Queen of free: Gift-wrap to keep more jingle in your pocket

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“Brown paper packages tied up in string” have strayed oh-so-far from the “favorite things” days of simplicity. If you’re not careful, the wrapping surrounding your Christmas gift could end up costing you more than the actual present within the box.

Eye-catching paper and beautifully tied bows call to us with the myth that an ideal Christmas requires extravagant expense when it comes to adorning that perfect gift. This myth simply doesn’t hold water.

Take advantage of these tips to save big while still wrapping your favorite things.

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