How to Wrap a Gift

When thinking about how to wrap a gift, you have so many options. You can do it yourself or get it done professionally. We will outline all your various options below so that your presents look fabulous on the outside. It is always good to know how to wrap a gift because first impressions do count.

All in One Service- Purchased and Wrapped at the Mall

There are always nice services at malls at Christmas time that offer gift wrapping. They do such a professional job, and can save you a lot of time as you hurry around trying to get nice gifts for all your loved ones and work colleagues.

Usually the charge involved shouldn’t be more than $5. If it is, then you might want to consider making a stop at a gift store and purchasing a roll of wrapping paper and tape, and of course, a package of ribbons. This will all depend on whether you want to have this kind of DIY responsibility, and if you have a larger volume of packages that you will be hand wrapping in your future.

When at the Gift Store

There are nice card and gift stores that have very fancy wrapping. This can be good to purchase if you know what you’re doing. There is such a creative selection of colors and themes at these gift wrapping boutiques, that you are sure to find impressive wrappings. Also, the gift bags here are great, and you can always purchase these with tissue paper for the top, and then you are all set.

However, if you are a beginner wrapper, you might want to visit the local dollar store for wrapping if you want to do things the old fashioned way. Here you will find cheaper supplies to practice and hone your craft with. And you might not be quite so upset if the fancy wrapping paper still looks less than ideal after your attempt. Also, buy plastic garnishes and ribbons to tape to the top of the package that can be a focal point.

At Home Do it Yourself (DIY)

Now is the time to enjoy yourself and give art a try. You should start by measuring a square or rectangle out on the paper. You can do this by measuring roughly how much paper you need to wrap around all sides of the present, with about an inch and a half of extra space on all edges.

Then you cut out this shape and place the gift down on the paper. You want to start by wrapping two edges together to meet in a parallel line. Now, use tape to hold down this line. The, make sure the gift has equal amounts of paper on both ends. Now fold the two edges inwards to make a triangle. Then take that entire edge and fold in twice about a half an inch each time. Then fold that edge along the side of the gift and use tape to hold it in place. Repeat this for the other side. Now garnish your present with ribbons and bows.

We hope you enjoyed your beginners guide to how to wrap a gift. Take your time to learn the skill and you might enjoy many compliments on your wrapping abilities.