Found the perfect gift? Now all you have to do is wrap it… We know that’s sometimes easier said than done, so we’ve created a step-by-step gift-wrapping guide to help you this festive season.

Step one:

how to wrap a Christmas gift


Make sure that you have everything you need within easy reaching distance. This should include wrapping paper, scissors, sticky tape, ribbon and, of course, the gift that you want to wrap. Cut the wrapping paper to the correct size by measuring it against the gift; remember, you probably don’t need as much paper as you think!

Step two:

how to wrap a Christmas gift


Untidy edges on wrapping paper will make even the best wrapped present look a bit shabby. Make sure that you fold over any rough edges, this will quickly make them look neat and clean.

Step three:

how to wrap a Christmas gift


Fold the wrapping paper tightly over your gift, and secure in the middle with a small piece of sticky tape. Ideally, you want the tape to be in the middle of the gift, not too close to any edges.

Step four:

how to wrap a Christmas gift


To fold the sides, be sure to hold your gift so that it doesn’t slip. First, fold over the top flap of wrapping paper on to the side of the box, creating two little wings at the side.

Step five:

how to wrap a Christmas gift


Flatten the two wings against the side of the box, then fold the remaining triangle of paper up against the box and fasten in place with sticky tape. This will make the sides of the gift look like the back of an envelope. Repeat steps four and five on the other side.

Step six:

how to wrap a Christmas gift


Now your gift is wrapped, all you need to do is add the ribbon! To begin, fold the ribbon around the front edges and bring together at the back of the gift, ideally covering the sticky tape, and twist.

Step seven:

how to wrap a Christmas gift


Bring the ribbon up and around the edges back to the front of the gift. Take the separate sides of ribbon underneath the ribbon that’s already there, so that they’re on the opposite side to where they came up from.

Step eight:

how to wrap a Christmas gift


Tie the bow on top, the same way that you would tie your shoelaces. Then, tidy up the bow by straightening it up and cutting the ends of the ribbon to your desired length.

Step nine:

how to wrap a Christmas gift


All done! Now repeat the above on all your other Christmas gifts…

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