The Importance of Attractive Gift Wrapping When Gift Giving
Thereís an old saying that ďa book canít be judged by its coverĒ,
does not apply when it comes to the presentation and packaging of
a special gift because the packaging really does say something about
the gift that is being given. What the packaging really says is
that you cared enough to make the gift very special, both inside
You Don't Need to be an Artist
You may not be the most creative person in the world, but if you
take the time to be a little creative, you can give someone special
a gift they are excited to open the moment they see it. With a few
supplies and a little inspiration your gifts will stand out and
shout that you really care.
Don't Wait Until the Last Moment
The first thing that you must remember is to not put off gift-wrapping
until the last moment. This not only will stress you out but the
wrapping job will show it. So make sure that you do a little planning
and have all the supplies necessary such as wrapping paper, tissue
paper, scissors, bows and tape readily accessible.
Here are some helpful tips for making the job easier.
Instead of buying printed gift paper, try going with a plain red,
a metallic silver, and a beautiful white. These papers can look
wonderful during the holidays by using red, green, or metallic ribbons.
And later they can look equally wonderful for other holidays using
different colored ribbon and bows.
Clear or printed cellophane bags can be a lifesaver for small non-fragile
gifts, candies, or baked goods. Simply insert the item into the
bag (wrapped in tissue if desired) and seal the top with ribbon,
cording, or a twist tie. These bags come in several sizes.
Tissue can make any gift seem more festive. Collect several colors
to use when lining gift boxes, to cushion delicate items or even
to use as gift paper. Avoid buying a few sheets at a time, as these
are particularly expensive so buy in bulk.
Seasonal stickers are a fun way to decorate plain gift bags, tags,
or to close cello bagged gifts.
Beautiful tags are a lovely touch. However, they can sometimes
come off and get lost. Try the stick-on types when mailing gifts
or for large gatherings when the tag could be inadvertently detached.
To and from information can also be written on top of the gift or
glue or tape the greeting card right to the top of the box. You
can also make your own tags in any size or shape using colored paper
or cardstock. Scalloped edge scissors will also help create beautiful
looking tags. Cut off the fronts of beautiful holiday cards and
attach them to your gifts using double face tape. The picture on
the card will dress up your gift and add a bit of color and style.
Use a simple cording as ribbon.