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Ingenious Gift Wrapping Ideas To Surprise Your Love Ones

Aug 17, 2007
You know how it is, you go to all the effort to find and buy the perfect gift but you have no idea how to wrap it. You want to make it look special but hate all the usual wrapping papers. You've tried the gift bags but want something different for your special gift. And it seems such a waste of money because they all just end up being thrown away.

Have you ever had the pleasure of opening a present that is beautifully wrapped? Untying the glorious ribbons, breaking the seal of a carefully folded paper and the enticing rustle of tissue that encases the final reward brings as much pleasure as the gift itself! It is not surprising that the gift wrapping industry has boomed in recent years. The desire to give a stylish and admirable package is nearly as important as choosing the gift.

Here are ten great ideas for gift wrapping. They are very different from what you might usually use. You'll find something suitable for men and women, kids and adults. And it doesn't have to be expensive, unless you want it to be.

Is your item unstructured or odd in shape or size? If you cannot find a gift box to enclose your gift before wrapping you still have many creative alternatives.

Small items can be attractively assembled into a gift basket by filling the basket with crumpled paper or other filler and a layer of colored straw or tinsel to act as a bed for your assortment. If you wish to add more pizzazz to your gift, simply find a decorative cellophane paper that is at least twice as wide as the basket diameter, place the basket in the middle of a length of that can be gathered at the top of the handle with several inches of cellophane above and tie with ribbon or twine. If it is difficult to keep the cellophane tight, tape the gathered area and tie a bow around to cover the tape.

Be creative. Wrap a gift in paper or cellophane and tie the ends to resemble a wrapped hard candy; use a flower pot instead of a basket or use an unusual material such as a baby blanket instead of wrapping paper.

If you are short on time there is no reason you can't give an equally stylish or even elegant gift in a lovely, quality gift bag with coordinating tissue paper carefully tucked inside.

No matter what method of wrapping you choose it is easy to increase the pleasure of your gift by adding a symbolic accessory that compliments the gift and the style of wrapping. A bow on a gift bag is an additional detail that adds visual pleasure; a rattle or pacifier on a baby gift is both charming and practical; a real or artificial flower on a wedding gift adds glamour and appeal that will make your gift stand out.

Have you taken care to choose a gift that reflects the tastes and interest of the receiver? Then show double consideration by choosing a style of wrapping that compliments the gift or the receiver.

Themed papers and gift bags are an easy way to coordinate the style of gift with the occasion. Baby showers, weddings and other celebrations are often featured in gift wrapping materials. However, you can also use your receiver as a guide. Are they trendy? Fun loving? Masculine? What about their personal style?

Do they love bold colors? Rustic decor or classic tailored clothes? Take a cue from their home or fashion and choose materials that compliment them. Your receiver is sure to notice the attention to detail and treasure your gift even more.
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