When it comes to presents the more unique and personal they are the better received they are. Personally I would be more touched by being given a CD by my favourite artist than a £50 gift card from the music shop the CD was brought. For most adults cost is unimportant when compared to the feeling you get from knowing a person really thought about what you would want – Personal is perfection. If your thinking about getting a present for a loved one and want your gift to be that extra bit sweeter, then there is few better than solutions than to personalise your gift wrapping. If your lucky enough to be buying a present from someone who loves nothing more than snowmen, then adding a extra personal touch won’t be very difficult, but for most adding that extra touch is a little more difficult. Here are some potential solutions.
Ribbons and Bows
The effect of a simple ribbon and a bow should not be overlooked. Immediately the gift as a whole is much more attractive and you have the added benefit of being able to use more colours – potential for more personalisation. Even if someone isn’t particularly impressed by the aesthetics of their wrapping they will undoubtedly appreciate that you have taken those extra moments for them.
Gift tags have the potential to do all of the above – make your gift look better and show extra effort on your part. They are also a great opportunity to add a inside joke or personal message to your gift, these sort of little touches are perfect for making your gift much more personal.
DIY Wrapping Paper
Making your own wrapping paper design is surprisingly easy and requires only plain wrapping paper and something to make an impression on it. Depending on how much time you have and how talented of an artist you are, you can do an amazing diversity of things. My favourite options are: painting stencil designs, or doing finger and hand prints (especially good if you are buying on behalf of a child). Whatever you do, creating your own wrapping paper will make your gift incredibly personalised.
Old tins are great for hiding gifts, the look of shock when a loved one realises that their disappointing biscuit tin actually contains a shirt they have always admired is priceless. Recycling tins may not be the most personal touch, but a practical joke can be.
This article was written by Jacob Catt on behalf of tinwaredirect – a UK based commercial supplier and designer of tins and boxes