Buying (or making) thoughtful gifts for people is a great way to show them that you care. However, apart from the gift itself, the manner in which it is wrapped also says a fair deal about the attitude with which it is given.
Even if it is only possible for you to simply wrap it, ensure that it is done neatly. You can always stick on a little card and write down a genuine message, for as they say, 'love is in the details'.
How to Wrap a Gift
All that goes into an attractive gift wrap is some pretty paper and ribbons. Beautifying ribbons can make all the difference, so visit a crafts store to pick up a selection. They can also help you make the wrapping occasion appropriate, such as a ribbon that reads 'Happy Birthday' or 'Merry Christmas'.
If you're short on time it is best to use a single colored wrapping paper and stripped ribbon. First wrap the gift and then secure the end of a length of ribbon to the bottom of a wrapped package with double-sided tape or glue.
We will show you how to make a very pretty parcel by using the beautiful cards that you've received over the years. You can cut and paste illustrations from old greeting cards on plain brown paper bags and put the gifts into them.
You can also modify this idea by wrapping the gift in paper that has color but no print, and pasting the card illustration on the center of the top.
Have this print run all over the paper. Another idea is to use a sheet from an old calendar, and encircle the persons birthday in red. If you are gifting someone books, wrap them in old subway or topographical maps.