How to Wrap the Perfect Gift this Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner – which means, so are Christmas presents! By now you’re probably feeling the pressure to get your shopping done, unless you’ve been super organised and have everything hidden away ready to be wrapped.

Wrapping presents can be a bit of a bind, especially if time is short and you’re gifting list is longer than usual. Plus, if you aren’t the artistic type who likes to get creative with sticky tape and fancy paper, it’s really easy to make a muddle of it.

Luckily, our lovely ladies at Hire A Packer are the experts when it comes to wrapping. If you are moving home, they are more than happy to come and lend a hand with all your packing – which includes wrapping up all kinds of items. Here are some top tips for how to wrap the perfect present without it being a nightmare before Christmas…

Cover it up…

To gauge how much wrapping paper you’ll need, a good rule of thumb is to cut a rectangle that is approximate 3 x the width across, and 2 x the length. Place the item on the paper and cut around it to help you estimate – but it doesn’t have to be perfect!

Stick together…

Another tip is to have all your sticky tape to hand; you’ll need three pieces for an easy classic wrap. One that is about half the length of the item, then two which are about half the width. Cut them off and just stick them to the edge of a table, or your chair, or wherever you can grab them easily.

Always classic…

Fancy wrapping is very pretty, but when you’ve got twenty gifts to get through what you need is an simple, failsafe option. Check out our short clip for a classic wrap.

 

Simply fold up the longer sides, tape them down with your longest piece of tape. Fold in the ends – tucking down tight against the end of the gift, then bringing in the corners to make a triangle. Fold that up, tape it down and you’re good to go! If you are feeling fancy, a bit of ribbon goes a long way!

And that’s a wrap…

Now, we know that not all gifts are straightforward shapes. If you do have something a little irregular, one option is to get hold of a box to put it in before you wrap it. But if you’re feeling up to the challenge, our packers often deal with unusual items – like statues or coral. Their advice is to take your time working out the best way to wrap, and don’t be afraid to get creative.

Remember, it’s the thought that counts!