My mom is kind of a gift wrapping expert. So much so that you almost don't want to unwrap her gifts — almost. She trims them in gorgeous, sparkling bows, and even buys her gift wrap in advance, snatching it up the moment after the holiday season wraps up — see what I did there? — and saving it for next year. But if you are more like me and tend to buy your wrapping paper at the last minute, then you might want to check out these options for where to get wrapping paper overnighted.
You'll find your usuals like Target, Walmart, and, of course, Amazon because no holiday list would be complete without the online hotspot. I also threw in a DIY option that you are bound to fall for if you feel like putting on your creative thinking hat. Plus, it's super easy to make.
Bonus? This year, Barnes & Noble teamed up with Hallmark to create a festive gift-wrapping how-to with Bet David, Hallmark’s gift-wrapping expert. (And let's be honest, we need all the help we can get.) There are even tips and tricks for wrapping large gifts, like a 6-foot tall giraffe. After all, not everyone can be a pro like my mom.
OK, now hurry up and make your picks. The gift-wrapping clock is ticking.
I love all of the Sugar Paper designs and the good news is you can order it online and opt for same-day pick up in stores or overnight for an extra $15 with express shipping. With options like Gold Foil Small Dots On Blush Pink Paper and Gold Foil Stripes On Navy Paper (both $6, Target), you really can't go wrong with your choice. Target also has festive options from Spritz and gift bags and bows sets from Wondershop if wrapping just isn't your thing.
Hallmark's gift wrap ($5 to $10) features jolly Santas, festive stripes and candy canes, and kid favorites, like Disney Princesses, Marvel heroes, and Mickey Mouse. Order online and pick up in store for free, or choose rush shipping for $15 and receive your wrapping paper in two business days. Plus, right now you can buy one roll of wrapping paper and get one 50 percent off, now through Dec. 24.
3. Toys "R" Us
While you are last-minute toy shopping for your favorite little one, pick up a three-pack of American Greetings Holiday Wrapping Paper ($15, Toys "R" Us) with snowflakes, Christmas lettering, and holiday friends. The store has an express shipping option that guarantees receipt in one to two days so you may receive your package overnight. But if you think it's too risky, then you'll want to opt for ordering your wrapping paper online and choosing free same-day pick up in stores.
Like all things Amazon, the online giant has endless options for wrapping paper, like six rolls of festive wrap for $20 and Disney's Frozen Christmas Gift Wrapping Paper for $13. If you're a Prime member and live in select metro areas, you can select one-day shipping and receive your item the next day.
Many Walmart items are eligible for free two-day shipping, but if you need a speedier checkout process, then you can order your gift wrap online and pick it up in stores. Check out the JAM Paper Christmas Gift Wrapping Paper Set ($24), Paw Patrol Christmas Wrapping Paper ($14), and Star Wars Holiday Wrapping Paper ($12) for the people you have on your holiday list.
6. DIY Wrapping Paper
If all else fails, then I promise you can get crafty and fashion your own wrapping paper with a few craft supplies or even from items you already have around the house. In the past, I have gotten as crafty as sponge painting brown paper and as basic as wrapping my gifts in newspaper. You can also check out this DIY tutorial for creating super chic wrapping paper with a brown paper bag and gold pen.
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