Some people are just naturals when it comes to wrapping gifts. But for others, it can be a nightmare-inducing experience. If you fall into the latter category, these tips will help!
Don’t Skimp on Materials
Your wrapping is only as good as the materials you use. So, don’t skimp by using cheap paper that tears easily. Instead, invest in higher-quality paper. When possible, use paper that’s been recycled. While there’s no reason to splurge, quality wrapping paper will set you up for success.
Set Up a Station
Wrapping gifts on the floor can be back-breaking, and wrapping them on a couch makes your surface uneven. If you have the space, try setting up a gift-wrapping station where you will have plenty of room to comfortably wrap your gifts. Make sure everything you need (i.e., scissors, tape, wrapping paper, and ribbons) is within arm’s reach. Additionally, if you have a tall table that doesn’t require much bending over, your back will thank you.
Use Different Paper
For some, adding gift tags to gifts and then distributing them later on can be a process, which is why it may be helpful to use different paper for different individuals. Select a different pattern for each family member to differentiate the gifts without adding the extra task of labeling or tagging.
Use Bows to Add Appeal
When you’re done with the wrapping process, you have room for some artistic flair with additions such as bows and ribbons. If your bow-making abilities aren’t great, you can always purchase pre-made adhesive bows to stick onto each present. These add-ons are great for making the tree look festive in the background of a family photo.
When in Doubt, Use a Gift Bag
If you have a gift that doesn’t fit into a box or is too awkward to wrap, rely on reusable gift bags to get the job done. Plus, it saves time when you’re in a bind.
Gift wrapping is an art, but that doesn’t mean you can’t perfect it. Use these tips, and before long, your gifts will look so beautiful, your recipients won’t want to unwrap them.