Laura McKelligan is showing everyone how to give yourself a self-care break and still have a productive weekend.
Holidays are a lot of fun but when it comes to wrapping numerous presents for your friends and family, the fun part tends to fizzle away. However, a 42-year-old mom from New Hampshire has found the best hack to wrap all the presents in peace, all the while treating herself over the weekend. According to TODAY, Laura McKelligan booked a hotel room for two nights so that she could wrap holiday presents without any interruption from the family.
McKelligan carried all the gifts and wrapping materials to the hotel room wearing an apt sweatshirt for the occasion which read “Santa Baby.” She posted a video of the weekend and captioned it: "Booked a hotel for two nights, wrapped all the gifts🎄, ordered takeout, watched tons of TV and no one asked me for anything."
She did not forget to treat herself to a drink and a bag of tortilla chips while lounging in the hotel bed after the gift-wrapping session which undoubtedly took a lot of hard work. This has been a productive as well as a relaxing time for Laura. Several people on the platform applauded her idea and one of them wrote: “This is genius level. Much better than wrapping in the guest bedroom.”
McKelligan told the outlet that “this new tradition started in 2021 when she asked her husband what he thought about her booking a hotel room for a couple of days to finish up her gift wrapping.” She was conscious about the fact that she needed some break because it was "just mayhem last year coming out of everything that was going on in the world, so it was a getaway but also a chance to wrap,” she elaborated.
McKelligan is a mother of four kids and she wisely picked a hotel close to their home so she can pop back in to check on her family and deliver doughnuts to her kids. She strategically picked the hotel close to her favorite restaurants so she can treat herself to some delicious takeout meals for the weekend. Though she wasn’t sure about sharing the video on social media, she ultimately decided to post hoping that people might enjoy this idea of hers. “I thought maybe, like, 50 people would be like, ‘Oh, this is cool. Good idea. I didn’t expect so many people and everyone was so nice. It made me feel so good and was just really neat. I think this is just insane, and it's fun, and I'm glad people appreciated it," she said.
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