Some look forward to it as an event, while others dread it like the plague. Everyone has had to do it: wrap a gift. It doesn’t require the skill or knowledge of dangerous goods packaging, but it should at least look like you made an effort. Read on for some fun ways to present your presents.
Don’t get caught up wrapping gifts only in gift wrapping paper. Think out of the box and use something you have around the house. With the extensive use of GPS apps, paper maps have become obsolete. Try using them with twine or even hair ribbon as the bow. You could also use leftovers to make ribbons or bows.
Do you have fabric remnants, old scarves, curtains or tablecloths? Put them to good use. Cut them a little bigger than necessary, put the box in the middle and gather the material at the top and tie in a knot. Your gift will stand out from the rest and will look festive at the same time.
For the word or puzzle lover in your life, try giving them a gift wrapped in another gift. Use Puzzlemaker to create your own word puzzle and print on paper before wrapping. It will be one gift wrap that won’t get thrown away.
Using a clear balloon is a fun way to gift someone with cash. You can choose to use helium or not. Add some confetti for interest, then roll up your benjamins and put them in the balloon with it for a cute and witty presentation.
A cute idea for kitchen or bathroom gifts is to use towels for gift wrap. Pick colors that complement their decor or just find lovely, seasonal towels that can be used after the present is opened. Wrap around a wine bottle and tie a wine opener to it for a useful and decorative finish.