There are so many seasons and reasons to present a loved one with a gift, and when you want to enhance the experience then you need to make sure that it is beautifully wrapped. However, when you sit down to get the job done, you may find that it doesn’t turn out as attractive as you hoped. And this can lead to wrapping, and re-wrapping until you get every edge perfect. Before you stress out about your gift presentation, follow these five tips that will make your recipient smile as soon as they see the wrapped present in your hand.
#1: Choose the right paper for the event
Put some thought into the event that you’re giving the gift for and choose paper that compliments that affair. You’ll have multiple options between the paper, bows, and ribbon. Often, you can look to the invitations to find out if there is a theme to party and a certain color scheme being used. You can wrap according to that, or go with a solid color that is appropriate for the event such as white for weddings and black or orange for Halloween events.
#2: Clear a workspace that has a hard surface
Your gift wrapping job won’t be quite as refined and attractive if you don’t utilize a hard surface to get the job done. Wrapping on carpet or a bed can cause rips and not allow those nice edges to form. Also, make sure that you have everything you need within arms reach so that you don’t have to stop the process once you get started. This will save you time and energy (and frustration) during the process. Keep scissors, tape, bows, paper, and another element in the workspace, and always pack them together so they are easy to find for the next time you give a gift.
#3: Pick tape that can be hidden
Double-sided tape will be the best choice and will make the job a little easier. However, if you don’t have double-sided tape, try to find the clearest options so that it can be hidden. You can loop the tape around so that it sticks on all sides, and keep the tape free of any debris such as pet hair so that you have a clean and attractive look.
#4: Put the gift in a box that’s easy to wrap
If you’re wrapping cloth or an awkwardly shaped gift, then placing it in a box can make this task more efficient. It will give you these sharp ends that are simple and attractive to gift wrap. And it will make it a little tougher for the recipient to guess what it is!
#5: Let the pros do it
Whether you can gift wrap beautifully but don’t have the time, or you lack a few of those wrapping skills that really give the box an attractive and fun element, hiring a professional can be a great way to get the job done. Plus, it’s easy and affordable! Here at All Wrapped Up, we provide gift wrapping services so that you can give present that is beautiful and fun to open.