Special gifts deserve special gift-packaging.
That's our belief at the wrapshop.
After all, how much time and thought do you put into choosing a gift for someone? And what is the very first thing people see when you give them that gift?
The gift wrapping.
So here are a few tips from the wrapshop that will hopefully help you to get your gift wrapping right.
Firstly, think about what your gift is.
How big is it? What shape is it? Does it need a special kind of packaging?
For instance, a large but evenly shaped gift, such as a boxed train set could be easily and perfectly wrapped in a simple sheet of wrapping paper.
Whereas a bottle of their favourite plonk... well, unless you are the world's expert in the art of origami, wrapping paper just isn't going to cut it! Not when there are so many nice, easy bottle bags for you to slide your liquid gifts into. Including the extra special organza bags, or, for those worried about breakages, the more sturdy bottle boxes.
Similarly, any other irregularly shaped gift may be easier and more neatly presented slid into an appropriately sized giftbag.
And though a small and delicate piece of jewellery could quite easily be wrapped in a small piece of wrapping paper - it could just as easily be damaged when the wrapping is ripped off too. In this case a small gift bag/pouch or even a small gift box would surely be better. They could then be used as a continuous safe-haven for the jewellery too.
Secondly, think about what your gift is for.
Birthday... Christmas... Wedding... It's usually quite easy these days to find appropriately 'themed' gift packaging of every type - gift/bottle bag... gift box... wrapping paper... etc.
We at the wrapshop also offer a range of fabulous embellishments that you can add to your gift packaging to adapt it perfectly for any occasion.
eg. silver christmas tree and present or handmade beaded holly for Christmas...
metal stork and baby or wooden teddy for new baby or christening...
linked hearts for engagement or wedding or Valentines...
Simply add one to the front of your giftbag or box. Or attach to your gift packaging with a length of ribbon. They really are a brilliant and more unusual alternative to the normal bow. The recipient can later detach the embellishment and retain it as a keepsake/decoration making it a 2-in-1 gift. (Some of our embellishments have even been bought as a gift in their own right - they really are that special!)
You can also turn a larger giftbox into a baby or wedding keepsake box simply by the addition of an appropriate embellishment and a personalised card (available on our main website).
Thirdly, think about who the gift is for.
Just as you would try to find a gift the recipient will appreciate, similarly you should think about the gift wrapping too.
Younger children will love to see their presents wrapped in brightly coloured/patterned paper that they can rip open with enthusiasm.
Whereas a teenage girl may appreciate a stylish giftbag with a beautiful butterfly embellishment that she can keep afterwards.
And a new mother will almost certainly treasure a gift box that she can store her keepsakes in to reminisce over in later years.
Finally, don't overlook the little things.
It is amazing just how much difference the addition of those little finishing touches make to your gift wrapping. Like the embellishments already mentioned, or a simple length of ribbon or bow.
Tissue paper is also an often overlooked but invaluable source of gift wrapping too.
Simply use a few sheets on their own as colourful wrapping paper. Or add a sheet to the inside of a giftbag or box for a stylish finish. (Take care when using with clothing or anything else that could be affected by strong colour.)
Bear these things in mind and hopefully any gift you give will be greatly appreciated even before they open them.