Let’s Get Wrapping


Photo by Camille McNairy

Camille McNairy

Everyone has their own opinion on what the best part of the holiday season is. For some, it could be spending time with family, others like sitting and watching holiday movies. Some even just like not having to attend school for two weeks. If there is anything that we can all agree on, it’s that presents are one of the best parts of the holidays. Whether it’s giving them or receiving, the whole event is extremely fun to be a part of. However, not only do you wanna give the best gift, you want to make sure it looks great as well. Wrapping can be a little tricky for those who have never wrapped presents before. Here is a quick guide to help your gifts stand out when you hand them out to friends and family members.

Things you will need:

  • Gift boxes
  • Wrapping paper
  • Tissue paper
  • Gift tags
  • Ribbon
  • Bows
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Need help finding these items? Here is a link to order them:



How to wrap a present with wrapping paper:

  1. Grab a gift box and line it with tissue paper the bottom
  2. Place the gift inside the box
  3. Fold up the wrapping paper so that it covers the gift
  4. Place the lid on top of the box.
  5. Place the gifts on top of the wrapping paper and measure out how much wrapping paper you will need to cover the box. Start with the box on the edge and turn it sideways to minimize the amount of wrapping paper you will need.
  6. Pull one of the longer set of sides forward to the center of the present till the edges are tight while creasing the corners. Then use a piece of tape to seal it in place. Repeat on the other side.
  7. Turn the box so that aside is now facing you and fold down the top half of the paper until it is flat against the box.
  8. Crease on of the side flaps forming a wing, then folding it inwards so that the bottom of the wing makes a triangle. Use tape to secure the flap to the box. And repeat on the other side.
  9. Now take the triangle that was formed at the bottom and fold it up, securing it in place with tape.
  10. Repeats steps 4 and 5 on the other side of the box.
  11. Add ribbon or bows to the gifts or even try stacking them like so.
  12. Add a label to the gift for whom it is for and whom it is from



Things you will need:

  • Gift bags
  • Tissue paper
  • Gift tags

Need help finding these items? Here is a link to order them:



How to put wrap a present in a gift bag:

  1. Grab a couple pieces of tissue paper and place gift on top of it
  2. Fold the tissue paper over the gift covering it and secure it with a small piece of tape
  3. Place the gift in the gift bag
  4. Add additional tissue paper to make the bag look fuller on the top until you cannot see into the bag

Happy Holidays!