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Santa gifts - wrapped or not?
Old 12-24-2019, 05:41 AM
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I am curious - does Santa wrap the gifts he gives at your house or does he leave them unwrapped?

Growing up , Santa gifts were always wrapped, so I always wrap Santa gifts for my girls.

I did not know it was a thing to not wrap them until my adult years when coworkers said they never had gifts from Santa wrapped.

So how about you? Wrapped or unwrapped?




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Old 12-24-2019, 05:43 AM
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Always unwrapped.
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Old 12-24-2019, 05:47 AM
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Unwrapped gifts are no fun. (Exception for Bicycles, etc.)

I didn't know not wrapping Santa gifts was a thing, either.
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Old 12-24-2019, 05:48 AM
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My family tradition when I was a kid & with my kids until they became teens..

Santa Gifts-not wrapped & placed under tree around midnight after kids go to bed & deep asleep.

bc the element of pure surprise when Kids walk into the room & see all of the unwrapped gifts under the tree is an amazing feeling for kids (feels like walking into a toy store & joyous for parents to see instant happiness on kids face

The more kids in a family the more unwrapped toys & the more joy of seeing the toys.

We still had the opportunity to take toys out of the “factory” boxes.


Family gifts- wrapped & place under tree weeks in advance

I thought everyone received unwrapped gifts from Santa Workshop like in commercials

I didn’t know wrapped Santa gifts were a thing until reading this thread.

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Old 12-24-2019, 06:02 AM
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Wrapped here.

My parents wrapped Santa gifts and so did I. I even made sure to have different wrapping paper for them (I mean, different from what I used for the Mom & Dad presents). My kids loved the act of unwrapping—don’t you just love people’s individual unwrapping styles?


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Old 12-24-2019, 06:10 AM
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Unwrapped.
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Old 12-24-2019, 06:10 AM
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Definitely wrapped. It is more fun to watch kids unwrap presents!
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Old 12-24-2019, 06:38 AM
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Never wrapped! We'd go into the den and we'd see piles of presents and would automatically know which was our pile. I'd never heard of wrapped Santa presents until I got older.
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Old 12-24-2019, 06:41 AM
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Always wrapped. I hate wrapping gifts, so I wish I’d known about unwrapped Santa before I had kids.
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Old 12-24-2019, 06:46 AM
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Growing up, Santa never wrapped our gifts. They were just left out.

When my boys were really small, Santa didn’t wrap because it was more of a hassle to help them open everything. Now that they are a little older, Santa wraps everything. It makes the fun of the morning last a little longer.


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Old 12-24-2019, 06:53 AM
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Our big items weren't wrapped, but our smaller ones were. We did the same thing with our own children. We never differentiated which ones were from Santa and which were from us.
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Old 12-24-2019, 07:13 AM
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Growing up, Santa delivered each child's gifts wrapped. We all had a different paper, so we just had to find our pile.

For my daughter, Santa always wraps gifts in a paper that fits her interests that year. (Disney princesses, Tinkerbelle, High School Musical, One Direction) As she entered the late teen years, it switched to paper that matched her pajamas and/or interests that year. When she was 16 or 17, the paper was black and silver because she went through the 'dark' stage. lol This year it is white and pink because she's in a girly stage.

I sometimes spend more time and effort finding paper (and going crazy trying to find more if I run out) and matching pjs (from us on Christmas Eve) than I did on actual gifts.
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Old 12-24-2019, 07:19 AM
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Small things were wrapped in special paper.

Big things like bikes, scooters, pogo sticks, hula hoops, dolls, doll houses, dump trucks.... were just placed under the tree.
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Old 12-24-2019, 07:40 AM
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I've never heard of the unwrapped gift from Santa tradition but after years of staying up late wrapping gifts , that tradition sounds smart! When I was a kid everything came from Santa including the 🌲. I figured out as an adult that getting the tree on Christmas Eve is a whole lot cheaperMy parents did a lot of work to keep the Santa magic going for many years.
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Old 12-24-2019, 08:32 AM
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If it came in a container that could be wrapped, we wrapped it. The goal was to have as much stuff to unwrap as possible. I wrapped everything separately to draw out the occasion. Of course, Santa used special paper and name tags. Although as they got older everything except for Grandama and pa gifts because Santa presents. Who can remember what Santa brought and what parents got? Made it more simple if they were just all Santa gifts.
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Old 12-24-2019, 09:40 AM
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Santa gifts were wrapped, just like in Amiga's picture...solid red paper with white ribbon or bows
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Old 12-24-2019, 09:58 AM
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Santa always brought wrapped presents, different paper for my sister and I and more pretty than regular paper. My daughter also got wrapped presents with beautiful paper from the North Pole! he he
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Old 12-24-2019, 10:33 AM
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wrapped and in a different wrap. Santa gifts are always passed out last as well. I love the anticipation of what Santa brought and seeing them unwrap the "best" gift!
Edit: Stockings are actually done last after all the gifts
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Old 12-24-2019, 10:41 AM
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Santa did stocking gifts, and one or two big gifts - all unwrapped.

I considered this when we first had kids, and decided Santa would need a special paper (different from what we used), and that some day that paper would be discovered, and the jig would be up. So, no paper. Kids are in their 20s now, and Santa only does stockings.
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Old 12-24-2019, 10:49 AM
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Unwrapped and out of packaging. So, if I got a doll the doll would be sitting under the tree - not in a box or anything.
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Old 12-24-2019, 11:08 AM
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Santa wraps gifts in his own paper. It either has his picture on it or says ho ho ho
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Old 12-25-2019, 08:05 PM
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Wrapped, definitely! It makes the whole experience last longer!
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