You know the famous saying "don't judge a book by it's cover"? Well, it seems inevitable that people will anyway. If you want to make a real good impression at your next company gift exchange or family birthday party, you might want to consider upping the anti with your gift wrapping presentation! Here are 8 ways to really make the recipient feel special.
1. Switch out the regular paper with something a little different
The paper doesn't have to be paper at all! That being said, it certainly can be. Try mixing it up and use your own printed paper or fabric. There are many things you can do with items that are already lying around your house, like old sweaters! Get more ideas here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/24/wrapping-paper-alternatives_n_5983298.html
2. Tie your own bow
Your recipient will be very impressed with your creativity and it's way easier than you think! There are so many different types of bows you can make yourself. Find a few examples here: http://helloglow.co/25-diy-gift-bows/
3. Wrap challenging shapes instead of throwing it in a bag
Wrapping a pyramid or hexagonal prism is much more impressive than giving a gift in a bag. Watch the whole video to learn how to wrap all kinds of different shapes.
4. Use this diagonal wrapping technique to impress and save paper
Ever wonder how the pros do it? Wonder no more. If you master this technique, your gift wrapping will look more professional and you will save trees at the same time.
5. Use double sided tape for a cleaner look
Double sided tape is one of the tricks to the perfect gift wrap. Your gifts will look seamless and professional! How to wrap gifts perfectly every time: http://www.hellonancy.co.uk/2016/06/how-to-wrap-gifts-perfectly-everytime.html
6. Try your hand at Japanese gift wrapping techniques
If you are good at origami, this is definitely for you. Show off your mad skills with any of these Japanese gift wrapping techniques. Check out the Paper Guru on Youtube for tutorials and beautiful designs! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAiqnGBMzXe6U7tiCIVLodg
7. Add small ornaments or items from nature to make your gift stand out
Throw on some flowers, pine cones, sand dollars, charms... it makes a world of a difference. Find some ideas here! http://www.lushome.com/30-creative-decorating-ideas-gift-boxes/93872
8. Make your own personalized gift tags
There are a ton of ideas for gift tags that you can make yourself using what you have in your home already. Check out this post by Country Living for inspiration! http://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/g2550/diy-gift-tags/?slide=7
Comment below with your go-to gift wrapping techniques!