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Loc: Jersey Strong
|Posted: 12/4/2012 10:34:10 AM|
Two years ago, I made a vow.
"As God is my witness," said I, "I will never use wrapping paper other than Costco's again."
It is so heavy, and so much longer than most rolls, that it makes wrapping MUCH easier.
But they ruined it.
I NEED an extra roll of paper with Santa on it. Because that's what Santa uses. But I didn't like any of the Santa paper at Costco. I can try another Costco, but I am heading to Target today. Is there any chance I will see any brands there that are passing acceptable?
So sorrowful. Costco wrapping paper, how I cherish thee!
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|Posted: 12/4/2012 10:38:30 AM|Different Costco locations DO have different ribbon and paper. I found paper I LOVED at the Winston-Salem store and my neighbor wanted some, I told her I would pick some up when I went to a Charlotte store a few days later and guess what? Not at that store. And I am not going back to W-S before Christmas. So I had to go and tell her sorry.
I have looked at four stores trying to find the green satin ribbon with HO HO HO on it like they show in the sample tags on the front of the boxes of ribbon. No store in my area has it.
LOVE the Costco paper, too, so I know what you mean!!
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|Posted: 12/4/2012 11:11:26 AM|
I'm actually a fan of Hallmark wrapping paper. Nice and thick and has a printed grid on the back for easy cutting. I usually try and stock up on it after Christmas because that stuff is expensive.
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Loc: Valley of the Sun
|Posted: 12/4/2012 11:14:01 AM|
I just like how long it lasts. I have paper from years and years ago and trust me when I say we wrap a lot of presents. I bought a new roll this year. Sam's Club has good paper, too. I have a hard time spending $3-5 on a little roll at a regular store.
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|Posted: 12/4/2012 11:17:14 AM|
I second Hallmark for heavy paper.
I just don't see why people think I'm too patronizing (that means I treat them as if they were stupid.)
|Posted: 12/4/2012 11:21:23 AM|
Do you have Hobby Lobby near you? Their paper is very, very nice. I prefer it to most other paper and I am kind of snobby about it. I went to Costco for the first time a few weeks ago and spent quite a lot of time considering theirs, but ( a ) I am moving in the next year hopefully and ( b ) their non-cute paper had a weird blackish theme that I was not feeling. Good to know it's good stuff. I will try again next year. But really--hobby lobby.
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|Posted: 12/4/2012 11:22:48 AM| I second the Hobby Lobby paper! I used to be a Hallmark snob and would ONLY use that! Then I noticed the rolls getting smaller and smaller and not liking the prints as much. So I tried the paper at Hobby Lobby. Awesome paper with tons of fun designs! And for $3.50 a roll ( on sale) you get a ton! I've convered quite a few of my fellow wrapping paper snobs.
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|Posted: 12/4/2012 11:24:40 AM|
This year I got wrapping paper from Hobby Lobby. The rolls were huge and the dy I bought them they we on sale for $5. I started wrapping this week and was pleasantly surprised at how heavy and good quality the paper is. And I have enough to use it for a couple years.
|Posted: 12/4/2012 11:28:27 AM|
I have lousy aim. No grid on the back causes me to make embarrassing wrapping mistakes. Nice to know HL paper has it.
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|Posted: 12/4/2012 11:35:25 AM|I second the Hobby Lobby paper. Love it! Lots of cute coordinating paper and I also really like the wide tulle they have.
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Loc: DFW, TX
|Posted: 12/4/2012 11:44:42 AM|
Hobby Lobby is the best....WAYYYYYY better than Target paper!
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 12/4/2012 11:49:06 AM|
I will *only* use HL paper, period.
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|Posted: 12/4/2012 12:17:08 PM|I know what you mean about good heavy paper. A gal here in the office has 2 kids in school. They have a fundraiser every year and I buy tons of the paper they offer. It's the best stuff ever. I don't know what I will do when they get into highschool.
Don't let the dreamkillers get me
Loc: so. california
|Posted: 12/4/2012 1:01:57 PM|
the bad thing about costco paper is that there is so much of it that you will never use it all up unless you wrap up a bike every year for the next few years. LOL. when i used costco paper, i think people were starting to catch on and were getting tired of seeing the same pattern every year. same with their ribbon. miles and miles of ribbon.
|Posted: 12/4/2012 1:03:22 PM|
I'm another one who loves HL's paper. I used some for the first time last year and said I'm never using any other paper again. I picked up two rolls and that should cover all of my presents after I use up my older stuff.
|Posted: 12/4/2012 1:08:52 PM|
I order my gift wrap from Current. Nice and thick paper. Wrapping is one of those things that I can love or hate. With good paper, I enjoy it. With thin paper, I abhor it,
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 12/4/2012 1:13:10 PM|Bunch of enablers. I'll be right across the street from Hobby Lobby tomorrow, and just today I was thinking that I was bored silly with the wrapping paper I have left from other years.
Guess who will be wrapping paper shopping tomorrow?
In my defense, I will definitely need new paper by next year anyway. And I have some fairly big boxes to wrap, so yeah, I totally need it.
|Posted: 12/4/2012 1:26:59 PM|
I'm definitely a wrapping paper snob.
I love the paper at NashvilleWraps.com.
I buy a big roll of the red paper and it lasts me two seasons. Every ten years' or so, I get really crazy and buy a roll of solid green paper.
I change the look of my presents by using different patterned ribbons.
Some people might call it boring, but I love how all my packages coordinate under my tree.
I'm just a pea:)
Loc: *Sunny Southern California*
|Posted: 12/4/2012 1:35:40 PM|
I was sure I saw Santa paper at Costco yesterday.
Do you have another Costco near you to check?
|Posted: 12/4/2012 1:38:31 PM|I am so thankful for this thread! I like Hallmark, but think it is pricey when you have so many presents to wrap. Plus, I like 3 different Santa themed papers for our 3 kiddies.
We now live near a Hobby Lobby so I am so excited to hear a lot of people like it. I bought Target last year and HATED it!
Today, I bought some from Joann's and Kohl's, but might return and go to HL instead!
Pam in Iowa
|Posted: 12/4/2012 1:51:10 PM|Hobby Lobby is the best if you have it. I see I'm in good company with everyone else!
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 12/4/2012 1:52:41 PM|
I swear by Costco paper also and Santa's paper has to have Santa on it! Luckily I have some leftover from last year.
|Posted: 12/4/2012 2:10:16 PM|
Walmart has nice foil type paper. I use it pretty much every year. I do silver and blue.
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Loc: South Bay, CA
|Posted: 12/4/2012 2:10:44 PM|
I hope you find it...I love Costco paper as well!
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|Posted: 12/4/2012 7:55:04 PM|
I'm another Hobby Lobby girl!!!! They have the best stuff. My favorites are the Christmas papers that don't look Christmasy, but those have been fewer and far between of late.