For many, wrapping gifts can be the most annoying part of the holidays.
Some families get downright competitive, and you don't want to be the one who doesn't do the job up to snuff.
So we've put together some suggestions on how to wrap gifts like a pro. Because, this year, the presents you give are going to be the best under the tree.
These suggestions can help you have a unique look, wrap your presents better, or help you save supplies. Basically, there's something in here for everyone.
Extend the life of your wrapping paper roll
Cut wrapping paper into a square or rectangle, then quickly wrap your box by bringing together the four corners and taping down.
A green wrapping option — and we aren’t talking about the color
Reuse things you have at home, like comic pages or brown grocery bags. Tie with butcher’s twine or any string laying around.
A quick fix for small baked goods
If you want to bake cookies or small cupcakes for neighbors or holiday party hosts, simply wrap a pringles can with holiday paper.
No box or wrapping paper required
For small items, use thick paper or cardstock to create a pyramid shape that will contain the gift. Punch holes at the top to tie together.
For a clean, professional look
Create perfectly clean lines on all your wrapped gifts by using double-sided tape — this way, you can attach it to the inside of the wrap, unseen.
Jazz up your gifts (with a second gift)
Make your gift wrap memorable by attaching an ornament in lieu of a gift tag. Choose something special, memorable, or simple.
A perfectly personalized wrap
Take plain or boring paper — like those brown paper bags you’re repurposing — and stamp with any pattern and ink color of your choosing.
Don’t bother with bows
Bling your boxes by pouring glitter (or confetti, for less mess) onto double-sided tape; this adds more flair than the typical bow.
Spruce up your box
A quick way to make your gift more festive is to tie on a fresh plant sprig or pinecone — they’re abundant at this time of year.