Do you have a gifting closet?! My good friend, Kelsi has a gift closet that she keeps stocked with gifts! Anytime there’s a kid’s birthday party or birthday or neighbor drop off or the holidays–she is prepared and with no stress she can shop her closet! I’ve always thought it was so genius and knew when we moved into this house–I wanted to find space for one. So I’m starting my own gift closet. I’m constantly coming across gifts and deals that are too good to pass up– even if I don’t know who I’m going to give them to yet. The solution? Purchase now and save for later. I’m introducing the start of my own small collected gift closet, it’s located in our home office so it’s out of the way of little eyes.
I’ve already started collecting some of my favorite hand soaps, candles, coffee table books, throw blankets, and more to stock things that could be given as a house-warming gift, or for celebrating an anniversary, birthday, or holiday. Just staple pieces I love and would love to give.
And I’m also keeping my eyes on gifts for my girls and nieces and nephews. Growing up, my uncle Victor had a collection of things he would buy and gift to us at birthdays. They were one-of-a-kind pieces found in some unique store with some unique story. That was the magic in receiving one of his gifts. A gift that he couldn’t pass up in the store, but would be saved for a special day. It always made me feel so loved and I hope my gift closet can someday grow into a carefully curated, almost coveted closet. There will likely be some wish-list toys that I found on sale, too! (I’ve already started making Christmas lists for the girls so I can look out for those things.)
Of course, every gift closet needs some gifting essentials. I’m leaning into all-season gift wrap, ribbons, twine, and gift bags. The goal is to make this closet a one-stop shop for all my gifting needs, including the gift AND the wrapping. Of course, here’s a round-up for all the things you could need. Do you have some sort of gift closet, or cupboard, or shelf? I’m hoping this will also make the holidays a little simpler.
1. Fable Wrapping Sheets $10
2. Jute Twine $5
3. Olive Gingham $8
4. Festive Stripe $10
5. Copper Velvet Ribbon $3+
6. Gold Acrylic Scissors $18
7. Acrylic Tape Dispenser $14
8. Striped Tissue Paper $9
9. Brown Paper Gift Bags $16
10. Birch Tree Kraft Wrapping Paper $20
11. Champagne Glitter $10
12. Ditsy Floral $7
13. Taupe Double Stripe Ribbon $3+
14. Cream & Black Pindot Gift Wrap $6
15. Chambray Ticking Stripe Gift Wrap $6
16. Metallic Braided Ribbon $12
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