GIFT WRAP & 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 & Resourceful
Rather than thinking of wrapping gifts as a task, try to find some ideas in the task. How do you want the beneficiary of your gift to feel when they see it? Should they smile? Should they laugh? Feel nostalgic? For those special gifts, think of the wrapping to be an introduction to the gift itself-- setting the expectations and echoing the tone of what's inside. For example, you can draw inspiration from a bride's dress when wrapping a wedding photo album. Crease a layer of pearly damask wrapping paper and add a string of imitation pearl decorations to mimic the bride's veil.
Wrapping for little kids
For the little ones, we suggest a tried-and-true method that we use when children are younger: use one type of wrapping paper for each child. 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 greens and browns) and top things off with uniquely Southern elements, straight from your local florist, nursery, or-- even buy now better-- your own backyard, like a single cotton boll, eucalyptus flowers, or shiny Elaeagnus leaves.
Produce a Golden Glow
Metallic gift wrap paired with a more info wide wired ribbon that you can fluff up make a refined and stunning on sale 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.