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|6 Nov|4 mins

5 Gift Wrapping Tips That Will Keep Them Guessing

Everyone loves a surprise on Christmas Day
Eliza Concepcion
6 Nov
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Thought you wouldn’t be able to one-up yourself from last Christmas? Think again. Here’s five ways to make even the smallest gift more exciting to open.

The Onion Effect

Who for: the perfectionists who like to peel off the wrapping paper without ripping it

What's involved: like pass-the-parcel without the passing – hide little gifts between each layer of wrapping paper, starting off small and getting better and better with each reveal so that he/she is left with tears of joy by the final gift.

The Treasure Hunt

Who for: the master sleuths

What's involved: they’ll think they’re getting a gift card inside an envelope but really it’s the first of many clues hidden around the house that they have to solve in order to claim their final Christmas present, which coincidentally might just be a gift card in the end but it’s the thought that counts right?

The Mystery Box

Who for: the ones who like to guess and get handsy with their gifts before opening

What's involved: shake up their senses by altering the way their gift feels. Try disguising it in a bigger box and fill it with chocolates and candy to alter the weight and sound it makes when they pick it up and shake it around. They’ll never be able to guess and you’ll have snacks to share afterwards.

The Mission Impossible

Who for: the family members who like a challenge

What's involved: get crafty with your gift wrapping and seal their gift in with layers upon layers of papier mache. It’ll keep them preoccupied for most of Christmas day, that is unless they’re impatient and take to it with dad’s tools, in which case you’d hope you didn’t gift them something fragile.

The Decoy

Who for: the gullible

What's involved: like the mystery box, wrap their gift up but make it take shape of something completely different and obvious. Top tip: to avoid disappointment make sure the real gift is better than the decoy.

Advice
|6 Nov|4 mins

5 Gift Wrapping Tips That Will Keep Them Guessing

Everyone loves a surprise on Christmas Day
Eliza Concepcion
6 Nov
Share:

Thought you wouldn’t be able to one-up yourself from last Christmas? Think again. Here’s five ways to make even the smallest gift more exciting to open.

The Onion Effect

Who for: the perfectionists who like to peel off the wrapping paper without ripping it

What's involved: like pass-the-parcel without the passing – hide little gifts between each layer of wrapping paper, starting off small and getting better and better with each reveal so that he/she is left with tears of joy by the final gift.

The Treasure Hunt

Who for: the master sleuths

What's involved: they’ll think they’re getting a gift card inside an envelope but really it’s the first of many clues hidden around the house that they have to solve in order to claim their final Christmas present, which coincidentally might just be a gift card in the end but it’s the thought that counts right?

The Mystery Box

Who for: the ones who like to guess and get handsy with their gifts before opening

What's involved: shake up their senses by altering the way their gift feels. Try disguising it in a bigger box and fill it with chocolates and candy to alter the weight and sound it makes when they pick it up and shake it around. They’ll never be able to guess and you’ll have snacks to share afterwards.

The Mission Impossible

Who for: the family members who like a challenge

What's involved: get crafty with your gift wrapping and seal their gift in with layers upon layers of papier mache. It’ll keep them preoccupied for most of Christmas day, that is unless they’re impatient and take to it with dad’s tools, in which case you’d hope you didn’t gift them something fragile.

The Decoy

Who for: the gullible

What's involved: like the mystery box, wrap their gift up but make it take shape of something completely different and obvious. Top tip: to avoid disappointment make sure the real gift is better than the decoy.

Eliza Concepcion
Fashion Editor
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