Its Christmas season and everybody is on a rush. Christmas shopping, naughty and nice lists, Noche Buena, Christmas party games, and of course, gift wrapping. Oops, breath in and breath out, calm down. Christmas gift wrapping isn’t as hard as you thought. Actually, there are many gift wrapping hack ideas to keep it as easy as ABC.
Christmas Gift Wrapping Hack Ideas
If you have a creative side, you can use black canvas such as:
- Black or white cartolina
- Kraft paper
- Used grocery paper bags
Then using color, chalk, metallic pens, or stamps, you can design it your own. You don’t have to include a ribbon to make it extra special. Just move some fingers and show your talent. Or if you want to make it more fun, wrap your gift the way you want using a blank canvas and then tape a color or chalk with a short note of “doodle me before you open.” Promise, it would be so fun for the receiver plus ease on your part.
If you are on a tight budget or just want to be environment-friendly, you can upcycle used materials such as:
- Old newspaper, magazine or book pages
- Tin cans
- Plastic bottle
- Vitamins/medicine bottle
- Glass bottle
For sure, you have used materials in your home. You can repaint it or just add a ribbon to it. You can also use washi tapes to decorate your used materials for gift wrapping. This gift wrapping hack saves you a lot of money especially if you have tons of gifts that needed wrapping.
Department Store’s Free Gift Wrapping Services
Have you heard about the FREE gift wrapping services from most department stores nationwide? There is a minimum purchase, and you can check it on the department stores near you. You can claim your gift wrapping service and have them wrap the gift for you. But, here is a simple trick. They offered it all year round so you have time to collect as many as gift wrappers as you can. Every time you shop at a department store, you can claim your gift wrapper as long as it is within the minimum required purchase. Ask the personnel that you will just wrap the gift yourself at home because you are in a hurry or you need to add something to it. They will cut a certain length of gift wrapper base on the size of your purchase. You can use the wrappers on occasions like these, just make sure to choose an appropriate design. Some specialty stores also offer the same service or come with a giftable paper bag.
Paper Gift Wrapper
If you don’t want to cut and do much folding, then you should buy some paper gift wrappers. You can find a set in a bookstore. Usually, the wrappers are bonded to a book form. You can make paper bags ahead of time, the paper gift wrapper is precut, and most small and medium-sized gifts can fit inside.
These gift wrapping hacks can save you time, expenses, and even sanity. Just make sure you have the essentials such as a scissor, double-sided tape, and ribbon. You can also add some designs using twin paper, washi tape, stamp, and other craft tools. Have fun as you don’t have to be too artistic to create awesome gift wrappers.