GIFT WRAPPING & TRIMMING
Thoughtful gifts deserve special gift wrap. For lovely last-minute gift wrapping, using decorative gift bags, gift boxes, and tissue paper couldn't be easier.
Be emboldened & Inventive
In place of thinking of wrapping gifts as a job, try to find some insight in the task. How do you want the person of your gift to feel when they see it? Should they be happy? Should they laugh? Feel sentimental? For those special gifts, think about the wrapping to be an introduction to the gift itself-- setting the desires and echoing the tone of what's inside. For example, you can draw encouragement from a bride's dress when wrapping a wedding photo album. Pleat a layer of pearly damask wrapping paper and add a string of imitation pearl decorations to mimic the bride's veil.
Wrapping for little kids
For the children, we propose a tried-and-true method that we use when children are younger: use one type of wrapping paper for each child. The wrapping could be color-coded, or reflect the child's interests. it helps kids know which gifts belong to whom, and it serves as an easy way to highlight, in wrapping paper form, something that each child loves. If best prices you have a child who loves Hello Kitty or Lego, for example, think about using Hello Kitty or Lego paper for gifts.
Get Inspired by Nature
Go all out with a nature-inspired gift wrapping palette (think greens and browns) and top things off with uniquely Southern elements, straight from your local florist, nursery, or-- even better-- your own backyard, like a single cotton boll, eucalyptus flowers, or shiny Elaeagnus leaves.
Create a Golden Glow
Golden gift wrap paired with a wide wired ribbon that you can fluff up make a refined and stunning gift.
If tying that perfect puffy bow feels elusive, fear not. Pine cones, evergreen clippings and pine needles can add a seasonal bit of flair to gift wrapping.