When you’re giving a Christmas gift, the presentation is one of the best part. When a child, friend, or parent sees your gift, the wrapping builds anticipation and curiosity. Sure a gift bag looks nice, but it doesn’t say “I put a lot of thought and effort into presenting you with a gift to show I care”. My mom has always had beautifully wrapped gifts with ribbons, bows, and intricate details for me. She’s built my love for elaborate gift wrap over the last three decades. I now put extra special care into every birthday and holiday gift I give someone. I’ll share a few of my top-secret pro-tips below!
Use Double Sided Tape
I recommend 3M Double-Sided Scotch Tape. This product has never failed me. It allows you to secure the paper without having to fold regular tape into large clumps.
Master the Basics
Before you get creative, master the basics. I wrap my gifts the same way this YouTube uploader does. Watch this video for a quick tutorial.
Box Funky Shapes
A box is the easiest thing to wrap and it’s the most elegant. Get yourself a collection of Christmas boxes in varying sizes. They’ll make everything much easier. Funky shapes are hard to wrap and could puncture the paper. It’s a headache-and-a-half.
Cut Shapes for Added Flair
Use a Fork to Make Tiny Bows
Don’t Use Too Much Paper
Excess paper is the main cause for wrinkles, tears, and uneven edges. Make sure you cut down the paper as close as you can to the size of the gift. Measure if you have to; it will be worth it.
Don’t Get Risky if You’re Not Crafty
If you’ve never been good with crafts, stick to the basics and splurge on the extremely decorative wrapping paper.
Ask for Help if You Need It!
If you’re not good with crafts but want something more elaborate than a basic wrap, don’t be afraid to ask friends for help. Trust me, I can tell you from experience, they’ll be flattered they came to you for help.