99 Cent Only store – $.99 for 40 square feet
Target – $3 for 70 square feet or $4 for 175 square feet
BigLots – $1.50 for 60 square feet when you buy two or $7 for 200 square feet
Ralphs – $1.50 for 50 square feet
CVS – $5 for 125 square feet or $5 for 120 square feet
So far, Big Lots and the 99 Cent Only Store have the best prices, with Target following close behind. Aim to get 40 square feet for $1 and you’ll be getting a very competitive price. Local prices may vary.
Where have you spotted a good deal on wrapping paper? Please leave the store name, price, and square footage in a comment. Thanks!
UPDATE: Readers shared some savvy ideas about making wrapping paper.
Joanna spotted the best deal yet!
Right now at Hallmark Gold Crown stores, you can buy one roll of wrapping paper and get another for $0.99. If you use the $5.00 Hallmark coupons, you get 2 rolls (90 sq. ft) for $1.40.
Cowgirl cashier knows where to get high-quality paper for $.99 a roll.
Walgreens has the Hallmark brand paper (has red label on it) 40-50 sqft for regular price 1.99 but often goes on sale 2/$3 or even b1g1 (that’s when I bought mine). It’s really good quality, some of the other stores is so thin your present ’shows’ through it. Better to spend a quarter more and know it will cover well.
I used very little wrapping paper this year. Most of my gifts were “wrapped” in handmade bags and drawstring bags I made this summer. I also reversed brown paper grocery bags and used those to wrap shipped items. My goal next year is to not use wrapping paper AT ALL.
Tammy, how did you make your bags? We’d like to know!
The Unethical Man says:
If you have a subscription to the Sunday paper, save up the colored comic section throughout the year and use it for wrapping paper. I have been doing this for years and have enough wrapping paper to last me for the next 2 decades. Take the time to trim the edges for a better look. And feel free to use as many sections as needed for those larger boxes. The only time I don’t use it is for a wedding gift.
Old comics – Free
Old Maps – Free
Grocery Bags – Free
Plain Paper drawn on, stamped on, etc – $1.99 for a roll of thousands of sq. ft.
Reusable Grocery Bags – 99 cents to $1.99 in most places