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  • The Hoboken Girl Holiday Guide: Wrap It Up with Allie {Small Biz Spotlight}

    Okay the countdown is on…there are less than 10 days until Christmas.

    I'm feeling the same way, Pierre.

    I’m feeling the same way, Pierre.

    And if you celebrate, besides shopping {and shopping more}, it’s time to get WRAPPING. If you’re anything like me and have no hand/eye/tape coordination, you throw your gift in a bag with some crumpled tissue most of the time and call it a day. Because wrapping is a pain in the a$$ if you ask me. Exhibit A:

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    At least the bag is kind of cute.

    Luckily for us tissue-crumplers, I recently discovered an amazing {and local to Hoboken} service called Wrap It Up with Allie. I asked Allie to help wrap some gifts for the holidays when I was in a pinch for a Secret Santa party and a birthday last weekend. It was the perfect solution to the expensive option of buying gift wrap, tape, ribbons, and tags that I didn’t have {which really adds up!}.


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    How it works in a nutshell: 

    1. Drop Off Your Present with Allie {she’s local in Hoboken}.

    2. Choose the Style of Wrapping You Want. {She has tons of colors, styles, etc}.

    3. Pick Up Your Presents. {Voila. No Stress or Mess, literally}.

    A few gifts she has wrapped recently:

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    Christmas / Brown Paper Fun!

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    Some colorful wrapping with a disco ball!

    Besides holiday wrapping, Allie does wrapping for baby showers, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries…you name it! She provides all supplies (gift wrap, tape, labels, decor–really whatever you’d like). She has been featured for her amazing wrapping with Tiny Prints for a beautiful baby shower and a birthday party:


    How Adorable. I mean, seriously.

    Wrapping starts at $4 per gift & custom wrapping is priced accordingly! …not bad when you think that a roll of tape or wrapping paper costs around that to begin with. My wrap-challenged self is sold.

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    To “Like” and Follow Allie on Facebook, click here, and to follow her Wrap It Up Pinterest page, click hereTo get your gifts wrapped in time for Christmas, call Allie at 347.201.2910 or email –

    Now thaaaat's better.

    Now thaaaat’s better.

    Written by:

    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of She started the site to discover the wealth of fun things happening in Hoboken and Jersey City and surrounding Hudson County areas. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog Pierre, or watching some really bad {but oh-so-good} reality TV and ordering takeout with her husband.

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