The holiday season is officially upon us, and I for one am absolutely over the moon about this! Black Friday is coming up which guarantees some awesome bargains, and most of us will be getting our last pay day before Christmas soon too. So the time has come to think about the gifts you’ll be getting the special people in your life, and getting organised for Christmas!
I was recently challenged by The Body Shop* to come up with my favourite gift wrapping ideas, and I LOVE any excuse to get creative so this was a very welcome challenge to me indeed. I know gift wrapping comes easy to some, and much harder for others; but it needn’t be a chore! There are so many ways to make this really special and exciting. I recommend getting yourself a glass of bubbly, popping on a Christmas movie and making it a fun activity for the evening.
TIP 1: Embellish your gifts
Whether you’re an expert or a newbie, wrapping can be made easy by simply adding embellishments! Tape a cute flower, a sprig of rosemary or a big, beautiful bow to your gift; and you’ll make all the difference to it!
TIP 2: Use Fabric Instead Of Paper!
If you want a stress free solution to wrapping awkwardly shaped gifts, especially one that will set you apart from the crowd and earn you major bonus points; then use pretty fabrics for wrappings, instead of paper. There’s nothing worse than spending all your time and energy finding the perfect gift for someone, only to ruin things with a bad wrap job due to awkward shaped packaging. Forget the fuss, focus on simple, beautiful presentation by choosing pretty fabrics to adorn your presents instead. You can twist it, fold it, and mould it to any shape needed, and it will instantly look more professional than a botched paper job. Keep in place with a pin, paperclip, or decorative ribbon; and you’re all set!
TIP 3: Make your own gift tags
For the perfect finishing touches when gift wrapping at Christmas, why not go the extra mile by making your own gift tags? You can either go the whole way, designing something on your computer and printing it off to cut and address. Or you could simply buy some fun coloured card, add some glitter, stickers or pom poms, and cut them out ready to stick on to your gifts! I’m a huge fan of this one, as it really adds a personal touch and shows you’ve gone that extra mile for someone.
I’m truly excited for Christmas now, and I’ll be sure to share photographs when I’ve wrapped all my gifts for everyone this year too. Do you have a fun tip of your own? Let me know in the comments! And thank you to The Body Shop for this fun challenge!
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