The festive season is approaching fast. It will be here before we know it. And, unless you thrive on scrambling around on Christmas Eve searching for presents, finding that crumpled up wrapping paper in the back of the cupboard and untying the now knotted ribbon that should be making your presents look abundant….rather than abysmal…you’d best read on.
The excitement of unwrapping a beautifully wrapped gift is unparalleled. But let's face it; gift wrapping can sometimes be a daunting task, especially when you have numerous gifts to wrap. Fear not, for in this blog, we will delve into the art of gift wrapping while maintaining a touch of organisation. With a few simple tips, you can turn gift wrapping into a delightful and stress-free experience. Honestly!
#1. Gather Your Supplies.
Before diving into the wrapping process, ensure you have all the necessary supplies at your fingertips. Don’t buy the cheapest paper - it’s thin, easy to tear and hard to work with. Stock up on quality wrapping paper, ribbons, gift tags, scissors, tape (double sided if you want to go the extra mile) and any other embellishments you desire. Having a designated gift wrap station or storage solution with all the supplies will keep you organised and save time searching for materials. The Elfa system is perfect for this especially as you can personalise it to your own requirements.
#2. Plan and Prepare:
As the saying goes, "Organisation is the key to success." Planning ahead can make a significant difference in your gift wrapping experience. Layout your presents and match up your paper and accessories with each gift. Either write your tags out ready to go with the gift or pop a post-it note on the back of the tag with who it’s for so you can write them later.
#3. Master your wrapping technique:
Efficiency is essential when gift wrapping multiple presents. Master the art of wrapping by creating crisp edges and neat folds. Use double-sided tape for a seamless look, and remember to cut the wrapping paper to the appropriate size to avoid unnecessary waste - it helps achieve that perfect finish too! Practice makes perfect, so don't be afraid to refine your technique.
#4. Put your mark on it - time to accessorise!
Add a personal touch to your gifts with embellishments that mean something. Customised gift tags or handwritten notes can make the recipients feel special. Use ribbons, twine, or natural elements like mistletoe, cinnamon sticks or dried fruit to enhance the overall presentation. By organising your embellishments, you can quickly locate the right one for each gift.
A great storage solution for this could be our Rotating Chest of Drawers.
#5. Be like the big man himself; make a list and check it twice:
If you’re shopping throughout the year then don’t forget what you’ve bought. Make a list of what you’re gifting to whom - with the cost of living being what it is, you don’t want to be buying twice. Store your gifts in one place so they don’t go missing - you could try these storage boxes and, not being see-through, stops prying eyes!
You can do the same with your gift wrap supplies - make an inventory after each gift-giving occasion, restock as needed, and discard any damaged or depleted supplies. Knowing what you have on hand prevents last-minute trips to the shops and ensures you're always prepared for future gift-giving occasions.
#6. Store with Care:
Give your wrapping materials a home. Designate a space to store your gift wrapping supplies in a well-organised container or drawer with dividers to avoid clutter. Separate different wrapping papers and accessories using dividers or containers to ensure easy access when needed. A tidy and organised storage system will save time and stress during the busy season!
You want to enjoy the gift of giving - it doesn't have to be a chaotic affair. By adding a touch of organisation to the process, you can turn it into a rewarding and enjoyable experience.
From gathering supplies to optimizing your technique and maintaining an inventory, each step contributes to an organized and stress-free gift wrapping journey. Remember, the true essence of gift-giving lies not only in the beautifully wrapped packages but also in the love and thoughtfulness you put into selecting and presenting each gift. Go and enjoy your gift wrapping, it’ll show in the end result!