How to wrap the perfect present – tips from Emma from Pie Society

As the founder of online gift meal business, Pie Society, Emma has risen to the challenge of how to package healthy, hand-crafted food in an attractive, safe and natural way. This week, Emma shared some of her favourite gift-wrapping techniques with us…

1. What are the best types of wrapping paper?
Emma: Music sheets, brown paper, thick paper with bold stripes

2. What is your wrapping technique? Why is your method the best?
Emma: Use small boxes for squishy items for clean lines

3. Ribbon or no ribbon?
Emma: Striped bakers twine for music sheets, brown paper or plain white paper. 

Simple red and white twine completes the smart presentation of this delicious pie from Pie Society

4. How does your style of wrapping vary for gifts for men, women and kids?
Emma: For small kids I usually use tissue paper so it is easy to rip open. I’ll often attach fresh flowers for women and kids, and use stripes or plain colours and twine for men.

5. What are some cost effective/eco-friendly alternatives for presenting a gift beautifully?
Emma: Using wrapping that is part of the gift is the most eco-friendly. You can gift wrap earrings in a scarf and tie with ribbon, or gift-wrap a cookbook in a smart tea towel or table cloth.

Gifting food wrapped in brown paper and twine looks great – it’s recyclable and cost effective as well. 

Impeccably packaged meals from Pie Society

These tips were kindly shared with us by Emma from Pie Society. Emma has created the Sydney-based meal gifting business Pie Society, which produces all-natural handcrafted pies, sides and sweets. These are gift boxed with personal messages and delivered to most Sydney suburbs, as well as Richmond, Campbelltown, Central Coast, Lithgow, Wollongong, Blue Mountains & Newcastle. You can peruse the menu and order online at

What was the most beautifully wrapped present you have ever received?

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