I hope everyone had a productive Black Friday shopping experience. At the very least, it should’ve helped burn off some of those lingering Thanksgiving calories. I think my experience was successful. I’ve got pretty much everything I need now. I can safely say my Christmas shopping for 2021 is done. Now, I can spend the rest of December enjoying the holiday festivities.
However, just finishing your shopping isn’t the end of it. You still have to wrap these presents. When you buy as many gifts as I do, that can easily take up an entire afternoon. It can be tedious for some, but I honestly enjoy it. I love wrapping presents as much as I love giving them.
Some take the easy way. They just put the gifts in bags or put bows on the boxes. I think that’s just lazy and not in the spirit of the season. I’m of the opinion that the way you present a gift is a reflection of the love and dedication you have to those you love. For my family, I definitely want to go the extra mile.
That said, wrapping presents can be difficult. I used to be pretty sloppy at it, even though I enjoyed it. Thankfully, there are helpful tools you can buy to make it easier. Also, there are YouTube videos out there that offer helpful tips that make the whole process so much easier. You may even feel foolish when you see that there are ways to make your gift wrapping look downright professional.
Here is one video that I found to be incredibly helpful from the channel, But First, Coffee.
Also, there’s this helpful video from HGTV Handmade that offers some similar advice. It also has an extra tip for wrapping presents that are oddly shaped and don’t easily fit in boxes, which happens a lot when you shop for kids.
I hope these help the gift-wrapping process. If nothing else, I hope it makes it less frustrating. Gift wrapping can be tedious for some, but none-the-less rewarding. The care you put into presenting a gift helps reflect how much heart you put into it. For the ones you love, that just makes the holidays all the more special.