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Are the gifts that Santa brings left under the tree wrapped pr unwrapped? Growing up, Santa left our presents under the tree unwrapped. We didn't get a wrapped gift from our parents because they had to pay Santa for the gifts he left. We always had a wrapped gift to open from our Grandma's.<br><br>
My cousin and I were talking and we have found that all of our friends received wrapped gifts from Santa. DH also received wrapped gifts from Santa so he thinks they should be wrapped.<br><br>
Although now I realize that the Holidays were very hard for my mom and wrapping gifts was probably just too much for her, I like the idea of Santa leaving unwrapped gifts under the tree.<br><br>
So what do you think, wrapped or unwrapped?
 

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It seems everyone does it differently. Growing up santa used a special santa wrapping paper to designate santa gifts. BIL's santa assembled all gifts under the tree.<br><br>
We are not doing santa but most gifts will be out of the box and ready to play with. At least while our kids are small. The 3 minutes it takes to get it out of the box seems like forever to a child! We might wrap the books I suppose.
 

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Everything for us was wrapped except the stocking gifts and the big things (like bikes).<br><br>
Try throwing a gift-wrapping party for some of your mom friends: everybody gets to wrap away from the little ones' prying eyes, and the moms get to share paper and food and have a good time! Anyway, I'm planning one and I'll let ya know how it goes! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Santa gifts were unwrapped and set up on the couch - one pile each child with our stocking on it. There was 1-2 gifts wrapped under the tree per child from my mom. I very much like this tradition and plan to continue it for DD. It saves me time wrapping, saves paper, saves the time of DD unwrapping (which at 16 months I imagine will be lots). I can't imagine wrapping all of the gifts from Santa. We still haven't decided what one gift will be from us this year. DD's so little I may leave it all unwrapped and let her discover it in the morning. There will be plently of wrapped gifts for her to open over the holidays.
 

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Some of each. Big or hard to wrap things (or pretty unwrapped- like dolls) were unwrapped. But stuff was wrapped too. With gift tags with Santa on them and an arrow or ho ho ho or the like.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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for us it was split too...stockings were never wrapped...and a few things were left unwrapped under the tree..like things we might have really wanted...but there were wrapped things from Santa too...
 

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My parents wrapped them. Also from dead relatives... don't ask! I think I'd wrap them just so they had one more thing to rip open. I think Santa's workshop is full of wrapping paper and bows anyway, don't you?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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We do UNWRAPPED here. I like this because the kids can have something "right away" when they wake up rather than have to wait. It helps keep the morning nice. They wake up, get their santa stuff and play nicely until everyone is ready for breakfast. After breakfast we open the other stuff & then get ready for grandmas.<br><br>
BTW we do a stocking and one main gift from santa--usually what they ask for. Then from "us" they kids get a couple presents. We don't go crazy--there gifts are well thought out. After all, my mom does enough crazy for everyone!<br><br>
Amy
 

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Santa wraps presents at our house (in plain craft paper tied up with string and with a special hand carved S stamp on the gift tag). Gifts in the stockings are left unwrapped and the stockings usually keep the littles occupied long enough for everyone to wake up and eat breakfast.
 

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Santa wrapped all his gifts in one style of wrapping paper at my house. He didn't wrap stocking presents at my house, but he did at my partner's . . . so we wrap Santa presents and stocking presents at our house.<br><br>
Every once in awhile during my childhood, something was left out . . . like a bicycle or giant Barbie dream house. But otherwise, everything was wrapped.
 

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When I was growing up, Santa gifts were unwrapped and our stockings were filled with oranges, apples, candy and nuts.<br>
My dh's parents wrapped Santa gifts and stockings were filled with small items.<br>
We incorporated both in our household when our dc were little.....we wrapped Santa gifts in sparkly tissue paper, loosely with very little tape. The items that were physically too big, we just laid the tissue paper over.<br>
Then we filled our dc's stockings with small items and candy.
 

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Huh... DW and haven't really talked about this! Thanks for asking the question... it should be an fun little conversation!!! DS is just now able to dig the whole concept so our tradition establishment time is NOW!!!<br><br>
When I was growing up--Presents from family were wrapped. Santa left one big unwrapped gift and the stockings' contents. I know my dad would stay up late putting toys together (now) and mom would be cleaning from the dinner after we little ones went to bed.<br><br>
I've always expected to do the same... but we shall see...
 

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We don't do Santa, but as a child my Santa gifts were wrapped in a special Santa paper. The only things that weren't were in the stocking.
 

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Ours were always wrapped, w/ a tag from Santa. In fact, the adults will still do that for each other. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Everything was/is wrapped, including the stocking.<br><br>
I plan on wrapping everything that can be wrapped. DS won't be getting tons of gifts, more like 3-4 plus his stocking, so wrapping slows everything down and allows us all to enjoy the morning. Otherwise I'd expect a quick perusal and then "That's it?!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I had this grand plan that Santa would use this specific type of wrapping paper and we would use a different kind to wrap gifts from us. Last year, when DD was 2.5 she came into the living room Christmas morning, looked at the tree and her tiny face just FELL to the ground. She said, "Santa didn't leave me any presents!" We had to explain that the presents that were wrapped with the special wrapping paper (I'd picked out one that had Santas face all over it) were from Santa ("See, the paper has pictures of Santa on it, so you know it's from him.") It almost broke my heart.<br><br>
We'll never wrap another gift from Santa again! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I have lived in a few homes (being in foster homes most of my childhood) and so I have grown up with it done a few different ways!<br>
Here are some of the ways it was done:<br>
1). A few wrapped pressies under the tree from 'Santa' - usually the 'biggest' (most expensive) 'main' gifts with the other gifts on Christmas morning.<br>
2). We open pressies from eachother on Christmas eve. On Christmas morning is the few (big/main) gifts from 'Santa' to open.<br>
3). A few gifts from santa (big/main) unwrapped under the tree with the other gifts Christmas morning.<br><br>
And we are actually doing it a different way! lol<br><br>
Father Christmas does the 'stocking'. You put your stocking at the end of the bed on Christmas eve. When you awake - it is filled and was filled by Father Christmas. Those are the gifts he brings! (we dont do necessarily do 'cheap' stockings - just anything that can fit in a stocking but it is also simple gifts as well lol)...it may sound silly but I dont want my son to expect big/main gifts from 'santa'. I always did and would get upset if I didnt get what I wanted or had asked for!
 

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Santa Present and stocking- unwrapped and assembled<br><br>
Mama/Dada presents- wrapped
 
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