With Valentines Day around the corner, you may be wondering how to pull all of the presentation stops. You’ve bought a luxury gift or maybe a small token present and want to make your loved one feel uber special.
Read on for some great gift wrapping and presentation ideas…
Make your own personalised gift wrap. Choose a matt coloured paper and scrawl your favourite message or a special poem with a marker pen (available from Paperchase). I find the faster that you write the better it looks.
If you’re writing isn’t brilliant, sign up for a Calligraphy course with Judy Broad (I’m a huge fan of her work)
Add another sense to your wrapping by lightly spraying on a romantic fragrance or a spritz of your favourite room spray (For me it has to be a dusting of royal favourite, Penhaligon’s)
If you’ve been to a special place why not wrap the gift in a map featuring the location. Ribbon can easily be decorated by gluing some dried rose buds for an effect
If you’re wrapping something awkward like lingerie or a tie, wrap it in some tissue and add a strip of thick paper to keep the shape. Here i’ve added some Narrow red ribbon and a tag to decorate
If you’re giving a voucher, keep the envelope blank and tie in some fresh roses on the day.
Whatever you give and however small it is, you can go that extra mile by just thinking about the recipient. The gift doesn’t necessarily need to be wrapped in the colour red, but maybe their favourite shade or pattern. One year my husband presented me with a gift wrapped in newspaper, teamed with some red stripe ribbon and it looked fantastic.
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Happy Wrapping x