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Creative Gift Wrapping - Tips to get it Right for Maximum Impact

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Most gifts you'll ever give will be presented in either a gift basket, gift bag, wrapped box, or in a parcel if you need to post them.

Presentation is key for all gifts but an amazing wrapping will make an inexpensive simple gift extra special. Let's explore a few presentation tips to help you make your gifts stand out.

Gift baskets

If you are putting together your own gift basket, be a little creative and decorate it with fabrics or tulle (you could choose feminine or masculine colours depending on who the gift is for).

You could even think outside the basket (excuse the pun) and present your gifts in a bag, vase, antique box, picnic basket, backpack or anything the recipient might enjoy or use. Make sure the container enhances your gift. For instance for a keen gardener you might fill a pot with bulbs, a small shovel, some gloves and a gardening book.

Gift bags

Cheap , practical and even reusable gift bags are very popular. However simply throwing your gift in a paper bag could make it appear thoughtless.

To make it look more impressive:

Just a few quick touches can make your gift really stand out!

Wrapped box

Simple gift-wrapping is the most popular way to wrap gifts - for impeccable presentation use:

Silk flowers, fabric ribbons and hand made gift tags will all enhance your gifts. Many find that double side tape is a great way to secure neat flaps at the side of your present.

You can even add a few distinctive touches to suit the occasion:

Parcel gift

You might wonder if it is still necessary to wrap a present if you are going to post it. The answer is yes - although you might want to opt for simpler wrapping so the presentation does not get spoiled in transit.

Here are a few ideas to make your parcel wrapping more creative:

Christmas gifts DO need wrapping and need to be clearly labelled with the recipient's name so they can be placed under the Christmas tree.

And also remember...

Paying attention to detail will make your gift standout and make it more exciting and special to the recipient. Even gift certificates can be wrapped creatively - you could use confetti and unusual envelopes...

ALWAYS handwrite a card or gift tag to go with your gift. Those of you that are more artistically gifted might enjoy making their own cards or gift tags and learning a little calligraphy.

If you give a gift to a business or casual acquaintance, remember to write your full name on the tag or card - they might not know who you are based on your first name only!

Gifts from Big Fat Balloons

Of course we practice what we preach... To give your balloon gift that special touch, all our orders are packed with love in large stripy boxes , generously lined with bright tissue paper and come with a gift tag attached to the balloon.

You'll find a wide range of gifts at Big Fat Balloons from Grandparents gifts to hen night gift ideas, there's something for everyone - whatever the occasion.

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