Wrap Your Gifts Like A Pro (Or By A Pro) This Holiday Season!

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The countdown to Christmas begins! 

We love everything about this holiday – from decorating our homes, to snuggling by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate, to spending time with family and friends, and even wrapping the gifts we bought for our loved ones. That’s right, we said wrapping gifts! 

For most, gift wrapping is a tedious and tricky task, but it doesn’t have to be. There are so many ways to add some personality to your gift wrapping – whether it’s with beautiful wrapping paper designs, adding colorful ribbon or seasonal greens – to help turn the chore into a fun DIY project. 

Our easy step-by-step process below will help you wrap like a pro while adding some color and personality to your gift boxes. 

The Materials

  • Wrapping paper
  • Scissors 
  • Tape 
  • Ribbon
  • Gift tags 
  • Props (miniature Christmas trees, candy canes, greenery, etc)
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Time to Wrap! 

1. Remove The Price Tag

The last thing you want to do is wrap a gift and be uncertain if the price tag is still on it! Plus, it’s bad manners to let your gift recipient know how much it cost, or that it was on sale. Instead of cutting off the tag (in case they want to exchange it) or leaving sticky residue behind on the gift, color over the price with a sharpie. 

2. Make sure your paper is the right size for the gift. 

Your wrapping paper should only come a little more than halfway on the sides and wraps all the way around the package with only an inch overlap. If your paper is too big, then you’ll be left with a lot of excess paper at the end that won’t make clean triangular corners.

3. Wrap Upside Down

While this step might seem obvious, it’s very easy to forget! Place the gift face down on your wrapping paper so the overlap is on the bottom. That way when you place your bow on it, it’s at the top of the box. 

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4. Make Your Ends Meet Like A Pro

After you wrap the paper around the gift, it’s time to fold the ends. This is the hardest step, and can make or break your final look. The simplest approach is to fold the sides in first, and then fold in the top flap and bottom flap to meet in the middle to make a triangle. 

5. Add Some Personality To The Box

Now that your box is wrapped, it’s time to add the finishing touches with accessories! It’s fun to personalize each gift based on the recipient – you can mix and match two ribbon colors and textures together, include fresh seasonal greenery, or make your box pop with glittery ribbon and a miniature golden Christmas tree. There’s really no creative limit on accessorizing your gift!

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Gift wrapping is a simple, yet profound way to not only showcase your creativity, but also make your present shine under the Christmas tree.

But, if perfecting the art of gift wrapping isn’t something you can commit to, no worries! At Batch, we’re offering customers with free designer gift wrapping service (featuring Kristi Kohut paper) for any in-store purchase. So stop by our Flagship location in San Francisco and let us help you with all your holiday needs – from shopping to wrapping!

Bita Khaleghi