GIFT TIP: Why wrapping gifts matters

Often the most memorable gifts we receive are the ones that are beautifully wrapped. Something magic happens when we open a carefully wrapped gift. Instead of ripping the wrapping off the gift as fast as humanly possible, we pause to savour the effort the gifter has invested in proudly presenting the gift. Regardless of if they wrapped it themselves, or had it wrapped in store, it’s the attention to detail that counts.

The joy of a thoughtfully wrapped present doesn’t just lie in expensive wrapping paper either. Other inexpensive personalised touches could include:

  1. Choosing paper with a certain pattern or colour to suit your recipient
  2. A cute personalised gift tag to accompany the gift
  3. A beautiful ribbon wrapped around plain wrapping paper (such as brown kraft paper) the recipient can reuse.
  4. Combining an additional gift, such as a small toy (like a Matchbox car) as part of the wrapping for a child’s present.

The key to perfect gift wrapping is personalising it wherever possible. Still struggling for ideas on how to wrap a present?

Here are some other gift wrapping ideas for inspiration…

CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING IDEA: Ribbon Trees

We love the simplicity of threading some gorgeous ribbon through these simple Christmas tree shapes. You could cut the trees out of old Christmas cards, and play around with different Christmas ribbon, such as printed ribbon, or even metallic colours. The brown paper is inexpensive and provides a nice neutral base colour.
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Gift wrapping idea of the week: Cool gift wrap folding technique

When we’re taught how to wrap a present, we generally always fold the paper in the same way. But what would happen if we folded the paper another way…


Why we love it:
  • This is a great way of creating a secure little pocket to stash your gift card (which can so easily become detached from your gift at parties). 
  • Using contrasting wrapping paper makes your gift stand out. 
  • This method is nearly as easy to execute as the traditional gift wrapping method. 
  • This is a great way of adding interest when wrapping a simple shape, such as a book, without having to spend more money on ribbon or other trims. 

Check out our other gift wrapping ideas here…

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