The best part about the holidays is spending time with friends and family, but let’s be honest. The second best part is the gifts! When it comes to giving a present, the thought counts, but don’t just hand your gift over in a plastic bag or Amazon box. Take some time to wrap the gift in beautiful, festive paper. Here is what you need to know about holiday-style gift wrapping, so all your presents are huge hits!
Variety Is Key
As the holidays approach, you’ll see stores offering countless varieties of decorations to help you put your personal touch on the season. The same is true of wrapping paper. There are many colors and styles of premium wrapping paper available so you can tailor each gift to its recipient. If you’re a parent, wrap each child’s presents in a particular wrapping paper to help keep a little bit of order during the hectic season.
Gift Bags and Boxes
Not everyone is skilled at wrapping a gift, but don’t let that stop you from making your presents shine. Slipping a present into a gift bag takes seconds with beautiful results. You don’t even need to wrap a present if you have a decorative gift box that features a holiday-themed print. Your recipient can even reuse the box for future gifts.
Tissue, Tissue, and More Tissue
If you’re steering clear of wrapping paper and choosing to use a gift box or bag, tissue paper is a must. Stuff your bags and boxes with multicolor paper for an extra burst of color, or choose a simple silver or white color for an elegant addition to your present. If you’re giving the gift to a child, the tissue paper is another layer of fun while they’re opening their presents to see what’s inside.
Ribbons and Bows
Once you’ve wrapped the gift in elegant paper or snuggled it inside a beautiful bag, top it off with a bow. You can buy a premade bow, but if you want to take your gift to the next level, learn how to make your own bows from different ribbon varieties. Your gifts will always stand out.
These suggestions cover most of what you need to know about holiday-style gift wrapping, but it’s just the beginning! Gift wrapping is an art form—don’t be afraid to try out new techniques and styles. Wrapping is half the fun of giving a gift.