Right now though, I feel like I'm in pretty good shape .... most of our Christmas shopping is done and already wrapped, I have a couple of handmade gifts to finish up and
I think one of the best time-savers that I've kept to through the years is using just one or two styles of wrapping paper and keeping all of my bags, boxes, tissue paper, wrapping paper, ribbons, bows & tags - with a good writing pen - in ONE place. We have one of the long Rubbermaid containers that everything gets stored in and it's a simple, easy and out of the way. It's especially great since the hubby can easily get to everything when he wraps my gifts!
We have two major traditions on my "side" of the family .... one is making Stroofilies like these: