a great selection of Christmas gift wrap and other useful holiday items. Many craft stores put out local circulars that include coupons, so keep your eye out for these as the holidays approach. A twenty or thirty-percent-off coupon will come in quite handy if you are buying several rolls of Christmas gift wrap. Expect to pay roughly $3-5 per roll of wrapping paper at most craft stores, as they tend to carry quality papers.
Stationery stores should charge about the same for gift wrap, and will likely have a tasteful and unique gift wrap selection, but smaller shops don’t often publish discount ads.
For the best deals on holiday gift wrap, buy ahead for next year during post-Christmas sales, right at your local grocery store! Most grocery stores have a seasonal aisle, and following major holidays, stores typically clean these aisles out immediately. Prices on seasonal goods are slashed significantly, and a big, beautiful roll of Christmas gift wrap that was $4.99 last week might be reduced to as little as $1.50 the day after Christmas.
Grocery stores also often reduce prices in anticipation of the season ending for certain items, and will offer 25-50% off on things like wrapping paper even before the holiday occurs. Planning ahead is your best bet though, so hit your grocer the day after major holidays such as Christmas to stock up and save big!
Red Cross Gift Wrap Stations
This last selection is not so much a store, but is possibly the best resource on this list of where to buy Christmas gift wrap. Save your time, avoid paper-cuts and get your Christmas gifts wrapped for a good cause! Located in malls nationwide around the holidays, the Red Cross Christmas gift wrap booths present a feel-good, no fuss way to get your holiday gifts wrapped up, nice and neat!
The cost for the Red Cross to gift wrap your Christmas packages will depend on the size and shape of the item, but usually range from $2-5 per gift. The full-service, friendly Red Cross gift wrap stations offer a nice selection of Christmas wrapping paper and embellishments, and the proceeds raised by the gift wrap service go to benefit local chapters of the Red Cross in their humanitarian aid, disaster response and life-saving endeavors.