Wrap gifts with flair this year. We have gathered 10 different ways you can wrap gifts to spice up this Christmas season. What better way to give a gift to your family or friends than by doing so in style?
The Many Ways to Give a Gift
1. A Classic Bag
A bag comes in handy when a gift needs to be wrapped quickly or if the gift is an odd shape as well. In order to style up the bag, paper stripped confetti can be placed on the bottom of the bag, and accenting tissue paper should be placed in bunches at the top of the bag.
2. Funky Wrapping Paper
If someone is getting multiple presents this year then wrap their presents in a fun designed paper. When they are stacked they can look like a big hamburger under the tree!
3. Deceiving Wrap Job
This is another fun way to wrap a present that will mislead the gift receiver. Let’s say someone specifically asked for something for Christmas; well now they know what they’re getting so you have to disguise it. So, you would put the item on top of a wooden chair and wrap the chair. The gift receiver is now expecting a chair for Christmas when in reality they’re getting exactly what they asked for.
If you’re not the best at wrapping paper and your gift is also a paper ticket to somewhere or gift card then take the easy way and put it in a beautifully decorated envelope. Some ways to jazz up an envelope is to add colors and sparkles to it, as well as, adding a seal to the back. This can be done by carefully melting a crayon into a circle shape on the back of the envelope. Then a tracing or a frim stamp can be placed on top of it, creating a personal seal.
5. Hide and Go Tree
For smaller gifts, that can be easily wrapped, placed in a small bag or envelope. The fun part is hiding the gift somewhere in the tree and telling the gift receiver where their gift is by using a riddle. For example, this could be a riddle mentioning that their gift is near a tree ornament that resembles “blank.”
6. Balloon Message
If the gift that is being given is a small object or light in weight for example some tickets, or a gift card, then they can be given in this creative way. Purchase a large balloon and ask the salesperson to fill just a little and then slip the gift inside; then they can fill the rest with helium and tie it in place. Then once you are home add a string to the preexisting string and attach a needle or pushpin to it. This is so the gift receiver can have something to pop the balloon with when the moment comes. For best results, get the balloon the day before so it doesn’t deflate.
7. Matryoshka Box
This is a fun prank to pull on a family member or friend. If your gift is small place it in a small box and wrap it, then place that in a slightly bigger box and wrap it, then do the same until you have a box that is way larger than the actual gift. It is similar to the Russian toy called the Matryoshka doll, which is a doll, inside a doll, inside a doll… well you get the point.
8. Puzzle Pieces
Homemade puzzles can be made at home with some cardboard, glue, and a printer. Puzzle patterns can be downloaded from the internet and then printed out. Place the puzzle pattern over sturdy cardboard and trace out the designs. Then place and glue- your secret message or image over the puzzle cardboard pattern and carefully cut out the individual pieces. Place all pieces in a box and wrap it. On the of, the gift receiver will have to put together the puzzle in order to find out what their gift is.
9. Scavenger Hunt
Send the gift-receiver on a mini scavenger hunt around your house. Each location should have a new clue until eventually, they get to where you hid the present.
10. Good Ol’ Wrapping Paper
Of course, there is nothing more classic and wonderful than wrapping a present the old fashion way. This includes festive wrapping paper, maybe some ribbon, and a beautiful shiny bow on top.
Let us know how you decide to wrap your gifts in the comment below!