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Creative ways to wrap Christmas presents

Creative ways to wrap Christmas presents

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Learn to think out-of-the-box when it comes to wrapping presents…

Christmas is just around the corner which means it’s time to start thinking about presents! Not just the giving and receiving of presents but the buying and wrapping of them too.  Wrapping presents can be a rather tedious task, but if you know what you are doing and put in some extra effort, it can actually be quite rewarding. Here are a few creative ways to wrap presents:

  • Increase the anticipation of the gift un-wrapper by putting the gift in a box just big enough to take it.  Then put that box in a bigger box and so on until you have a few boxes within boxes.  Wrap each separately to make it really special.  You can even put smaller treats between each layer if you are feeling extra generous.
  • If you have tickets to an event or show as the gift, then make the experience of receiving the tickets one to remember by putting them inside something bigger which is related to the event – U2 tickets inside a U2 CD box or tickets to a festival inside a cooler box or picnic basket.
  • One way to surprise the gift receiver is to wrap or put the gift into something mundane – like jewellery in a cereal box.  Then sit back and enjoy the expression of slight disappointment and then huge surprise!
  • Bubble wrap not only adds texture to a gift, but bulk too.  Wrap your gift in a few layers of bubbly fun and then wrap it with paper and a ribbon.
  • You can also be creative with the wrapping material – try using tin foil, newspaper, fabric or incorporate part of the actual gift into the wrapping, like a scarf.

Wrapping presents should be fun.  The whole family can take part in helping to wrap gifts or even in creating the wrapping paper.  There is no reason for it to be a chore. Happy gift wrapping this festive season!

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Images courtesy of Fresh Living magazine

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