If you struggle every year at Christmas time with wrapping presents. I’ve come up with some ideas for you!
- Get a gift wrapping Book
- Go on a wrapping course – one to one, group or corporate
- Get someone else to do it!!
- Choose some different and unusual wrapping paper
How about doing a wrapping course? They go on all across the country
Jane is a British ribbon designer and gift wrapping specialist and does courses in London, Glasgow, Hampshire, Manchester and Lincoln.
Eclipse Gift Wrapping (Porthcawl, Mid Glamorgan)
All Occasions Gift Wrap (Wolverhampton)
A range of online, DVD and in-person gift wrapping courses
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Get yourself a book on gift wrapping! Books are great for giving you instructions to follow combined with some fab creative ideas.
Gift Wrapping by Lucy Berridge
Gift Wrapping: Creative Ideas from Japan by Kunio Ekiguchi
Jane Means recently released a book on gift wrapping:
Get Someone Else To Do It
If you can’t manage wrapping due to a severe lack of wrapping abilities or you just don’t know when you are going to find the time you should get someone else to do.
There are people out there whose job it is to wrap your gifts and take some of the Christmas pressure from you.
Thats a Wrap – Greater and North London and Essex
Wrapper Snapper (Pop Up Shop at Old Street Underground from 15th -24th December)
Sue Lacey – Warrington
Don’t forget that most top retailers online and in store will offer a gift wrapping service. Even if they don’t offer one the rest of the year, often they provide a special one at Christmas.
In their Piccadilly store Fortnum and Masons (one of my favorite shops!) does a gift wrapping service:
A few online gift shops offering a wrapping service:
To help make your gifts look a bit different try getting your wrapping paper from somewhere different this year!
Paperchase: I love paperchase. They seem to come up with such a nice range of different ideas each season. I buy a lot of their wrapping paper!
Not On The Highstreet have a variety of brands who sell various types of unusual, creative and quirky designed paper and wrapping stuff!:
Paper and bags made in India. Pretty range of brightly coloured and patterned designs: Namaste
From chalk board wrap and washi tape to wads of Art Nouveau paper: Pipii
From maps of London to a full skeleton. Different and unusual wrapping paper at the National Gallery.
Jean Means sells a range of nice ribbons, paper, bags, ribbon spools and other lovely bits and pieces for wrapping requirements on her website!
Stylish paper and coordinating ribbons. I like the crafty yet smart range of their items: Cox and Cox
At the Dot Com Gift Shop they stock a huge range of different wrapping papers. From flowers and Paris fashion to Christmas foxes!