Have you ever received a gift so beautifully wrapped that you didn’t actually want to open it? There’s something heart-warming about receiving something that has been wrapped creatively with extra loving care. But, what if you’re one of those people that can’t return the favour as you’re the master at buying gifts, but totally clueless when it comes to wrapping.
Well, if you are, then you have two routes you could take. You could become a modern-day Scrooge and deny the necessity of wrapping anything. Seriously, there’s theological evidence to support your case. Think back to the first Christmas, when the Three Wise Men went to see the baby Jesus and they gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Right here we discover an important, overlooked fact. There is definitely no mention of wrapping paper. If there had been wrapping paper, it would have said so.
However, if this theological ‘loophole’ simply won’t wash with your loved ones and you’re not quite ready to give everyone a lump of coal for Christmas, then you should take the best route and embrace the festive spirit. Help is at hand with our handy hints and tips for Christmas wrapping:
- Whenever possible, buy gifts that are already wrapped. If, when the recipient opens the gift, neither one of you recognizes it, you can claim that it’s from Santa.
- If you’re giving a hard-to-wrap gift, forget the wrapping paper! Just put it inside a gift bag and stick one of those little bows on it.
- Select a large, clean, hard service to wrap on. Try using your dining table. The car dashboard or tube seat on route to the recipient’s house doesn’t count.
- Avoid a gift-wrapping time crunch and wrap gifts as you buy them.
- Use high-quality wrapping paper. If it reminds you of old school tracing paper then this isn’t the wrapping paper you are looking for.
- Make sure you guesstimate how much paper you need for each gift before you start sticking.
- Use an office type sellotape dispenser, or cut pieces of tape and stick one end on the edge of the table; pull off as needed.
- Always fold the ends of the paper to form a triangle shape.
- Have sharp scissors on hand for cutting the tape and ribbon to ensure you getneat
- Make sure that you use plenty of bows and ribbon. Everyone loves that stuff and it hides a multitude of sins.
- To make a gift look extra special, forget the wrapping completely. Buy gift boxes and fill them with shredded paper. Place the presents inside and put more shredded paper on top of it.
- Get someone else to wrap them. If you can’t blackmail your loved ones into doing it, then get the professionals in. Luckily for you, we offer a Christmas gift wrapping service alongside our Christmas Tree Decoration Service.
So if you want to say goodbye to Christmas chaos this year, follow these simple gift-wrapping strategies to give family and friends one-of-a-kind packages this holiday. And don’t forget we have an even simpler solution to your wrapping nightmare, a gift card from Fantastic Services. Give your loved ones the gift of free time this Christmas.