You’ve searched high and low for that perfect gift. Now that you’ve found it, don’t settle for that battered wrapping paper left over in your closet or a boring gift bag from the grocery store. Whether it’s for a hostess, baby shower, holiday, birthday, or one of these unconventional gift-giving occasions, take your gift presentation to the next level with these clever and unique gift wrap ideas:
Skip the paper and wrap your gift in a beautiful swatch of fabric! From flannel to floral prints, you can find a wide variety of fabric at local craft supply stores that make a unique, memorable wrap for any gift. The Japanese Furoshiki wrapping technique teaches anyone simple ways to wrap gifts of all sizes in fabric, no sewing or tape required!
Find the perfect necklace or pair of earrings to give as a gift? This DIY origami pyramid is the perfect container to wrap it in. Simply print the free template from Sassafras onto any 8.5 by 11 piece of cardstock and get to folding! It’s fast and easy to make these adorable pyramids, and they can even be reused time and time again by each new recipient.
Think out of the box with these sewn up, shaped gift pouches
The days of spending half an hour searching your home for a suitable box to wrap a gift in are over. Instead of repurposed gadget and shoe boxes, try out this stitched up wrapping paper pouch. With a sewing machine, sturdy gift wrap paper, some confetti and, of course, your gift, you’ll wow the party when your present is opened.
Whether it’s $50 to their favorite Charleston restaurant or a pass for a day of pampering at the spa, gift cards and certificates are always appreciated but often neglected when it comes to presentation. Instead of stuffing the gift card in the envelope with a greeting card, make it a more interactive, exciting “unwrapping” by putting it inside a balloon for the giftee to pop. Don’t forget to properly dispose of the balloon when the party's over!
Go for a gorgeous, more natural gift wrap option by adorning your gift box with some fresh blooms from Charleston Flower Market! Start by wrapping your gift in a neutral, solid color wrapping paper or craft paper. Then, using ribbon, attach some freshly cut floral stems to the top of the box with a bow. This gift wrap option is best suited for presents that don’t have a long way to travel and will be opened fairly quickly, as the fresh flowers won’t last long without water!