Here's a scene that is probably familiar to most parents: a kitchen table with an assortment of still-to-be-wrapped gifts sitting on top. Now what do you do? Do you use the Christmas wrap multi-pack you purchased at the supermarket? You know the one, six different rolls for $5.99. Hopefully the Christmas wrap variety will be enough to make all the gifts look a little different. With a little creativity the gifts you Christmas wrap this year can all look original and have the added the benefit of being as unique as the gift hidden inside.
It really depends on what looks good and what suits the gift. The paper you Christmas wrap with may not be as effective as Christmas gift bags or Christmas gift boxes. Both are good options. First, because the use Christmas gift bags or Christmas gift boxes eliminate the need for paper all together. And second, pre-made boxes and bags look good. Nothing better than high gloss paper or crisp folds on a box to conceal the gift inside.
Marketing experts agree that the appearance of the gift always scores big points for the individual presenting it. So when it comes to clothing items -- sweaters, slacks, gloves and the like - Christmas gift bags make for an intelligent choice. The bags come in different sizes to accommodate different items. On the other hand, Christmas gift boxes are ideals for more upscale items such as jewelry or a set of car keys for that new BMW sitting outside in the morning frost.
How you Christmas wrap a gift really does count as much as the gift itself. If you opt for paper at least put a little effort into the Christmas wrap process. It won't be the first time that someone takes 3 feet of paper to wrap up a pair of socks or a belt. So guess what, the first step is to measure the amount of wrapping paper you need to Christmas wrap the gift in question. So how much is the right amount? This is simple to figure out; stretch out a sheet of paper and place your gift in the middle. Fold the paper inwards to the gift and you have a good idea of how much paper you need. You can do a similar check by placing the gift at the end of the paper and folding it over on the gift until it's covered. Unfold and cut where appropriate. The idea is not to use to much paper and also not to cut the paper in such a way as you waste the remainder so what is left can't be used for another gift.
By the way, this is probably a no-brainer but make sure the design on the paper is facing out. Now that you have your gift in the center of the paper, fold the paper inwards to the center of the gift. Now tape the edges of the paper together. Use a scissors to cut the tape and not your teeth. You want everything to look nice! Now work on the side of the gift. Fold the paper inwards to form a triangle and again, tape it. Do this to both end of the gift. This is not rocket science! In a few minutes you should have a neatly wrapped gift with paper that has crisp folds in it. Turn the gift right-side up and all you're taping will be underneath and out of view.
Not difficult at all. So there you go - paper, boxes and bags. Three different ways to Christmas wrap your gift and in a way that lets that special someone know you took the time to make it count! Happy holidays!