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 stimulated & Imaginative
Instead of thinking of wrapping gifts as a chore, try to find some inspiration in the task. How do you want the recipient of your gift to feel when they see it? For those special gifts, consider the wrapping to be a prelude to the gift itself-- setting the expectations and echoing the tone of what's inside.
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 you have a child who loves Hello Kitty or Lego, for example, think about using Hello Kitty or Lego paper for gifts.
Get Stimulated by Nature
Go all out with a nature-inspired gift wrapping palette (think browns and greens) 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.
Develop a Golden Glow
Silvery gift wrap paired with a wide wired ribbon that you can fluff up more info make a refined and stunning present.
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.