You swear you have Christmas wrapping paper somewhere — you just can't pin it down. And all that birthday paper you bought doesn't work. The Unclutterer blog suggests a money-saving, last-minute-stress-killing solution: stick with silver.
Erin Doland writes that brown "butcher" paper, gift bags and fabric wrapping don't fit every occasion, and sometimes leave the gift recipient with the dilemma of finding something to do with the bag. Silver, though, hits the mark when the occasion is formal or casual and is also readily available:
Silver wrapping paper doesn't have any of these disadvantages - it's inexpensive, always appropriate, fits all different sizes of gifts, can be recycled, and it doesn't put a storage burden on the gift recipient or the gift giver.
Silver wrapping paper is in stores in abundance this time of year, and is when I typically stock up my wrapping supplies for the next 12 months.
Find yourself a good wrapping storage solution, and you're never paying the corner store ransom price for cruddy wrapping paper tubes again.
Wrap it up in silver [Unclutterer]