Give the best looking gifts with our wrapping tips
If you’ve put a lot of thought into your gifts you will want them to look as attractive as possible. We’ve put together a list of handy gift wrapping tips to really help yours stand out.
Collect all the equipment you will need such as scissors, tape, ribbons and wrap and also the gifts you wish to wrap up. Create a checklist of items if you need to.
Devise a colour scheme. Consider you colours of wrap, tags and ribbon and how these can match or contrast.
There’s nothing worse than running out of wrapping paper mid-way through your wrapping session. Always make sure you have plenty of gift-wrap to hand. A good quality pen or metallic pen is a good idea too, so you can make your gift tags look just as good.
Make sure your hands are clean before wrapping as paper and tags can get easily marked.
Choose a large, clean, clear area to wrap in. Try not to work on a carpeted floor as the fluff will stick to your tape and any static wrap will collect dust too. If you can use a desk or table where you can sit comfortably as it may be a long job and that will minimise backache.
Plan ahead. If you have a large family and lots of friends then you’ll be spending a good amount of time wrapping their presents. You may wish to do a little bit every evening or set yourself aside a day to dedicate to wrapping.
Don’t forget the finishing touches. Ribbons and bows are great for adding embellishment and some added wow factor.
Finally, pop some Christmas music or a feel-good film on to get you into the festive spirit while wrapping.
Don’t forget, we offer a free gift wrapping service for those short on time. Just let us know at the checkout in the ‘special instructions’ section if you’d like your items specially wrapped.
Your items will be hand wrapped in specially selected paper and finished off with complimentary ribbons.