Black Friday and Cyber Monday is over. If you’re one of the many shoppers who participated in these spending events of the season, then you have a ton of gifts that need to be wrapped and tagged (as if you needed something else on your to-do list). But don’t stress because we have compiled some helpful gift wrapping tips and tricks for anything and everything!
Location, Location, Location
When it comes to gift wrapping, you definitely need to use a flat, hard surface. It’s time to get off the couch and use the table! Wrapping gifts on flat surfaces prevent wrinkles and saves a lot of time.
Double It Up
You may think that double-sided tape is only for kindergarten teachers and other crafty professionals, but it’s not! Double-sided tape will make taping a breeze, which gives you more time for eggnog and cheesy holiday movies.
When in Doubt, Bag It
Wrapping gifts is much more enjoyable when the gift is a perfect shape. However, what do you do with that odd toy that your nephew had to have? For asymmetrical gifts, use a bag. You can buy one from the store or you can choose to get creative with a brown paper bag. Decorate the bag with markers or stamps to create a customized gift for that special someone.
Last Minute Gifts
In a hurry and tight on cash? Wrap gifts in newspaper! It’s easy, cheap and the receiver will think you’re a creative Pinterest goddess! Same thing goes for plain brown paper bags. Tell them you were going for a “rustic” look.
Throughout the year, keep boxes that you get from random products you purchased. By the time Christmas comes around, you’ll have plenty of boxes to use for gifts. This is especially helpful if you have a lot of small items that go together. Place them in a box, wrap it and voilà!
When it comes to labeling gifts, the possibilities are endless! You can use photos, candy with a name or even go online and print out your own custom gift tags. Here are some examples for inspiration!
Mix and Match Wrapping Paper
Use different patterns and colors of wrapping paper for each person. By doing so, you won’t have to worry about using tags altogether. Everyone will have a designated wrapping paper design. Just make sure you don’t forget which is which when Christmas morning comes around!
Tissue Paper Works Wonders
If you have a small gift, but the only box or bag you have to put it in is huge, tissue paper is the answer. It’s very inexpensive, and it comes in a ton of different colors and patterns. It adds a special touch to practically any gift. Bottom line: tissue paper rocks!
Now that you have this list of helpful and creative gift wrapping ideas, packaging the gifts you worked so hard to buy will look amazing under any tree! Send us some of your ideas for gift wrapping gifts or creative alternatives in the comments section. Happy holidays!