It really is more fun to give than it is to receive, and the best packaging for your carefully selected gift will add to the moment when the present is opened. Presentation, after all, is everything.
If you don’t want to settle for store-wrapped gifts, there are other stylish ways to dress up your packages.
Amassing enough wrapping paper for all your purchases is the biggest hurdle. Begin by hunting for gift wrap in your home. Use what you already have or add to last year’s leftovers with the beautifully designed wrap we can thank our graphic designers for every year.
Repurpose your children’s drawings — with their permission of course — or get them involved by decorating craft paper with stamps, crayons and paints.
Check out dollar stores for small items that can be used for trim.
Now, carve out some alone time for optimum wrapping results. Try sending the family to a movie, and with your two-plus hours, make some headway.
First, gather your materials and find a large enough space to spread out in. Pull the easiest gifts to wrap into a stack and dive in. You can hone your skills on easy-to-do shapes and feel more productive when soon you have a nice, neat, finished stack.
It’s the odd-shaped gift that may present a bit of a challenge. But take heart, it may not look crisp but it will keep everyone guessing on Christmas morning.
With only four days left until Christmas, get ready, get set and wrap. Don’t forget to relish the holiday atmosphere as you go. Merry Christmas!