Reusable Cloth Gift Bags from VZWraps

Birthday and Christmas shopping for my family of seven is a relative breeze compared to having to wrap all of the presents I end up buying for them. Gift wrapping is not one of my greatest talents, and I usually leave the wrapping to the last minute.

Wrapped up in holiday stress

I admit that I often feel like the woman in this picture…

Wrapping presents can take so much time. And don’t get me started on all of the odd-shaped packages for the kids that are nearly impossible to wrap without making the gifts look like they were prepared by a 3 year old (or my husband, which is pretty much the same thing…).

Fabric gift bags

I have a friend who moved away a few years ago who was a genius with the sewing machine. I envied her gifts – beautifully wrapped in fabric that coordinated with the occasion. But considering that I am a worse seamstress than I am gift wrapper, I never made any for myself.

I was thrilled when Isabelle offered to send me some cloth gift bags from her online store, VZWraps. The fabrics are delicious and I am so excited by the prospect of not having to stay up all night wrapping presents for our next family event. Now that I have had a taste of her fabric gift bags, I don’t think I’ll be buying any more wrapping paper for next year’s birthdays.

Enter to win

VZWraps has offered a great set of 6 gift bags (including a large holiday bag, two standard bags in kid-friendly prints, an all-occasion wine bottle bag, and two “mini” gift card holders or small gift bags).


To enter to win the gift bag set, leave a comment on this post letting us know which holiday or event the VZWraps gift bags would come in most handy for.

Which fabric is YOUR favorite? For me, it’s a toss-up between Cupcakes and Funky Jungle. Oh, and Gold Vines. There are so many to chose from!

Coupon code for Fabric Gift Bags from VZWraps

Everyone can win! Use coupon code 5MinsMom for 10% off one purchase at either or the VZWraps Etsy site. The promo code expires 12/31/11.

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This giveaway will end on October 10, 2011 at midnight and a winner will be chosen at random and announced on shortly after. Please see our site’s terms and conditions for more information.

Please Note: We received a product for review purposes. As always, our opinions are 100% our own.

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom managing editor Lolli. You can find me blogging at Better in Bulk and tweeting at @1momof5.


  1. Suzanne R. says

    Wow! I don’t think I can pick just one. I love the jasmine with turquoise ribbon for a coworker gift. The funky jungle is precious for a toddler’s birthday. I love anything damask so… Great idea/product! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!!

  2. tennille says

    I think xmas is the perfect time as you get to keep them and not pass them on!!! Nice for b days but then you need to pick up more! We have cloth bags that my grandma made in the 80’s we still use for xmas and they are still going strong.

  3. Wehaf says

    This would be perfect for Christmas with my boyfriend’s family. They are very environmentally conscious and would love to get presents wrapped in these!

  4. says

    I’d LOVE to use these for birthdays! I love having beautiful packages for people to open but HATE the fact that all that gift wrap gets recycled or thrown away! I try to be environmentally friendly in my choices so often buy recycled giftwrap but this would be even better!

  5. nancy says

    these are so cute, i would wrap these for our friends and family this christmas, especially any odd shaped or last minute ones!

  6. says

    Christmas for sure. A blind person could wrap a Christmas present better than I could. It always looks like a child did it, so this would be perfect for me.

  7. Rose H. says

    These are genius! Especially now with everyone trying to “Go green”! I would probably use these most for Christmas wraps and I especially llike the snowflake bag. Thanks for the giveaway!


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