I really enjoy the process of buying and packaging up a gift for a friend or loved one. To me, it’s like portable home décor, each one has a certain look and style perfect for the intended person. Over the years, I have learned that it doesn’t have to take a lot of effort to make a great looking gift. All you need is to keep a few simple materials on hand to make an already thoughtful present into a “wow-ful” present in five minutes flat.
Wrapping Paper. The biggest bang for your buck is patterned wrapping paper. Find something with a cute print like these little foxes to amp up your presentation.
[Baby Gap Top, Swim Trunks, and Shoes / Striped Twine / Gift Tag]
Boxes and Twine. I admit that I am a box hoarder. Whenever I buy something that comes in a nice box, I can’t bring myself to throw them away. Instead, I reuse them for such a gift giving occasion. Add some twine or ribbon as a finishing touch and you can forego the wrapping paper all together.
Gift Tags and Stamps. For a finishing touch, I love to use gift tags and stamps. Tags of all sizes and colors are a great alternative to greeting cards and can add a little color. As for stamps, I am obsessed with using them anytime that I can get the chance. A quirky saying or even block letters to create your own message gives your present a professional yet personal look.