Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Wrapping Paper and give away

This link should work now!

I think I have become known by my friends and family as the one who wraps presents in her son's artwork. It's cheap, easy and it seems to give them some purpose. Recently though I was sent a sample of this adhesive wrapping paper made by Hallmark.

I didn't know what to think when I first heard of it but it works very well. It's really not that sticky or anything - I had envisioned getting stuck into it like a spider web! It is tacky on the back side and in fact when I cut it I got distracted (baby stuff!) and when I came back to it I thought the adhesive wouldn't stick anymore but it did.

The seams seem to hold nicely and if the ends do need a bit of help seals are included with the roll. At $4.99 a roll I still don't know if I'm spendy enough to buy it for little kid birthdays and such but for wedding gifts and the sort it is nice to have real paper.

Want to win a roll?? Leave me a comment on this post letting me know your ideas for the best kids birthday presents (either ones you've given or received) by the end of the day Friday June 13th and I'll randomly pick a winner.

My thoughts on kids presents...books and games are best - but again my oldest is only 3 I don't have many under my belt yet! Let me know what you've found the most appreciated gifts are for your kids...


RachelMac said...

Heidi - We've done lots of stuffed dogs with leashes. Sounds weird, I know, but the little girls in my daughter's class have LOVED them. We just find a stuffed puppy (Walmart, wherever) and then choose a skinny, lightweight leash and collar (usually a cat leash/collar is the lightest) from the pet department. The leash and collar go right onto the stuffed puppy, and the kids love to pretend they have a real dog.
Works for me! [:-)

Amber said...

The link to check out the wrapping paper isn't working. :) I saw your post when you first did it but I get all carried away and forget to come back and comment. :) It sounds interesting! I'd love to see what it's like. :)

Amber said...

Oh! and I love books for gifts for kids. :) And outside stuff, like wiggly spinklers, chalk, bubbles. And bath tub stuff, like toy shavers and cream, changing color tablets, and cups. :)

Anonymous said...

Enter me! I think a good children's present is something handmade from an etsy store!! LOl. I'm all about buying handmade:) I just bought a really cute push toy for a friend's little boy.

Owlhaven said...

I love it when my kids are given art supplies. No matter how many markers/glue sticks/tape etc you've bought, kids can always use more. On the other hand, our toy collection is already pretty extensive-- it is hard to pick something that is not a repeat.


Tabetha said...

For older kids, we have given the gift of going on a day trip with our family. We also threw in a small "happy," so they would actually get something at the party or on their birthday, too.