If you, like so many others, like to grab a gift bag and tissue paper and call it a day when wrapping your gifts, then Christmas is a particular minefield for you.
While of course you can use a bag, there's something about those beautifully packaged presents sitting beneath the tree that adds a truly special feeling to the day. And really, come on — you're a grownup. Isn't it about time you learned how to wrap a present?
In the video above, one of our biggest wrapping problems (those pesky corners that you just want to smush down) is finally solved, with the help of Nilda Garcia of Kate's Paperie. We won't spoil the trick, but trust us when we say it's easier than we ever expected.
We also got a few tips from Shoana Jensen, lifestyle expert with Scotch Brand, who has a few ideas for those accomplished wrappers among us.
"A well-wrapped present is like two gifts in one," Jensen explains. "Just like an unfolding story, it’s an experience to be savoured through every step of the gift-giving experience."
Check out her tips below:
Choose A Theme, And Go With ItShutterstock
Don't Skimp On The AccessoriesShutterstock
Tape Is So KeyShutterstock
Wrap For The RecipientShutterstock
Keep It A Secret Until The Last MinuteShutterstock
Always Give More Than What They Expect To GetShutterstock
Bring On The Nostaglic Gift TagsShutterstock