Christmas gift wrapping: tips and ideas for the perfect-looking present

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Christmas gift wrapping: tips and ideas for the perfect-looking present

Gift wrapping – you either love it or loathe it. If you're in the latter bunch, you'll definitely need to check out these simple tips and ideas!

It might seem like common knowledge but from personal experience it’s much more appealing to attempt wrapping on the carpet or, even worse, from our bed.

Do it on a hard surface – it will make your life so much easter.

Perfect present

You might have to watch it a few times, as this guy is ridiculously fast, but this video shows you how to wrap a box-shaped gift perfectly!

Get personal


This service is brilliant! To add a really personal touch to your presents, wrap.me allows you to create wrapping paper from your own pictures. It’s our new favourite thing!

Recycle

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It’s the perfect opportunity to use any old clothes cluttering up your closet. If you do it right, they’ll look even better than paper.

Paper bag

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If you can’t face the idea of wrapping that one REALLY awkward gift, use a brown paper bag and decorate it festively. It will look deliberate, not lazy.

Brown paper

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And on that note, using cheap brown paper to cover your presents will save tons of money – then simply decorate them with Christmassy designs of your choice. Add a bit of brown string instead of ribbon, and you’re good to go.

A Beautiful Mess

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We LOVE these gift tags. Use A Beautiful Mess to turn your favourite Instagram photos into perfectly personal notes.

Nice ribbon, simple box

If you’re running out of time – and patience – get a simple gift box adorn it with some really nice ribbon. It will shout ‘simple chic’, not ‘I couldn’t be ar*ed’.

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