WHEN it comes to wrapping gifts for your loved ones to place under the Christmas tree, all it takes is a little imagination and a lot of motivation.
While you might want your gifts to stand out from the crowd, it's also important to not have them overshadow the occasion.
Try not to go overboard with your wrapping - it's neither tasteful nor good for the environment.
First thing's first, you have to choose the wrapping.
Choosing the same style and colour wrapping for all of your gifts is a simple way to create a style theme for yourself. This is a little trick to let your friends and family know each present was gifted by you.
Simplicity is the key, so choosing a less 'showy' wrapping can make your parcels stand out from a crowd of colourful embellishments. Next comes the ribbon of your choice.
It's best to be mindful of the waste you are creating, so it's a nice idea to choose a string or ribbon made from natural fibre such as hessian, wool or cotton.
The colour of the string should complement both the wrapping and the accompanying gift card. Speaking of - when it comes to cards, the smaller the better.
If you wish to say a little more, it's best to enclose a letter or larger card within the wrapping of the gift.
This way, the receiver won't feel obligated to read it in front of their friends or family before opening the parcel.
Feel free to jazz the final tie of the ribbon up by adding in a small, dried or fresh flower and Voilà! You have yourself a perfectly wrapped Christmas gift that everyone can appreciate.