Gift packaging plays an important role in the gift-giving obligations. If your packaging isn’t pretty and impressive, no matter how nice or expensive the gift is inside, it won’t be that impressive or attractive to those you give it to. 

Gift wrapping can also be cumbersome and super time-consuming. Here are a few tips and tricks that will help you get on with this not so appreciated task.

Tip #1: Set Up Your Working Place

Take the time to set up the task properly. By doing so, it saves you time, and it makes the whole process a bit easier. Most would tend to sit on the carpet to perform this task because there is ample space and besides it is much more comfortable. But this soft surface is not an ideal platform for gift wrapping. It is much better if you clear your dining table perhaps or your boardroom table if you are wrapping business gifts.

Tip #2: Prepare the Tape

Depending on the type of wrapping medium that you will use, most likely you will need to use tape. Do yourself a favor and buy a roll or two of double- sided tape. It may cost a little more, but it is worth it.

Tip #3: Consider the Occasion

Look beyond the old standard method of buying wrapping paper that is appropriate for the occasion and think about modernizing your gift wrapping.

A good example and great choice are bags. Yes, there are lots of gift bags at your local discount stores, but remember that the wrapping only comes in second to the importance of the gift. Make sure to take the time to buy quality gift packaging from resources like How you present your gift sends a statement of how you feel or what you think of the person.

You can take standard paper bags and personalize them too, or if you are eco-conscious, then think about the recycled choices. It is quick and easy to add your touches to these, indeed the lazy way out when it comes to gift wrapping.

Tip #4: Consider Jute Bags

Another great option for the lazy gift wrapper is to rely on the jute bags that are now becoming available for covering your gifts in an impressive manner. What a wonderful addition to your gift by presenting it with reusable wrapping. You can now get jute wine bags or even jute carry-on bags. Just make sure that you buy bags that are of good quality. Otherwise, this type of wrapping can look quite shoddy.

Tip #5: Utilize Gift Wrapping Accessories

Go with plain wrapping but use gift wrapping accessories that have a wow factor. Instead of struggling with large sheets of wrapping paper, go with a plain but quality gift bag and use some wrapping accessories to jazz it up.  The best item to use for this is a ribbon. You just need to learn a few simple techniques for using the ribbon so that it will look remarkable.

Tip #6: Buy in Bulk

Buy your gift wrapping supplies in quantity. These are quite affordable when you purchase them from resources like Then you can mix and match these materials each time the need for gift packaging arises. If you have a good selection then you can personalize them so that each time you give a gift to the same person, or if you are giving several gifts at a time, each one will look different.

One thing you want to be sure of is that you do buy quality gift packaging. This is important especially if you are shipping the gift. Nothing is worse than receiving a gift with damage packaging even if the gift itself is still intact.

Gift packaging can be fun yet simple and not the least bit time-consuming or expensive if you use these few tips that we have outlined.