You Mean I’ve Gotta Wrap Them?

Wrapping gifts doesn't have to be a chore!

Wrapping gifts doesn't have to be a chore!

All your gifts have been bought and are nestled snug in your closet… wait, the closet?

Many people love wrapping up Christmas presents each year and take great pride in their display. Some of us, however, might have gotten passed over when the wrapping talent was handed out! But don’t dismay! Now that you’ve finished your Christmas shopping, we’ve got the tips you need to make any gift look like a million bucks!

  • Use boxes – awkwardly shaped items can be hard to wrap, and you end up with presents that look like bizarre little Christmas aliens under the tree. If your gift doesn’t already come in an easy to handle shape, look for boxes at mall, post office or your local Hallmark.

  • Measure your wrapping paper – we know you’d rather be out baking cookies or building snowmen, but it’s really critical to take some extra time and measure your paper first. This way you won’t cut too short or end up wasting paper. Even just sitting the present on the paper and pulling the roll up around it can save you a lot of time and aggravation.

  • Get a pop-up tape dispenser – these changed the game when it came to wrapping presents. The pop-up dispenser sits on your wrist and frees up both hands for holding the paper in place while you tape. It’s a fast and inexpensive way to improve your wrapping.

  • Have some gift bags on hand – You should always have a back up, just in case. A cute gift bag filled with Christmas themed tissue paper can look just as lovely!

With a little time and effort, you can wrap fun and elegant presents. Once you’ve mastered the basics, look for fun embellishments like flowers, bows and other trinkets to wow your friends! You’re well on your way to giving fun and polished looking gifts.

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